Netflix has released a trailer for their upcoming live-action feature, Polar, based on the Victor Santos webcomic, and adapted from the first volume, Came From the Cold.

Mads Mikkelsen stars a Duncan Vizla a.k.a. The Black Kaiser, once one of the world’s best assassins. Now retired, his former boss believes him to be a liability to the firm, and this leads Vizla back into his former life, head-to-head with younger, faster, assassins ruthlessly searching for him, ready to take him down.

However, things become more personal when they kidnap his neighbor, Camille (Vanessa Hudgens).

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Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Polar seems to have taken influence from films like John Wick and The Equalizer, both of which successfully told the story of a trained killer pushed to return to their old ways by some kind of personal attack. It isn’t a new story, but if the trailer is anything to go by, Polar is set to reinvent the formula once again.

Polar arrives on Netflix on January 25th.

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