Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “28 Days Later”) is set to direct the biopic on mountaineer Aron Ralston entitled “127 Hours” for Fox Searchlight reports Variety.
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 and his ‘Slumdog’ cohorts, writer Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Colson, are in talks to serve in the same capacities here.
Filming kicks off early next year for a late Fall 2010 release.