In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, the sci-fi film that put Danny Boyle off making sci-fi films, and a sequel that straight away needed a new director.
Sunshine came into director Danny Boyle’s life over a drink in a London pub – and he’d find himself making a $20m sci-fi film in a tight London studio as a result.
With Final Destination 2, New Line was looking for a quicker turnaround sequel than it got – but it took around 70 writing pitches for a start to come up with its story.
Stories of both are told in this episode.
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