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With the film eligibility dates covering portions of two years, the 2009 European Film Awards finds itself in an awkward mode of having a clear favorites from circa 2008 (Slumdog Millionaire, Let the Right One In) go up against cream of the crop from Cannes 2009 (A Prophet, The White Ribbon and Fish Tank). - With the film eligibility dates covering portions of two years, the 2009 European Film Awards finds itself in an awkward mode of having a clear favorites from circa 2008 (Slumdog Millionaire, Let the Right One In) go up against cream of the crop from Cannes 2009 (A Prophet, The White Ribbon and Fish Tank). Jacques Audiard's A Prophet leads all nominations with a total of six with Best European Film, Director, Screenwriter, Actor (Tahar Rahim), Cinematography and Sound Design. Slumdog comes in 2nd place with five nominations while the Palme d'or winning The White Ribbon and Broken Embraces are tied with 4 each. »
- Ioncinema.com Staff
If you're into dull knifes and further endurance tests, then you might want to seek out Danny Boyle's next project which comes with the title/amount of time mountaineer Aron Ralston's right forearm was pinned under a boulder. - Not sure about you cinephiles out there, but I feel as if Kevin MacDonald's Touching the Void said everything that had to be said on why ice/rock climbing isn't all it's cracked up to be. But if you're into dull knifes and further endurance tests, then you might want to seek out Danny Boyle's next project which comes with the title/amount of time mountaineer Aron Ralston's right forearm was pinned under a boulder. 127 Hours will begin production shortly for a late 2010 release by Fox Searchlight who is financing the project with Pathe. Simon Beaufoy should take over from the treatment written by Boyle. »
- Ioncinema.com Staff
The hardware for the 2009 European Film Awards has been handed out and Michael Haneke is the clear winner, with his latest - The White Ribbon - taking film, director and screenwriter nods. Here's the complete list of winners:
The 22nd European Film Awards
European Film 2009
Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon), Germany/Austria/France/Italy
written and directed by Michael Haneke
European Director 2009
European Actor 2009
European Actress 2009
European Screenwriter 2009
Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer Award 2009
European Film Academy Prix D'Excellence 2009
the Sound Design, Un ProphEte (A Prophet »
Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy Leap Year, starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode and Adam Scott. Written by Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy and directed by Shopgirl's Anand Tucker, the film tells the story of a girl who is more than desperate to get hitched. When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself. But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to »
- Neil Miller
8 November 2009 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Cologne, Germany – Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet," Danny Boyle's Oscar champ "Slumdog Millionaire" and Palme d'Or winner "The White Ribbon" from Austrian director Michael Haneke are the front-runners in a crowded field at this year's European Film Awards.
Audiard's hard-hitting French prison tale, Haneke's austere black-and-white period piece and Boyle's Mumbai-based story of rags-to-riches all picked up nominations in the European film, European director, European screenwriter and European cinematographer categories.
Also in the running for best European film 2009 are Stephen Daldry's Oscar winner "The Reader," Scottish director Andrea Arnold's kitchen sink drama "Fish Tank" and Tomas Alfredson's Swedish vampire film "Let the Right One In."
- By Scott Roxborough
A couple days ago it was reported that Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) had found his next film project, 127 Hours, a story of Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who amputated his own arm to free himself after being trapped by a boulder for nearly five days. Indiewire had a chance to talk to the filmmaker at the Bafra Brittania Awards, and Boyle confirmed that Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy has not yet started the screenplay, which will be based on Boyle's treatment. But the big news tidbit to come out of the conversation is how he plans to shoot the film. Boyle intends to film the first hour of the movie with no dialogue. In the true life story, Ralston was completely alone, stuck in the canyon. And Boyle will not be introducing any volleyball tricks a la Tom Hanks in Castaway. The film will have »
- Peter Sciretta
2008 was quite a year for Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, and as he has been winding down from the roller coaster ride that was Slumdog Millionaire, he has also taken some time to carefully choose his next project. He had been attached to possibly direct a handful of projects including Johannesburg (a movie about South Africa based on the novel Ponte City by Norman Ohler), and Solomon Grundy (which has since been shelved due to its similarity to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). There had also been rumours  about him possibly returning to direct another sequel to 28 Days Later. This week, Variety  has confirmed that his next movie will be none of these. Instead, Boyle will helm a project called 127 Hours, about a mountain climber named Aron Ralston. Ralston had a pretty harrowing experience during a climb in Utah in May, 2003, when his right arm was accidentally pinned under a boulder. »
Fox Searchlight and Danny Boyle have announced that their next collaboration will be "127 Hours," a film that tells the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston.Boyle will direct the film, with production to begin next year for a late 2010 release. The film will be financed and distributed by Searchlight in partnership with Pathe.According to Variety, Boyle has written a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script, and Christian Colson will produce. That would mean a reunion of the creative/financial team behind "Slumdog Millionaire," which won eight Oscars.In May 2003 during a mountain climb in Utah, Ralston's right forearm was trapped for nearly five days under a boulder. He used a dull knife to amputate the limb, »
- Adnan Tezer
Their upcoming collaboration is called "127 Hours" about the real-life tale of mountaineer Aron Ralston. You may remember the name, he's the man who nearly died pinned under a boulder during a climb in Utah in May of 2003.
For five days, Ralston's right forearm was under that boulder, so he used a dull knife to amputate himself. Take a look at this video for more of Ralston's story, and then continue reading to find out who's being rumored to play him:
Boyle is set to direct the movie. Production begins early next year for a late 2010 release, just in time for the Oscar season.
The director has written a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is negotiating to write the script. "127 Hours" will be Boyle's fifth time around with Fox Searchlight. The director »
Fresh from his Oscar grabbing success story that was the sublime Slumdog Millionaire, Variety are reporting that Danny Boyle is collaborating with scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy once again to tell the story of Aron Ralston for his next film, titled 127 Hours.
The true story is as far removed from the riotous, colourful multitudes of Mumbai as can be, and the change of direction can be seen as a deliberate choice by Boyle, who re-teams with Fox Searchlight, his partners on Slumdog.
Aron Ralston spent nearly five days with his arm trapped under a boulder following an accident during a climb in Utah in mid 2003. Seeing no other way Ralston amputated his arm with a knife and then made the harrowing journey back to civilization and rescue.
It is a truly amazing story and whoever Boyle recruits to play Ralston he will need to have an enormous presence as he will be »
- Jon Lyus
After a year of speculation (Will it be James Bond? Will it be Maximum City? Trainspotting 2?), Danny Boyle has finally settled on his next project. Variety reports that it will be 127 Hours, the tale of mountain climber Aron Ralston. Boyle has been loosely attached to the project since June when the La Times reported that Boyle and Fox Searchlight had signed a long term, best friends forever deal. Boyle has already penned a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script.
In this age of flashmob media stories, you might have forgotten the tale of Ralston. Like your humble authoress and Balloon Boy, Ralston hails from Colorado. He became famous for a Utah climbing accident in 2003, when an 800 lb boulder shifted and crushed his hand. Ralston was forced to choose between life and limb, and in a stomach-turning story heard around the world, he amputated his own hand with a pocketknife. »
- Elisabeth Rappe
Some smart people on the Internet had deduced this a few weeks ago, but now it's official-- Danny Boyle's next project will be 127 Hours, a movie about Aron Ralston, a rock climber who cut off his own arm in the Utah wilderness after it was pinned underneath a boulder. And you thought the kid jumping into the poop in Slumdog Millionaire was bad! Despite rumors that Ryan Gosling would play the lead role of the fearless climber, Variety reports that they're still in the casting process, for a role that probably every actor south of 35 is dying to play. For extra good luck Boyle is reuniting with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Colson, less than a year after all three won Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire. Fox Searchlight, of course, will also distribute. It seems like a smart move for Boyle, who's never made a movie exactly like the »
Director Danny Boyle is going to have to trade that Oscar in for a pickax, and, if I had any skills in Photoshop, whatsoever, I would’ve replaced it myself. Variety is reporting that the now Academy Award winning director has officially signed on to direct 127 Hours for Fox Searchlight. With Simon Beaufoy on hand to script and Christian Colson producing, this means a return of the creative team behind Slumdog Millionaire.
The film will tell the harrowing story of mountaineer Aron Ralston, who, in 2003, got his right forearm pinned under a boulder. He spent five days trapped while slowly amputating his arm with a dull knife. After freeing himself, he climbed a 65-foot wall and was later rescued by helicopters.
I remember hearing about this story, and, if Boyle and crew are to pull it off with any success, they are going to need an actor who can foot the bill. »
Danny Boyle will direct 127 Hours for Fox Searchlight. The film tells the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston. 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 has written a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script, and Christian Colson will produce. It would be a reunion of the team behind eight-time Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire . Filming will begin next year for a late 2010 release. »
Fox Searchlight and Danny Boyle have confirmed plans on their next collaboration called "127 Hours," a film that tells the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston. Boyle, Academy Award-winning helmer of the ever-impressive "Slumdog Millionaire," will direct the film. Production is slated to start next year with a late 2010 release. Fox Searchlight will finance with Pathe. Boyle has written a treatment, and Simon Beaufoy is in talks to write the script. Christian Colson will produce. That reassembles the creative team and the financiers behind "Slumdog," winner of eight Oscars. The remarkable story tells of Ralston who, while on a climb in Utah in May 2003, had his right forearm pinned for nearly five days. He used a dull knife to amputate the limb, then managed to climb a 65-foot sheer wall and hiked out before coming across a family that gave him water and food. He was finally rescued by helicopter. »
Danny Boyle's next movie will centre on Aron Ralston's fight for survival in the mountains of Utah. According to Variety, Boyle and his Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy will reunite for 127 Hours, a fact-based drama that tells how Ralston became trapped under a boulder while hiking in 2003 and was forced to cut off his right arm to free himself (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
It looks like Danny Boyle will be directing 127 Hours for Fox Searchlight, the production house that grabbed eight Oscars with Slumdog Millionaire. The film is the brutal, savage, and harrowing story of Aron Ralston.
In May 2003 while climbing through the mountains of Utah a boulder pinned Ralston's right forearm against the wall. Over the next five days as Ralston's arm started to rot, he decide that his only way out was to take his dull knife and amputate the limp. He started by breaking his own arm in two places so that he would be able to cut through more easily. After cutting through his own flesh he managed to free himself. With half his arm still wedged in the rock he then climbed a the sheer face of a 65 foot wall. Emerging bloody, dehydrated and famished he luckily ran into a family, who came to the rescue by giving »
Director Danny Boyle has picked his next movie to make. After his Slumdog Millionaire took home eight Oscars this year (including statues for Best Picture and Best Director), the 28 Days Later/The Beach/Trainspotting maestro will make 127 Hours for Fox Searchlight, the same studio he pacted on Millionaire with.
The movie is based on the real-life account of mountain climber Aron Ralston and the incredible act of survival he undertook when trapped alone in the wilderness back in 2003. Ralston had been attempting to climb a canyon in Utah by himself when a boulder came free and pinned his right forearm under it. For five days he awaited rescue and sipped the little supply of water he had. Realizing that no one knew where he was, Ralston carved his name, birthdate and presumed date of death into the rock face and then videotaped a final message to his family. With no »
- Patrick Sauriol
Not long ago, informed speculation pegged Danny Boyle's next movie with Fox Searchlight as the story of Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who amputated his own arm to free himself from being trapped by a boulder. Now we know that is in fact his upcoming picture. The film even has a name: 127 Hours. What it doesn't have is a script and a star, but the former is expected to change in short order, and will likely have a massive influence on the latter. Boyle is likely teaming once again with Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy, who will script based on Boyle's treatment. From there I can't see how luring an actor will be difficult. It's the new film by last year's Oscar winner, with a strong and emotional subject matter in which the lead actor will be the only person on screen for a great deal of time. It's »
- Russ Fischer
After running through the striking slums of India, Danny Boyle will scale it back a bit for his next film and tell a simple story of a man climbing a mountain. The only problem is that man got himself caught under a boulder and had to amputate his own arm in order to survive. Luckily for Boyle and us, that’s a much more exciting story and it will be the Oscar-winning director’s next project, titled “127 Hours.” More after the jump, but be extremely careful on your way down.
A few years ago, Aron Ralston took an impromptu trip to Utah for a weekend climb. He was an experienced climber, but made an amateur mistake of not informing anyone of where he was going for a climb by himself. Going down a crevice, Ralston got his arm crushed and stuck between a boulder and a rock wall. After a »
- Adam Charles
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