Mads Mikkelsen will star in Polar, a film adaptation of Victor Santos' webcomic Polar: Came With the Cold, which was later reprinted by Dark Horse, according to Variety. The film will be directed by Jonas Ackerlund.
Polar tells the story of the Black Kaizer, the world's greatest assassin, who is called out of retirement when a group of younger assassins set out to kill him.
“Mads Mikkelsen was born to play the world’s best assassin,” said producer Jeremy Bolt. “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.”
Mikkelsen previously played Kaecilius in Marvel's Doctor Strange.
No release date for Polar was announced.