Based on the graphic novel/webcomic series by Victor Santos, Polar gets two posters as well as a trailer. It debuts on Netflix January 25.
The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), 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.
2019 is the year of Polar! Dark Horse announced the next and final installment in the bestselling creator Victor Santos’ epic Polar crime-noir series—Polar Volume 4: The Kaiser Falls. In addition to this epic finale, Dark Horse will also publish Polar Volume 0: The Black Kaiser and the second edition of Polar Volume 1: Came from the Cold.
Polar Volume 4: The Kaiser Falls follows Black Kaiser as he tries to assimilate into retired life in Miami. The indomitable spy’s peaceful retirement is interrupted when a rookie assassin finds Kaiser and challenges him for his crown. His simple life becomes complicated when Kaiser’s housemaid has problems with a local gang and resurfacing to maintain the peace puts him right in the new adversary’s crosshairs. Buckle up, because Black Kaiser’s last ride is going to get rough! This beautiful hardcover edition contains 166 pages of pulse-pounding adventure for $19.99.
Originally published by Planeta-de-Agostini comics, Polar Volume 0: The Black Kaiser finds the Black Kaiser in direct conflict with the nefarious agency known as the Damocles Initiative. This 96-page hardcover collection explores the origins of one of the most feared assassins in the world for $17.99.
Polar Volume 4: The Kaiser Falls goes on sale March 6, 2019. Polar Volume 0: The Black Kaiser also goes on sale March 6, 2018. Dark Horse will also release the second edition of Polar Volume 1: Came from the Cold on January 30, 2019. All three are available for pre-order.
Polar is now a major motion picture set to debut in 2019 on Netflix. The film is co-produced by Constantin Film and Bolt Pictures in association with Dark Horse Entertainment. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Polar stars Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, and Matt Lucas. Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt, and Hartley Gorenstein are producing with Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Martin Moszkowicz, and Mads Mikkelsen signed on as executive producers.
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Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment are joining forces to bring Polar to the big screen. Based on the popular Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Polar: Came from the Cold by Victor Santos, Constantin Film has pre-emptively purchased the spec, Polar written by Jayson Rothwell.
The adrenaline-pumping action-thriller tells the story of Black Kaiser, a master assassin forced out of retirement when he finds himself the target of a motley crew of new generation hitmen. But Kaiser’s gun-blazing and bloody universe is at odds with the doting and protective relationship he has with the child of one of his former marks. Faced with the ultimate battle for survival, Kaiser must choose between saving his life and saving his soul.
Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment are currently out to directors with the aim of shooting Polar in the spring of 2015. Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer will be producing along with Jeremy Bolt as well as Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. Rothwell is also writing an Untitled Heist Thriller for Thunder Road. He is repped by WME.
Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics is proud to bring Polar, the lauded silent webcomic by Victor Santos, to print—available for the first time ever with dialogue!
A guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller, this graphic novel is a brutal, fast-tempo story of revenge that Newsarama says is “as ice-cold as its name.” Though Polar was originallyreleased as a silent webcomic, Santos has crafted a script as hard boiled and intriguing as his art for this hardcover collection.
Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the world’s most deadly spy—the former agent known as Black Kaiser—is a wanted man that’s wanted . . . dead! On a collision course with his former employer, the Damocles Agency, Black Kaiser goes head to head with a stab-happy, psychotic torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and he’s not in the habit of dying.
Polar: Came from the Cold is on sale December 11 in stores everywhere.