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Liam Neeson’s blockbuster Ice Road 2 hits Victorian quarries

Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson’s whirlwind tour of Victoria has included some of its regional quarries, which are set to feature in his next blockbuster.   

The star of the Taken franchise and Love Actually is filming Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky across Victoria and in the NantStudios at Docklands Studio. The creators have turned several quarries into action sets to recreate Nepal’s famous Road to the Sky.  

“We’ve turned a regional Victorian town into a Nepalese village, and a couple of quarries into the infamous Road to the Sky,” Producers Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt said.  

“Now we’re using these truly world-class volume screens by NantStudios at Docklands Studio Melbourne – it’s been such a great experience filming in Victoria.”   

According to Creative Victoria, Ice Road 2: Road to the Sky features Liam Neeson as Mike McCann on a “dramatic adventure through Nepal’s perilous mountain tops.”  

Neeson, Fan Bingbing and Australian cast members, Bernard Curry (Wentworth, Savage River), Amelia Bishop (The Orchard), Saksham Sharma (Knot) and Grace O’Sullivan (Erinsborough High, Neighbours), took time to show Caroline Pitcher and Docklands Studios’ Chair, Louisa Coppel the Docklands set.  

According to Creative Victoria, the film is contributing to both Victoria’s screen industry and the local economy, to the tune of $30 million into the state and creating nearly 600 employment opportunities for screen practitioners and extras, with 15 locals taking on Head of Department roles.  

“Whether it is a local production that is set to take on the world or an international blockbuster looking for a home base, Victoria’s cutting-edge screen infrastructure, skilled crews and stunning locations can’t be beaten,” Victorian Creative Industries Minister Colin Brooks said.  

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