This Friday Netflix starts their own “John Wick” franchise with the adaptation of the graphic novel, Polar, which puts “Hannibal’s” Mads Mikkelsen in the assassin role. The first trailer went full Metal Gear Solid and looks like the perfect cure for the winter blues. Now, Bloody Disgusting has got our hands on a massive batch of images from the film that streams this Friday, January 25, 2019.
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.
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.