Onesumore: Liam Neeson’s ‘The Ice Road’ Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far
Netflix made another big buy at the European film market with Christian Bale The pale blue eye and Colin Firth’s Operation Mincemeat. The third film acquired by the streamer is The ice road, with Liam Neeson. The movie that Netflix bought for $ 18M will be distributed by Netflix in the United States (availability for other regions is not yet known).
The ice road was written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, writer for Die hard with revenge, Jumanji and Armageddon. Hensleigh also wrote and directed a 2004 action film The punisher which starred Thomas Jane. The ice road is produced by Aperture Media (The Chicago Trial 7, Atomic Blonde), Envision Media Arts (Mr. Church, Death of me) and Code Entertainment (Kill the Irishman, drowning Mona).
What is the plot of The ice road?
Not much is known about the plot of The ice road, but here is the logline of the movie.
After the collapse of an isolated diamond mine in parts of northern Canada, an expert driver leads an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners. The mission escalates into chaos due to the melting waters and a threat that rescuers never saw coming.
Producer Bart Rosenblatt said:
“The only way to get the equipment up to save the miners is to take it on the ice roads with three 18-wheelers.”
Who is thrown The ice road?
The ice road will be led by an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Liam neeson, who is known for many of his iconic roles, including Taken in which he has a particular set of skills. Neeson will play Mike, the expert pilot who leads an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners. Neeson has since said he will retire from action movies, so The ice road could be his last or his penultimate with him focusing on other genres of cinema.
We already have a first look at Liam Neeson as Mike in The ice road seen in the header of this article.
Neeson will be joined by Lawrence fishburne (John Wick, Matrix), Holt mccallany (Mindhunter, Blue Bloods), Amber Midthuner (Legion, Roswell, New Mexico) and Matt mccoy (Jack Ryan, Silicon Valley) like Goldenrod, René Lampard, Tantoo and George Sickle respectively.
What is the state of production on The ice road?
The ice road had a regular and fairly short production in Winnipeg, Ile-des-Chênes and Gimli in Canada. Production lasted from January to March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. The cold Canadian weather played into the hand of the film, making it even more realistic and natural. The ice itself must have been created by the crew and they commented:
“We put in some water, and even though it looks like it’s just ice, everything was painted with glossy paint. I know Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne all thought, and we all thought it was really another world on the ice.
When The ice road be published on Netflix?
According to Deadline, The liberation of The ice road in the UK is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021 (July – September). We are sure it will be the same for the United States and Netflix as well.