EXCLUSIVE: Signature Entertainment acquired the rights to the thriller in the UK and Ireland The ice road, with Liam Neeson (Taken) and Laurence Fishburne (The matrix).
In The ice road, after the collapse of an isolated diamond mine in the far north of Canada, an expert driver (Neeson) 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 rescuers never saw coming.
Pic is written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, writer of Die hard with revenge, Jumanji and Armageddon. Hensleigh also wrote and directed a 2004 action shot The punisher.
The deal was negotiated between Lisa Wilson of The Solution, who manages global sales, and Signature CEO Marc Goldberg. The release is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.
The solution and signature recently teamed up in Liam Neeson’s photo Honest thief, which last year broke to No. 1 at the UK box office and grossed $ 1 million despite the pandemic.
Goldberg commented: “We are delighted to publish The ice road in the UK and Ireland later this year. After the very successful release of Honest thief we couldn’t be more excited to present another image of Liam Neeson to UK audiences. “
Other recent Signature releases include the comedy Woody Allen A rainy day in New York, well-received horror photos Relic and Possessorand the comedy of Sam Neill Rams.