Danny Boyle's Trance Finally Sets U.S. Release

By Katey Rich 2013-01-29 14:19:33discussion comments
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Though he toiled for a while making films that few audiences saw or went massively misunderstood, Danny Boyle has hit the big time, an Oscar-winner whose three-year absence from films to produce the Olympics opening ceremony was felt hard by movie fans of all stripes. This year he's finally back with the thriller Trance, but we were nervous for a while there as the film went without a U.S. release date, even with a UK opening scheduled for March 27. They couldn't possibly keep a Danny Boyle movie from a U.S. release… could they?

No they couldn't, at least not for this one. Trance has finally been given a "limited platform release" date of April 5 this year, and along with it a brand new, hyper-stylized and colorful posters that tells you in a glance "Yup. Danny Boyle is back." Take a look below.



Starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson in a long-deserved meaty role, Trance brings Boyle back to the underworlds he explored in Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, following an art auctioneer (McAvoy) who scheme to steal a priceless painting. When the heist goes wrong and he loses his memory, he finds himself targeted by a gang leader (Cassel) and seeking help from a hypnotherapist (Dawson) to reclaim his memories. The synopsis promises that "As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the line between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur"-- which provided a pretty good reason for that fractured, surreal poster image.

Trance is coming from Fox Searchlight, who released both 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, so they have plenty of reason to treat Boyle's latest one well. Are you thrilled that Danny Boyle is finally back? Let us know in the comments, or prove it by seeing Trance on April 5.
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