Liam Neeson will reprise his role as big-rig ice road road driver Mike McCann in a sequel to The Ice Road.
Ice Road 2 : Road to the Sky, which will see writer-director Jonathan Hensleigh, back in the director’s chair, will see McCann tackle the mountains of Nepal.
Per Deadline, Neeson’s character is honoring his late brother’s last wish by traveling to Nepal to scatter his ashes on Mt. Everest. “While on a packed tour bus traversing the deadly 12,000 ft. terrain of the infamous Road to the Sky, Mike and his mountain guide encounter a group of Nepalese mercenaries and must fight not only to save themselves and the busload of innocent travelers, but also the local villagers’ homeland.”
Code Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures and Envision Media will produce the film, which the Solution Entertainment Group is launching international sales ahead of the upcoming Cannes Market. Production is due to start in the first quarter of 2024.
“I can’t wait to tell this next chapter in the Ice Road saga,” said writer-director Hensleigh.