Joe Carnahan Talks Horror Elements in The Grey

We’ve been fans of writer/director Joe Carnahan since seeing Narc back in early 2003 and have been waiting for him to dip a few toes into the horror genre. While his upcoming The Grey may be more action-drama than pure horror, he does label it a “monster movie”, a description that always gets our attention.

More Rabid Wolves on the Prowl in The GreyIn a chat with MTV Movies Blog promoting the December 14th release of The A-Team‘s extended director’s cut on Blu-ray, Carnahan offered the following few tidbits about The Grey: “[It] couldn’t be further from The A-Team in every conception. I’m excited about that…It’s a hard-R exploration of the male id, I guess [laughs]. That’s an encapsulated version of it. Yeah, I’m very proud of it. But listen, it’s also kind of a horror film. It’s a monster movie — not in a Cloverfield sense, though. This is something that has a real basis in reality, and that’s what interests me. These guys are pursued by wolves. It’s a very straight-forward, traditional kind of Jaws-like assault on the moviegoer.

A modern-day Jaws with wolves? We’ll take it if Carnahan can find the right guys to pair with The Grey‘s star, Liam Neeson.

In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

Look for more on The Grey, a co-production of 1984 Films and Scott Free Productions, soon!

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