David Harbour is playing a crazy badass version of Santa Claus in the upcoming Christmas horror comedy action thriller Violent Night. The movie comes from Tommy Wirkola, the director of Dead Snow, and this thing looks like it’s going to be one hell of a brutal and violent holiday film!
John Wick and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is a producer on the film and we got to see the first trailer for it while we were at CinemaCon at the Universal Pictures presentation.
Harbour took the stage at the event and said: “Escape is great. I’m a big fan. But what about movies that make you sweat? Don’t you love action movies? Who doesn’t love a great action movie, right? How about Christmas movies? So, what about a movie that’s a great action movie, and the greatest Christmas movie in one? Die Hard. Fucking Die Hard. Now, what if…wait a minute, wait a minute. What if kick-ass director Tommy Wirkola and the badass producers at 87North, you know, the maniacs who did Atomic Blonde and John Wick and Nobody and Hobbs and Shaw, were behind it all? And, wait a minute, what if I started in it as fucking Santa Claus? Oh, do I swing a mother fucking hammer? Yes. What you’re about to see is not an actual trailer, I don’t think, but you better not cry to somebody. You better not pout. I’m telling you why. Because Santa Claus is coming to town. Let’s fucking go.”
You can watch our reaction of the footage we saw below!