Boyle doesn’t think ‘England can top Beijing at 2012 Olympic Games’

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2010, 16:12 PM IST

London: ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ director Danny Boyle doesn’t think that England could one-up Beijing in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Boyle has vowed to go ‘back to basics’ as he oversees the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics; however he’s totally convinced that nothing can top Beijing``s spectacular celebrations.

The Slumdog Millionaire director leads the committee to stage the event which kick-starts the sporting ceremony.

But the Oscar winning director is not expecting Britain``s bash to rival Beijing`s colourful carnival atmosphere from 2008.

"We`re trying to do something different, because I don``t think England could quite top Beijing. It would be foolish to try because it was such a massive thing,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling the Evening Standard.

"So we`re going to start again really and go back to basics. What`s most important is not the opening ceremony. It``s the Games that follow it," Boyle added.

ANI