The Oscar-winning helmer, who will oversee the design and production of the mega sporting event, will be joined by fellow director Stephen Daldry (“The Reader”) for the event. Daldry will serve as exec producer.
“It’s a fantastic responsibility,” Boyle tells AP. “When they offered us the job, they said, `Do you want to think about it?’ I said, `No, I want to do it.'”
The 2012 opening ceremony will feature the parade of 10,000 athletes from 205 nations. Over 1 billion people tuned in for the Beijing ceremony of ’08.