“Trance” is the new movie by filmmaker Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire). According to IMDb, “an art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.”
The movie performed exceptionally well in 4 theatres last weekend, averaging $32,786 per theatre (the best average of the weekend). It expands to 400 theatres on Friday.
I always look forward to Boyle’s movies. His choices concerning subject, music and style are exciting and unique. Also, the man knows how to construct a story: he spent years honing his craft in T.V. (“Inspector Morse”) before he was given the chance to direct a movie.
Below is a nice interview with Boyle, courtesy of the DP/30 team. I found the description of his process interesting, especially how he caps his budgets at around $20 million to maintain artistic flexibility. Keep in mind, there are several “Trance” spoilers in the interview.