Polar (film)

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Directed byJonas Åkerlund
Produced by
  • Robert Kulzer
  • Mike Richardson
  • Keith Goldberg
  • Jeremy Bolt
  • Hartley Gorenstein
Screenplay byJayson Rothwell
Based onPolar: Came From the Cold
by Víctor Santos
Music byDeadmau5
CinematographyPär M. Ekberg
Edited byDoobie White
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
January 25, 2019
CountryUnited States

Polar is an upcoming film adaptation of the action noir comics series of the same name. It is directed by Jonas Åkerlund and based on a spec script written by Jayson Rothwell. The film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick and Matt Lucas. It is set to premiere on Netflix on January 25, 2019.[1]



The film was first announced in October 2014 as a live action adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' Polar, developed by Dark Horse Entertainment and Constantin Film. A spec script for the film by Jayson Rothwell was purchased.[4] In October 2017, Mads Mikkelsen signed on to star in the film.[5] In February 2018, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick and Matt Lucas joined the cast with Netflix onboard to distribute the film.[6]

Filming began on February 23, 2018, in Toronto, Canada.[7] It was also filmed in Orono, Ontario.[8]

In September 2018, musician Deadmau5 announced that he was in the process of producing the film's original score.[9] Soundtrack release details were announced on January 8, 2019 along with the film's initial trailer. A single from the soundtrack album, "Midas Heel" was released on 11 January 2019.[10] Netflix will stream the film on January 25, 2019, with Deadmau5 releasing the soundtrack on the same day.[11]


  1. ^ Miska, Brad (December 18, 2018). "First Look at "Hannibal's" Mads Mikkelsen in Netflix's 'John Wick'-esque 'Polar'". Bloody Disgusting.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jonas Akerlund on Instagram: "@polar a @jonasakerlund film starring @theofficialmads @vanessahudgens @realmattlucas @katherynwinnick @johnnyknoxville @feifeiren…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  3. ^ a b c d Polar (2019), retrieved 2019-01-07
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (October 22, 2014). "Graphic Novel 'Polar' Gets Film Adaptation from Dark Horse, Constantin". Variety.
  5. ^ https://variety.com/2017/film/markets-festivals/mads-mikkelsen-action-thriller-polar-1202599633/
  6. ^ https://deadline.com/2018/02/vanessa-hudgens-katheryn-winnick-matt-lucas-mads-mikkelsen-polar-movie-netflix-1202301242/
  7. ^ "Netflix and Constantin start production on Polar". Comingsoon.net. February 23, 2018.
  8. ^ kawarthaNOW (2018-02-13). "Mads Mikkelsen is in Orono for filming of action thriller 'Polar' | kawarthaNOW". kawarthaNOW. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/deadmau5/status/1042074760283402240?s=19
  10. ^ "midas heel by deadmau5 on Spotify". Spotify. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.musicnewsnet.com/2019/01/-polar-film-trailer-featuring-the-music-of-deadmau5-now-available.html

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