In 2000, one of the more anticipated films was “The Beach” – a film which took future “Ex Machina” writer/director Alex Garland’s popular 1996 novel and put it in the hands of “Shallow Grave” and “Trainspotting” director Danny Boyle and writer John Hodge.
On top of that, you also had Leonardo DiCaprio in his prime. It seemed like a sure thing, but the result was a critical flop and though it made decent money, it remains largely dismissed by those involved including Boyle himself.
Yet, in the twenty years since release, it still has managed to amass a following – enough that Boyle himself is floating the idea of a TV series based on the film. According to a new interview with
The Independent, Boyle says development of such a project is happening and he’s enlisted “Pet Sematary” actress and “Atlanta” director Amy Seimetz to spearhead it with the hopes that a network like FX will be interested:
“‘The Beach’ may come back. [Seimetz] has taken ‘The Beach’ and made a prequel for television. It’s the same character but it’s set now, so 20 years later – it’s a bit of a headfuck. It’s intriguing when you see it. I’ve read the first two scripts. I don’t know if they’ll have the courage to do it at FX, but you never know.”
FX previously worked with Boyle on his “Trust” anthology series which hasn’t been picked up for a second season.