Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment have pacted on noir spy revenge tale Polar, adapted from the celebrated Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Polar: Came From The Cold by Victor Santos. The action-thriller follows a master assassin named Black Kaiser who’s forced out of retirement by an assassination attempt by a crew of younger hitmen. Constantin sprung for a script by Jayson Rothwell (Malice In Wonderland, Silent Night) and with Dark Horse are now eyeing directors for a spring 2015 shoot.

The stylized Polar originated as a free “silent” web comic before Dark Horse published it as a graphic novel in 2013, adding dialogue. Constantin’s Robert Kulzer will produce with Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil) and Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg. Rothwell is repped by WME.