Ooh, I want to see this! Danny Boyle’s Sunshine
Posted on April 10, 2007 by Kris Nelson
I’m surprised that ensemble astronaut films are pretty rare. I mean, what better setting for a bloated, mismatched cast, ridiculous storyline, tons of CG and lots of bass? That’s right: Space. The Right Stuff and Armageddon weren’t too shabby revenue-wise, proving that Americans will see just about anything. (I actually have never seen either of them.) It would also be a perfect opportunity to get kids dreaming about astronomy again and maybe even help bail NASA out. So come on, Hollywood, where the heck are the space movies?
Well the English beat you to it! Danny Boyle’s next film Sunshine will send actors Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Red Eye, Batman Begins), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Fearless), the annoying “Flame On!” guy from Fantastic Four, and Rose Byrne that psycho chick from that movie no one saw with Josh Hartnett aka: Wicker Park, who is apparently now stalking Danny Boyle because she is also the lead for 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Boyle’s 28 Days Later even though he is not directing the sequel.
Anyway, Sunshine is about a group of astronauts trained to ignite the sun by setting off a gigantic bomb to kill the mystery goo that’s ravishing it from the inside out. I’m excited about it because not only does it star one of my favorite actors (Murphy), but Danny Boyle churns out thought-provoking fare with gorgeous cinematography. Go Boyle~!
Watch for Sunshine when it opens on September 14th waaaay after the rest of the world sees it this month. Oh poo. I guess it would be too much excitement to handle around tax season.