127 hours in the latest film from Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach, Slumdog Millionaire) & has been scripted and produced by the same team that Boyle worked with on Slumdog. It stars the excellent James Franco (Freaks & Geeks, Pineapple Express) as mountain climber Aron Ralston, who was forced to amputate his arm, scale a 65ft wall and hike over 8 miles to free himself from being trapped by a boulder for nearly five days, the footage is shot in the picturesque canyons near Moab, Utah; where the real life incident took place.
Rumoured to have over an hour with no dialogue and be very true to the real life events that Ralston suffered through; it looks to be a heavy and quite raw Man vs Nature tale. Boyle’s work often polarises my opinion of him though, his efforts range from the excellent ’28 Days Later’, Trainspotting to the overatted ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ or ‘A Life Less Ordinary’. And althought I like the sound of the treatment, James Franco’s involvement and the subject matter; the trailer itself (below) worries me, as it seems to convey a very different tone to what I expected.
But we will have to wait and see, 127 Hours will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 12 September 2010 and The film has been selected to close the 2010 London Film Festival on 28 October. but doesn’t launch on general release in the US until November 5th and will hit our shores in January.