Mark this down as another movie that looks right up my alley. Danish filmmaker Peter Flinth teams with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to give us one of those “based on an unbelievable true story” movies. In addition to its compelling historical bend, the movie also looks to be a gripping and possibly terrifying survival story. The first trailer looks great and gives us plenty to chew one.
Coster-Waldau plays Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen, a polar explorer who is tasked with retrieving the findings of a Danish expedition lost in the frozen tundra of North-Eastern Greenland. Only one man volunteers to accompany Mikkelsen on his treacherous journey – a young mechanic played by Joe Cole. Shot on location in Iceland and Greenland, the movie looks to fully embrace the dangers of its setting. I love the look of this.
“Against the Ice” premieres on Netflix March 2nd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.