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The Beach To Be Transformed For Tv


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Danny Boyle's hit 2000 movie The Beach is to be adapted into a TV series.

The film, based on Alex Garland's bestselling novel, starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the tale of a group of tourists who set up home in a Thai paradise with disastrous consequences.

The Beach garnered around $150 million (£94 million) at the worldwide box office, and 12 years later, bosses at the TV affiliate of the studio behind the movie, Twentieth Century Fox, have commissioned a small screen version.

Andrew Miller, the man behind popular but short-lived teen series The Secret Circle, will write the script.

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Ewan Mcgregor Still Angry With Danny Boyle Over The Beach Snub


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Ewan McGregor refuses to end his decade-long feud with filmmaker Danny Boyle because he still feels sore about the way he was axed from The Beach in favour of Leonardo DiCaprio.

The pair formed a close friendship after collaborating on 1996 movie Trainspotting, and Boyle promised MCGregor the lead role in 2000 blockbuster The Beach - but handed the part to DiCaprio instead.

MCGregor heaped praise on Boyle's 2009 movie Slumdog Millionaire, sparking speculation actor and director would heal their rift - but the Scottish star insists he's still not speaking to the moviemaker.

He tells Britain's The Times magazine, "You just don't treat your friends like that. They absolutely made me think that I was playing the character in The Beach and we talked about (filming) dates and moving dates and so on, and all the while they were keeping me there just in case Leonardo pulled out - which is really nasty.

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Boyle Hopeful Of Mcgregor Reconciliation


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Director Danny Boyle is still hopeful he can persuade Ewan McGregor to star in an adaptation of Irvine Welsh book PORNO, despite the actor not wanting to speak to him.
MCGregor, who starred in Boyle's movies TRAINSPOTTING and A LIFE LESS ORDINARY, was furious when Boyle cast Leonardo Dicaprio and not him in 2000's The Beach, shot in Thailand.
But the filmmaker claims MCGregor can't rule out starring in a Porno adaptation without looking at its screenplay first.
Boyle says, "He hasn't seen the script. He may not like the book, but the script is very different.
"I understand he was hurt. I've apologised for that. I've said sorry to him, I've said sorry in public.
"But, look, we wanted to be very responsible to the environment and to the Thai crews. That meant having a certain budget. And that meant having a big star.
"No one believes me when I say this, but it's true."

Boyle Makes Better Films On Home Soil


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British director Danny Boyle hates working abroad - because he makes better movies filming in his homeland.
The TRAINSPOTTING filmmaker, who moved back to England after working on The Beach in Thailand in 2000, is disillusioned with Hollywood and now insists on shooting his films on British soil.
He says, "I think I'm better at making films on my home turf. You learn from experience, and I learned that through The Beach.
"I love big movies, but I'm better at small films."

Thai Officials Urge Rambo Not To Destroy The Environment


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Thai film officials have asked Sylvester Stallone to reassure villagers and environmentalists that bombing scenes in his RAMBO comeback won't harm local nature sites.
Stallone will shoot RAMBO IV: IN THE SERPENT'S EYE in the mountainous north of Thailand at the beginning of next year (07) and locals fear the filming will wreck the environment.
The film officials are thrilled to welcome Stallone to the country and have approved much of the filming, but still have issues with violent scenes they fear could reflect badly on tourism.
They're also determined to make sure that the new Rambo film won't create the havoc Leonardo Dicaprio's The Beach did in 2000, after a beach in a Thai national park was damaged during the shoot - although director Danny Boyle has always maintained filming wasn't to blame.

Kruger Slams Split Reports


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German actress Diane Kruger has slammed reports she has split from French husband Guillaume Canet, insisting they prefer to live separately.

TROY star Kruger, 29, and The Beach hunk, 32, were reported to have split in November 2004, and Kruger had been linked to Gwyneth Paltrow's ex boyfriend, ketchup heir CHRIS HEINZ.

However, Kruger insists she and Canet are still married, and insists it is normal in their hometown of Paris, France, to live in separate homes.

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Universal And Fox Win Halo Rights


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MICROSOFT CORPORATION has signed a two film deal with Hollywood studios Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox for rights to its hugely popular space-based videogame series HALO.

The studios have both agreed to pay the computer giant $5 million (GBP2.7 million) and 10 per cent of ticket sales for the rights to sci-fi series about an alien-fighting marine called MASTER CHIEF.

Microsoft's decision ends months of speculation after it was first announced that The Beach author Alex Garland had written a script for the proposed big screen adaptation.

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Carlyle Wants Trainspotting Sequel


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Robert Carlyle is desperate for Ewan McGregor and director Danny Boyle to settle their feud, because he would love to star in TRAINSPOTTING sequel PORNO.

Anxious Trainspotting fans have been eagerly anticipating the film version of author Irvine Welsh's hit sequel for years - but ever since McGregor and director Boyle clashed over LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's casting in The Beach, the sequel has been shelved.

But Carlyle remains convinced filming would be fun if the two could settle their egotistical differences.

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Swinton Responds To Tarantino's Brit Film Comments


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British actress Tilda Swinton hit back at Quentin Tarantino's comments about the UK film industry at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (12MAY04).

The Kill Bill director upset many Brits when he named America, India and Hong Kong as "the only three countries in the world with sustainable film industries".

He referred to famous Brits such as SIR Anthony Hopkins, Kate Beckinsale and Rupert Everett, who moved to Hollywood as soon as they hit the big-time, saying, "As soon as people become stars in Britain they get the hell out of there and go to Hollywood."

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Ewan's Trainspotting Dilemma


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Ewan McGregor is reluctant to appear in a sequel to TRAINSPOTTING - because
he was less-than impressed with the follow-up novel.


The Scottish actor shot onto the Hollywood A-list after starring in the
groundbreaking 1996 black comedy - before going on to achieve huge
superstardom.


Since the release, there have been talks of a comeback for McGregor and
co-stars Jonny Lee Miller, ROBERT CARYLE and EWAN BREMNER - based on author
IRVING WELSH's sequel novel PORNO.


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