The Movie is called ‘Gotta Catch Santa' and it stars William Shatner as the voice of Santa Clause. MTV recently interviewed Steven de Souza who was writer and producer of ‘Die Hard'. You have got to read what he says this movie is about because it is pretty jacked up but at the same time extremely cool. It is a Sci-fi fantasy plot built around quantum mechanics. So check it out:
"You know the emails you always get around Christmas that explain why Santa Claus can't really exist - not because there's no such thing as Santa Claus - but because in order to carry that payload of toys on re-entry, the reindeers would burn up. And then there's a formula that proves this. Or other messages say that the problem isn't re-entry, but launch, and there's a formula about the energy a healthy male reindeer would be able to produce?" de Souza asked.
"Well, we start with a bunch of brainy kids kicking this idea around, and they stumble upon the actual method Santa uses - which involves quantum mechanics and a lot of dialogue that only William Shatner can say," he continued. "And by attempting to get a photograph of Santa in order to win a contest or to prove his existence, they say, ‘We'll just delay him for 10 seconds when he's at our chimney.' But we're dealing with quantum physics here!
"You know this Collider they just opened up in France? People said, ‘That's going to bring about the end of the world!' Well, it's not the Collider - it's stopping Santa on his appointed rounds!"
It's the end of the world as we know it only the kids and can save the holiday season by "joining up with Santa to stop an existential threat to our universe from entities that only an animator can provide because they're too horrible to describe," de Souza laughed.
What kind of entities? Think "Frosty meets Cthulhu," de Souza said.
I never sent an e-mail or letter asking those kinds of questions about Santa. I still think the guy exists. This whole concept is indeed very maddening, new and different than every other Christmas movie ever made. I am intrigued by the idea and I can't wait to see this movie.
‘Gotta Catch Santa' will air on a major network this Christmas and I am looking forward to it. I would love to see what this movie is going to look like. What do you think?