Peaky Blinders and Game of Thrones stars team up for 'epic and dangerous' new Netflix film Against The Ice

Peaky Blinders and Game of Thrones stars team up for 'epic and dangerous' new Netflix film Against The Ice

January 21, 2021

A GAME Of Thrones star is teaming up with a star from Peaky Blinders battle polar bears and the Arctic in a new Netflix film.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who played the charismatic Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones wrote, produced and stars in Against The Ice.

The actor recruited his onscreen dad Charles Dance and Peaky Blinder's Joe Cole to also star alongside him in the Arctic adventure.

Coster-Waldau adapted the original Danish novel Two Against the Ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen into a screenplay with Joe Derrick.

Set in in 1909, the film follows Denmark’s Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Coster-Waldau).

The crew wants to disprove the United States’ claim to North Eastern Greenland, a claim that was rooted in the idea that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land.

Leaving their crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen sleds across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (JCole).

They find the proof that Greenland is one island, but getting back to the ship takes longer and is much harder than expected.

On their journey back they battled extreme hunger, fatigue and even a polar bear attack.

But when they finally arrive back to their ship they find it crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned.

As they wait to be rescued, they fight to stay alive and their mental hold on reality starts to fade as the days get longer.

This breeds mistrust and paranoia, but ultimately Against the Ice is a story of friendship, love and the awe-inspiring power of companionship.

“Against the Ice has been a passion project for me from the very beginning," Coster-Waldau said.

"It combines a lot of themes that excite me: adventure, Greenland, companionship, loyalty and love."

The actor added: "It is an intense exploration of two men, two opposites, trapped in an epic dangerous setting. It is also a story of living under extreme pressure and circumstances, of constant struggle for survival, fighting off threats of extreme cold, lack of food, hungry polar bears and not least the frailty of the human mind."

Against the Ice will release globally on Netflix in 2021 and is part of the slate of 70 major films the streaming giant plans to release this year.

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