Director Tommy Wirkola confirms that Violent Night 2 is in the works, adding that screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller are back for the sequel.
Santa returns to spread some Christmas cheer… and break a few skulls along the way. Violent night was a modest box office success, grossing over $75 million worldwide on a $20 million budget, and director Tommy Wirkola confirmed that The packaging to Violent night 2 is started.
“We talk about it,Tommy Wirkola said,and we just make agreements and get it all sorted.The director also confirmed that original screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller will return to pen Violent night 2, but that the team is in no rush to start shooting anytime soon. “We have time to really crack the script and figure out the story,Wirkola said. “And we have some ideas, me and Pat and Josh and the producers, we’ve talked about where we want to take it and what we want to see.The director added that a few of the ideas that were cut from the first film, including the North Pole, Mrs. Claus and the goblins are in the works for the sequel, which he hopes will expand the world and scope while keeping the same tone.
As for who could play Mrs. Claus in Violent night 2, THR’s Brian Davids asked Tommy Wirkola about Noomi Rapace stepping into the role. “She would make a great Mrs. Claus,Wirkola said. “Crazy, I haven’t thought about casting that role yet, but she’d be amazing.” The actress who is best known for The girl with the dragon tattoopreviously worked with Wirkola on What happened to Monday? and The trip.
Violent night followed a team of mercenaries who break into a wealthy family’s place on Christmas Eve and take everyone hostage, but the team is unprepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the scene, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint. In addition to David Harbour, Violent night also starred John Leguizamo (John Wick), Cam Gigandet (Without remorse), Alex Hassell (Cowboy Bebop), Alexis Louder (The war of tomorrow), Eddie Patterson (The righteous gems) and Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation).
Our very own David Arroyo loved every minute of it Violent nighteven saying that it could – but not quite – provide Die hard run for the money when it comes to “definitive Christmas action movie.“Brag about one”excessive collection of gory action scenes, crazy performances and some of the corniest jokes in a movie,” which he has heard for years, Arroyo singled out praise for David Harbour, who is “brilliant” as the apathetic St. Nick. “David Harbor knows exactly what kind of movie he’s in, so he commits to the craziness of the premise,Arroyo said. You can check out the rest of Arroyo’s review right here.
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