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Fox developing Ice Road Truckers film

According to Deadline, Max Payne director John Moore is working on a big-screen adaptation of Ice Road Truckers, the top-rated reality series that’s helped The History Channel overcome its reputation as the network of stuffy antiquity by crushing it with a big-ass 18-wheeler. Moore—whom performance-art provocateur Armond White once deemed “a Peckinpahesque, neo-Eisenstein stylist” while giggling—sees the film as “very much a tough guy movie,” dealing as it does with fearless truckers who haul equipment to diamond miners in Canada’s freezing, foreboding Northwest Territories. “Here's a bunch of characters who tackle problems by getting in there and getting things done,” Moore said. “We'll turn it into a mission movie that hearkens back to Towering Inferno, Jaws, or The Guns Of Navarone. You got a problem, go solve it." And while you check out that hook, Moore plans to revolve it by shooting the film in 3-D, which of course he does.


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