Netflix released the first trailer for “Polar” today, a new original thriller starring Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens. The video is a violent rampage, so you might want to wait until your away from your desk to watch the entire trailer. The screenplay was written by Jayson Rothwell (Silent Night) and fans of the genre can watch the first official trailer below.
Netflix‘s official logline reads “The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), 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.”
Exclusive to Netflix, “Polar” was directed by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, whose film “Lords Of Chaos” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In the past, Åkerlund has worked with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna, U2, Rammstein, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Beyonce to name a few. Åkerlund made his feature debut with the cult classic “SPUN,” starring Jason Schwartzman, Mickey Rourke, and the late Brittany Murphy. He also received Emmy and Grammy nominations for his work on Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade. He’s won Grammys for his music films for Paul McCartney’s Live Kisses, Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live From London, and Madonna: Ray of Light.
Starring alongside Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens are Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), and Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland, Doctor Who, Little Britain).
“Polar” was filmed in Toronto and is slated for release on Netflix in 2019, excluding Canada, Germany, and China where Constantin Film will be handling distribution.