Danny Boyle rules himself out of Bond

Director of the Olympic opening ceremony reckons he's no good with big budgets

Danny Boyle has dismissed rumours that he could be in the running to direct a Bond film.

The director of 'Trainspotting' and Slumdog Millionaire', who wowed the world with his helming of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, reckons he's not good with big budgets.

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Boyle... no plans to direct a Bond film (Copyright: Rex)

Speaking to the BBC's Front Row show, he said: “No, I'm not very good with huge amounts of money.

“Don't trust me with huge amounts of money anybody. I did a film, 'The Beach', which was a proper Hollywood scale budget and it didn't suit me.

“Certain people can handle that and I love watching those kinds of films, but I'm much better with a smaller amount of money and trying to make it go a long way.”

Talk has been circulating about Boyle potentially directing a Bond film after he turned out the celebrated 007 scene in the Olympic opening ceremony with Daniel Craig.

Boyle even managed to persaude the Queen to be involved in the skit, in which she appeared to parachute into the stadium.