The action comedy Violent Night with Santa, starring David Harbor as Santa, is coming to the Peacock this weekend
Christmas may have come and gone, but it’s never too late to see one of the most entertaining films to be released in recent months: director Tommy Wirkola’s R-rated holiday thriller Violent night (read our 8/10 review on THIS LINK)! You can rent or buy Violent night right now on Amazon – but Coming soon reports that as of this Friday, January 20th, you will also be able to watch the film on the Peacock streaming service.
Screenplay by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Sonic the Hedgehog), Violent night shows what happens when a team of elite mercenaries break into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve and take everyone hostage. But the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa is on the scene, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.
Santa is played by David Harbour Stranger Things. Port that described Violent night as “a hardcore Christmas action movie,” John Leguizamo joins the cast (Land of the Dead), Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation), Alexis Louder (Cop shop), Cam Gigandet (Empty Clancy is without remorse), André Eriksen (northerner), Eddie Patterson (The righteous gems), and newcomer Alex Haskell.
Violent night was produced by David Leitch and Kelly McCormick of 87North Productions. Leitch is best known for co-directing the first John Wick film (although he was not credited as co-director), and has since followed it up by directing Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shawand Bullet train. Universal Pictures’ Executive Vice President of Production Development Matt Reilly and Director of Production Development Tony Ducret are overseeing the project for the studio.
Violent night is a whole lot of fun, so if you like your action movies with a good dose of humor and some over the top violence, I highly recommend checking this one out. Especially if you have an appreciation for the action classics of the Christmas set Die hard and Die Hard 2, both of which had a definite influence on this film. One of the prominent sequences gives a nod to Home alone as well.
Have you already seen Violent night? If so, let us know what you thought about it by leaving a comment below. If you haven’t seen it yet, will you be watching it at the Peacock this weekend?