Monday, 23 July 2007

BAFTA Scotland Winner Boyle Segues From Shallow Grave (1994) to Trainspotting (1996) to Twin Town to Fox's Futuristic Sci-Fi Satire 'Sunshine' (2007)


According to

DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie Writer Sun Jul 22, 1:39 PM ET:

"In limited release, Fox Searchlight's sci-fi tale "Sunshine" opened to big numbers, pulling in $235,477 in 10 theaters."

"Directed by Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting," "28 Days Later"), the film stars Cillian Murphy and Michelle Yeoh as members of a space crew trying to re-ignite the dying sun 50 years from now."

"'Sunshine' expands to about 400 theaters Friday."

Plot Synopsis: The Sun is being destroyed from inside out by a type of highly stable form of matter that renders nuclear fusion impossible, by turning common matter on its own kind.

The only hope is to send a team of astronauts to detonate a massive, highly energetic bomb, able to destroy this strange matter and restore Sun's natural state.

British director Boyle is known for his films which agressively feature Scotland, as he has often uses places, characters, actors or references to and relating to Scotland.

He often casts Scottish actor Ewan McGregor in lead roles.

Boyle's grim futuristic horror flic 28 Days Later (2002) was produced by the British Film Council ands had a U.S. theatrical distribution contract with Fox Searchlight Pictures.

In 1997 he joined Andrew Mac Donald again to executive produce Welsh director Kevin Allen's Twin Town (1997), filming at various locations in and around Swansea, Wales / Abertawe, Cymru.

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