Not to be confused with the upcoming Mads Mikkelsen-starring film Arctic, Netflix’s graphic novel adaptation Polar is headed our way later this month, and we’ve got the trailer today.
Basically, it’s John Wick with Mikkelsen as Solid Snake. Sign. Us. Up.
In Polar, the world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mikkelsen), 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.
The film will hit the streaming service on January 25, 2019.
Polar is based on the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel “Polar: Came From the Cold” by Victor Santos and was produced by Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt.
Also starring Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers, Beastly), Katheryn Winnick (“Vikings”) and Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland, Doctor Who, Little Britain), the film was directed by renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, whose last film Lords Of Chaos recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Johnny Knoxville and Richard Dreyfuss also star.
Jayson Rothwell (Silent Night) penned the screenplay.
Credit to EW for the below poster art.