Kayti Burt
Kirsten Howard

Dec 19, 2018

Netflix's adaptation of the graphic novel will be streaming on Netflix next month…

A very late Christmas present will land on Netflix on 25th January, 2019!

The streaming service has wrapped us up a seemingly spectactular gift in the form of Polar, starring Mads Mikkelsen. The new film is an adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel Polar: Came With The Cold by Victor Santos.

Polar is directed by Jonas Åkerlund, while Jayson Rothwell was on script duties for the forthcoming flick, set in the gritty underworld of political assassins. Åkerlund is best known for directing music videos, and received a heap of Emmy and Grammy nominations for his part in Beyonce’s Lemonade.

In the film, Mikkelsen plays Duncan Vizla, aka the Black Kaiser, aka the world’s top assassin. When the Black Kaiser’s planned retirement is considered a liability to the firm, he finds himself pitted against the group of younger, faster killers trying to put him down. This all sounds like John Wick meets aging James Bond, which… to be honest, they had us at Mads Mikkelsen, we barely soaked in the rest.

Here’s a first look at Mads in Polar, via BD:

First look at Mads Mikkelsen as the world's top assassin in Netflix's Polar

Sweet baby Jesus, let’s get Christmas over with so we can stick this directly in our eyeballs.

“Mads Mikkelsen was born to play the world’s best assassin,” said producer Jeremy Bolt, back when Mads was first cast. “He is totally believable as the Black Kaiser in ‘Polar’ and Jonas’ unique, vibrant but grounded and darkly comic style will set ‘Polar’ apart as an unforgettable tale.”

Mads’ co-stars are Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas (!), Johnny Knoxville and Richard Dreyfuss.

A trailer should be just around the corner!