Violent Night is one of many tongue-in-cheek genre-twisting movies to involve Christmas. It’s also a movie that went up against big Hollywood releases such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and turned heads when it still performed better than estimated despite not winning any weekends. However, the director credits other action reimaginings like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters for opening the gate for an outside-the-box film like this.
Sahu Newsalso reveals that a sequel is already in the works. The director, Tommy Wirkola, recently talked with them about what he plans to do for the follow-up.
Of course the writers have talked about it, and I have thrown some ideas out there. We don’t see the North Pole, we don’t see Mrs. Claus and we don’t see the elves. There were also a few ideas that we loved in the script, but we had to cut them because we couldn’t afford to shoot them. It’s such a cliché to say, but we all had a blast doing this film. So I really hope we get to explore it more.”
The interviewer then joked about the possibility of actress Noomi Rapace, who had already collaborated with the director twice on movies, The Trip and What Happened to Monday? Wirkola responded, “(Laughs.) She would make an amazing Mrs. Claus. Crazily enough, I haven’t thought about casting that role yet, but she would be great.”
The movie comes from David Leitch’s stunt production company, 87North, which, along with 87eleven, is responsible for a number of recent action films, including John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Nobody, and Day shift. Sahu Newswould go on to joke about a battle royale with all the characters spawned from those companies. “Well, I would for sure watch that. I know David has been asked who would win between Santa and John Wick, and he always says that Santa would win. But I would for sure love to see that. It feels like it could all somehow be in the same universe. (Laughs.)” Wirkola responds.
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