Last month’s Christmas-themed dark comedy action film “Violent Night” is getting a sequel according to The Wrap.
The Tommy Wirkola-directed and David Harbour-led film saw Santa Claus, who was originally an ancient Norse warrior in the film’s world, defend a family from a group of deadly thieves.
Made on a cost-effective $25 million budget, the film raked in more than $75 million worldwide at the box-office and quickly made the jump to PVOD where, whilst numbers aren’t available, is believed to have done very well for the distributor.
Speaking with the outlet about the film’s disc and regular VOD release, Wirkola confirms the sequel is happening, saying: “Yes, we’re talking about it and we’re just making deals and getting everything in order.”
Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who penned the first film, are also returning to write the second with Wirkola saying they’re taking the time to get the script right before they proceed:
“We have time to really crack the script and figure out the story. We have some ideas, me and Pat and Josh and the producers, we’ve been talking about where we want to take it and what we want to see.
There’s stuff we left on the floor like the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, the elves. 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.”
The first “Violent Night” will launch on Blu-ray and digital rental platforms from tomorrow.