Dark Horse announced that Mads Mikkelsen will star in the movie adaption of their graphic novel POLAR. The movie will see Mikkelsen portraying the world’s top assassin, who is about to retire. His former employers consider him to be a liability and send other assassins after him.
More information is below courtesy of their press release:
MADS MIKKELSEN TO STAR IN THE DARK HORSE GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION, POLAR
Directed by JONAS ÅKERLUND
Mads Mikkelsen (DOCTOR STRANGE, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) will star in the noir action thriller, POLAR, set in the gritty underworld of political assassins. Award-winning Swedish director, Jonas Åkerlund (LORDS OF CHAOS, SPUN, BEYONCE’S HOLD-UP, LADY GAGA’S TELEPHONE) will direct this adaption of the acclaimed Dark Horse graphic novel POLAR: CAME FROM THE COLD by Victor Santos, from a screenplay by Jayson Rothwell.
Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer (RESIDENT EVIL) and Bolt Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt (RESIDENT EVIL, DEATH RACE) will join forces with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson (HELLBOY, DARK MATTER) and Keith Goldberg (UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN) to produce, with Martin Moszkowicz executive producing. Mister Smith Entertainment announced that it is debuting the feature to international buyers at the upcoming 2017 American Film Market.
Award-winning actor and international star, Mads Mikkelsen, is known for his striking character portrayals from his lead role in the television series HANNIBAL to icy Bond villain Le Chiffre in CASINO ROYALE. He recently starred opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE and in the STAR WARS adventure, ROGUE ONE. Mikkelsen received the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for THE HUNT. He previously garnered international attention for his starring role in THE PUNISHER film trilogy from director Nicolas Winding Refn.