News Round-Up: Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Trailer, Christopher Nolan, ‘Catching Fire’, ‘Y: The Last Man’


The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance was released this morning. Starring “James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson and McAvoy plays Simon, an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia.”

It looks to include all of the Boyle cinematic trademarks (close-ups, tight focus, bright colors) and just looks like it’s going to be great.

Christopher Nolan:

The director’s follow-up to The Dark Knight Rises will reportedly be Interstellar, a Jonathan Nolan scripted sci-fi story about time travel through wormholes. Based off a theory from a Caltech professor, the story was originally going to be directed by Steven Spielberg but never saw light. The basic story is that scientists will travel to another dimension through a wormhole. Little else is known, but given the Nolan brother’s past collaborations, odds are high for Inception-like space action.

Catching Fire:

The sequel to the widely successful The Hunger Games has been filming, but production has been kept under tight wraps. But this week, Entertainment Weekly will be featuring a look at the film. The cover includes the first official image of fan favorite character Finnick played by Sam Claflin.

In other Catching Fire news, a few characters were confirmed not to make the page to screen translation. SPOILERS BELOW.


District 8ers Bonnie and Twill, who Katniss meets in the woods and reveal the existence of District 13, will not make an appearance. Additionally, Dale, the District 12 peacekeeper who plays a small role will also not see the screen. The revelations of District 13 are understandably being kept secret, but will likely be reworked with hints in the film.

Y: The Last Man:

Y: The Last Man, the Vertigo comic co-created by Brian K. Vaughan, is steps closer to the big screen. New Line has hired Dan Trachtenberg, the internet sensation who directed a short-film about Portal. More recently Trachtenberg has been hard at work doing commercials, and will direct the film with a script from Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (episodes of Jericho, Warehouse 13).

Here is the very awesome Portal film that Trachtenberg directed:

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