In a story from Variety, Fox Searchlight and Danny Boyle are teaming up to make 127 Hours. The film tells the tale of mountaineer Aron Ralston.
Boyle will be directing this film which should go into production in late 2010. At present the director has written a treatment, and writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is in talks to write the script.
Part of Ralston's story is that his right forearm was pinned for nearly five days under a boulder while on a climb in Utah in May 2003. At this point he used a dull knife to amputate the limb, and then scaled a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out before running into a family that provided him with water and food. Eventually he was rescued by helicopter.
Currently, Boyle is trying to cast the part of Ralston.