Liam Neeson starring in The Grey

The A-Team

A-Team remake director Joe Carnahan has replaced the bad-ass action star lead in new movie The Grey with another familiar ass-whooper.

Previously, Carnahan was set to shoot The Grey movie with wise-cracking muscle-man Bradley Cooper. But with Cooper having departed for reasons unknown (we assume his schedule is straining at the seams), Carnahan has called on another A-list team-player in the form of Liam Neeson.

A survival thriller, The Grey follows a group of Alaskan pipeline workers whose plane falls out of the sky on their way home from a job. Adding to their problematic situation, a pack of wolves target them for dinner.

Carnahan, who is best known for his wild action flicks having also directed Smokin’ Aces, has described the flick as “very much a man vs. nature adventure, existentialist kind of drama that I want to do”.

Which sounds like he’s all actioned out after A-Team , and looking to do something more along the lines of 2002’s Narc . Except with explosions and wolves and stuff.

Sounds good to us, and with Neeson playing another potential chip-shouldered meanie, Carnahan could have something quite interesting on his hands – if he can stick to that promise of an existentialist drama and not get gun-happy.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.