When you’re an Oscar-winning director you get to do whatever you want. Danny Boyle decided to direct the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games. He wants to honor his country as he does it as well. Boyle said this of the opening ceremony:
“The ceremony is an attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation, where we have come from and where we want to be.”
He’s going to do this by turning the Olympic Stadium’s field into the British countryside and filling it with 12 horses, 70 sheep, 3 cows, 2 goats, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, 9 geese and 3 sheep dogs. There’s also going to be farmers working, families picknicking, people playing sports and more.
There are also 10,000 volunteers, 150 cast rehearsals, 12, 956 props and 23,000 costumes in preparation for the festivities. So yeah, it’s going to be huge. All I know is there are 70 sheep. I think they’re secretly honoring Wallace and Gromit, don’t you? [Deadline]