“Violent Evening,” 2022’s “Unhealthy Santa”-meets-“Die Exhausting” motion film, was a sleeper hit, making greater than $75 million globally on a finances of solely $25 million. (Plus untold riches from its PVOD launch shortly after its theatrical bow.)
The Tommy Wirkola-directed and David Harbour-starring movie noticed Santa Claus, who on this mythology was initially an historical Norse warrior, defend a household from killer thieves and in addition urged a broader world.
And don’t fear, there shall be extra Christmases for Harbour’s Santa to save lots of. “Sure,” Wirkola mentioned once we requested if the sequel was taking place. “We’re speaking about it and we’re simply making offers and getting all the things so as.”
Whereas talking to TheWrap in regards to the upcoming residence video launch of “Violent Evening,” Wirkola mentioned they wouldn’t shoot straight away and should get the script collectively. The second installment may even be written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. However the group will use their time correctly.
“We’ve time to essentially crack the script and work out the story,” Wirkola mentioned. “And we’ve some concepts, me and Pat and Josh and the producers, we’ve been speaking about the place we need to take it and what we need to see.”
As for the story, anticipate to see much more of the standard Santa Claus mythology, however with a “Violent Evening” twist.
“There’s stuff we left on the ground just like the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, the elves,” Wirkola mentioned. (The unique movie was set largely at a Connecticut mansion underneath siege from the villains.) “However story-wise I believe we’ve a very, actually cool concept that expands on the world and scope, however nonetheless retaining that tone that we love from the primary one.”
However bear in mind, “Violent Evening 2” will solely occur in case you are good girls and boys. Santa is all the time watching. He’s acquired a listing. And he’s checking it twice.