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James Franco gets stuck between a rock and hard place in this trailer for 127 Hours

Aug. 24, 2010by: Niki Stephens

Well, my "need to see" factor just went up on this one.

I was already intrigued with 127 HOURS because of the true story of climber Aron Ralston. Then you throw in factors like Danny Boyle, James Franco, some jaw-dropping scenery, and then I'm instantly hooked.

There's also another reason I'm interested in this--the first hour supposedly contains no dialogue. Will Boyle and Franco be able to captivate an audience for that long? I guess we'll see.

If this trailer is any indication of how the movie is going to play out, then I will buy my ticket on opening day. Franco has the charisma to carry a movie like this. I also think that when it comes to the time of helplessness and desperation, he will be there keeping us holding on minute by minute. When I heard the sound of a broken limb, I cringed. Obviously it's safe to say that the trailer did something for me.

Does it do anything for you?

Official Synopsis:

"127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralstonís (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life."

Extra Tidbit: Lizzy Caplan should also show up in this movie at some point.
Source: JoBlo.com

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12:31PM on 08/26/2010
Great trailer. Franco and Boyle seems to be watching.

My guess is this movie will be like Larry Fitzgerald catching a ball in open field. Friggin touchdown.
Great trailer. Franco and Boyle seems to be watching.

My guess is this movie will be like Larry Fitzgerald catching a ball in open field. Friggin touchdown.
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9:42PM on 08/25/2010

Wow

The last few seconds actually gave me some chills. Me thinks this will be a WIN!
The last few seconds actually gave me some chills. Me thinks this will be a WIN!
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3:16PM on 08/25/2010
boyle has got me trainspotting and the beach he can do no wrong
boyle has got me trainspotting and the beach he can do no wrong
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8:51AM on 08/25/2010

Cannot wait

I have been looking forward to this since it was first announced. I can see Danny Boyle possibly bagging some more awards when this is released.
I have been looking forward to this since it was first announced. I can see Danny Boyle possibly bagging some more awards when this is released.
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7:52AM on 08/25/2010

THEY MIGHT HAVE A WINNER

However, for the real world, have your cell phone, and a group with you, etc!!
However, for the real world, have your cell phone, and a group with you, etc!!
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8:40AM on 08/25/2010
This movie is based on the real world. This actually happened to the guy being portrayed. Im sure he'd appreciate your monday morning quarterbacking.
This movie is based on the real world. This actually happened to the guy being portrayed. Im sure he'd appreciate your monday morning quarterbacking.
8:48AM on 08/25/2010
He did have a cell phone on him when this ACTUALLY happened. He had no signal. He used his phone to film goodbye message to his loved ones in case he didn't make it. Danny Boyle is supposed to be one of the only people to have seen them.
He did have a cell phone on him when this ACTUALLY happened. He had no signal. He used his phone to film goodbye message to his loved ones in case he didn't make it. Danny Boyle is supposed to be one of the only people to have seen them.
1:56PM on 08/25/2010
What a fucking twat.
What a fucking twat.
1:21AM on 08/25/2010
Sunshine fucking owns and 28 Days Later kicked all kinds of ass. Slumdog was a little too much for me and I still found it pretty interesting so of course I'm game for this.

Btw fuck the beginning of that trailer without sound.. i thought my speakers weren't working and almost blew my eardrums out.
Sunshine fucking owns and 28 Days Later kicked all kinds of ass. Slumdog was a little too much for me and I still found it pretty interesting so of course I'm game for this.

Btw fuck the beginning of that trailer without sound.. i thought my speakers weren't working and almost blew my eardrums out.
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1:41AM on 08/25/2010
i did the same thing haha
i did the same thing haha
11:15PM on 08/24/2010

Interesting Fact

James Franco was cast as Joseph Gordon Levitt's character in Inception, but had to drop out. Would have been interesting to see what Franco would have brought to the table.
James Franco was cast as Joseph Gordon Levitt's character in Inception, but had to drop out. Would have been interesting to see what Franco would have brought to the table.
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3:56AM on 08/25/2010
Really? I think Franco is really not given his due, but unfortunately, I'm glad it worked the way it did....
Really? I think Franco is really not given his due, but unfortunately, I'm glad it worked the way it did....
8:43AM on 08/25/2010
Joe Levitt is more than a quality actor also. Im happy to see him get some mainstream light.
Joe Levitt is more than a quality actor also. Im happy to see him get some mainstream light.
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11:01PM on 08/24/2010
Wow that does look interesting. James Franco is very underused in my opinion. Glad to see him leading a film again
Wow that does look interesting. James Franco is very underused in my opinion. Glad to see him leading a film again
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10:50PM on 08/24/2010
very nice. so far im hooked.
very nice. so far im hooked.
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10:45PM on 08/24/2010
Kate Mara looking good.
Kate Mara looking good.
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9:56PM on 08/25/2010
she always looks good.. i had forgotten about that episode of nip tuck she was in with her cheerleader outfit making nice with another cheerleader
she always looks good.. i had forgotten about that episode of nip tuck she was in with her cheerleader outfit making nice with another cheerleader
10:25PM on 08/24/2010

F**K YEAH!

Now thats how you make a movie trailer. If it says Danny Boyle on it, I'm there.
Now thats how you make a movie trailer. If it says Danny Boyle on it, I'm there.
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9:45PM on 08/24/2010
Seems interesting enough. I would watch it just for Lizzy Caplan.

Note: Danny Boyle directing this movie makes me think of all the hate for Fincher directing The Social Network.
Seems interesting enough. I would watch it just for Lizzy Caplan.

Note: Danny Boyle directing this movie makes me think of all the hate for Fincher directing The Social Network.
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9:41PM on 08/24/2010
painful! and hey, don't skip Slumdog, it is a gem in spite of the popularity.
painful! and hey, don't skip Slumdog, it is a gem in spite of the popularity.
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9:27PM on 08/24/2010

Looks great.

That was a perfect trailer. Didn't show too much but got our interest.
That was a perfect trailer. Didn't show too much but got our interest.
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9:25PM on 08/24/2010
just watched Sunshine last night again. forgot just how incredible it was! never saw Slumdog tho.. just never gained my interest.. but this looks verrrryyy interesting.
just watched Sunshine last night again. forgot just how incredible it was! never saw Slumdog tho.. just never gained my interest.. but this looks verrrryyy interesting.
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9:22PM on 08/24/2010
Cannot wait for this.
Cannot wait for this.
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9:18PM on 08/24/2010
Looks great. Danny Boyle is a very talentful director. I hope they release a second trailer.
Looks great. Danny Boyle is a very talentful director. I hope they release a second trailer.
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8:27PM on 08/24/2010
Looks great. I thought the trailer was verey good and pulled you in. I believe Franco and Boyle will make a great team and that both will be receiving nominations when all is said and done.
Looks great. I thought the trailer was verey good and pulled you in. I believe Franco and Boyle will make a great team and that both will be receiving nominations when all is said and done.
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8:18PM on 08/24/2010
Franco is easily one of my favorite actors and the same goes for Boyle as a director. And having read the book this flick is based on I'm stoked for this. Here's hoping it gets them (particularly Franco) to the Oscars.
Franco is easily one of my favorite actors and the same goes for Boyle as a director. And having read the book this flick is based on I'm stoked for this. Here's hoping it gets them (particularly Franco) to the Oscars.
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