Danny Boyle is, of course, the award-winning director behind Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, The Beach, Sunshine, and Trainspotting, in case you were living under a rock somewhere.
The movie's based on the true story of Aron Ralston, who had his arm crushed under a boulder while hiking. The lead is played by James Franco.
Simon Beaufoy wrote the screenplay, which is said to contain a full hour without dialogue! Wow! Beaufoy last penned Slumdog Millionaire and is a frequent collaborator with Boyle.
Click the jump for the official synopsis and trailer:
127 HOURS is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of last year’s Best Picture, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.
I'm really excited for this one, Tonedog! What do you think?