Check out the new red band trailer for Trance
, 28 Days Later
, Slumdog Millionaire
… Danny Boyle’s
filmography is not to be trifled with. He’s a filmmaker who seems constantly driven to innovate, moving from one genre to the next while bringing his own gritty aesthetic to bear.
It doesn’t always work, spotty moments like A Life Less Ordinary
and the awkward 127 Hours
rest alongside guaranteed classics but he remains one of the most exciting and interesting filmmakers working today.
And so to Trance
which looks like a fairly regular thriller offering which has been elevated by some Danny Boyle
spice. It tells the story of an art dealer (that’s James McAvoy
) who is forced to undergo hypnotherapy (with the lovely Rosario Dawson
) in order to remember where he mislaid a priceless painting while Vincent Cassel
menaces from the sidelines.Trance
is all the more appealing because the hypnosis aspect of the story allows for some inventive visuals, mixed through with the hard hitting violence we expect from the director. And while we got a glimpse of those elements in the first trailer
, it’s made all the more lurid in the brand new red band offering. This is not safe for work. Unless you work in a place where that final scene is considered ok…
So who else is looking forward to that ending shot?
With a skilful filmmaker like Boyle
at the helm, this looks like one of those rare films which can effectively marry memory with reality, using all the movie-making magic at his disposal to pull the audience into the fiction. And, on this evidence, I can’t wait to see more.Trance is in cinemas from the 27th of March.