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Danny Boyle 'in talks' to direct Steve Jobs movie

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in talks with Sony Pictures to direct a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with Leonardo DiCaprio tipped to star in the title role.

The pair could reunite, according to The Hollywood Reporter, after working together in 2000 on The Beach.

(File photo) Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs in 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The movie is the second about the late Apple co-founder, who died in 2011 at the age of 56 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

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Boyle tribute to 'brilliant' stuntman and wine smuggler

Danny Boyle has said everyone who was part of the London 2012 opening ceremony was "honoured" to work with the "wonderful" stuntman Mark Sutton.

The event's creative director said Mr Sutton had formed "a brilliant partnership with Gary Connery" to make crowd inside "the (Olympic Stadium) gasp" and leave them with "indelible memories" in parachuting in as James Bond and the Queen.

Mr Boyle also paid joking tribute to Mr Sutton for helping to smuggle in treats for the Olympic team in the hard slog towards planning the global show, saying:

Courtesy of loading the helicopter in Essex, and thereby avoiding the official security ban on alcohol in the park during rehearsal, he and Gary also smuggled with them an excellent bottle of wine for the crew each evening and before we all went home we would often drink their health.

They of course, as top stuntmen, never touched a drop but they sensed our need of occasional fortification!

Danny Boyle pays tribute to 'gentle' Olympic stuntman

Danny Boyle has said the reports of Mark Sutton's death in Switzerland was "such sad news". Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

The mastermind of last year's Olympic opening ceremony, Danny Boyle, has paid tribute to the event's James Bond stuntman Mark Sutton as a "gentle and thoughtful" man following his reported death in a wingsuit flying accident.

Mr Boyle told the Evening Standard: "The show was built from so many contributions from so many people, none finer and braver than Mark Sutton's.

"On behalf of everyone in the show we were all honoured to have him worked with him and to have known him as a friend and a professional."

He added that Mr Sutton's death would be a "huge loss to his profession" and said "all our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues".

Danny Boyle rules out directing James Bond film

Danny Boyle has ruled himself out of directing the next 007 film stating that he has already made a “mini Bond film already”.

The 55-year-old was the creative director of the Olympic Opening ceremony, which featured James Bond star Daniel Craig jumping out of a helicopter with the Queen.

Danny Boyle has ruled out directing a James Bond film. Credit: PA

Speaking at the premiere of his new film Trance, Boyle revealed that he loves the “freedom” of working without the constraints that accompanies a big franchise like the Bond films.

The director said: "It's not for me. I like working under the radar a bit more, so you can take risks”

Film company MGM announced yesterday that it expects to release the new James Bond movie within three years, and will announce a new director "soon" after Skyfall film-maker Sam Mendes declined the chance to return.

Danny Boyle: I turned down a knighthood

Filmmaker Danny Boyle has admitted he turned down a knighthood because "it's just not me".

The Oscar winner was in line for the New Year Honours list for his work on the London Olympic opening ceremony.

But the 56-year-old said it did not feel right accepting an individual award when a cast of thousands helped create the show.

The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony cost £27 million to make Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Speaking to the Radio Times, he said: "You can make these speeches about 'this is everybody's work, blah blah blah'. And you've got to mean it, and I did mean it, and it is true, and it's the only way you can carry on something like that: through the efforts of all the people."

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Boyle 'focused on Opening Ceremony'

The London Evening Standard's political correspondent Peter Dominiczak has bumped into the Opening Ceremony artistic director: