Fox Searchlight just released the first trailer for Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. I like Danny Boyle, so it’s exciting to see him move onto something that hopefully doesn’t alternate between massive plot holes and lame clichés, but it does come from the same screenwriter as Slumdog Millionaire, so we’ll see.
Anyway, it stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, the guy who spent five days under a crushed boulder and had to amputate his own arm with a pocket knife. Reportedly, there’s no dialog for a good hour of the film, but in the trailer, we mostly see Ralston before he gets stuck under the boulder. They paint him as a real cocky dude whose life is all sex, drugs, and camelbaks, like he thinks he’s the Lebron James of backpacking. Hmm, I wonder if being stuck under a boulder for five days will take him down a peg and make him realize the things that really matter (probably some chick he met when he was 8). Hey, those Chilean miners who’ll be trapped underground for the next four months called, they said this guy’s a bitch. No sunlight or chicks for four months? Might as well start blogging.
[also available in HD at Apple]