This Red Band trailer for Danny Boyle's TRANCE is mind-blowing

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I’ve yet to meet a Danny Boyle film that I didn’t like. Sunshine is arguably the weakest of his filmography but even that was a damn sight better than so many others. Throw in James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel, as well as a script by Oscar winning writer John “Trainspotting” Hodge, and it’s clear that any promo for Boyle’s next flick, Trance, is merely preaching to the choir.

But if you’re one of those people who aren’t impressed with talent and credentials (you probably hate puppies too) and who needs some additional convincing that this movie has the potential to blow your mind, then look no further than this new trailer.

In Trance, fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious.

In the aftermath of the heist, Simon sticks stubbornly – and perhaps shrewdly – to his claim that the violent trauma has left him with no memory of where he stashed the artwork.

Unable to coerce the painting’s location from Simon, Franck and his associates reluctantly join forces with a charismatic hypnotherapist (Dawson) in a bid to get him to talk. But as they journey deeper into Simon’s jumbled psyche the boundaries between reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur and the stakes rise faster and far more dangerously than any of the players could have anticipated.

How about that money shot?! “Mind-blowing”, get it now? Thanks. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to top your waitress.

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Trance will be opening in the UK on March 27, 2013, before receiving a limited opening in the US on April 7, 2013. There’s been no word as of yet for when it will hit theatres globally.

Last Updated: February 14, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

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  • Cedrik

    Did you actually like A Life Less Ordinary? 😛

  • Parker

    Sunshine’s a great movie. A lot of people slate if for going all slasher in the final third, but even that element was important to the movie’s overall theme. And hot damn if that final scene isn’t the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen on the big screen.

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      With you on this brother. That scene where he is caught in the event horizon gives me chills still.

    • I’ll always love it for the scene where the captain is killed. That is one of the best cinematic moments ever made.

    • Hammersteyn

      Sunshine FTW

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    Yes, yes and more YES! MOAR please!

    • What he said. This looks like Boyle is on his game. Then again, if you’re a Boyle fan I suppose he’s rarely off his game.

  • I’d consider The Beach much weaker. Sunshine has so many redeemable qualities. In terms if sci-fi it is actually quite a profound piece of work.

    • I’m ashamed to admit that I forgot he did The Beach. Yeah, I’d rate Sunshine higher than that,

  • Hmmmmm…. Oscar Hodge?

    • Not sure what you’re asking so I’ll just answer both ways that the question can be interpreted: 1) No, his name is not Oscar and 2) Yes he won an Oscar for Trainspotting.

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