Boyle and Searchlight Reteam for 127 Hours


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.