Danny Boyle’s follow up to Slumdog Millionaire is a decidedly darker kettle of fish. Based on the true story of possibly one of the toughest men on the planet, 127 Hours tells the the tale of Aron Ralston, a hiker and mountain climber in Utah who was crushed and trapped by a boulder while out climbing.
Stuck there for the titular amount of time and realising that he must either do something or die, Aron comes to a stark decision – to cut his arm off with his pocket knife.
James Franco will star as Ralston in what’s sure to be one of the most gripping films of the year. It’s out in the US on November 5th with a likely end of year release date for the UK. It’ll be closing the London Film Festival this year, so we’ll keep you appraised a little bit earlier in October.