Joe Carnahan’s The Grey Gets A Cast And A Start Date

Posted by January 5, 2011 Comment

For his follow up to the A-Team, Joe Carnahan is to head north and shoot his killer wolf thriller The Grey in Vancouver and British Columbia. Joining Carnahan in the big chill will be Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney,  Frank Grillo , Nonso Anozie, and Joe Anderson who will be playing, Deadline say:

oil-rig roughnecks left stranded by a plane crash right in the hunting zone of a pack of rogue wolves on the frozen Alaskan tundra.

As cold as Vancouver and British Columbia might be, they’re still something of a wimp out compared to actually heading into the Alaskan tundra. This is not how Werner Herzog would do it.

Carnahan has told Deadline that he won’t have too much money, and this tightness of budget will combine with the bitter cold to lead to a:

quick-paced shoot with an economy of takes, in a planned 40-day shoot.

They kick off next week, so should wrap before the end of February.

Carnahan says that The Grey will have one-fifth the budget of The A-Team. That’s (a reported) $110 million over five, so $22 million dollars. Good. I wish more films were budgeted in that ball-park, if not much less.

(Last Updated January 5, 2011 2:17 pm )