So get this, Apple has debuted the first official trailer for Danny Boyle’s much anticipated follow-up to his Academy Award winning Slumdog Millionaire. It’s the film 127 Hours and it recounts the perilous situation involving real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston. Boyle, a fixture with studio 20th Century Fox for a number of years, sees many of his films referenced, before getting down to business. While it may appear to be a movie about a guy (James Franco) lending his hiking guide services to two babes (Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn), it’s just a case of misdirection before setting up the predicament that will take Franco 127 hours to solve.
You can also watch the official trailer for 127 Hours in High Definition on Apple
Danny Boyle has taken us to India (Slumdog Millionaire), to space (Sunshine) and has shown us the inside of a toilet bowl (Trainspotting). 127 Hours, like this fall’s Buried, looks to be a film that will live and die, so to speak, on a single performance. When discussing the film, Boyle has said that he wants the film “to be a challenge [to audiences]… to see if you can watch it.” Besides Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn, the cast list includes Clémence Poésy and Lizzy Caplan, who previously worked with Franco on the short-lived series Freaks & Geeks. Also worth noting is that Boyle is using two cinematographers, Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak, for the production. How exactly each one will be utilized will probably depend on the situation, but I for one am intrigued. Fox Searchlight has scheduled 127 Hours for limited release beginning November 5th.
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