Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hopeless trapped in a canyon without a soul to help you or hear your screams for miles? Probably not, but that was the bleak reality for real-life adventurer, Aron Ralston, who was forced to amputate his own arm in order to survive and escape. Danny Boyle’s (Slumdog Millionaire) latest film, 127 Hours, brings the mountain-climber’s harrowing tale to the screen with James Franco as the incredible lead (yes, he’s been up to more than crossdressing on magazine covers and camping it up on a soap opera).
The film, which also stars Kate Mara, Lizzy Kaplan, and Amber Tamblyn, has already garnered hugely positive reviews after screenings at both the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. The first teaser trailer gave us only a taste of Ralston’s struggle, focusing on the action leading up the point when he first becomes trapped. With less than a month left before the film’s November 5 release, the studio has released a full length tear-jerker of a trailer, showing the film’s true colors and drawing us into the unimaginable struggle at its center.