Before over a billion people watched his Olympics opening ceremony, Danny Boyle assembled three great actors and shot a heist movie. What resulted — and what was edited after two weeks of global glorification — is Trance, which the first preview makes out to be the director’s (no surprise) stylish and high-concept spin on the familiar crime subgenre. Not a bad way to start the new year, right?
Following an art auctioneer (James McAvoy) working with a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to recover memories of a painting which a thief (Vincent Cassel) intends to steal, this one looks wildly entertaining. From this first peek, my main sensation is that Boyle will dial back on the, sometimes, near-experimental nature of 127 Hours in favor of a mix between the story of, for instance, Shallow Grave and the style of 28 Days Later. (That this film is losing ugly DV cinematography is another bonus.) Mark your calendars, because Trance could be a fun ride.
Watch the trailer below:
Trance will open in the U.K. on March 27th; a U.S. release should follow shortly thereafter.
Are you keen on this preview? How does the film look to stand up to Boyle’s prior work?
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