Danny Boyle's latest film "Trance," which opens in limited release on April 5, tells the story of three characters, one that wouldn't be so complicated if it wasn't for the painting heist, hypnosis, and amnesia.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the film, Boyle and his cast talk a bit about the confusing nature of the film and how the audience will still be able to relate even when they don't know what's going on.
"The problem for all of the characters in this film is this idea of perception and reality," Boyle says. "Who's to say what is real, really?"
James McAvoy, who plays the man at the center of the psychedelic crime drama, explains that making a performance relatable is key to keeping the audience connected. "One of the things about this film is that the performances have to be really nailed down because when the audience, when they're meant to be in a position that they really don't know what's happening, they can still latch onto the performances," he says.
"Trance" opens in limited release on April 5.
Exciting news coming out of SXSW this past weekend — but it's not about a movie we'll see any time soon. It looks like a sequel to Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" may finally happen in 2016, just in time for the film's 20th anniversary.
Boyle has been talking about a possible sequel, based on author Irvine Welsh's own "Trainspotting" follow-up, "Porno," for years. But in Austin, where the director premiered new footage from his upcoming thriller "Trance," he said that his frequent collaborator John Hodge is currently working on a screenplay.
For his follow-up to "127 Hours," Danny Boyle is returning to his roots with a brand new off-kilter crime drama, except this time his Ewan McGregor is actually James McAvoy. (Which actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it.)
"Trance" tells the story of an art auctioneer (McAvoy) who plans on stealing one of the expensive items on the block with the help of some dangerous men. When the theft goes wrong and McAvoy's character ends up with a bump on the head, a hypnotist attempts to extract the location of the hidden painting.
Double O agent James Bond is not simply another member of her majesty's secret service. He's also a talented ad man.
Two different news items today profiled the more promotional side of 007.
First it was announced that Daniel Craig would participate in an upcoming short film as Bond to help open the 2012 Summer Olympics Games in London. Danny Boyle, the games' creative director, will helm the short, which takes place inside Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth herself had to grant special permission to allow filming inside her royal residence.
Button up your overcoats, because winter is coming back already.
Though the first season of "Game of Thrones" just ended, casting on season two has already begun. Entertainment Weekly has the news that "Tudors" actress Natalie Dormer has landed the significant role of Margaery Tyrell in the show's second seasons. Though she initially has a smaller role in the books, Margaery becomes a crucial character in "Storm of Swords" and "Feast For Crows," presumably the basis for seasons three and four.
In the casting news after the jump, find out who replaced Michael Fassbender in Danny Boyle's "Trance," which "Thor" star has been cast as the lead in "Pacific Rim," and what two exciting films Ryan Gosling has lined up.
I know this is borrowing from a different comic book universe entirely, but… oh my stars and garters!
A new trailer for "Green Lantern" has braved brightest day and blackest night to be here today, and our pals over at Splash Page have the rundown on this latest glimpse at the Ryan Reynolds-starring DC Comics adaptation. Check out their expert analysis, but the short version: this looks awesome.
There's more movie news floating around Space Sector 28-14 today, including Will Ferrell's latest presidential address and a new project for Danny Boyle. Check all that out and more after the jump!
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy are a powerhouse pair. Their first Oscar-winning film, "Slumdog Millionaire," told the Cinderella story of a poor Indian boy who went through hell to be with the woman he loved, while their most recent Oscar-nominated effort, "127 Hours," told the thrilling story of the lengths we'll go to in order to stay alive. So it only makes sense that their third potential film together would be about... werewolves?
BBC America caught up with Beaufoy about his upcoming adaptation of Tony Barlow's comic horror novel "Sharp Teeth" and he explained that if he writes the screenplay well enough, Boyle will direct it. The film will follow the gang wars in Los Angeles except with a twist: these gangs can shape-shift at will into a pack of dogs.
"It's a police procedural mixed with a werewolf film," Beaufoy explained. "If you get it wrong, it's a disaster. If you get it right, it will be extraordinary."
Beaufoy's take on the werewolf genre sounds different than everything we've seen in recent years, but that doesn't mean Hollywood hasn't been inundated with a deluge of werewolf-related films. From "The Wolfman" to "True Blood," werewolves have been repopularized in recent years, and there are just more films to look forward to in the future.
It's not the least bit shocking that awards-season front runners like "The Social Network," "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" cleaned up when the 68th annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. But "The Tourist"? We love Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp as much as the next person, but apparently not nearly as much as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which doles out the Globes. Despite ice-cold reviews and a lukewarm box-office reception, "The Tourist" walked away from today's nominations with three nods, including one for Best Picture. And that was just one of the big surprises. Mark Wahlberg's boxing drama "The Fighter" weighed in with an impressive six noms, while Depp was nominated twice in the same category.
As usual, there were a fair amount of prominent snubs as well. Not a single nod for "True Grit"? Seriously? And are "The Tourist" and "Burlesque" and the rest of Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy race really more worthy of a nomination in that category than "Toy Story 3"? Check out our picks for the biggest snubs and surprises of this year's Golden Globes nominations. Read More...
James Franco didn't really get his arm crushed under a boulder while filming "127 Hours" with "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle... but at some points during production, it sure felt like he had.
Based on the real-life story of mountain climber Aron Ralston, who got pinned beneath a fallen rock in Utah and had to amputate his own arm with a pen knife to survive (we kid not), "127 Hours" pushed Franco to his physical limits on a daily basis... sometimes to the point where the actor himself couldn't tell whether he was acting or simply experiencing.
"You could write [in a screenplay] that he tries to tie the pulley and then he gets frustrated, you can do that moment, but actually trying to do [that while] being trapped, and doing it with my left hand, and doing that for like 15 minutes, I remember yelling out [the F-word] a couple of times," Franco told MTV News. "That was like the character and me blurring at that moment."
MTV's Fall Preview week of exclusives continues today with a look at the hottest upcoming movies of the next four months. We know what you should see and why you should see it, and we've got it all right here. Keep it locked to MTV News and MTV Movies Blog for continued updates throughout the week!
What's It Called: "127 Hours"
What It's About: The true story of Aron Ralston, who was hiking in Utah when a falling boulder pinned his arm down, trapping him. After surviving there for nearly a week, Ralston amputated his own arm and pulled off an impossible climb/hike for a man in his state before being rescued.
Who's In It: James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn. Directed by Danny Boyle.
Why You Should Care: It's pretty simple, really: YOU GET TO SEE JAMES FRANCO AMPUTATE HIS OWN ARM.
When You Can See It: November 5