Joe Carnahan on Grey, Pablo, Jazz, Bunny

Out doing promotion for the direct-to-DVD sequel “Smokin’ Aces 2”, director Joe Carnahan tells Cinematical that he hasn’t finalised his next project yet but has one in mind.

“There’s a film that I wrote that I want to do called The Grey which is about a group of pipeline workers in Alaska flying back into civilization after being remote for a number of months. The 737 they’re on goes down, and they begin to be hunted by a pack of rogue wolves. It’s very much a man vs. nature adventure, existentialist kind of drama that I want to do. We’re very, very close to it now” says Carnahan.

Two other projects he’s been attached to, the Pablo Escobar biopic “Killing Pablo” and the James Ellroy adaptation “White Jazz”, are still very much on the cards for him. Ellroy himself has said the ‘Jazz’ film was pretty much dead, but Carnahan is more optimistic – “I think if we can do it for a number, and that number is gonna be…about $12, then we can make that movie. I think it’s a tremendous script, and I think there’s always a place for that kind of movie.”

He definitely won’t be doing “Bunny Lake is Missing”, the Reese Witherspoon project he was attached to before it fell apart. Now he says “I’m glad didn’t move forward because in hindsight I think it would have probably been a mistake”.

Carnahan’s next film is “The A-Team” film adaptation which hits this Summer. For more comments about his upcoming schedule, click here.