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Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

EXCLUSIVE: Walton Goggins has been cast as a lead in Fatman, the dark action comedy that stars Mel Gibson, who is playing Santa Claus. The casting reunites Goggins again with Rough House Pictures, which produced HBO’s Vice Principals, produces the current The Righteous Gemstones, and which is producing Fatman.

The film, originally launched at the Cannes market last spring, has also added Todd Courtney of Mammoth Entertainment to the producing team, with Mammoth now set to finance alongside Ingenious Media. The Nelms Brothers (Small Town Crime) are directing based on their original screenplay. Production is underway in Canada.

Fatman centers on a neglected and precocious 12-year-old who hires an unorthodox hitman to kill Santa Claus after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. Goggins will star as Skinnyman, the eccentric, sharp-shooting hitman who works at a toy store.

Brandon James of Rough House, Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros, Michelle Lang and Skywolf’s Lisa Wolofsky are also producing along with Robert Menzies. Fortitude will continue to sell the project to buyers internationally next month at the European Film Market in Berlin. CAA is repping domestic rights.

Rough House partners Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill are executive producers with Ingenious’ Peter Touche and Sam Allwinton.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

1st trailer came out today




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.




Mel Gibson playing an evil Santa Claus


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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
1st trailer came out today

https://youtu.be/DWfPGIMDhNw





Mel Gibson playing an evil Santa Claus
Wait, he's evil?
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This may be the movie we need to usher of such a shittty year.

Elf...Bad Santa...now this one. I hope it delivers.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

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Wait, he's evil?
Watch the trailer. Maybe not truly evil, but not a nice guy. And he's going to war with a hitman.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

I’ve been waiting for a trailer to drop for this. It could very well be terrible but I think it looks great.

I’m looking forward to it.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Watch the trailer. Maybe not truly evil, but not a nice guy. And he's going to war with a hitman.
Right, he's definitely grim and gritty, but I didn't see where he was the bad guy in this. Kid definitely deserved the coal.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

I dunno, shouldn’t the Fatman be....fat?
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I really hope that’s not your sticking point Decker.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

Looks pretty cool.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

So how and when is this movie getting released? Theaters or VOD?
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

Saban does limited theatres (Nov 13) and VOD (Nov 17).
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

that looked fucking great. love Gibson the actor and especially love Goggins. this looks to be a hoot. can't wait!!
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

Gibson...👍👍
Goggins....👍👍

I'm buying this or watching it in the theater.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

This is available to rent on VOD.
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i'm not getting into that much. just sounds like a business owner and his wife taking some hits, talking about it. nothing crazy thus far. a little slow. maybe got to give more of a chance. yeah, after seeing trailer again, def got to give more of a chance. i will see anything Goggins (after Justified, and glad he is getting much deserved exposure of late) now and love The Unicorn. but also, really like Mel as an actor, even though not fond of his ways of thinking.

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Walter Goggins!!!
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

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Walter Goggins!!!
he fucking rocks, even if cheesy villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp. But he’s getting such great, not do flashy roles and many are noticing.
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

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i'm not getting into that much. just sounds like a business owner and his wife taking some hits, talking about it. nothing crazy thus far. a little slow. maybe got to give more of a chance. yeah, after seeing trailer again, def got to give more of a chance. i will see anything Goggins (after Justified, and glad he is getting much deserved exposure of late) now and love The Unicorn. but also, really like Mel as an actor, even though not fond of his ways of thinking.
I don’t know what the hell I just read.
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This did not live up to the trailer for me.
It's actually a quite serious drama/thriller with only a bit of black humour and very little action. It just doesn't quite work.
The movie is filled with funny ideas and interesting concepts, but it never really comes together or lives up to it's potential.
Mel Gibson is very good, Goggins is not bad but definitely not at his best either (I say this as the man's biggest fan).
The final 30 minutes are the strongest, but the preceding hour feels like two.
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^ Damn. That’s too bad.

I wanted to watch this but if it’s not a black comedy I’m not sure I want to waste the time.
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^ Yeah, unfortunately zany ideas and ludicrous behaviour are not black humour in and of themselves
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Re: Fatman (D: Nelms Brothers) S: Walton Goggins, Mel Gibson

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This did not live up to the trailer for me.
It's actually a quite serious drama/thriller with only a bit of black humour and very little action. It just doesn't quite work.
The movie is filled with funny ideas and interesting concepts, but it never really comes together or lives up to it's potential.
Mel Gibson is very good, Goggins is not bad but definitely not at his best either (I say this as the man's biggest fan).
The final 30 minutes are the strongest, but the preceding hour feels like two.
Says you.

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^ Damn. That’s too bad.

I wanted to watch this but if it’s not a black comedy I’m not sure I want to waste the time.
I actually found the film enjoyable and an interesting take on Santa Claus. They didn't try to create this whole big alternate lore or anything, you're just introduced to the character and his situation, and as long as you just accept this is how it is, the rest of the story flows along as it should. People take movies way too seriously by allowing them to fall short of their own personal expectations and by comparing them to other things. This is one movie. It tells a story, doesn't pave the way for other movies or anything like that, and then it's done.

Bottom line, form your own opinion by actually watching it. If you don't like it you don't ever have to watch it again.
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Says you.
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Bottom line, form your own opinion by actually watching it. If you don't like it you don't ever have to watch it again.
Eh, yes. That's what we do on a discussion forum for movies. It's also what every reviewer in the world does.
What's that even supposed to mean?
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Loved this movie

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