The first teaser trailer for Joe Carnahan‘s The Grey got us pretty pumped to see the movie, because it featured Liam Neeson taping broken bottles to his hands in preparation to fight a wolf. With that image in mind it’s pretty easy to forget that the rest of the first teaser trailer is a really moody, low-key thing that depicts Neeson as one of several guys lost in the wilderness after a plane crash.

Now here’s a sizzle reel for the movie (this isn’t a final trailer, though we might see a trailer that looks a lot like this one) that really promotes the idea of The Grey as a brooding adventure story. At least until the wolves attack, at least, at which point all bets are off. Check out the reel below. Read More »

.

Please Recommend /Film on Facebook

Joe Carnahan and Liam Neeson reunited after The A-Team to make The Grey, an adventure film set in Alaska in which Neeson and a gang of oil-rig workers survive a plane crash, but face the forbidding weather and Alaskan wilderness, not to mention a pack of wolves, as they try to make it to safety.

The first trailer has just hit, and I think all you need to know is in the still above. It shows Neeson with broken mini booze bottles (aren’t those usually plastic?) taped to his knuckles for use in punching a wolf. Did you see that movement out of the corner of your eye? That was Jackie Chan, swelling with pride. That image is all I need to see — I’m watching this one. Read More »

A group of oil-rig workers crash and find themselves stranded on the Alaskan tundra in the presence of a group of deadly wolves. That’s the plot of Joe Carnahan‘s The Grey starring Liam Neeson, James Badge Dale and Dermot Mulroney, among others, and it’s just been announced that we’ll get a chance to check it out on January 27, 2012. A January release date generally puts a film out of 2011 Oscar contention but, rumor has it, Open Road Films could do an Oscar qualifying run based solely on the strength of Neeson’s performance. Read the full press release after the jump. Read More »

As director Joe Carnahan thought about his next movie after the balls-to-the-wall action adaptation The A-Team, he decided to go into a deep freeze. His follow-up frozen film is called The Grey and it stars Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Nonso Anozie, and Joe Anderson as a group of oil-rig workers who crash and find themselves stranded on the Alaskan tundra in the presence of a group of deadly wolves. Think Frozen and Jaws sprinkled with Armageddon.

Last we heard, The Grey had gotten a green light and now we’ve got our first glimpse at the film. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

Movie blogs like this one run so many stories about gossip, rumor and early attachments, it’s nice to finally write one about that all important green light. A “green light” is the term for when financiers and filmmakers agree on a budget, script, cast and finally give the go-ahead to begin production. And in the realm of movies we report on, it doesn’t always happen.

We’re happy to report that though it took about a year, and we reported on it in the casting phase, The Grey, co-written and directed by Joe Carnahan, starring Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Nonso Anozie, and Joe Anderson, has just gotten that all important green light. It’s about a group of oil-rig workers who crash and find themselves stranded on the Alaskan tundra in the presence of a group of deadly wolves. Sounds kind of like Armageddon meets Frozen. Read more about it after the jump. Read More »

The A-Team

Early this year, Joe Carnahan revealed one project he wants to make as his follow-up to The A-Team: a film called The Grey. It soon became a Carnahan / Bradley Cooper film, and we even went with the obvious headline ‘Bradley Cooper and Joe Carnahan Reteam on The Grey.’

Now it’s time to rework that headline, as Bradley Cooper is out of the picture, and Liam Neeson has stepped in. Suddenly, this might be a very different movie. Read More »

Bradley Cooper and Joe Carnahan Reteam on The Grey

joe-carnahan-smokin-aces

Bradley Cooper has signed on to star in filmmaker Joe Carnahan‘s thriller The Grey. Carnahan directed Cooper in the bigscreen adaptation of The A-Team, due out this summer. The story is about a group of Alaska pipeline workers who crash land while flying back into civilization after being remote for a few months.The survivors begin to be hunted by a pack of rogue wolves. Carnahan once told cinematical that “it’s very much a man vs. nature adventure, existentialist kind of drama that I want to do.” The project will be produced by Ridley and Tony Scott through their Scott Free banner, and is being sold at Berlin’s film market. [Variety]

Joe Carnahan Wants to Make The Grey Next

joe-carnahan-smokin-aces

Given the explosive response the trailer for The A-Team has gotten, I think director Joe Carnahan will become quite the hot commodity after this summer. And according to Cinematical, we now know what he’d like to do after his first big blockbuster — a survival drama entitled The Grey. The project comes from his own script, which is about a group of Alaskan pipeline workers whose plane crash lands on their way back home from a remote work site. The workers then find themselves hunted by a pack of wolves. Carnahan describes it as “very much a man vs. nature adventure, existentialist kind of drama that I want to do.”

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web: