Liam Neeson in The Grey

One of the few, if only, highlights of seeing Breaking Dawn last night was seeing some new trailers, including a brand new one for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a much leaner and brisker peak at the film. The teaser for The Grey, which hit the net back in September, was shown as well. It played well and managed to get an audience full of girls excited, despite the film being a total sausage fest set in the middle-of-nowhere.

Now a day later another trailer has been released, and it’s much longer and spoiler-y than the previous footage we got. This plays out more as a sizzle reel than an actual finely-tuned trailer, but the first half is attention-grabbing. The set-up is sold tremendously well. Unfortunately, the second half of the trailer is a little long-winded.

Still, Joe Carnahan‘s film looks like a fun, brutal, and atmospheric man vs. nature survival tale. Carnahan certainly a knack for hilarious brutality, as shown in the extremely fun Smokin’ Aces and The A-Team, but this seems more dramatically and tonally related to Narc.

Take a look at this gruff and pissed off Liam Neeson:

My greatest hope for the film is that Neeson urgently says at some point, “Let’s do some improvisational comedy… now,” and then brutally devours a wolf whole. Earlier this year he had one of the best action one-liners in recent memory with Unknown, so let’s hope he finds one or two solid zingers to spout while ripping apart some vicious wolves come January 27th, 2012.

Trailer Source: BoxOfficeBuz

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