20th Century Fox has closed a rights deal to use the premise of hit History Channel reality series “Ice Road Truckers” as the basis for a tentpole action feature, reports Variety.
Fox will hire a writer shortly and assign a producer to shepherd it.
“Ice Road Truckers” started as a special and quickly became the highest-rated series on the History Channel. The reality show follows the travails of drivers who roll 18-wheelers over a 350-mile highway made of ice, hauling equipment and supplies to diamond miners dwelling in the tundra of Canada’s Northwest Territories.
Shooting on the second season is under way.