Netflix dropped the trailer for their upcoming Liam Neeson action thriller, The Ice Road, which is slated to hit the streaming service on June 25th. The plot revolves around the collapse of a diamond mine in a remote area of Canada that leaves 26 miners trapped. In order to save the trapped workers, Neeson must lead a rescue operation that requires transporting the necessary equipment via truck across treacherous frozen waters.
The trailer, released by Netflix, features the tense action most Neeson fans have come to expect since he broke into the action genre with 2008’s Taken. It highlights the stakes of the rescue before Neeson and Fishburne load up their semi-trucks to begin the perilous trek across the unstable, shifting ice. As with any high-stakes scenario, things don’t go according to plan, and they soon find themselves battling the elements in a mad dash to get to the trapped miners before it’s too late. Check out the trailer below:
The film is written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, whose previous work includes writing and directing 2004’s The Punisher, as well as penning scripts for Armageddon, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Jumanji. Neeson is also sharing the screen alongside Laurence Fishburne as the two veteran truck drivers who take on the daring rescue. Netflix purchased the US distribution rights of the film at the European Film Market for $18 million.
Anyone familiar with the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers will understand the concept of transporting goods and equipment across frozen lakes during unforgiving winters. Still, those fans haven’t seen the scenario turned up to eleven with Neeson behind the wheel. It’s a unique concept, as ice road trucking has never been featured in a film before, but driving big rigs has made its way to the silver screen in the past, most notably with 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit. However, The Ice Road looks like it will bring a new level of action and suspense to the scenario. Neeson’s loyal action fans are bound to be in for a treat when the film debuts on Netflix next month.
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- The Ice Road (2021)Release date: Jun 25, 2021
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