LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: According to reports, a sequel to David Harbour’s ‘Violent Night‘ is all set to bring back the murderous Santa Claus from the previous holiday season. In a recent interview, filmmaker Tommy Wirkola said that, like the workers in Santa’s workshop, he is already hard at work on ‘Violent Night 2’, which will be his next gift to ardent fans of the film.
“We’re talking about it and we’re just making deals and getting everything in order,” Wirkola told The Wrap. “We have time to really crack the script and figure out the story.” As the talk progressed, Wirkola mentioned that they wouldn’t shoot right away and have to get the script together which will again be written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller.
In simple terms, ‘Violent Night’ is a violent mash-up of various holiday favorites, such as ‘Die Hard’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘Christmas Vacation’, and ‘Bad Santa’. The film is about Santa Claus, played by David Harbour, saving a family who has been kidnapped, with John Leguizamo playing the bad guy. Alongside John Leguizamo and ‘Stranger Things’ Harbour, Violent Night stars Cam Gigandet, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder, Leah Brady, Edi Patterson, and Beverly D’Angelo. The first film ‘Violent Night’ was a smashing success which made over $75 million globally against a budget of $25 million. Viewers should expect a delightful trip when the sequel debuts thanks to the success of the original movie, especially if director Wirkola delivers on his promise to incorporate more Santa Claus mythology than what was hinted at in the new holiday classic.
“There’s stuff we left on the floor like the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, the elves,” Wirkola continued in his interview. “But story-wise I think we have a really, really cool idea that expands on the world and scope, but still keeping that tone that we love from the first one.”
‘Violent Night’ is now streaming on Peacock.