Sure, Liam Neeson may have battle against the Caped Crusader in “Batman Begins”, but let’s see him handle a pack of wolves.
Deadline is reporting that Director Joe Carnahan has received a green light to start production on his original screenplay “The Grey”. The story follows a crew of oil-rig roughnecks led by Neeson and left stranded by a plane crash right in the hunting zone of a pack of rogue wolves on the frozen Alaskan tundra.
“The wolves have a territorial range of 300 miles, and they will run you out if you cross that,” says Carnahan. “If you’re within 30 miles of their den as is the case here, they will try to kill you. It’s simple arithmetic, but it creates an opportunity for one of those man vs. nature movies I love like Deliverance and Touching The Void.”
Many in the Deadline comments have called “bullshit” on this statement — saying that it’s a massive exaggeration of a wolf pack’s nature. Others hilariously declared that Sarah Palin was a likely ghost writer on the script. Either way, I can’t see this film being a great vehicle for wolf conservation programs. Look for it sometime late next year.