While we've already seen the teaser trailer for Danny Boyle's harrowing one-man-show, "127 Hours" starring James Franco and basically no one else aside from a few brief cameos, now the full-blown trailer has arrived. And we must say, having seen the film at TIFF earlier this fall, we're much more on board with this new version. The new poster isn't perfect either, but our bet is you'll see several along the way while Fox Searchlight tries to nail the right tone.
It's basically a good problem to have. "127 Hours" was basically the film of the Toronto International Film Festival despite the fact that "The King's Speech" won the audience award. Karina Longworth called the film, somewhat pejoratively, a "determinist tract styled like an energy-drink commercial," and while that's stylistically on the mark, it also forgets its harrowing intensity and life-affirming (sans fromage) tone. Our review from TIFF said, "Deeply humane, rawly felt and astonishingly executed "127 Hours" is one of the best films of year," and that's undeniably spot on. "127 Hours," much like "The Social Network" probably, will be all over the Academy Awards with several nominees. Best Picture, Actor and director are sure-fire nominee bets.
Here's the official synopsis:
127 HOURS is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of last year's Best Picture, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. 127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.Watch the HD version over at Apple. BTW, the song used in the second half of the trailer is Band Of Horses' "Funeral," and it's well used. But we'll tell you right now, the movie music moment of the year in 2010? It's already been decided. It's Sigur Ros' "Festival," used in the picture's uplifting conclusion, and we can't wait to see the film again just to witness that glorious moment once more. The film hits theaters November 5 in limited release and will expand after that shortly.