|Directed by||Jonas Åkerlund|
|Screenplay by||Jayson Rothwell|
|Based on||Polar: Came From the Cold|
by Víctor Santos
|Cinematography||Pär M. Ekberg|
|Edited by||Doobie White|
|January 25, 2019|
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.
- Mads Mikkelsen as Duncan Vizla
- Vanessa Hudgens as Camille
- Katheryn Winnick
- Matt Lucas
- Josh Cruddas as Alexei
- Ruby O. Fee as Sindy
- Anthony Grant as Facundo
- Robert Maillet as Karl
- Fei Ren as Hilde
- Inga Cadranel as Regina
- Pedro Miguel Arce as Pedro Gonzalez Gonzales
- Richard Dreyfuss
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. In October 2017, Mads Mikkelsen signed on to star in the film. In February 2018, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick and Matt Lucas joined the cast with Netflix onboard to distribute the film.
In September 2018, musician Deadmau5 announced that he was in the process of producing the film's original score. 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. Netflix will stream the film on January 25, 2019, with Deadmau5 releasing the soundtrack on the same day.
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