A gritty origin story about… Santa Claus? And he’s a Viking? That’s what studio Sony is betting on after picking up a spec script called Winter’s Knight. Norwegian helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki, Pirates of the Caribbean 5) will direct the “Viking-mythology-tinged” tale, based on the 1902 book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Frank L. Baum.

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