The first look at the Norwegian filmmaker Tommy Wirola‘s (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow franchise) new movie violent night was screened tonight by Focus Features during CinemaCon, with attendees raving that the film appears to be a violent cult classic in the making. David harbor (“Stranger Things”) plays a badass, ass-kicking Santa!
violent night was compared Die Hard from Harbor on the CinemaCon stage, the film revolved around Harbour’s Santa Claus who rescues a family who has been taken hostage. The film is described as a violent action comedy, starring John Leguizamo play the villain!
Check out some Twitter reactions below as we wait for the footage to go live.
In the film, “on Christmas Eve, a team of elite mercenaries break into a wealthy family home and take everyone hostage. But the team isn’t prepared for a surprise fighter: Santa Claus (Harbour) is on the premises and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.”
Beverly D’Angelo, Alex Haskel and Alexis Lauter are also in the upcoming Focus Features film Ed Patterson and Cam gigandet.
Universal is released violent night At December 2, 2022.
Pat Casey and Josh Miller (sound) wrote the film.
Kelly McCormick and David Leitch produced for 87North.
“Merry bloody Christmas!” David Harbours #ViolenceNight is like DIE HARD, but the hero is… Santa? A family is taken hostage and Harbor arrives as Santa to save the day. From the people behind JOHN WICK & NOBODY. Super intense. Another wild one for the midnight crowd #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/HrVbab7blI
– Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 28, 2022
In order. This shit was hilarious with some 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
Okay, that’s what I really want to see from Focus Features: Violent Night! It’s Die Hard, but the hero is a Santa Claus in a mall! John Leguizamo is the villain. #ViolenceNight #CinemaCon #Cinemacon2022
— Jeffrey Harris (@Wheeljack83) April 28, 2022
– This great movie! (@AWESOMovie) April 28, 2022
Um, this Christmas Focus releases VIOLENT NIGHT in which David Harbor plays Santa Claus who helps rescue a family being held hostage.
He swings a sledgehammer, stabs people with ornaments, etc. Think Nobody+Die Hard+Santa Claus. Looks manic and adorable. #CinemaCon
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 28, 2022
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) April 28, 2022
“How about a movie that makes you sweat? … And I’m playing the bloody Santa in it?” asks VIOLENT NIGHT star David Harbour. It’s basically DIE HARD with Santa as John McClane. I’m starting to think I’m hallucinating some of these movies. #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/4OeS83s5XG
— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) April 28, 2022
VIOLENT NIGHT elicits a huge reaction from the crowd. It feels a bit like ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, except with Santa Claus instead of Honest Abe and a group of mercenaries instead of vampires. Harbor seems to get the job. Harmless (and gory) holiday fun.
– Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 28, 2022