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The $42million Olympic opening ceremony will include 70 sheep, 12 horses and 10 chickens

Film director Danny Boyle has big plans for next month.

ENGLISH FILMMAKER Danny Boyle is the artistic director of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, and today he revealed his plans to turn the Olympic Stadium into a British countryside on 27 July.

Those who remember the revolutionary opening ceremony in Beijing for the 2008 games can expect a humbler show this year.

The ceremony is set to cost £27m, and will feature 70 sheep, 12 horses, 10 chickens and three sheep dogs, according to The Telegraph.

The 3.5 hour show will reconstruct classic bits of life in the English countryside, and there will even be fake clouds to provide rain in case the weather is clear.

Here’s a model of what the Olympic Stadium in London will look like for the ceremony.

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