Big bears. Gruff voices. The killer bear survival horror, Into the Grizzly Maze (née Red Machine), starring Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton is finally upon us. See all the stare-downs and stern warnings of the official trailer.
Directed by Saw Vs David Hackl, Into the Grizzly Maze went into production in 2012 and was first acquired for release by Open Road in 2013. Now hitting from Vertical Entertainment this June 26th in theaters (on VOD May 19th), the film follows a deputy (Jane), whose family’s mission to protect the endangered grizzly bear is challenged when a massive grizzly begins wreaking havoc on a small town. With the bear on the offensive, he sets out into the forest to find his ecologist wife that has gone missing when he crosses paths with his estranged brother (James Marsden) and quickly they find themselves on a run for their lives from the massive beast out to hunt them down.
The film certainly looks like a B-movie nature attack good time, but might have the unfortunate luck of arriving after Backcountry, which boasted one of the best cinematic bear attacks, ever.