The Ice Road: Netflix Acquires Liam Neeson’s Action-Thriller in Domestic Deal
Deadline brings word that Netflix has acquired Oscar nominee Liam Neeson’s (Schindler’s List, Kinsey, The Grey) action-thriller The Ice Road. The streaming giant won the U.S. rights to the project in a “record domestic only-deal,” reportedly offering $18 million for the movie off of a promo. The deal was closed during the virtual European Film Market (EFM) over the weekend.
Neeson most recently appeared in the action titles The Marksman and Honest Thief, as well as the James D’Arcy comedy Made in Italy.
In The Ice Road, after a remote diamond mine collapses in the far northern regions of Canada, an ice driver (Neeson) leads an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners despite thawing waters and a threat they never see coming.
The movie is written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Jumanji) and also stars Laurence Fishburne and Holt McCallany.
CODE Entertainment produced and financed the project alongside ShivHans Pictures. Envision Media Arts also serves as producer.