Netflix has released an official trailer for Polar, an upcoming movie starring Mads Mikkelsen as an assassin who finds himself dealing with a bunch of younger killers who are gunning for him.
The movie is based on the Victor Santos graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold, and also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, and Matt Lucas.
You can find more info and check out the new trailer below.
Here’s a description of the graphic novel the movie is based on from Amazon:
Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the world’s most deadly spy–the former agent known as Black Kaiser–is a wanted man that’s wanted . . . dead! On a collision course with his former employer, the Damocles Agency, Black Kaiser goes head to head with a stab-happy, psychotic torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and he’s not in the habit of dying.
A guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller, this graphic novel by Victor Santos (Mice Templar, Filthy Rich) is a brutal, fast-tempo story of revenge that Newsarama says is “as ice-cold as its name.” Originally a silent webcomic, but Santos has crafted a script as hard boiled and intriguing as his art for this hardcover collection.
The movie is directed by Jonas Åkerlund, whose previous credits include Spun, Lords of Chaos, and a ton of music videos. The screenplay was written by Jayson Rothwell, whose credits include Malice in Wonderland, Silent Night, and The Challenger, the upcoming movie about the space shuttle Challenger set to star Michelle Williams as schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
Between this and Arctic, I think we can assume that Mr. Mikkelsen has been quite cold creating entertainment for us lately, and we should all be grateful.
Polar is set to arrive on Netflix on January 25th.
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.