Anyway, I’m not going to make a big thing of this, but it’s worth reporting purely because the debate around the ending of this film was so robust, and any chance to remind people to see it is worthwhile. A lot of people had a lot of opinions about the ending of The Grey, which embraced poetic ambiguity rather than cheap spectacle. I believe it was a fine choice. The right choice.
However, the ending many wanted –the one in which Neeson fights that fucking wolf– was indeed shot, but ultimately cut. There was some indication that it would be on the DVD but, unless I’m much mistaken, that did not end up being the case. That doesn’t mean you’ll never get a look at it though!
Director Joe Carnahan is prone to doing fun things with his twitter account –like releasing the sizzle reel for the Daredevil reboot that didn’t happen– and today he’s promised to let loose some of the beautiful storyboards from The Grey. Coming from artist Ray Harvie, the boards illustrate how the Neeson/Wolf fight was pre-visualized, giving you an idea what it would look like had it been cut.
Keep an eye on Joe’s twitter feed for more.