Trailer for Danny Boyle's mountain rescue drama, 127 Hours


25th August 2010

It's like 88 Minutes, but waaay longer.

The trailer for 127 Hours, Danny Boyle's follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, has been released online: check it out south of these very words. I'll wait.

Looks pretty awesome, huh? For the uninitiated, 127 Hours is based on the true story of mountain climber (and, if the movie is to be believed, free spirit and semi-irritant extreme sports enthusiast) Aron Ralston, who got his arm trapped under a rock smack bang in the middle of Fucking Nowhere and managed to escape by - spoiler alert - cutting his own goddamn arm off.

Oh yeah, then he rappelled down a 65ft ravine. In the middle of the desert. The word 'badass' was invented for this guy. Also, the word 'armless'.

James Franco stars in Boyle's movie adaptation of Ralston's book, which has the far funnier title of Between A Rock And A Hard Place. It's the kind of pun that works so well, he may well have orchestrated the entire accident just to find an awesome name for an autobiography.

I'm not surprised Franco was hired. According to his Wikipedia entry, he's some sort of information-absorbing superman, who's soaking up all of the planet's knowledge before he inevitably destroys it. If James Franco got trapped down a ravine under a boulder, he'd simple reason with the boulder and get it to move, then learn to fly and escape.

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