Mads Mikkelsen to Wage War on the Elements in ARCTIC, A Survival Thriller

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Mads Mikkelsen to Wage War on the Elements in ARCTIC, A Survival Thriller

Stranded in the Arctic, Mads Mikkelsen must fight to survive. Ticket sold!

Admittedly, I'm an easy mark for anything involving Mads Mikkelsen, whose career I have happily followed ever since seeing him in Flickering Lights (2000). Others here at ScreenAnarchy go back even further, to his breakout role in Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher (1996), a lacerating, brutal movie in which Mikkelsen is something of a phenom.

Even as he made more polished films like The Green Butchers and Adam's Apples, he started to catch the attention of Hollywood, leading to his international breakthrough in Casino Royale. In recent years, he made the diabolical TV show Hannibal and appeared in 2016 as a delicious villain in Doctor Strange and a heroic father in Rogue One.

Next stop: Arctic! Here's a synopsis:

The story surrounds a man (Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

Production is currently underway. Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison wrote the original screenplay and Penna is directing. Penna is a Brazilian filmmaker who last effort, Turning Point, screening at the Tribeca Film Festival last year.

(Full disclosure: XYZ Films is handling international sales. ScreenAnarchy founder and editor Todd Brown is Head of International Acquisitions for XYZ Films but was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.)

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  • ManateeAdvocate

    Saw him first in Pusher, but After the Wedding is probably my favorite film of his. So many good ones to choose from though. Valhalla Rising gets a view once a year. Yes, I'm a fan of that divisive film.

    Naturally, I'll be seeing Arctic. I'll watch Mads in just about anything.

  • rantingsw3de

    Love Mads! My future husband ;) I really enjoyed his turn in Rogue One. But for me he will always be Fischer in Rejseholdet (Unit One). Absolutely brilliant in The Hunt as well.

  • One-Eye

    Never heard of him.

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