Fox Searchlight have been busy today, announcing the dates when two of their most highly anticipated films will hit cinemas.

Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller (through the medium of dance!) Black Swan has already been chosen to open the Venice International Film Festival before flying to Toronto for their festival and then the film will land in US cinemas on the 1st of December.

The few pictures to emerge from the production so far are the right kind of haunting and the pairing of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis is sure to draw the crowds.

Its Venice festival buddy, Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, also has a start date of the 5th of November and Fox included this synopsis with the news for you to get an idea of what lead James Franco will go through for the duration, I particularly like the (un)subtle Trainspotting link at the end.

127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral, thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

These release dates are for US cinemas and we’ll bring word of when they’ll be expanding overseas.