“I’m not shaving off a deadman’s beard.” – Skinny Man
Fatman is an insane concept. So, obviously we are on board with everything it has to offer. It casts Mel Gibson as Santa Claus as he falls on hard times. To make matters worse, there is an assassin coming his way who is out for blood.
The official synopsis for Fatman goes like this:
“To save his declining business, Santa Claus is forced into a partnership with the military, but a devious 12-year-old hires a hitman to kill the jolly elf after getting a lump of coal in his stocking.”
This one comes at us from Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms. The team behind Small Town Crimes, which followed John Hawkes through bare-knuckled noir formula, that served up shocks and gore. Also, an amazing performance by Hawkes.
Fatman also stars Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, House of 1000 Corpses) as the hired gun known as “Skinny Man’ sent to kill Jolly ole Saint Nick.
This looks to be going for a two-fisted, no winks approach. They are going all in on heavy sugar dieting elves alongside all the famous reindeer. This of course includes Blitzen a reindeer notorious for biting off men’s genitalia.
Fatman hits theaters on November 13 and VOD November 17 and will be sure to be on our Christmas movies playlist, right between Scrooged and Die Hard.