Mads Mikkelsen will again lead the casting of Polar 2. However, the absence of Netflix leaves a bitter aftertaste to the confirmation.
The Black Kaiser it’s back! Mads Mikkelsen will play the hitman again Duncan Vizla in fleece 2. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, there will be a sequel to the graphic novel of Victor Santos published by darkhorse in United States. Jonas Akerlundwho already directed the first film of Netflix, will sit back in the director’s chair. Apparently, it won’t exactly be a sequel. At least not a sequel as such. The producers of Constantine Film Y JB Pictures They have assured that it will be a new version of the original comic. We don’t know exactly what they mean.
The question now is whether it will be released on Netflix or not, or if it will be a reboot with the same actor, but with a different commercial perspective. the plot of fleece 2 would follow Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), the deadliest hitman on the planet, as he uncovers a deadly conspiracy that protects a powerful assassin syndicate. Then, without realizing it, he ends up becoming the number one target of all these assassins. Therefore, he only has one option left: survive. As you can see, it is the same story that we saw in the first film. At least that we know of.
The streaming giant has not clarified its participation
fleece 2whose working title is The Black Kaiserwill have a script written jointly between Jayson Rothwell and Mads Mikkelsen himself. The producers of Constantin Film and JB Pictures will be Robert Külzer Y Jeremy Boltrespectively. The Black Kaiser will have the association of Dark Horse Entertainment. It does not seem that Netflix, a priori, is going to be part of its production. However, the door is open for it to be part of the distribution in the future. It will depend on the next few months.
“We are very excited for the opportunity to work with the brilliant Mads Mikkelsen and the visionary Jonas Akerlund on what is sure to be an explosive, action-packed, fun-filled, unexpected, and a little crazy and emotional journey,” said Jeremy Bolt in a statement on fleece 2 that does not make clear the participation of Netflix in the project. XYZFilms will also be part of the executive production of The Black Kaiser. This company handles the rights all over the world. The project will be presented next week in Cannes. Most likely, film market buyers will give it a try.