Danny Boyle adapting "Pink Panthers" gang movie

October 7th, 2013

Danny Boyle is adapting the documentary 'Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers' for the big screen.

The filmmaker has finally chosen his next project after this year's art heist thriller 'Trance', signing on to make a blockbuster version of the real-life story of the infamous Balkan jewel thieves.

Danny was reportedly fascinated by the 2013 documentary directed by Havana Marking about the most successful thieves of all time, and instantly saw the potential for a feature film.

The documentary featured CCTV footage of the Pink Panthers in action as well as interviews with several members of the gang, who have stolen £276million worth of jewels in 341 robberies.

Pathe and Fox Searchlight will co-finance the film alongside Boyle's longtime producing partner Christian Colson, Variety.com is reporting.

The 'Trainspotting' helmer appears to be going in a new direction after recently admitting his last three efforts, 'Trance', 'Slumdog Millionaire' and '127 Hours' all cover similar themes about memory and a main character who always overcomes a seemingly impossible task.

He said: ''All the films I've made are the same film, I have to admit that. They're all about a character - usually a bloke - who faces insurmountable odds and overcomes them.

''If you think about it, 'Slumdog Millionaire', the guy in '127 Hours', they're the same film. Don't tell anyone!''