Universal have just released a trailer for a new Christmas film called Violent Night… yeah I know it’s Halloween season, get over it.
Starring David Harbour as Violent Night‘s version of Father Christmas (I’m English and that’s what we call him and as I wrote this article, I’m in charge… unless Stark edits it! ). Anyway, Harbour’s take on Father Christmas seems to be one who is a little tired of the whole thing and enjoys a beer before work.
The official synopsis is:
An elite team of mercenaries breaks into a family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone hostage inside. However, they aren’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.
Wait, the synopsis says Santa so I’ll go with that. Bugger!
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Tommy Wirkola, the director behind the zombie nazis in Dead Snow and Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters is back in the chair. Wirkola says Harbour was show in for Santa.
“His name came up and it was one of those things where me, the studio and the producers were like, ‘Oh yes, the perfect choice. Yeah, we want him.
And he was the first person we went out to. I sat with him a couple of days later and he was he loved the script and had ideas that were great.”
Violent Night is from 87North whose previous films include Nobody, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, Bullet Train and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
As you’ll see from he trailer, 87North is not fixing what’s not broken, and Violent Night is full of their typical violence, mayhem and dark humour. It looks like ridiculously good fun and has the potential to go down as one of Christmas’ great movies, just like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. Yeah, I went there.