Danny Boyle to direct WWII miniseries
The mission to sabotage the Nazis' nuclear bomb project will get the TV treatment...
Danny Boyle has signed a deal with FX to create a ten-part miniseries set during the Second World War.
Teaming Boyle with his previous collaborators, producer Christian Colson and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, the project, currently titled Telemark, will retell the story of the British-backed Norwegian mission to destroy the Nazis’ nuclear weapon capabilities.
The story was previously told in the 1965 movie The Heroes of Telemark, but the team are looking forward to using the extended length of a TV series to do justice to the tale of real life derring-do.
Beaufoy has been quoted as saying that the story is "ideally suited to the slower burn and added complexity that the longer format allows", while Boyle is looking forward to working on "an epic scale".
Boyle has form for telling stories about mankind’s adventures with hydrogen atoms, having helmed the 2007 psychological sci-fi thriller Sunshine.
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