Deadmau5 to make film score debut for Jonas Akerlund’s Polar
Netflix and Constantin Film have announced that deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, is creating his first-ever film score for the movie Polar. For a career that has creatively evolved over a decade with numerous record-breaking sold-out shows, platinum-selling original releases, multiple major music award-wins and event firsts, deadmau5 — one of the world’s most renowned electronic music producers and live performers — will add another prestigious accolade to his extensive list of accomplishments.
Deadmau5 confirmed the news on his Twitter account, saying that in honor of Mads Mikkelsen’s character in the movie, he will “be wearing an eyepatch the entire time.”
Directed by renowned Swedish director and drummer Jonas Åkerlund (Lords of Chaos) with the screenplay written by Jayson Rothwell (Silent Night), Polar is based upon the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold by Victor Santos. The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla (Mikkelsen), aka The Black Kaiser, 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. The action, mystery and intrigue will be set entirely to a custom body of menacing productions by deadmau5.
The Constantin Film/Bolt Pictures co-production, in association with Dark Horse Entertainment stars Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One), Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers, Beastly), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland, Doctor Who). It is produced by Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil franchise), Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil franchise, Death Race), Hartley Gorenstein (Room) and is Executive Produced by Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz, Mads Mikkelsen, and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg.
Netflix will release the film globally in 2019, excluding Canada, Germany, and China where Constantin Film will be handling distribution.