It was already weird that we're getting a sci-fi/action version of the Frankenstein story in the form of 'I, Frankenstein,' but the concept of another take on the iconic tale starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor was even stranger. Now, this latter version has gotten a little more bonkers with the addition of the great James McAvoy as none other than Victor Frankenstein himself.
After trying his hand at science-fiction, winning an Oscar, and testing himself with a one-actor film about a dude with his hand stuck under a rock, director Danny Boyle returns to familiar territory with 'Trance': the lives of scheming, feuding thieves. When Boyle makes movies about criminals, he rarely focuses on their crimes to look instead at their fallout -- these are what we might call "after-the-heist films." The heist, in a Boyle movie, is the easy part. It's living with yourself, and your accomplices that's hard.
When a criminal art auctioneer is injured and forgets where he stashed a valuable stolen painting, his partners bring in a hypnotherapist to extract the location.
The cast for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' seems to be growing by the hour. Not only is Bryan Singer coming back to direct his third 'X-Men' movie, but many characters from the original trilogy are returning to join the new crop from 'First Class'. But what about one of the fan favorites -- Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler)?
Yes, 'The Crow' reboot is still happening with director F. Javier Gutierrez at the helm, despite the fact that essentially all the big names being considered for the lead have failed to officially come aboard. Do you think this might change now that a new report has emerged stating that young Charles Xavier in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' James McAvoy, is circling the gig?
Before he was an Oscar winner, Danny Boyle was best known for quirky, semi-surreal movies with bite like ‘Shallow Grave’ and ‘Trainspotting.' He looks to be returning to that form a bit with ‘Trance,' a wild crime thriller due out this spring. The trailer for the film, which stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, has just burst online and you can watch it after the break.