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Jumanji director joins Dwayne Johnson’s Christmas action film Red One

We learned in June that Dwayne Johnson was set to make a Christmas action movie called Red One, but news of who will direct isn’t starting to arrive until now. It looks like Johnson will be teaming up with his Jumanji manager, Jake Kasdan.

Kasdan was known for making adult comedy films such as Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story starring John C. Reilly, Bad Teacher starring Charlize Theron, and Sex Tape starring Cameron Diaz before moving on to the family movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. in 2017, followed by his sequel Jumanji: The Next Level in 2019.

Kasdan is the son of Lawrence Kasdan – known for his collaborations with Steven Spielberg on Raiders of the Lost Ark and George Lucas on Star Wars. Kasdan has also directed William Hurt four times – in the erotic thriller Body Heat and the comedies The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist and I Love You to Death.

According to Empire, Red One was a pitch that came from Dwayne Johnson’s production partner, Hiram Garcia and is described as one; “A four-part, globe-trotting action-adventure comedy imagining a whole new world to explore in the vacation genre.” Fast and Furious franchise veteran Chris Morgan is currently writing the screenplay for Red One and funding comes from Amazon.

The Christmas action flick has been an untapped niche genre for some time, with the last big one likely being 2000s Reindeer Games starring Ben Affleck. Die Hard movies spark endless debate every holiday season as to whether they count as Christmas movies. And then there’s director Shane Black’s predilection for Christmas – which extends to his action movie scripts, such as The Long Kiss Goodnight.

It remains to be seen whether Red One will offer a Santa Claus fighting kung fu or an elf wielding the nunchuck …

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