Ladies and Gentlemen, we have reached peak Internet. Pack your bags, close up shop, because the trailer for FATMAN starring Mel Gibson and Walton Goggins has won the World Wide Web. By taking the Christmas movie down a violent and darkly hilarious path, FATMAN feels like a spoof you would stumble across on Reddit but with a feature film budget and an Oscar-winner in the lead.
Here's the official synopsis for FATMAN:
To save his declining business, Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly-skilled assassin (Walton Goggins), hired by a precocious 12-year-old after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. ‘Tis the season for Fatman to get even, in the action-comedy that keeps on giving.
Forget SCROOGED, BAD SANTA, RARE EXPORTS, and KRAMPUS as FATMAN is the Holiday-themed take on THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT that you never knew you always needed.
FATMAN is set to be released in select theaters on November 13, 2020, and On Demand and Digital November 17, 2020.
You'll find a gallery of stills and the first official poster for FATMAN below: