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Ice Road Truckers For Max Payne Director
It's Convoy on ice for John Moore

30 June 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

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The videogame adaptation Max Payne got the cold shoulder from most people. Appropriate then that director John Moore's next project may be Ice Road Truckers.

The rights to the History Channel's documentary series (shown on Channel 5 in the UK) were picked up by Fox a couple of years ago, but it's taken this long for Moore and an as-yet unnamed writer to come up with a pitch that got the studio listening.

The show, if you haven't seen it, is a morbidly fascinating ride-along with borderline death-wish truck drivers (grizzled veterans and fresh-faced rookies) in the North-West Territories of Canada, where for a limited time every year it's possible for them to drive their massive rigs on treacherous "roads" over frozen lakes, hauling industrial supplies to remote diamond mines. It grew out of a stand-alone episode in a series called Suicide Missions.

Moore, who wants to film in 3D (which Fox are actually ruling out at the moment) says his take is "very much a tough guy movie. Here's a bunch of characters who tackle problems by getting in there and getting things done. We'll turn it into a mission movie that harkens back to Towering Inferno, Jaws, or The Guns of Navarone . You got a problem, go solve it." 

Ahab-like obsession, natural disaster, men on a mission... Y'know, this could work, as a sort of Convoy-meets-The Perfect Storm, or better yet, a frozen Wages of Fear. And Max Payne did, at least, have a lot of snow in it.


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Pimp My Ice Road Truck Into An Ice-Cream Truck
@palmerantony Yep, I immediately thought "Wages of Fear" or the remake "Sorcerer" by William Friedkin. This would make a great horror movie too totally isolated in the middle of nowhere. Great chance to go mad and start seeing things/hacking up people/delete as appropriate. Don't know why this would have to be in 3-D, Fox is right. More

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