The heist thriller, which stars Rosario Dawson and James McAvoy, centres on an art auctioneer drawn into a theft at his gallery.
[Rosario Dawson as Elizabeth in Danny Boyle's 'Trance']
After a blow to the head, McAvoy's character Simon suffers a bout of amnesia and forgets where the priceless painting - Goya's Witches in the Air - is stored.
Dawson's hypnotherapist Elizabeth is then hired by the gang leader (played by Vincent Cassel) in a bid to locate the artwork.
Boyle told USA Today of the project: "I wanted to do an updated noir, give it a contemporary spin in terms of emotion.
"Noir is usually cold. I wanted it to be more emotionally charged. It's the first time I put a woman at the heart of a movie."
[Left: James McAvoy as Simon; Right: Vincent Cassel's Franck leads the gang of art thieves]
Trance sees Boyle reunited with his Trainspotting and Shallow Grave screenwriter John Hodge. It will also be the Oscar-winning director's first film set in London since 28 Days Later.
Boyle helmed the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony this summer and recently worked on a stage adaptation of Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller and Naomie Harris.
Trance is due for release in the UK on March 27, 2013.
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