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An Early Still from Joe Carnahan’s The Grey

Today’s Entertainment Weekly magazine brings us a “First Look” at Joe Carnahan’s The Grey, which reunites the director with his A-Team star Liam Neeson and promises “fewer explosions but more scares.”

The Grey, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, is a survival film about oilmen (from right: Neeson, Nonso Anozie, Joe Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, and Frank Grillo) stranded in Alaska and being hunted by wolves. “I’m a big dog guy,” says Carnahan. “I know that if you look at a wolf for too long, it’s just a [cuddly] malamute. So we’re doing the ‘Jaws’ approach. They’re like the slasher in a slasher movie.”

As for the story, Carnahan said previously what makes it exceptional is the wolf pack: “The wolves have a territorial range of 300 miles, and they will run you out if you cross that. If you’re within 30 miles of their den as is the case here, they will try to kill you. It’s simple arithmetic, but it creates an opportunity for one of those man vs. nature movies I love like Deliverance and Touching the Void.”

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

An Early Still from Joe Carnahan's The Grey

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  • LeBay

    This movie looks cool, but I can’t help but think that…

    SHARK ALARM!!!

    …Adam Green beat Carnahan to the whole “wolves as Jaws” thing with Frozen.

    • Messiahman

      Actually, the script for this (which is exceptional) predates FROZEN by quite a while.