It was previously thought to have been lost in time due to the years between its warts and all of the production and now the long-mentioned “Grizzly II” is finally, finally, finally being released. Now titled Grizzly 2: Revenge, the film’s producer Suzanne C. Nagy has secured distribution through Gravitas Ventures, who have scheduled the film for the January 8, 2021 release date, making it one of the first films. New Year’s News (H / T ComingSoon.net ). It was previously reported that the film would launch on streaming platforms and drive-ins this fall, but the New Year’s debut confirms a slight setback to its release.
The history of Grizzly II is long and heartbreaking with the official description reading: “All hell breaks loose when a 15 foot grizzly bear, reacting to the killing of its cub by poachers, seeks revenge and kills anyone who stands in its way. on their way. . In the 3 days before the big concert, the gigantic brown bear has viciously attacked the campers, a poacher and a park ranger. The terror doesn’t end there when the giant brown bear finds his way to the concert grounds to go on a slaughter.
The film also includes a star-studded cast, many of whom were still new faces at the time of filming, including George Clooney, Laura Dern, Charlie Sheen, Louise Fletcher, Deborah Raffin, Dick Anthony Williams, and John Rhys-Davies.
One would assume that due to the title and its synopsis, there would be a lot of bear attack sequences in the movie, but that’s where the true irony of Grizzly II lives, as only seconds of screen time were filmed for the project. despite multiple animatronics. bears being created. Production of the cheap thrill was scheduled to begin in 1983 in Hungary, but things quickly fell apart when a giant wrote in the previously reported doorbell .
Principal photography started on Monday. We had 45 days to finish the film, ”Nagy recounted on the film’s official website. Everything was planned. Sunday was a break. Everyone relaxed when the call came to my house. My partner from Chicago was looking for my husband who was not in the movie business and asked him to come to the InterContinental Hotel. When he returned he was pale and devastated.
“I asked him, ‘What’s wrong?’ And he replied: ‘Joe, your partner, is leaving Hungary. If you want to save the movie, do what you have to do. He leaves in half an hour because there is no money for production ». I thought this was a joke, but then I realized that I was left with only 300 members of the film crew from 4 countries.