Mads Mikkelsen Lined Up As Black Kaiser In Polar

Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) is confirmed for the lead role in Jonas Åkerlund’s adaptation of Polar, based on the graphic novel by Victor Santos, about the world of political assassins.

Mikkelsen will play the world’s most deadly spy, Black Kaiser, who is forced from retirement when his former employer puts a price on his head that sets him on a collision course with a stab-happy torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead.

Having no choice but to return to the shadowy life he thought he’d left behind, Black Kaiser must use his arsenal of deadly skills to outsmart his enemies. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and he’s not in the habit of dying.

Producer Jeremy Bolt told Variety: “Mads Mikkelsen was born to play the world’s best assassin. He is totally believable as the Black Kaiser in Polar and Jonas’ unique, vibrant but grounded and darkly comic style will set Polar apart as an unforgettable tale.”