Danny Boyle Tackles Mountaineer Survival Story in 127 Hours
It’s official. Danny Boyle has signed on to direct the harrowing story of Aron Ralston, a mountaineer who was trapped under a boulder on a Utah mountain for five days in 2003. He survived by amputating his arm with a dull camping knife and climbing down to safety.
Certainly, the subject matter is appropriate for the director known for dark, disturbing fare—28 Days Later, Trainspotting, even Slumdog Millionaire had its dreary moments).
Boyle plans to reunite with some of his Slumdog team for the new venture. Christian Colson will produce and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script. 127 Hours will be made by Fox Searchlight, and U.K.’s The Guardian reports that the film will begin shooting early 2010 and released later in the year.
Although rumors are flying that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star as Aron Ralston, these reports have yet to be confirmed.
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