By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Jul 27, 2012 08:23 AM EDT
The 2012 Summer Olympics will kick off on July 27 at 9PM London time (4PM EST) with an opening ceremony in the hosting city. All things English are expected to officially open up the games, including an appearance by James Bond (actor, Daniel Craig) and 100 live farm animals. Rumors surrounding guest appearances say that Sir Paul McCartney may be part of the ceremony as well.
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Zap2It reports that the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony will feature Bond coming down a rope ladder, suspended in the air from a helicopter, while the Bond theme music plays over the stadium speakers.
The ceremony will be directed by British filmmaker, Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry. The theme of night will be "Isles of Wonder," inspired by the Shakespearean play, "The Tempest."
Boyle, Zap2It continued to report, will screen a short film he directed in which 007 tells Queen Elizabeth to begin the Olympics games.
The 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony will begin at 4PM EST and will be streamed live by NBC. However, a replay will air on TV at 7:30PM EST.
The staging of the event is equal to the size of 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools--15,000 square meters.
Check out photos of previous Olympic opening ceremonies here!
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