Mads Mikkelsen is a badass assassin in upcoming Netflix movie Polar.
An adaptation of Victor Santos’ Dark Horse graphic novel Polar: Came from the Cold, the film tells of Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, a former assassin whose plan to call it a day and live in peace, of course, doesn’t go to plan. His former employer has soon marked him as a liability and placed a target on his head. Vanessa Hudgens plays a young woman he befriends and aims to protect.
This stylish-looking action-thriller is directed and written by Swedish music video director Jonas Åkerlund, who’s directed videos for Madonna, Blink 182, U2, Metallica and Beyonce, among many others, and features such as Spun and Small Apartments. Appears to be a slick outing, although whether there’s much we haven’t seen done before remains to be seen.
Polar, also starring Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas, Ruby O. Fee, Fei Ren, Anthony Grant, Josh Cruddas, Robert Maillet, Julian Richings, Johnny Knoxville and Richard Dreyfuss, will be hitting Netflix on January 25.
Netflix’s official synopsis for Polar:
The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Polar is written by Jayson Rothwell and produced by Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer and Hartley Gorenstein. The cast of Polar includes Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas, Ruby O. Fee, Fei Ren, Anthony Grant, Josh Cruddas, Robert Maillet, Julian Richings, Johnny Knoxville and Richard Dreyfuss. Polar is based on upon the Dark Horse graphic novel “Polar: Came from the Cold” by Victor Santos.