December 30, 2008

Danny Boyle's Johannesburg aka Ponte City (TBA)



Set in Johannesburg, South Africa and based on the novel "Ponte City" by Norman Ohler. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and screenplay written by Michael Thomas (Backbeat). The film will involve around the Ponte Tower.



"The infamous structure was first built overlooking South Africa’s Johannesburg in 1975. Originally a prime location for the rich, white and powerful – with all the attendant problems of racism and intolerance - it fell into disrepair post-Apartheid and gained a reputation as a headquarters for various gangs. For a long time it was one of the most dangerous addresses in the world, eclipsing even Clacton-On-Sea during pension day."

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