Back in January, I wrote up a post here on iHorror about ten upcoming horror movies to keep an eye on, one of which was a killer bear flick entitled Endangered. The original title of the film was Red Machine and it’s once again undergone a name change, now simply titled Grizzly.
In the wake of the second title change, the very first trailer for Grizzly has hit the net, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, which is joined by the pretty awesome piece of poster art you see above.
As a huge fan of killer animal movies, I’ve been looking forward to this one for quite some time. The sad truth is that Syfy has essentially ruined this sort of movie with all their ridiculous nonsense like Sharknado and Sharktopus, reducing the nature-run-amok sub-genre to a heaping pile of CG-laden garbage.
What’s most exciting about Grizzly is that the effects look to be almost entirely practical, with a good old fashioned animatronic suit being used for the majority of the bear-on-human action. A return to form for the sub-genre? We can only hope.
Check out the Grizzly trailer below, which is sure to have you roaring for more![youtube id=”Lly0xAWIPTk”]
Written by Jack Reher and directed by David Hackl (Saw V), the film centers on a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear, who 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 missing wife, 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.
Grizzly features an all-star cast including Billy Bob Thornton, James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn and Piper Perabo. No release date has been set.
And no, it’s not a remake of the same-named film from 1976!