Joe Carnahan's 'The Grey' Also Getting a Limited Awards Re-Release
"Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day…" They promised it might happen in October, now it's actually happening in December. Released back in January of this year is one of my favorite films of the entire year - Joe Carnahan's The Grey. An intense and utterly realistic (except for the wolves…) take on an arctic plane crash starring Liam Neeson, it was subtly beautiful in many ways, from score to cinematography to screenplay. Carnahan has confirmed himself that the film is getting a limited awards re-release this coming weekend - December 7th. It's back!
Here is Joe Carnahan's tweet as of December 2nd (Sunday) confirming the re-release theatres this weekend:
Guys, December 7th 'THE GREY' begins a two week run at the Laemmle Santa Monica theatre & the Laemmle Town Center, Encino. GET THE WORD OUT!
— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) December 3, 2012
Back in January, I wrote that "I would call this film The Fountain of survival thrillers, in its subtle beauty, brilliance, and focus on characters and story rather than action." Not only is Liam Neeson a key component, but all the supporting performances including rising star Frank Grillo as Diaz, Dermot Mulroney as Talget and Nonso Anozie as Burke. Plus I really love the score from Marc Streitenfeld. I completely support the decision to try and bring some awards attention to this film, as it is one of my favorites of this year and was released in such an early slot that it likely will get lost in the craziness of the Awards Season.
The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan (of Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team) and co-written by Carnahan & Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (Death Sentence) based on Jeffers' novella, first opened in theaters on January 27th this year. Check with Open Road Films for a complete re-release theater listing, though it sounds limited.