John Ottway has found the job at the end of the world, working as a hunter for an oil-camp on the North Slope of Alaska. It’s brutal, cold, and isolated, and there’s little he needs to do but wait for the day when he has the courage to end his life, as he plans to, some day, “at a time to be determined.” But the plane that ferries him and the other camp workers between the Slope and civilization crashes in the tundra, leaving Ottway alone with a handful of terrified survivors to face a punishing landscape, wolves who see them as an invading pack, and, ultimately, the prospect of a death he didn’t choose in its most insistent, inexorable form. As he battles to save the lives of those with him, he looks into the darkness of an unforgiving nature and must weigh the abysses in himself and the wrongs he carries against what he leaves behind, and choose whether his own life is worth saving, or not. What critics say about the film THE GREY: “Prepare to be devastated... the equivalent of a wet finger in a hot socket... nerve-frying suspense... one of the most captivating studies of shared peril... explores the dark shadows of the male psyche...” — Rex Reed, New York Observer "...a stripped-down, elemental tale of survival in brutal circumstances, as blunt and effective — and also, at times, as lyrical — as a tale by Jack London or Ernest Hemingway...." — AO Scott, The New York Times
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Ian Mackenzie Jeffers is a filmmaker, novelist, and playwright. He adapted his novel 'The Grey' for the widely acclaimed Ridley Scott-Open Road film starring Liam Neeson. He is currently preparing to direct a feature film about Formula One legend Ayrton Senna and developing other new film projects, as well as working on his next novel.
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