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#1 Overstreet

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:29 PM

Liam Neeson is set to star in a film about the Wolfes.

Wait...

No, sorry.

Wolves.

Director Joe Carnahan has gotten a green light to start production next week on The Grey, a thriller that stars Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo (Warrior), Nonso Anozie, and Joe Anderson. They play 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.


You can see what's coming. Sarah Palin will play a wolf hunter who saves the day.

I'm just glad to see them using my preferred spelling. I'm frequently told to spell it "gray," and I just like "grey" better.

Edited by Overstreet, 05 January 2011 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

I'm just glad to see them using my preferred spelling. I'm frequently told to spell it "gray," and I just like "grey" better.


I thought "grey" was the Anglacized spelling.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:33 PM

Tyler wrote:
: I thought "grey" was the Anglacized spelling.

You mean "gray" is the Americanized spelling. Just who do you think invented the English language, anyway?

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:03 PM

Tyler wrote:
: I thought "grey" was the Anglacized spelling.

You mean "gray" is the Americanized spelling. Just who do you think invented the English language, anyway?


Americans invented everything.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:04 PM

I'd like to know how much nastier rogue wolves are compared to law-abiding wolves.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

And rumor has it that in addition to playing one of the human characters, Liam Neeson will also be providing the somber, philosophizing English-speaking voice of one of the wolves. Oops...I guess I guess I'm confusing this with the Narnia film series. ;)

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

Well the rumors really are flying then, because I heard one of the wolves get kidnapped by corrupt French politicians who make it strip in a rich mansion with peep windows, and Neeson has to tear down an iron steam pipe which has four flange bolts only supporting 195 lbs each, and he just happens to be 200... oh, waitasec, I was thinking of Taken.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:28 PM

Here's how I see the pitch to producers.

Producer: Watcha got for me?

Carnahan: OK, so it's Flight of the Phoenix crossed with The Edge, only we'll have hungry wolves instead of a hungry bear, who want to chow down on the guys from Armegeddon, except we can't afford Bruce Willis, so we'll cast it and set the location more like The Way Back... you know, respected actors that won't break the bank, and in the snow instead of space.


I think I'll skip this and by a copy of Never Cry Wolf.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:35 PM

I'm just glad to see them using my preferred spelling. I'm frequently told to spell it "gray," and I just like "grey" better.

"Grey" is the vastly superior spelling. I always use it myself.

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#10 Overstreet

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:39 PM

I knew there was a reason I prefer it!

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

I knew there was a reason I prefer it!

Yes, but that is not the reason. :) The reason is Gandalf.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:47 PM

I really, really like the way this thread is developing...

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:52 PM

SDG wrote:
: The reason is Gandalf.

FWIW, I had assumed that that was Jeff's reason, too. (BTW, does this mean American editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have resisted Americanizing those books?)

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:55 PM

: The reason is Gandalf.

FWIW, I had assumed that that was Jeff's reason, too. (BTW, does this mean American editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have resisted Americanizing those books?

Yes! It does!

I also love that spelling for Gandalf ... but the connection to my own name provided an extra reason. :)

#15 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 11:09 PM

SDG wrote:
: I also love that spelling for Gandalf ... but the connection to my own name provided an extra reason. :)

Aha! Hadn't caught that bit.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:32 PM

I must say that your subtitle for this thread had me intrigued.

Then crushed.....

#18 Tyler

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:34 PM



Longer trailer. Still no Gandalf.

Edited by Tyler, 04 December 2011 - 10:35 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:10 AM

I heard Scott Dente was going to be in this film. But I guess not.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:10 AM

I heard Scott Dente was going to be in this film. But I guess not.


I thought about going that route, but I figured no one would get the joke.