It seems that Danny Boyle will keep his Mumbai streak going for longer than we might of expected. After the great success of his Oscar-Winner Slumdog Millionaire, Boyle now owns the film rights to Suketu Mehta’s “Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found,” a book of essays on Mumbai life, also a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Boyle purchased the rights in May, but the prize is unknown.
What did Boyle have to say about Maximum City…
“[It] became my bible, really,” Boyle told Seattle Weekly last year during the making of Slumdog Millionaire. “I took the book with me everywhere. I felt part of the time we were adapting that.”
The book of essays consists of multiple narratives of evidence gathered by Mehta by Mumbai’s policemen, crime lords, dancers and religious figures; a research that was surely as difficult to find as it reads.
This might set a new record for Boyle in the distant future, and as for leaving Mumbai, I doubt Boyle will anytime soon.
What do you think? Might this be another Slumdog Millionaire success?