Danny Boyle is one of the more interesting visual stylists around, and it looks like his newest film, Trance, like Christopher Nolan’s Inception, combines the heist/film noir genre with a surreal story about exploring a man’s subconscious.
Trance stars James McAvoy as Simon, a fine art auctioneer working with a mobster, Frank (Vincent Cassel) to steal a work of art by Goya. However, Simon double-crosses Frank and hides the artwork, causing Frank to deal him a vicious beating. Due to the beating (or perhaps only using it as an excuse), Simon claims to not remember where he hid the Goya. Enter a “charismatic hypnotherapist” (Rosario Dawson), who takes Simon on a voyage into his own mind to discover the location of the hidden art.
If it all sounds a little Inception-y, well, that’s because it is, but hey—Boyle looks to be having a lot of hyperkinetic fun with the material, which is loosely based on a TV movie from the U.K. that aired in 2001. Check out the trailer:
The film is set for a U.K. release of March 27th, with no U.S. date announced as of yet.
What do you think of the trailer—will you be seeing Trance?