Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle re-teaming for SHARP TEETH?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 7th, 2011

If the team isn’t broke, don’t change it.

That’s apparently the motto held up by the duo of director Danny Boyle and scribe Simon Beaufoy, as they may be reteaming for the third time with an adaptation of the Toby Barlow piece, Sharp Teeth.

In an interview with BBC America, Beaufoy, who has worked with Boyle on SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and 127 HOURS, the writer revealed simply that “if I write it well enough, he’ll (Boyle) direct it.”

That all said, if he does in fact jump aboard the project, it’ll be a little while off, as he is currently in the middle of bringing the story of Frankenstein to the stage in London, and will also be the artistic director for London’s Olympic opening ceremony in 2012, so it would likely have to wait until after the Summer Olympics in 2012 to really ramp up production. 

However, it does definitely sound really interesting. The book is a comedic horror poetry piece that involves gangs and werewolves, so while it may not scream Boyle, it does really sound intriguing. That said, the team of Boyle and Beaufoy do leave me a bit cold, as I’m not at all a fan of SLUMDOG or 127 HOURS, both directorial and on a written level. So while the premise does sound great, this project is a definite wait and see.

Here’s the novel’s synopsis:

“An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.’s down and out to join their pack. Paying no heed to moons, full or otherwise, they change from human to canine at will—and they’re bent on domination at any cost.

Caught in the middle are Anthony, a kind-hearted, besotted dogcatcher, and the girl he loves, a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack. Anthony has no idea that she’s more than she seems, and she wants to keep it that way. But her efforts to protect her secret lead to murderous results.”

What do you think?

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