Fox Searchlight has released the first full movie trailer for Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours (an initial teaser trailer was released in August). The film tells the story of Aron Ralston (played in the film by James Franco), the mountain climber who amputated his own arm to free himself after being trapped by a boulder for nearly five days. Danny Boyle is the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Dater, Sunshine, Millions, The Beach, A Life Less Ordinary, and Trainspotting. The screenplay is written by frequent Boyle collaborator and Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy. I screened the film at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, and it has become one of my favorite films of the year. You can read my review here, here is what I said:
127 Hours is a brilliant, gut-wrenching and moving cinematic experience. The film will have you in tears one moment, laughing the next, and will leave you on the edge of your seat, gripping the armrests and holding your breath. This is an uplifting story of perseverance with a stronger character arc than the best fictional films released this year. This is not just a story of man vs. nature or survival. Ralston has said that he “did not lose his hand” but instead “gained his life back.” Most importantly, this is THAT story.
Also, check out my video interviews with director Danny Boyle and the real life Aron Ralston. The first trailer ended with him getting caught underneath a boulder, something that happens very early on in the story. This trailer shows you what this film is truly about. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Here is the official plot synopsis:
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.
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