Netflix’s ‘Against the Ice’ Movie: Coming to Netflix in March 2022

Cast Against Ice – Picture: Netflix

by Netflix Against the ice is an upcoming survival drama film created by and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (game of thrones) who wrote the screenplay with writer Joe Derrick. The film was directed by Danish director Peter Flinth who has directed productions such as RNA and Nobel’s Last Will. Against the ice will arrive on Netflix in March 2022.

Against the ice is a passion project for Emmy nominee Coster-Waldau and is produced by production company Ill Kippers which was formed by Coster-Waldau and aforementioned scribe Joe Derrick and former PR guru Jeffrey Chassen. The film is also produced by Baltasar Kornakur and his RVK Studios, the company behind the Netflix original series. Katla.

Coster-Waldau offered his comments on the work on this film to Deadline:

Against the ice has been a passion project for me since the very beginning. It combines a lot of themes that fascinate me: adventure, Greenland, camaraderie, loyalty and love. It’s an intense exploration of two men, two opposites, trapped in an epic and dangerous setting.

When Against the ice release on Netflix?

Recently, Netflix announced its lineup of original movies coming in 2022, the announcement revealed that Against the ice will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

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What is the plot of Against the ice?

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Ejnar Mikkelsen in 1907 and his book Two against the icepublished posthumously in 2003

by Netflix Against the ice is an adaptation of Two against the ice, a book published posthumously by Danish polar explorer and writer Ejnar Mikkelsen. It will tell the story of Mikkelsen’s expedition to Greenland in 1909. Here is the official summary of the story from Deadline:

In 1909, the Danish expedition to Alabama led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) attempted to disprove the United States’ claim to northeast Greenland, a claim that was rooted in the idea that Greenland was divided into two different pieces of land. Leaving their crew with the ship, Mikkelsen hung out on the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (Joe Cole).

The two men manage to find proof that Greenland is one island, but the return to the ship takes longer and is much more difficult than expected. Battling extreme hunger, fatigue, and a polar bear attack, they finally arrive to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned.

Lead producer Baltasar Kornakur praised the story in a recent statement:

“It was an honor when David Kosse asked me to join the team of Against the ice and take the helm as lead producer. The true story of Mikkelsen and Iversen caught my attention from the start.


who is thrown into Against the ice?

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From left to right: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Charles Dance and Heida Reed

The main stars of Netflix Against the ice are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Joe Cole who play captain Ejnar Mikkelsen and Iver Iversen respectively. Coster-Waldau is best known for his portrayal of Jaime Lannister in game of thrones while Cole is known for his roles in Peaky Blinders, black mirror, and London Gangs.

They will be joined by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Crown) manufacturing Against the ice an on-screen father-son reunion between Dance and Coster-Waldau since Dance portrayed Tywin Lannister in game of thrones. Heida Reed, known for her roles in Poldark and Dan Dare.


What is the production status of Against the ice and where was it filmed?

film for Against the ice took place in 2020 in Greenland and Iceland has already ended. Currently, the film is in post-production. Here are some great Joe Cole filming locations instagram:

Are you looking forward to watching Against the ice on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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