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Fatman trailer: See Mel Gibson as angry violent Santa Claus

•, By James Hibberd

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"I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I've lost my influence," mourns Gibson's Father Christmas in the EW exclusive video above. "All I have is a loathing for a world that's forgotten."

In this dark action comedy, Chris Cringle's "business" is in decline so Santa enters into a partnership with the U.S. military for extra cash. Meanwhile, Santa gets "locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly-skilled assassin (Walton Goggins), hired by a precocious 12-year-old who received a lump of coal in his stocking."

"I've come for your head, fatman!" warns Goggins' assassin in the trailer.

"You think you're the first?!" shoots back Santa. "You think I got this job because I'm fat and jolly?"

There are also gunfights, menacing reindeer, a decrepit sleigh, and gluttonous elves.

Fatman is from writer-directors Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms (Waffle Street).