Merely days after the surprise announcement of Danny Boyle‘s next directorial effort “Trance,” comes word that Irish-German thespian Michael Fassbender is now in talks to star. While details were scarce initially the picture has now been revealed as the remake of a 2003 British telemovie of the same name written and directed by Joe Ahearne.
The “edgy art-heist thriller” will follow the story of an assistant at an auction house who masterminds a heist and teams up with a gang of thieves only to suffer a blow to the head and wake up with amnesia. As the only person who knew the location of the stolen painting, the assistant is then subjected to analysis from a hypnotist as the gang begin to suspect duplicity. Fassbender is eyeing the role of the shady gang leader who partners with the assistant.
No word yet on who’ll be penning the script for Boyle (rumor has it Ahearne will be returning) but the project is apparently in the vein of the helmer’s earlier works in “Shallow Grave” and “Trainspotting”—both those films were scripted by John Hodge with the latter earning an Oscar nod for writing. Boyle and producing partner Christian Colson also look set to reunite with Fox Searchlight and Pathe for distribution.
-Joey's Two Cents: Fassbender is always a good choice in my book...thoughts?