Brutal Red Band Trailer for The Grey; Liam Neeson Discusses the Production's Harsh Conditions
01.24.12 by Ryan
Irish actor Liam Neeson has made a habit of making action thrillers lately— 2009's Taken and 2010's Unknown, for example — but the upcoming The Grey has looked like one of Neeson's most difficult challenges yet. The movie follows a team of oil drillers who crash-land in the Alaskan wilderness, and Neeson's attempt to keep them all alive in the midst of freezing temperatures and a hungry pack of wolves.
Based on the short story "Ghost Walkers" by Ian Jeffers, The Grey reunites Neeson with his The A-Team director Joe Carnahan, who also co-wrote the script with Jeffers. A new red band trailer for the movie shows the brutality of the initial airplane crash, the wolves' attacks as well as the freezing conditions that Neeson revealed in a conversation with Collider that made him think that The Grey would be "impossible to shoot."
[The Grey script] read like some wonderful, 19th-century epic poem. And I thought, "This will be impossible to shoot." Because it's challenging — physically challenging. We're out in the elements — freezing, freezing conditions — we're being pursued by wolves...but I was very intrigued. We went out to British Columbia and my first week — my first day — it was minus 40 degrees. And I thought, "We're never going to finish this film." The cameras were seizing up, the equipment was being challenged constantly — and we were as well. It was intense. But we got through it.
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The Grey co-stars Frank Grillo (Warrior), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding), Dallas Roberts (3:10 To Yuma), Joe Anderson (The Crazies), James Badge Dale (the upcoming World War Z, HBO’s The Pacific), and Nonso Anozie (Conan The Barbarian).