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Ice Road 2: Liam Neeson to get back behind the wheel for a sequel set in the Himalayas

Liam Neeson protects a busload of passengers on his way to the Himalayas in the Jonathan Hensleigh-directed Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky.

Liam Neeson takes his unique skill of operating a big rig like a champ to hit the open road again for a sequel to 2021’s The Ice Road. The follow-up, titled Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky, finds Neeson trading the harsh roads of Northern Canada for the mountains of Nepal. That’s right, thrill-seekers, Ice Road 2 takes us to the Himalayas!

Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky features Neeson’s rugged character, Mike McCann, returning to honor his late brother’s last wish by traveling to Nepal to scatter his ashes at Mt. Everest. While traveling by bus along the inhospitable 12,000 ft. landscape known as the Road to the Sky, Mike and his mountain guide clash with Nepalese mercenaries and must fight to survive. Adding to the tension, Mike must protect a busload of bystanders and the local villagers’ homeland. Does anyone remember when Neeson was going to quit making action movies? How is that going for him?

Jonathan Hensleigh (Die Hard with a VengeanceArmageddonJumanji) directs from his script, with Code Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures, and Envision Media producing.

The Solution Entertainment Group handles international sales and plans to bring the project to this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“I can’t wait to tell this next chapter in the Ice Road saga,” said Hensleigh.

“I am thrilled to bring this action-packed sequel to the market knowing it is exactly what everyone is looking for, and, of course, delighted to continue our partnership with Code and relationship with Liam Neeson,” added The Solution’s Wilson.

I need to give credit where it’s due to Mr. Neeson. The weather conditions for a shoot like this are rough on the bones. I can’t imagine filming in that climate at 70 years old, let alone pulling off intense action sequences in snowy weather.

Here’s the official synopsis for 2021’s The Ice Road:

After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a ‘big-rig’ ice road driver (Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming.

Benjamin Walker, Amber Midthunder, Marcus Thomas, Holt McCallany, Martin Sensmeier, Matt McCoy, and Matt Salinger join Neeson for the original film, which is available to stream on Netflix in select territories.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/ice-road-2-liam-neeson/

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