Merry Kurt Russell in Full-Length Trailer for 'The Christmas Chronicles'
"I don't go 'ho ho ho', that's a myth." Netflix has debuted the full-length official trailer for the holiday film titled The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell (indeed, that awesome actor) as Santa Clause. The film tells the story of a sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. "No one is better suited than Kurt Russell to bring our version of a rugged, charismatic, and hilarious Santa Claus to life," director Clay Kaytis explains. The full cast includes Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Oliver Hudson, Judah Lewis, Lamorne Morris, Martin Roach, Darby Camp, and Lauren Collins. This looks like so much fun, at least until the weird little CGI elves show up. It does look like pretty much every other feel-good Christmas classic, with another "let's save Christmas" plot - but you know, I'm still so there for this.
Here's the new full-length trailer for Clay Kaytis' The Christmas Chronicles, from Netflix's YouTube:
The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus and director Clay Kaytis, tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. 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. The Christmas Chronicles is directed by American filmmaker Clay Kaytis, a former animator and director of The Angry Birds Movie making his live-action directorial debut. The screenplay is written by Matt Lieberman. Netflix will release Kaytis' The Christmas Chronicles streaming exclusively starting November 22nd this fall. Your thoughts?
Looks great... "Santa Plisken, I heard you were dead"
SteadyEddieTX on Nov 1, 2018
Of course, it's Kurt's performance that sells this. He looks like he's having a blast!
kitano0 on Nov 1, 2018
Kurt Russel really did enjoy doing this...
shiboleth on Nov 1, 2018
"Hey kids, remember when I said this sleigh was death proof? Well, that wasn't a lie. This sleigh is 100% death proof. Only to get the benefit of it kids, you really need to be sitting in my seat."
Akirakorn on Nov 2, 2018
If he wasn't an action star in a past life, this would fit him perfectly. The beard and the voice. But damn...oh how the mighty...
DAVIDPD on Nov 2, 2018
Action star sure, but his comedic timing and larger-than-life yet everyday-man personality is what separated him from the rest. I wouldn't put a blatant family friendly comedy "in his past (onscreen) life" as he was brilliant in both Overboard and Sky High. But as far as how the mighty have fallen... This was looking great the first few scenes... then generic plot and tropes... those elves... those creepy ass elves. We couldn't get a sequel for Sky High... but this... Oh well. I hope this turns out to be his Santa Clause mini-franchise. He deserves his own franchise.
Akirakorn on Nov 2, 2018
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