Hudgens, Winnick, Lucas Join Netflix’s “Polar”

Netflix and Constantin Film have announced the start of production in Toronto on “Polar,” the film adaptation of Victor Santos’s Dark Horse action noir graphic novel “Polar: Came from the Cold”.

Mads Mikkelsen plays the world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla (aka The Black Kaiser) who 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.

Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick and Matt Lucas co-star in the film which Jonas Akerlund (“Spun”) will direct from a script by Jayson Rothwell (“Silent Night”). Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt and Hartley Gorenstein will produce.

The film will release on Netflix in 2019, excluding Canada, Germany, and China where Constantin Film will distribute.