The Solution Entertainment Group has reported brisk pre-sales business at AFM on Code Entertainment’s Liam Neeson thriller Ice Road.
Rights have gone in France (Metropolitan), German-speaking Europe ,and Italy (Wild Bunch), Spain (Key 2 Media), Japan (Gaga), Latin America (California Filmes), Scandinavia and Iceland (Scanbox), and South Korea (JoynCinema).
Deals also closed in Middle East (Eagle), Taiwan (Applause), Greece, India and Turkey (Tanweer), Indonesia (P.T. Prima), Israel (Forum), Philippines (Pioneer), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), South Africa (Empire Entertainment), Thailand (Sahamongkol), Vietnam (Noori), West Indies (ATM), Benelux (DFW), China (EStars), CIS (Volga), and Eastern Europe (Programs4Media). Fox took pan-Asian satellite rights and Echo Lake acquired the film for airlines.
Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher, Kill The Irishman) will direct from his own screenplay about a big rig ice road driver (Neeson) who must lead a rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save trapped miners in northern Canada.
Principal photography on Ice Road is set to commence in Winnipeg, Canada, on January 27, 2020. CAA Media Finance represents US rights.
Code Entertainment’s Bart Rosenblatt, Al Corley and Eugene Musso, and Envision Media Arts’ Lee Nelson and David Tish will serve as producers. Code Entertainment is financing.
Jonathan Dana will serve as executive producer, along with The Solution’s Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, and David Buelow of EMA.