Filmmaker Danny Boyle has his sights set on directing a movie musical after losing his nerve about turning Millions into an all-singing spectacular.

The man behind Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire reveals he contemplated asking former Oasis star Noel Gallagher to create original music for his well-received 2004 film, and still regrets not acting on his dream.

Boyle tells Wenn, "I'd love to do a musical. I think any decent director has got to do a musical some day! It would be an original musical that's not based on a stage show that's got original music for the film only.

"We made a little film called Millions, kind of a family film and we should've turned it into a musical. The problem with musicals isn't the music, it's the story that allows people to sing. The writer and I talked about it because you've got two kids, one who's incredibly imaginative who sees saints and you put a song to those saints and accept them singing.

"We were gonna get Noel Gallagher from Oasis to write the songs but we didn't have the confidence, so we backed away from it. It's a lovely film but we may have missed our opportunity to do it as a musical."