Mads Mikkelsen in First Trailer for Action Thriller 'Polar' From Netflix
"Why are you doing this?" "I like it." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for a stylistic action thriller film titled Polar, the latest film by a Swedish filmmaker named Jonas Åkerlund, who also directed the black metal film Lords of Chaos - which is also getting released early this year. Polar stars Mads Mikkelsen as a master assassin who comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young hit men. The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Matt Lucas, Ruby O. Fee, Fei Ren, Anthony Grant, Josh Cruddas, Robert Maillet, Julian Richings, Johnny Knoxville and Richard Dreyfuss. It's based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came from the Cold" written by Victor Santos. This looks super stylish and comic booky, with tons of cheesy action scenes. Might be fun, but I don't think it's going to be any good.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jonas Åkerlund's Polar, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla (Mikkelsen), 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. Polar is directed by Swedish filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund, a veteran music video director and director of the films Spun, Horsemen, Small Apartments, Rammstein: Paris, plus Lords of Chaos most recently. The screenplay is written by Jayson Rothwell; produced by Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer and Hartley Gorenstein. Based on the Dark Horse graphic novel "Polar: Came from the Cold" by Victor Santos. Netflix will release Åkerlund's Polar streaming exclusively starting January 25th later this month. Who's down?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Mads Mikkelsen in Polar & Artic! It's going to be a cold year lol.
Oblique on Jan 7, 2019
I want the Mads Mikkelsen action figure from this... But yeah, is Mads Mikkelsen only drawn to films with winter sensibilities? lol This looks like brainless and violent fun. I'm in.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 7, 2019
Oh Mads, you really make your fans to question themselves about their desire to follow you everywhere. And I'm so weak, I just can't resist here, have to give in ...
shiboleth on Jan 7, 2019
He looks kinda like Snake from Metal Gear 4
Josh Taylor on Jan 7, 2019
...lol...well, sheeeeet! I loved it. Yea, the premise of an assassin coming out of retirement is totally derivative, but I loved the trailer...liked the dark haired actress right off the bat then realized that's Vanessa Hudgens!! I liked the scene when she asks him what he does or did and he answers the funeral business and her reaction is wonderfully subtle and on the money. Impressive. It's also got that blond haired actress from Vikings that I like and am happy to see her getting work. Especially with and opposite of the man...Mads Mikkelsen! I'll watch him in whatever he does. He's one of the best along with Tom Hardy and Matthias Schoenaerts. I'm in for sure as this is just a crazy shoot 'em up bang bang looks to have a good sense of humor about itself.
thespiritbo on Jan 7, 2019
Another argument for Netflix films getting an in-theater run and not just for a week. This is big-screen good.
Whichhalfofthewit on Jan 7, 2019
Hmmm. Am I the only one that thinks Mads should pretty much always play this John wick type character? No more art. Just badass smoky-voiced death bringing. Im in disagreement with the initial take above, for like, the first time.
italianoscalliano on Jan 8, 2019
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