Danny Boyle is Next Directing Art Heist Thriller 'Trance', Due 2013
Director Danny Boyle is taking a trip back to his roots for his next film. Deadline reports that later this year, during the only free time he has, Boyle will start work on a project called Trance that will shoot in London in September. It's described as an "art heist gone wrong" thriller and is even a throwback to the "dark, sexy, hard-edged tone of Boyle films like Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996)." Boyle is slated to direct the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics next year, so he's got to squeeze in shooting first in the fall, then will come back to edit and finish the film later on after the Olympics are over. Ohh boy.
Deadline says we won't even see Trance until March 2013. Boyle will have his usual budget around $15 million again and work with Pathe and Fox Searchlight. He'll shoot the film this fall in London, then "put it on a shelf" until after the 2012 Olympics. Then, at that point, "he'll pick back up the film and cut it" and by then, it might just be early 2013. An odd strategy, but I think Boyle is itching to get behind the director's chair again and not get wrapped up in so many stage shows and live events to forget the medium he came from. I'm certainly intrigued, mostly because it's Boyle and I love anything he does, especially if it's related somehow to Trainspotting. As always, I'm just excited to see Boyle actually starting work on his next movie.