James Franco stars in ’127 Hours,’ the true story of self-amputating climber Aron Ralston

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 26, 2010 8:54 am

Outdoor enthusiasts no doubt remember the amazing story of Aron Ralston – the mountain climber  and backcountry skier who famously self-amputated his arm using just a pen knife to free himself from a boulder that had left him for dead in Utah.

Even after losing his arm, Ralston continued with previous plans to become the first person to solo climb all of Colorado’s 14ers in the winter, a project he completed 2005. Ralston also solo-climbed Denali and skied from its 20,320 summit.

However, what most people don’t know is that like many other heroic tales, the movie rights were gobbled up for a Hollywood adaptation starring James Franco.

Filmed near mountain bike mecca, Moab, the first trailer has just been released for the upcoming project entitled, “127 Hours,” directed by Oscar-winning helmer Danny Boyle of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame.



“127 Hours” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. U.S. audiences will have to wait until November 5, 2010 for its stateside release.