Michael Fassbender Put Into A “Trance”

Michael Fassbender is in talks to join Danny Boyle’s thriller “Trance” says The Hollywood Reporter.

A remake of Joe Ahearne’s 2001 British telemovie, the story follows an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist with a gang of crooks. Afterwards, he suffers a blow to the head and wakes up with amnesia.

The problem is he’s the only one who knows where the painting’s location is. The gang begin to get suspicious and hire a female hypnotist to get into his brain. Fassbender would play the shady leader of the gang.

Shooting kicks off this September in London with Boyle taking a break after shooting to focus on directing the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics. He’ll then resume editing and post-production late next year for a release in March 2013.

Boyle says he will have a budget akin to his last two films – “Slumdog Millionaire” and “127 Hours”. Boyle and Producer Christian Colson are in talks with Fox Searchlight and Pathe to distribute.