True Story - Development 2017

Soul On Ice is about an all-black teenage hockey team that won and dominated the 1995 US-Canadian Hockey Championship called the Can/Am Tournament at Lake Placid, New York.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • True Story, Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • David L. WATTS, Joe DOUGHRITY
    • Producer(s)
    • David l. WATTS (FuTurXTV), Raymond c. REED (Global Media Village)
    • Synopsis
    • Soul On Ice is inspired by the true story of the Detroit Rockies, a successful inner city hockey team. In 1995 the Detroit Rockies became the first American team to win the prestigious Challenge Cup at the Can/Am Tournament (matching the best American versus the best Canadian kids under 18) since 1965, ending a 30-year drought. They accomplished this in Lake Placid, New York on the very same ice where the so-called 'Miracle on Ice' took place (the historic 1980 Winter Olympics where the USA beat the Russian Red Army team).

      Soul On Ice can be highly successful because it can appeal equally to large urban and suburban audiences. Anyone can appreciate the heart-warming story of a Italian-Canadian and an African-American coach putting aside all issues of race, class, low finances, and player setbacks to win a major international hockey tournament with America’s best hockey players--who just all happen to be Black.

      Soul On Ice can attract large numbers of diverse people who like three types of films: Race Relations Films, Django Unchained ($425 Million), The Blind Side ($309 Million) The Help ($216 Million), Straight Outta Compton ($201 Million) and The Butler ($176 Million); Inspirational Family Films, The Karate Kid (2014) ($177 Million), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ($65 Million), Diary of A Wimpy Kid ($64 Million), Soul Surfer ($43 Million) and How to Eat Fried Worms ($13 Million) and Faith Based Films, The Preacher’s Wife ($48 Million), Courageous ($34 Million) and Facing the Giants ($10 Million);
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