Danny Boyle: I Would Stage FIFA 2018 Opening Ceremony on Lake Baikal

2017-02-10 14:34:05

The cult British director shared advice for Russia's FIFA 2018 organizers


British director Danny Boyle, known for Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, said he would stage the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony on Lake Baikal.

Boyle was presenting his new movie T2 Trainspotting in Moscow. A reporter asked him if he has any ideas on staging an opening ceremony of FIFA 2018 in Moscow. In 2012, Boyle directed the opening of the Summer Olympics in London.

Boyle said he would do it on Lake Baikal. He travelled to Russia five times, rode the Transsiberian railway and stopped at Baikal, spenign "four days of joy" there.

FIFA 2018's opening will take place in Moscow on June 14, 2018. The Russian national team will play against a yet-to-be-determined rival.