While Columbus is serving as the producer of The Christmas Chronicles, The Angry Birds Movie helmer Clay Kaytis will be directing. Each year, the Hallmark Channel rolls out dozens of sappy, predictable, cliché-riddled original movies, and a lot of people watch them. "It's Santa Claus!" exclaim the kids. Here is the trailer and everything else we know about the film.
"Kurt is the definitive Santa Claus". Sounds like some corruption is afoot at the North Pole. You know who did, lady?
Any movie about Santa Claus is only as good as its Santa Claus. The trailer makes mention of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone director being behind the film.
The Christmas Chronicles brings the festive cheer to Netflix on November 22.
Directed by Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie) and produced by Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter), The Christmas Chronicles stars Kurt Russell, Kimberly Williams, Oliver Hudson, Judah Lewis, Lamorne Morris, Darby Camp, Lauren Collins, Martin Roach, Elena Khan, Kayla Lakhani, and David Kohlsmith. Just in time for.Thanksgiving. Netflix has unveiled a teaser trailer for an upcoming holiday film titled The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell (indeed, that awesome actor) as Santa Clause.
Feeling much like the Deadpool of Christmas characters, Russell's Santa breaks the fourth wall and looks directly at the camera when he declares that children "aren't stupid" and understand what goes into deciding whether they land on the naughty list or the nice list.
As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa - as you've never seen him before - and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it's too late.
"It has been a dream come true to work with Kurt in creating what I believe will be the new definition of Santa Claus for generations to come".