Toronto Video Interview with '127 Hours' Director Danny Boyle
by Alex Billington
September 16, 2010
One of the most talked about films this fall is Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, his highly anticipated follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire that tells the true story of mountaineer Aron Ralston who got pinned under a boulder for five days. We first saw the film at the Telluride Film Festival (my review) and later met for an interview with Aron Ralston, but a few weeks after that, both Peter from SlashFilm and I were lucky enough to catch up with Oscar winning filmmaker Danny Boyle for an interview while he was in town at the Toronto Film Festival. We asked as many question as we could about 127 Hours, so make sure you watch the whole thing!
Watch our full video interview with 127 Hours director Danny Boyle:
As a recap for anyone who doesn't know, Ralston's right hand was smashed under a boulder while hiking in Utah in 2003, and after surviving pinned there for over five days, he had to amputate his own arm to escape (watch the trailer). Boyle is such an amazing guy and he's an absolute joy to talk to, I honestly consider it a true honor to speak with him any chance I get, and I'm glad we had the opportunity to talk with him about 127 Hours. My initial feelings on the film weren't as positive as they should've been after the first screening, but I'm excited to revisit it, especially after hearing everything Boyle had to say in this. Hope you enjoyed!
Fox Searchlight will be bringing Danny Boyle's 127 Hours to limited theaters starting this November 5th.