Liam Neeson’s Netflix Movie “The Ice Road”: What We Know So Far

Netflix made another big purchase on the European Film Market together with Christian Bale The pale blue eye and Colin Firths Operation minced meat. The third film the streamer has acquired is The ice road, with Liam Neeson. The film, which Netflix bought for $ 18 million, will be distributed by Netflix in the United States from June 2021 (availability not yet known in other regions)

The ice road was written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, author of Die hard with a might, Jumanji and Armageddon. Hensleigh also wrote and directed action films from 2004 The punisher that was played by 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 conversation (Kill the Irishman, drowning Mona).

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When will The ice road be published on Netflix?

In April 2021, Netflix gave the US release date for. known The ice road: June 25, 2021. The reveal was brought along with some first-look pictures for the film:

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 a remote diamond mine in the far north of Canada, a skilled driver leads an impossible rescue mission across a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners. The mission escalates into chaos due to the thawing water and a threat the rescuers never saw coming.

Producer Bart Rosenblatt said:

“The only way to power up the equipment to rescue the miners is to take them on the ice roads on three 18-wheelers.”

Additional footage was released as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week!

Who is there? The ice road?

The ice road is directed by Oscar and Golden Globes nominees Liam Neesonwho is known for many of his iconic roles, including Taken in which he has special skills. Neeson will play Mike, the skilled driver who leads an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners. Neeson has since stated that he would retire from action films, so The ice road could be either his last or penultimate as he focuses 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.

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Cast for The Ice Road

Neeson will be there Lawrence Fishburne (John Wick, Matrix), Get McCallany (Mind hunters, blue bloods), Amber Midthuner (Legion, Roswell, New Mexico) and Matt McCoy (Jack Ryan, Silicon Valley) as goldenrod, Rene Lampard, Tantoo or George Sickle.

What is the production status? The ice road?

The ice road had a smooth and fairly brief production in Canada’s Winnipeg, Ile-des-Chenes, and Gimli. Production lasted from January to March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. The cold Canadian weather played right into the hand of the film, making it even more realistic and natural. The ice itself had to be made by the crew and they commented:

“We applied water and even though it looks like it’s just ice, it’s all painted with ice paint. I know Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne all thought, and we all thought it was really unearthly to be on the ice.

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