Danny Boyle to direct Trance

Danny Boyle has announced that his next film will be a London-based thriller, titled Trance.

You might be forgiven for thinking that Boyle had enough on his plate since being announced as the artistic director for the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony in London, but it seems the award-winning director already has plans in place for his next feature-length film.

Trance is reported to be an “art heist gone wrong, [with] the dark, sexy, hard-edged tone of Boyle films like Shallow Grave and Trainspotting“. The script was penned by fellow Brit, Joe Ahearne – the man behind Channel Four vampire series Ultraviolet, as well as the two-part BBC drama-documentary series, Space Odyssey: Voyage To The Planets.

The film is also set to see Boyle reunite with Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours producer, Christian Coulson. Casting in due to take place over the next couple of months, with filming already scheduled begin in September.

However, it might still be a while before this one reaches the big screen, as Boyle is reportedly planning to devote himself to the Olympic preparations from next January onwards, with final edits not taking place until after the ceremony in 2012.

Boyle has also recently spoken about plans to make a future instalment to the 28 Days Later franchise, as well as the fact he is still keen to reunite with Trainspotting actor Ewan McGregor in an upcoming project. We’ll keep you posted!

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