Danny Boyle will direct 127 Hours for Fox Searchlight. The film tells the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston.
Ralston’s right forearm got pinned for nearly five days under a boulder during a climb in Utah in May 2003. He used a dull knife to amputate the limb, then scaled a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out before running into a family that gave him water and food.
Boyle has written a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script, and Christian Colson will produce. It would be a reunion of the team behind eight-time Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire.
Filming will begin next year for a late 2010 release.