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.
15 thoughts on “First Grizzly trailer hunts Thomas Jane”
Sold! To the guy who loves nature run amok films!
I’m surprised we don’t see more of these. Can’t wait!
Tom Jane is a fine actor. This should be good!
It looks great!
The new Cujo? Awesome!
Hopefully! Jaws for the wilderness!
Hackl delivered the worst chapter in the Saw franchise, but for this he has a great cast and premise, I really hope it works out well.
I stopped watching the Saw films before it made it that far, but I’m not surprised it was terrible. You’re right though, he has a fantastic cast and a great set-up at his fingertips. Should be hard to screw up, you’d think. Nice to see you around here again, btw!
I love the SAW franchise, and 5 was the worst but still great to me. So back off lol 😉
Yeah Im trying to get back into the swing of things and get more active. Not surprised to see your place still looking great 🙂
I read your entry and was excited for the trailer, but after watching sorry to say this looks terrible and I think you’re going to be highly disappointed after finally viewing! lol. I hope I’m wrong. But that’s my prediction. The bear looks so fake – and the speacial effects for that fire look fake – and then the way that girl was dragged out of her tent at the very end as if that’s something we haven’t seen a dozen times before. lol. I predict this will be a dud for sure! But I will be watching out for future reviews to see what you and others think. It does have a strong cast.
And the title ” Grizzly” was already used for a film like this in the 70’s. I remember watching when I was a kid. That grizzly was brutal as hell!!
I know you’re hyped for this one and I’m raining on your parade, so hopefully you won’t block my posting rights. 🙂
It really comes down to how convincing it all is in the end. If the bear looks like shit then so will the rest of the movie. I’m in for Jane, though, he’s the shit.
Loved “The Punisher”.
Same! I wish he would have returned for the second film.
I think he thought the script was bad, if I’m not mistaken; if that was the case I don’t blame him for passing.
That makes sense, actually. I thought the second film was decent but it could have definitely used Jane, that’s for sure.