Christmas movies are a vital part of the movie business. Action movies set during the holidays? They tend to be classics, like Die Hard, The Last Boy Scout…Reindeer Games. Okay, maybe not that last one. Anyway, Warner Bros. is getting in on the Christmas fun with Stay Frosty, an action film that will find Idris Elba trying to stay alive long enough to make it home in time for egg nog.
Deadline reports WB has paid a hefty price for Tyler Marceca’s spec script for Stay Frosty, which will star Idris Elba and be directed by Sam Hargrave, still high from last year’s Netflix hit, Extraction. The film stars Elba as a man who miraculously survives getting shot in the head by an assassin, and must find out who wants him dead and why before making it back home to his son in time for Christmas.
Elba and Hargrave will also produce, and this looks to be a big action movie franchise in the John Wick mold assuming it hits. Elba has long been in need of a blockbuster role to call his own, and this might be the film that does it.