Interview: Danny Boyle is the Master of Madness in True ‘127 Hours’ With James Franco

Chicago – The power of Danny Boyle is his every film doesn’t look like the last. From “Trainspotting” to “28 Days Later…” to “Sunshine,” his career so far has culminated in the triumphant “Slumdog Millionaire,” which won best picture at the 2009 Oscars.

While Boyle’s directorial range is wide, he says each project holds one central tenant near and dear: life-affirming themes. But what you’ve never seen Boyle do is a true story – that is, until now with the highly anticipated Friday release of the non-superhero, true-story film “127 Hours”.

“127 Hours” director Danny Boyle.

Photo credit: Fox Searchlight

Boyle almost signed onto a different true-story film earlier in his career, he says in his Chicago interview with, but it didn’t come together. And “127 Hours,” which is based on the 2004 true-story book “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” by Aron Ralston, also almost didn’t come to fruition.

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