It is expected to be the Blockbuster of the Season and a Northwestern Minnesota Company is finding themselves center stage in a feature film that is “all about the action.”
Mattracks Vice-President Dan Laux, says the rubber track conversions, manufactured in Karlstad, are featured on a Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Actor Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson as Luke Hobbs, the self-titled Abominable “Ice Man” in his “Ice Ram,” “saving the world in the snow,” many of the scenes shot in Iceland ..
Laux says Mattracks manufactures over a hundred different track conversions systems; replacing traditional wheels on everything from ATV’s to Military Vehicles. Although the product has been featured in Hollywood Movies in the past, including Terminator 3 (2003) and Inception (2010) Laux says it is thrilling to have a product so prominently featured in a movie where the actors almost take a back seat to the vehicles.
To celebrate, Mattracks is hosting a special VIP premier showing of The Fate of the Furious, this Friday afternoon at Falls Cinema in Thief River Falls, and if you want a sneak peek – we did find the Mattrack Installed Pickup – the “Ice Ram” – featured on the Movie’s Official Trailer Number #2, which can be found on-line at fastandfurious.com.