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The first look at the Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirkolait is (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow franchise) new movie violent night was presented by Focus Features during CinemaCon tonight, with attendees ecstatic that the film appears to be a violent cult classic in the making. David Harbor (“Stranger Things”) stars as a badass, ass-kicking Santa!
violent night has been compared to die hard by Harbor on the CinemaCon stage, the film centered on Harbor’s Santa rescuing a hostage family. The film is described as a violent action comedy, with John Leguizamo play the villain!
Check out some reactions on Twitter below as we wait for the footage to go live.
In the film, “An elite team of mercenaries break into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage. But the team is unprepared for a surprise fighter: the Santa Claus (Harbour) is in the field, and he’s about to show why this Nick isn’t a saint.
Beverly D’Angelo, Alex Haskel and Alexis Louder are also in the upcoming Focus Features film, alongside Eddie Patterson and Cam Gigandet.
Universal will release violent night on December 2, 2022.
Pat Casey and Josh Miller (Sonic) wrote the film.
Kelly McCormick and David Leitch produced for 87North.
” Merry Christmas ! by David Harbor #ViolentNight is like DIE HARD, but the hero is… Santa Claus? A family is taken hostage and Harbor, as Santa Claus, comes to save the day. From the folks behind JOHN WICK & NOBODY. Super violent. Another savage for the midnight crowd #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/HrVbab7blI
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 28, 2022
OK. This shit was hilarious with great gory action/fight scenes.
I need this screening immediately! 😂
— John Rocha aka The Outlaw Nation (@TheRochaSays) April 28, 2022
—Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) April 28, 2022
—Jeffrey Harris (@Wheeljack83) April 28, 2022
– This awesome movie! (@AWESOMovie) April 28, 2022
Uh, this Christmas Focus is releasing VIOLENT NIGHT, in which David Harbor plays Santa Claus who helps rescue a hostage family.
He swings a hammer, stabs people with ornaments, etc. Think Nobody+Die Hard+Santa Claus. Looks manic and delicious. #CinemaCon
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 28, 2022
—Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) April 28, 2022
“What about a movie that makes you sweat? …And I play in it as a fucking Santa Claus?? asks VIOLENT NIGHT star David Harbour. It’s basically DIE HARD with Santa as John McClane. I’m starting to think I’m hallucinating on some of these movies. #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/4OeS83s5XG
— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) April 28, 2022
VIOLENT NIGHT gets a big reaction from the crowd. It looks a bit like ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, except with Santa instead of Honest Abe and a group of mercenaries instead of vampires. Harbor seems to understand the mission. Harmless (and bloody) holiday fun.
—Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 28, 2022