Danny Boyle Announces New Film: 127 Hours

November 5, 2009 by  
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Danny_Boyle-1From a traumatic tale of poverty in Slumdog Millionaire, Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle is now taking on the shocking story of a DIY amputee mountain climber in 127 Hours.

Harrowing films seem to be his thing.

Aron Ralston was climbing in 2003 when a boulder when a boulder dislodged, crushing his right forearm and pinning it against the canyon wall. He eventually ran out of water and survived for five days on his own urine. After cutting off his already-dead arm, Ralston rappelled down a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out of the canyon in the hot midday sun. That is good stuff.

Boyle has already written a treatment for the film. His Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script, whilst Slumdog producer Christian Colson is set to produce 127 Hours. It’s beginning to look like a Slumdog reunion.

The film will go into production next year, and Fox Searchlight will be targeting a late 2010 release. The film will be Boyle’s fifth collaboration with Fox Searchlight, following Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine, 28 Days Later and Millions.

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