Survival-themed TV shows have certainly become popular programing these days, and apparently the silver screen was not about to be left out of the fray.

A new survival movie called The Grey is premiering Friday, January 27. You can check out the trailer here.

As the story goes:
“A group of oil-rig roughnecks are left stranded on the sub-arctic tundra after their plane experiences a complete mechanical failure and crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The survivors, battling mortal injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves.”

Sounds like a fun time, right down to Liam Neeson’s broken-bottle brass knuckles. Personally, I would make a broken-glass sword, like the Aztecs used to make from volcanic glass, but that’s just me.

I can’t even begin to predict whether the movie will do well, or not. I haven’t seen a sneak peek yet either, so I cannot speak on the quality of the movie. But the timing for a survival flick seems right. Survival shows are being cranked out at an unprecedented level. Gun sales have hit a record high. Survival classes have picked up around the country. And those alien experts on the History channel keep yammering on about the Mayan 2012 Apocalypse.

Maybe it’s time for the black sheep subject of survival to have a brief moment in the sun.

What’s your favorite survival movie? Let us know in the comments.

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