Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ with James McAvoy gets March 2013 UK release date

By Daniel S Levine,

British director Danny Boyle’s next film will be Trance, a project he made quickly with James McAvoy before he directed the 2012 London Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony. The film has reportedly earned a March 2013 release date in the U.K., but there’s no word on when exactly it could hit U.S. theaters.

According to The Film Stage, Pathe, which will release the film in the U.K., will release it on March 27, 2013 across the pond. It is expected to get a spring release in the U.S. in 2013.

The film is described as having the “dark, sexy, hard-edged tone” of Boyle’s earlier films like Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, which were co-written by John Hodge, who also worked on Trance.

In addition to McAvoy, it also stars Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel.

Collider reports that the film was made in 2011, but Boyle didn’t get to work on post-production until after the Olympics.

“I wanted to do an updated noir, give it a contemporary spin in terms of emotion,” Boyle told USA Today. “Noir is usually cold. I wanted it to be more emotionally charged. It's the first time I put a woman at the heart of a movie.”

Trance is the first film the Slumdog Millionaire director made in London since 2002’s 28 Days Later. It is his follow-up to 127 Hours.

Boyle, who directed the Opening Ceremonies, also told USA Today that he still has no interest in being knighted. “Anyone who knows me knows that isn't my cup of tea...I find it embarrassing to be called Mr. Boyle,” he said.

 
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