Danny Boyle On Dredd, Bromeliad, Porno

In a webchat for Empire Online, director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Beach”) has shot down rumors of the various projects he’s been linked to as his next gig.

First up the “Judge Dredd” remake which he has been linked to due to his production company DNA nabbing the rights last Summer. Boyle says “Where has this come from? Someone asked me about Judge Dredd the other day…I hated the last version of it; I can’t imagine the next one will be any better.”

Meanwhile the adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Bromeliad trilogy has been shelved – “It’s fallen apart. Frank Cotrell Boyce (“Millions”) and I were going to do it for DreamWorks but sadly no longer. Sorry about that – wonderful novel(s).”

Will he still do Irving Welsh’s “Trainspotting” sequel “Porno”? “Just waiting for the original actors to age. Help them if you can. Take them out drinking – get them away from the spas and those moisturisers.”

One rumor he did confirm though was that he had been asked to do a remake of Park Chan-wook’s “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance”, the third installment in the Korean helmer’s Vengeance Trilogy which also included 2003’s “Oldboy”. Boyle didn’t confirm if he accepted, but did sound keen on the idea of having a female leading character in his next project.