No one plays detached and creepy like Mads Mikkelsen. The Hannibal star has accepted a role to star in the upcoming adaptation of Polar. Directed by award-winning Swedish director Jonas Akerlund, the adaptation will feature Mikkelsen as the world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla AKA the Black Kaiser. The screenplay is written by Jayson Rothwell and is currently being shopped in the American Film Market.
Here’s the synopsis:
The world’s top assassin Duncan Vizla, A.K.A the Black Kaiser (Mikkelsen), is retiring when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he soon finds himself back in the game, being hunted by an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced. Having no choice but to return to the shadowy life he thought he’d left behind, he must use his arsenal of deadly skills to outsmart his enemies, protect an innocent woman and redeem what’s left of his tormented soul.
No word yet on when we get to see this one on the screen.