Netflix and Constantin Film have just announced the start of production of Polar, a Constantin Film/ Bolt Pictures co-production, in association with Dark Horse Entertainment.
Polar is based on the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel ‘Polar: Came from the Cold’ by Victor Santos.
Polar features Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, and Matt Lucas. In 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.
The film will be directed by renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. He is an internationally-awarded director of feature films, documentaries, concert films, music videos, commercials, and stage shows, working with high profile artists such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna, U2, Rammstein, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Beyonce to name a few.
The Netflix Film is currently shooting in Toronto and is slated for release on Netflix in 2019.