Based on the true story of UT mountaineer Aron Ralston
The film that tells the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston. After his right forearm got pinned for nearly five days under a boulder during a climb in Utah in May, 2003, Ralston used a dull knife to amputate the limb. He then scaled a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out before running into a family that gave him water and food. He was finally rescued by helicopter.
Boyle will direct the film, with production to begin next year for a late 2010 release. The pic will be financed and distributed by Searchlight in partnership with Pathe.
Boyle has written a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script with Christian Colson set to produce.