Following the first trailer for the Danny Boyle-directed 127 Hours, Fox Searchlight has released a second, more in-depth trailer, as well as a striking new poster for the film.
127 hours stars James Franco (Spider-Man franchise) as real-life adventurer Aron Ralston who [SPOILER!] got himself trapped under a rock for (you guessed it) 127 hours before he was forced to cut off his own arm with a knife in order to survive.
The first trailer made the film look like a fun adventure film before revealing Aron's dilemma right near the end. However, this second trailer clues us in on that disaster a lot quicker and spends a lot of time focused on the harrowing experience of Aron being trapped and his recording of that desperate situation on his video camera.
Check out the effective new trailer as well as the arresting new poster below:
You can watch the trailer in HD over at Apple.
Anyone who knows the tragic real-life story of Aron Ralston will go into 127 Hours knowing the inevitable outcome. However, I suspect the film will make it just as much (if not more) about the journey and experience Aron went through as it will be about the destination he arrived at.
It's great to see Franco take on more diverse roles than he's previously been known for, with recent examples being Pineapple Express (for which he was rightfully nominated for a Golden Globe) and the Oscar-nominated Milk. And, just like Ryan Reynolds in Buried, 127 Hours looks to be a vehicle in which Franco can really prove his acting ability in that it is (save for a few supporting characters) a one-man-show.
127 Hours is released in theaters on November 5th, 2010.