The Grey is the latest film by Joe Carnahan, the director of movies like Narc, Smokin' Aces, and The A-Team. If you're not familiar with that lineup, let us be the ones to assure you that they are all worthy of the term "gritty." Trailers for The Grey have promised that Carnahan's man vs. nature/beast survival thriller will continue in that gritty trend - but it is the red band trailer that we now have to share that confirms it beyond a doubt.
Liam Neeson stars in the film as a man working on an Alaskan oil rig with a team of roughnecks. The team's plane home crash lands in the tundra, and from there it is a deadly fight to survive the harsh elements and the pack of savage wolves that see a meal in the haggard survivors.
Check out The Grey red band trailer, which features more blood, bodies, and bad words than its green-band predecessor:
One strange thing about some of the early trailers for The Grey was that the so-called roughnecks from the oil rig came off like a gang of terrified cravens, rather than the tough guys they were supposed to be. Granted, that was because most of the scenes in said trailers were comprised of the guys facing perilous odds or attacks by murderous wolves (sure to unman any man) - but this red-band trailer does a good job of making these men seem a little more badass and capable. Because let's be honest: the chances of a group of, say, accountants making out of this situation is pretty much zilch.
The Grey will be in theaters January 27, 2012.