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Ice Road Truckers drift into their own movie from Max Payne's John Moore

06.30.2010

Today in absurd movie news, the History Channel's ICE ROAD TRUCKERS show is being turned into a film likely helmed by MAX PAYNE director, John Moore. Sound ridiculous? Well here’s the pitch according to Deadline and Moore himself:

They're hatching a plot around the storyline of the series, which covers a group of truckers who drive 18-wheelers over a 350-mile highway made of ice, as they haul equipment and supplies to diamond miners working in the tundra of Canada's Northwest Territories. It's a dangerous job given the brutal cold, breakdowns, crashes and melting ice on the remote roads are potentially fatal. "It is very much a tough guy movie," Moore said. "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."

Yes, it’s a very dangerous job in real life, and I’m sure is rather terrifying when you're trying to navigate a giant truck down a glacier, but movies where the weather is the bad guy are always a gamble. Sometimes it works for phenomenon like volcanoes in VOLCANO and twisters in TWISTER, but when the villain of your film is “icy roads” it loses a bit of its sex appeal.

I’m not quite sure how you make the leap from ICE ROAD TRUCKERS to JAWS, unless they start pancaking sasquatches with their trucks, but I’m interested in just how the hell this movie comes together. Thank god for yesterday’s MAFIA WARS movie, or this would have been the most bizarre announced project of the week.

Extra Tidbit: Yes, ICE ROAD TRUCKERS has a sexy ice road trucker, as pictured above. How the hell do you choose that career path when you look like that?
Source: Deadline

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