This flick may or may not be familiar to some of you because one, we haven't talked about it in quite a while, and two, the film has been renamed from the previously titled RED MACHINE to ENDANGERED. I gotta say, I like the original title of RED MACHINE much more because it was a reference to what the film was inspired by—Timothy Treadwell aka 'Grizzly Man' and his tragic end. Treadwell appeared many times on Letterman and brought pictures of bears, he named them all. One in particular, he named 'The Big Red Machine' and it was the one bear that truly terrified him. Early reports even say that 'The Big Red Machine' was the bear that killed him and his girlfriend, but nobody knows for sure. That title holds so much more weight than ENDANGERED so it's too bad the studio didn't want to keep it. That being said, the film itself sounds like it's going to be one hell of a ride, and I can't wait to see what Hackl has in store with this one.
Today we got our hands on some behind-the-scenes stills featuring a look at the main set—the old Trapper’s cabin—which appears in the dramatic opening and is revisited again later in the story. The set designers wanted it to look authentic to being an actual trapper’s cabin that has been nestled in the giant fir trees for 70+ years.
In the action thriller ENDANGERED, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife who’s gone missing before the bear does. As the body count mounts, and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.
Starring James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Scott Glenn, Piper Perabo and Billy Bob Thornton with David Hackl directing from a script by Jack Reher.