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Michael Fassbender on board for Danny Boyle’s TRANCE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 8th, 2011

Despite the fact that the film, for all intents and purposes, isn’t set to see theaters until 2013, Danny Boyle is acting quickly with regards to his upcoming art-heist thriller, TRANCE.

According to reports from both Variety and THR, the film is not only set to star the ever-busy thespian, but the film will also be a remake of the 2003 British telemovie, written and directed by Joe Ahearne, of the same name.  It will follow an auction house assistant who “masterminds the heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia. He is the only one who knows where the painting’s location is and after his continued failure to remember, the gang begins to suspect duplicity on his part and hire a female hypnotist to get into his brain.” The film will hit in March of 2013.

No writer has been attached to the project, but whoever is going to come aboard (Ahearne looks like a possibility) will have more than ample time, as the film itself isn’t set to shoot until September, but won’t be put into post production until mid-2012, after Boyle is done working on his Olympic duties. This is quite an interesting move for both Boyle and Fassbender, one that I think will work wonderfully for both.  Fassbender has a great deal of charisma, and Boyle’s filmmaking style was born to work in the world of a heist film.

What do you think?

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