English film maker and producer, Danny Boyle who has taken up the role of the artistic director for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics has revealed his plans for the grand opening. Boyle during a press conference on June 12, 2012 revealed that the opening ceremony will have something more than just the athletes.
Boyle revealed that he plans to turn the whole stadium in to a green and pleasant land which will include a wide array of animals too. The Oscar winning director said, “It’s a real meadow with real grass and real animals and it’s actually something that we’re very proud of”.
It is also revealed that the ceremony will also include a game of village cricket along with a giant replica of Glastonbury Tor in southwest England with spectators filling up a most pit to reflect the Glastonbury music festival. Each will top four big maypoles that children will dance around.
Boyle added, “The ceremony is an attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation, where we have come from and where we want to be”. After the rumours that Leona Lewis will be performing at the event, a representative of the singer said that the reports are untrue.