The first trailer has arrived online for Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, his follow-up to the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire. The movie stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, an adventurous mountain climber who became trapped by a boulder while on a canyoneering trip in Moab, Utah… alone. This the true story of what he had to do to survive.
The trailer is an interesting one that manages to get around the fact that a large majority of the movie is completely devoid of dialogue. It is flashy and energetic and plays up Danny Boyle’s accomplishments without spoiling really anything that happens. It does, however, seem a bit misleading in the sense that it makes a potentially harrowing survival story look “fun”… but I guess that’s what marketing is all about. Will this be another TIFF success story for Danny Boyle and Fox Searchlight? 127 Hours hits select theatres on November 5th; check out the trailer after the jump.