David Harbor in his new movie, Fierce Christmas Eve

Get ready for Santa to save the day with fists, not gifts, in this new black comedy action movie violent night. David Harbor plays Santa Claus, but as co-star John Leguizamo describes it, “This Santa Claus is very different from anything I’ve seen.”

in violent nightSanta is not “Jolly Old St. Nicholas”. It’s just the opposite. Santa Claus has created a commercial world where greed and selfishness reign supreme. It’s all about the number of gifts, which is far from the spirit of Christmas. Santa Claus fuels consumerism and shows no signs of remorse as he’d rather spend time in the tavern than time in heaven.

On Christmas Eve, Santa witnesses an attack on a wealthy family’s home by a group of mercenaries. Scrooge (Leguizamo) leads mercenaries as they attempt to break into the family’s vault and steal hundreds of millions of dollars. When a young girl (Leah Brady) asks Santa to intervene, he accepts and fights off the mercenaries by any means necessary. violent night Far from your typical Christmas movie, but it borrows excerpts from popular holiday movies before it.

“It’s like two movies in one. It’s crazy.” Die hardtrapped in a house, mercenaries, basement under it, $300 million,” said Harbor. “And then you have it. Miracle on 34th Street movie, and they were kind of like smashing together.”

David Harbor holding a gun in front of a sleigh from a scene in Violent Night.
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Directed by Tommy Wirkola, from a screenplay by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. violent night It features an ensemble cast that includes Cam Gigandet, Aledex Hassell, Alexis Lauder, Eddie Patterson, Ali Asghar Shah, and Beverly D’Angelo. David Leitch who recently directed Express train, will produce with Kelly McCormick and J Daniela. The movie has a little bit of everything in it, but at the end of the day, it’s a Christmas movie.

“It’s all-you-can-eat violence, gore, hilarity, really poignant action, and a terrific blockbuster action,” said Leguizamo.

violent night Opens in theaters December 2.

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