Open Road Films has announced today that it has acquired the rights to Joe Carnahan’s next project, The Grey, starring Liam Neeson. The official synopsis for the project is as follows.
In “The Grey”, a group of oil-rig roughnecks are left stranded on the sub-arctic tundra after their plane experiences a complete mechanical failure and crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The survivors, battling mortal injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves. Liam Neeson plays the leader of the team, which also features Frank Grillo (upcoming “Warrior” and “Lay The Favorite”), Dermot Mulroney (“Burn After Reading”, “About Schmidt”), Dallas Roberts (The Good Wife,” “3:10 To Yuma”), Joe Anderson (“Across The Universe”), James Badge Dale (upcoming “World War Z”, “The Conspirator”, HBOs The Pacific”), Nonso Anozie (upcoming “Conan The Barbarian”, “Atonement”, “RocknRolla”).
Joe Carnahan has done a phenomenal job of bringing this riveting story of the human condition to life,” says Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, “Liam Neesons performance is brilliant and I am thrilled to be working with Joe and to be back in business with Mickey Liddell – on the release of the film.”
“Tom Ortenberg basically started me in this business, so to be working with him and his team at Open Road offers that rare thrill of reteaming with an old friend,” adds Carnahan. “I couldn’t engineer a better partnership for bringing ‘The Grey’ to moviegoers, guns blazing.”
The Grey is produced by Jules Daly, Joe Carnahan, Ridley Scott and Mickey Liddell. Executive producers are Tony Scott and Jennifer Hilton as well as Jim Seibel, Bill Johnson and Marc Butan of Inferno Entertainment.
You can check out a previously released image from the project below.