Update: Studios Hunt Survival Horror ‘The Grey’

Update: Open Road is said to be finalizing a deal.

Based on a 30-minute reel being shown to distributors as we speak, bidding is getting hot and heavy on The Grey, the Joe Carnahan-directed drama about an oil drilling team struggling to survive in the wilds of Alaska after their plane crashes smack in the middle of a territorial rogue wolf pack, reports Deadline.

Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Nonso Anozie, and Joe Anderson star in the film. CAA is shopping the Scott Free-produced pic with Warner Bros, Open Road, Summit, Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company and FilmDistrict are all in the mix.

Apparently, they’re seeking heavy distribution (3,000 theaters) and expect Neeson’s performance to be in the Oscar mix.

Source: Deadine