Danny Boyle will be directing the opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time to shoot another movie. It’s just something that can be squeezed in, like a trip to the grocery store or picking up stamps. Deadline reports that Boyle will shoot Trance, which is about “an art heist gone wrong” and has the same “dark, sexy, hard-edged tone” of Boyle’s early films Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. Boyle plans to shoot the film this September in London, but once he’s finished, he’s going to put Trance on the shelf. Then he’ll switch gears, turn his attention to the Olympics, and then in August 2012, he’ll pick the film up again with an eye towards releasing it in March 2013.
Producing partner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire) is on board and the duo are in talks with Pathe and Fox Searchlights for funding and distribution. The feature is budgeted in the mid-teens, which has worked out well for Boyle on his last two films. Slumdog Millionaire cost $15 million and grossed $377 million worldwide while 127 Hours cost $18 million and raked in a modest but still profitable $57 million worldwide.