Santa Claus goes berserk in this action movie starring David Harbor (Stranger Things)

news culture Santa Claus goes berserk in this action movie starring David Harbor (Stranger Things)

The end-of-year celebrations are getting closer, and not just a little bit! That’s why Tommy Wirkola is laying the groundwork by announcing Violent Night, a film about Santa Claus going off the rails and kicking his knees with a sledgehammer… Tone it down!

A brutal Christmas film starring David Harbor in the title role

If end-of-the-year celebrations inspired much cinema in the 80s and 90s, we still remember it toy race or even from Die Hard and gremlins, that tradition has gotten a bit lost over time… but it has relied on Tommy Wirkola. As a matter of fact, the director of many violent films how dead snow, Hansel and I wave to Dager, decided to get back behind the camera to offer something violent night which is aptly named.

In this production, which looks primarily like a Home Invasion, like a American nightmares Or from panic room by David Fincher, things quickly take a different turn. The family, kidnapped by greedy bandits in their own home, gets help from a Santa like no other. The latter played by David harbor – Sheriff Hooper in stranger things – will need a huge hammer to enforce the law in this gigantic building. Then a massacre game takes place.

but if Violent Night is above all a violent film, the whole will offer more tender moments, especially with the arrival of a little girl who will communicate with Santa Claus. So the goal here for Tommy Wirkola is indeed to make a Christmas film with the magic that goes with it.

When I started making the film, I basically said, “We’re going to have fun, we’re going to have dark humor and all that,” but I really want the audience to feel like you when they leave the room.” I saw a Christmas movie. Tommy Wirkola (Director of Violent Night via IGN)

We then learn that not only will Santa Clause use the various objects in front of him to get rid of his enemies, but that he will also use magic and that the film will even make allusions to everything related to a character like Santa Clause . We therefore find the list of naughty and nice children, but also gifts, magic, queens, etc.

Every scene in the film therefore has elements reminiscent of winter, snow or Christmas. (…) We use the list of bad and good. He uses the Christmas garlands, the star on the tree, he goes down the chimney… Tommy Wirola

A release date and a five-star cast already on the cards

In addition to David Harbour, who will wonderfully play the role of Santa Claus, Violent Night will propose to find several well-known heads, start with John Leguizamo that we have already seen The dead end by Brian De Palma, but also in Super Mario Bros.the 1993 film. In this story, he will play the leader of the thieves, dubbed Mr. Scrooge by his teammates, a reference to Ebenezer Scrooge, the short story’s anti-hero A Christmas song by Charles Dickens.

(As his name suggests, Mr. Scrooge) has a grudge against Christmas. And since he hates Christmas, he doesn’t realize he’s meeting the real Santa Claus. But as he begins to understand, the story takes on a whole new level as far as the stakes go. And John is obviously a great actor who I’ve seen growing up in so many different roles that he can do anything. He’s funny, he’s charming, he’s dangerous. Tommy Wirola

We can also note the participation of Beverly D’Angelo (Annie Hall), Alex Hassel (Cowboy Bebop) and Alexis Louder (The terminal list).

If you like this amazing and brutal adventure, be aware that it will be released in cinemas at the end of the year, on December 2, 2022 to be precise.

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