After a stunning orchestral performance and album release, deadmau5 is continuing to explore new realms with his film score debut on Jonas Akerlund’s Polar.
As one of the world’s most renowned electronic music producers, deadmau5 has already created a lasting legacy for himself with countless tracks that sway crowds and performances that have left many stunned. This year has seen him explore new territory as he brought two nights of an orchestra-backed performance to Los Angeles and released the where’s the drop? album along with it. Now he has his sights set on another goal, scoring a film for the first time.
Announced today by Netflix and Constantin Film, deadmau5 is set to provide the score for the upcoming film Polar. Bringing together Swedish director and drummer Jonas Akerlund and screenplay writer Jason Rothwell, this film will see the Victor Santos’ Dark Horse comic Polar: Came From the Cold come to life.
The story of Polar follows the story of the world’s top assassin, The Black Kaiser, who is getting ready for retirement and is marked as a liability by his former bosses. He’ll be faced with the task of getting back into the game as he goes head-to-head with ruthless killers looking to silence him.
Aside from the score by deadmau5, the film is also set to star a cast consisting of Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One), Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), and Matt Lucas (Doctor Who). The producers of Polar also know a thing or two about action-packed movies, with films in the Resident Evil Franchise, Death Race, Room, and more. This collaboration between their studio and Dark Horse Entertainment will be one you won’t want to miss on Netflix.
Polar is set for release on a global level in 2019, with distribution being handled mainly by Netflix while Constantin Film will be managing Canada, Germany, and China.
well, the mouse is outta the bag,….working on my first film score for @constantinfilm @Netflix's #Polar. So in honor of @theofficialmads character, I'll be wearing an eyepatch the entire time #blackkaiser
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) September 18, 2018