Danny Boyle's 127 Hours Trailer Leaves James Franco In A Hole

The trailer for director Danny Boyle’s follow up to Slumdog Millionaire has arrived. It’s a movie called 127 Hours and if there’s a way to do the exact opposite of a movie about the life of an Indian kid wrapped around his attempt to win a contest, then this is probably it.

It stars James Franco in the true life story of mountain climber Aron Ralston. Aron goes into the desert, gets trapped in a crevasse, and spends five days alone examining his life and trying to extricate himself. But you’ll only see the barest hint of that in the trailer.

Watch the first trailer for 127 Hours below or in HD on Apple.

What you saw in the trailer was everything leading up to Aron’s accident. It’s a brilliant teaser, the sun blasts out of the screen as Aron flies through the desert and flirts with pretty girls, and everything seems beautiful until… well until the plot happens. It’s somewhere around then that the teaser starts promising this will be a journey “beyond imagination”. That may well be but it’s a strange promise given the context of the trailer which, at best, sets itself ups as a thriller about a guy trapped in a hole. That’s hardly beyond imagination. Still, it’s just one, strangely chosen tagline amidst one of the most effective teasers we’ve seen in awhile.

Josh Tyler