The director of Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and Slumdog Millionaire has a new film coming out in the fall starring James Franco, 127 Hours. It’s based on the experience of Aron Ralston, the guy who had to amputate his own arm after becoming trapped under a boulder in Utah.
Given Boyle’s record of painful drama, I don’t expect the light-hearted tone of the trailer to infringe on the internal struggle Boyle will showcase as we hang out with Franco as his arm disintegrates. I just want it to be better than Slumdog, which was quite clean and easily forgettable – in contrast to his better works, 28 Days Later and Sunshine.
Also, I like that the trailer doesn’t give away the entire movie. There’s been too much information available online about most films as of late, so I appreciate a trailer that sets up the film without revealing it all.
127 Hours looks good, and I know Danny Boyle can literally direct anything, but a story about a guy being trapped under a rock for more than 5 days, is kind of a stretch. Yet, Franco is a great actor, and can probably sell it.