Danny Boyles Trance gets a US poster

Trance , the mind-bending new thriller from Danny Boyle, has released a new US poster.

Featuring star James McAvoy’s angry-face, hidden under a layer of distortion that looks something like a VHS-pause gone wrong, it’s enough to give you a migraine. Which was probably the desired effect, as the exclusive UK one-sheet we got our hands on was similarly trippy.

Trance stars McAvoy as an art-auctioneer who makes off with an extremely valuable painting, only to forget where he’s hidden it. Rosario Dawson’s hypnotherapist steps in to raid his brain for clues when his criminal accomplices get antsy for their loot.

Frankly, anything Boyle did after confirming his National Treasure™ status with the 2012 Olympics’ opening ceremony would warrant your full attention, and the brain-busting premise and appealing cast are just very welcome bonuses.

Check out the new poster in full below:

[ Click on the poster to see it in hi-res ]

Trance opens in the UK on 27 March 2013, and will have a limited release in the US from 5 April 2013.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.