Aron Ralston went to the extremes to save his own life.
Have you ever had an obstacle that you really feel you couldn’t possibly do? In your mind you know you can, but in reality it’s something that couldn’t remotely happen.
Aron Ralston will never say such a thing.
Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is in charge of making sure that Ralston’s miraculous tale is told properly with the help of James Franco. Franco will star as Ralston in a story of pure perseverance and the will to live no matter what the costs.
Ralston was out hiking alone in Utah when a boulder crashed down on him pinning his right arm to the ground trapping him. The hiker, not sure what to do, knew that no help would come. Time went on and he valued life so much that he went to extreme measures in order to survive.
I don’t know about you, but there is no possible way I could go to the lengths that Ralston did. If you’re not sure exactly what he did, then please just look at the picture above. The two images (posted by EW) below are of Franco and Boyle on the set of 127 Hours.
127 Hours is due for release on November 5, 2010.
Official synopsis: 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (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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