Boyle reveals Slum Dog Millionaire plot
The story will be based on a true story of a boy who goes onto the Hindi version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and wins it. However things are complicated when the makers of the show don't believe he won it fair and square since he's illiterate. That doesn't really bother the boy though as he actually went on the show to catch the eye of the girl he loves who he has lost contact with, someone he knows watches every episode.
Tell me that isn't one of the strangest plots you've heard in a long time! Well it does appear to be true as this is the plot Danny Boyle revealed on MTV Movies Blog. Strange it may be, but at least it's original isn't it?
I do feel that with the not so hot Sunshine (Filmstalker review) he's maybe decided to return to some strong character pieces, and it probably makes sense. Coming back to Earth with some real person drama.