David Hackl’s killer bear film now has a trailer under the name of Grizzly, which is actually the third title the film has settled on. At first it was known as Red Machine then it went to Endangered before finally landing on what we see here. Why they continue to avoid the original title of Red Machine blows my mind. There’s so much weight to that title because it was a reference to what the film was inspired by—Timothy Treadwell aka ‘Grizzly Man’ and his tragic end. He named all the bears he came across but one in particular he named ‘The Big Red machine’ and it was the only bear that truly scared him.
But despite all the name changes, it doesn’t take away from the fact that this film looks brutal and terrifying as hell. These kind of films always hit pretty hard when they’re done right because they offer a raw and horrifying look at what can happen when we become the hunted. A while back I saw some of the test footage for the film and it was using this amazing animatronic grizzly bear that looked cool as hell, and most importantly, terrifying. This is certainly one to keep an eye on so let’s start with this trailer. Check it out!
In Grizzly, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife who’s gone missing before the bear does. As the body count mounts, and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.
Starring James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn, Piper Perabo and Billy Bob Thornton with David Hackl directing from a script by Jack Reher.