Oscar-winning moviemaker Danny Boyle has confirmed he's signed up to direct the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London - and he's planning to make the production a "thrilling, enthralling and captivating" event.
The Olympics will be back in Britain for the first time since 1948 and organisers are promising a memorable beginning to the two-week competition after signing up Boyle.
The Slumdog Millionaire director has long been rumoured to be eyeing a role in the Olympics, and now his involvement in the opening and closing ceremonies has been confirmed along with Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry.
And Boyle is adamant the opening ceremony will be a spectacular, star-studded affair.
He tells BBC Radio 4's Today programme, "(I plan) to provide a thrilling, enthralling, captivating evening. Hopefully it'll take its place in the list of openings, but it'll be a new beginning as well."
Daldry adds, "Myself and my co-executive producers will ensure there is creative continuity across all (of the) ceremonies, that the public have real engagement and that we continue to attract into key roles the best talent in the world. I'm delighted to be part of the team."