By Chris LichtmanDecember 27, 2018 8:06pmIn the past few months, Netflix has announced that a movie based on the 2017 Christmas Story book will be coming to the streaming service in 2018.
As we previously reported, the film, titled Christmas Story, will be released in the U.S. in 2017.
The title is a reference to the opening of the book, in which Santa Claus and his elves arrive in New York City for the Christmas celebration.
The film was written by James Patterson, a well-known literary critic and author of the best-selling novel, The Tale of Two Cities.
In a statement provided to TheWrap, Netflix noted that the film will be a “comedy” and the story will be set in a “world where our heroes meet again, only this time it’s not a fairy tale but a real life tragedy.”
The film will also be set during the 2016 presidential election cycle.
The news of the movie’s release comes just a few weeks after Disney released the first trailer for the film.
It also comes on the heels of the release of the second trailer for The Legend of Tarzan.