I have to admit that I was fairly skeptical when I heard about The Grey. Liam Neeson seems to be doing quite a number of these tough and grizzled survivalist films that I felt it was just going to be more of the same. Clearly, I was wrong. After Harry Knowles and friends premiered it in Austin a few weeks ago as part of the Butt-Numb-A-Thon extravaganza, fans and critic’s Twitter accounts blew up following the screening. Some even felt it was the best film of the festival. A new trailer has been put together to promote the film. In a stroke of genius, the trailer overlaps peoples Tweets over some new footage from the film. This could easily be a new way to market films if The Grey ends up being wildly successful. We will have to see when The Grey opens in theaters January 27, 2012.
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.