Poor Constantin Films is clearly trying to deliver a hit, but minus the Resident Evil franchise, the company doesn’t seem to be having much luck as far as the domestic box office goes. I don’t even know what happened to that ridiculous looking Tarzan animated movie they were working on, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones failed to spawn a franchise and Pompeii didn’t do too well either. Perhaps a graphic novel adaptation could get the company a winner.
It’s being reported that Constantin is joining forces with Dark Horse Entertainment to turn the graphic novel Polar: Came from the Cold into a feature film. Hit the jump for more on the endeavor.
According THR, Constantin preemptively snatched up Jayson Rothwell’s spec script for the project. The Victor Santos penned and illustrated graphic novel has been in stores for almost a year now and focuses on a guy named Black Kaiser, an expert assassin who has to come out of retirement when he’s targeted by a group of younger hitmen. The producers also added:
“Kaiser’s gun-blazing and bloody universe is at odds with the doting and protective relationship he has with the child of one of his former marks. Faced with the ultimate battle for survival, Kaiser must choose between saving his life and saving his soul.”
Constantin and Dark Horse are currently on the hunt for a director with hopes to get the project into production in the spring of 2015. Constantin’s Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt will produce along with Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse.
Here’s the official description of the graphic novel:
Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the world’s most deadly spy—Black Kaiser—is on a collision course with a stab-happy torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and he’s not in the habit of dying.