Netflix’s January slate was recently announced and it included an upcoming comic book film featuring Doctor Strange’s Mads Mikkelsen. The action film Polar is based on the Victor Santos comic books from Dark Horse Comics and will see Mads in the leading role of assassin Duncan Vizla. 

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.

It was shot by Spun director Jonas Akerlund from a script penned by Jayson Rothwell. The rest of the cast includes actress Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Vanessa Hudgens (Sucker Punch), and Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland). 

A trailer for the action film is likely right around the corner. I’m very curious to see what Jonas has come up with here and if this assassin flick could be a surrogate for John Wick before John Wick: Chapter 3 is released in May. 

Dark Horse Comics is behind publishing comics that have been turned into films such as Hellboy, Sin City, Tank Girl, The Rocketeer, 300, The Mask, Alien vs Predator, and 30 Days of Night. Netflix is also is about to release a series based on their comic The Umbrella Academy. 

Netflix has set the release date for Polar on January 25th, 2019. 


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