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Get Mesmerized With New Photos, TV Spot & Featurette From Danny Boyle's Upcoming Thriller 'Trance'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 19, 2013 5:45 PM
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Director Danny Boyle was in a peculiar and unlikely situation with his upcoming mind-bending heist movie "Trance." He was able to see the film until months after he shot it, because the movie wrapped, with Boyle going on to work on the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He then picked up with what had been shot more than six months later. "We didn't anticipate [the advantage to editing after the fact] at the time and there's always a danger that it's not favorable," Boyle said. "We were very lucky to do it. Most filmmakers don't get a chance to put a film on ice. I was a bit concerned... but when we went to go watch the rough cut after the Olympics, it was like, weird. I couldn't remember what was coming next."

Danny Boyle Not Interested In ‘Bond’ Or Big Budget Tentpoles; Once Contemplated Directing ‘Alien 4’ Though

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 13, 2013 6:13 PM
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Last night in New York, the 92YTribeca presented a Conversation with Danny Boyle; an hour long conversation with the Academy Award-winning filmmaker (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire” about his career, his oeuvre, his iconic use of music in film and his upcoming mind bending art heist movie, “Trance.” Hosted by Rolling Stone’s Logan Hill, the conversation hewed closely towards Boyle’s use of music in film. From the big-beat eclecticism of “Trainspotting” (Underworld, Iggy Pop, New Order), the pacific lilt of "The Beach" (Moby, Underworld, UNKLE), the crescendoing guitars of “28 Days Later” (John Murphy as influenced by John Cage and Godspeed! You Black Emperor), the worldbeat flavor of “Slumdog Millionaire” (M.I.A. and A.R. Rahman) and more, Boyle’s always had a distinctively dynamic style of using music in his films, many of them giving them the kinetic energy that has made them so popular.

SXSW: Danny Boyle Gives A Sneak Peek Of 'Trance'; Talks His Career With David Carr & Underworld's Rick Smith

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 11, 2013 11:00 AM
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On Saturday morning at the South by Southwest Film Festival, a special retrospective of the works of chameleonic British film director Danny Boyle was presented. Moderated by craggy New York Times reporter David Carr, who spent a copious amount of time with Boyle during the extended Oscar campaign for "Slumdog Millionaire" (and remains an avid fan), the presentation also featured Rick Smith who, as one half of electronic music duo Underworld, has been working with Boyle since his landmark "Trainspotting" in 1996 and who, most recently, provided the score for Boyle's new psychedelic mind-bender "Trance," opening in April. (We've seen the movie but are under embargo, but suffice to say the filmmaker has scored once again.)

Exclusive: Danny Boyle Says 'Trainspotting' Sequel With Original Cast Hoping To Shoot In 2016; Two Period Piece Films Also In The Works

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 9, 2013 7:12 PM
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The buzz out of Austin this afternoon is Danny Boyle's SXSW Film Festival talk with the New York Times' David Carr (more on that later). The filmmaker unveiled some footage of his new mindbending heist film (which we've seen mind you, and it's very good), "Trance," starring James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson, discussed his filmmaking career and his ongoing musical collaboration with Underworld's Rick Smith.

Watch: First Trailer For Danny Boyle's Thriller 'Trance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2013 12:24 AM
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Tonight, during the closing credits of Film 2013 on BBC1, the first trailer for Danny Boyle's thriller "Trance" was unveiled. And, a few hours later, the full thing has made its way online via MSN.

First Look: Rosario Dawson & James McAvoy In Danny Boyle's Thriller 'Trance'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2012 10:16 AM
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Speak of the devil. Not 24 hours ago, rumors swirled that Danny Boyle's upcoming enigmatic thriller/heist movie "Trance" had scored a March 2013 release date. While that hasn't been totally confirmed yet, USA Today has delivered some first-look photos from the film. "Trance" reunites Boyle with screenwriter John Hodge, who has written four of his films, including "Shallow Grave" and "Trainspotting," and it also marks a first for the filmmaker: the story centers on a female protagonist. Rosario Dawson is taking on that role.

Danny Boyle's 'Trance' Reportedly Lands March 27th, 2013 Release Date In The U.K.

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 26, 2012 1:49 PM
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Danny Boyle hasn't been lying low since taking on the Artistic Directorship for 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. In fact, before the games even began, Boyle quickly shot a heist thiller called "Trance" starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson. The film has reportedly scored a March, 27, 2013 release date in the U.K. which is certainly not implausible given that English-made films often premiere across the pond before they do in the U.S.

Danny Boyle & Alex Garland's 'The Beach' To Become A TV Series On Fox

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 8:57 AM
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Danny Boyle has been the center of attention over the last week thanks to his fantastic Opening Ceremony at the London Olympic Games. By the time the Olympics are over we’ll be back to talking about his film projects (and in particular “Trance”), but for the moment we’ll settle for a piece of news about a new interpretation of one of Boyle’s former projects. “The Beach” was Boyle’s Hollywood debut, and his adaptation of Alex Garland’s 1996 novel was arguably his most compromised feature – Boyle famously fell out with his prior collaborator Ewan McGregror after overlooking him to cast Leonardo DiCaprio – but it didn’t deter him from working with Garland again, twice.

Watch: New 'Skyfall' TV Spot Gives First Look At Javier Bardem, Plus See James Bond's Royal Olympics Cameo

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 28, 2012 7:55 AM
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Given that it was masterminded by filmmaker Danny Boyle, one shouldn't have been surprised by the presence of a number of movie clips and icons throughout last night's opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Clips from "A Matter Of Life And Death" and Boyle's own "Trainspotting," appearances from Mary Poppins and Voldemort were all in the mix (we'll have a full review of the event up soon). But what would a British opening ceremony be without an appearance from the country's most iconic character: James Bond himself.

Danny Boyle's Amazing 'Frankenstein' Stage Play Coming To American Movie Theaters This Summer

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 9, 2012 1:42 PM
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In an impressive bit of synergistic strategizing, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Fathom Events will be screening a taped version of last spring's "Frankenstein" stage play for two nights in June. What makes this such a slick move is that it's perfectly tapping into a number of Zeitgeist-catching threads - the play co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, whose amazing modern day take on "Sherlock" just started airing on PBS in America (seriously, that first episode alone makes Guy Ritchie's movies look even more like frothy kiddy stuff) and is poised for Next Big Thing Status when he stars as the villain in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel next summer and was directed by Danny Boyle, who will serves as the director of the London Olympics opening ceremonies (not too shabby). The play also stars Johnny Lee Miller, who co-stars in this weekend's delightfully bizarre Tim Burton "Dark Shadows" redo.

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