Fox Searchlight has unveiled a brand new poster for 127 Hours, Danny Boyle’s new movie based on the true-story of mountain climber Aron Ralston.

The film, which stars James Franco in the lead role, follows 5 days in the life of Ralston, as he lies trapped under a fallen boulder in an isolated canyon in Utah. Ralston reflects on life as he struggles to free himself and wonders if the 2 hitch-hikers he had just met will be the last faces he ever sees.

A strong emotional core tied to sublime visuals could see Boyle pick up a second Oscar for Best Picture following the triumphant Slumdog Millionaire. Franco too looks to have outgrown that brooding but boring tendency that marred his portrayal of Harry Osborne in the Spider-Man trilogy.

The movie will be released in Ireland January 7th, 2011.

Synopsis:

127 Hours is the new film from Danny Boyle, the Academy Award winning director of last year’s Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire. 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (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.

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