Kevin Smith hasn't put the finishing touches on his upcoming film Tusk
, but he's already bringing the band together for his following project, the yuletide creature feature Anti-Claus
Justin Long, Michael Parks and Haley Joel Osment will all return for their next go-round with the burgeoning (and rather unexpected) horrormeister, this time for a film about the mythical Alpine devil Krampus, the 'evil Santa' that comes round every Christmas to reckon with those who've made the Naughty list.
"In America, we're taught that nice kids gets presents from Santa and naughty kids get coal. But in countries like Germany, Austria, Bavaria, Romania and Hungary, Christmas is more metal than merry: Saint Nicholas brings a sack full of toys for good kids and the Krampus carries an empty bag for taking away the bad kids. I wanna see THAT Christmas movie. So rather than wait for it, we'll make it instead."
XYZ Films (which, full disclosure: ScreenAnarchy founder/editor Todd Brown is a partner in) will be handling international sales. They'll be launching it at the Cannes Film Market in May. The film is expected to shoot this fall.
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