Tim Allen opens up on the "darker" script that almost became his hit movie The clause of santa.
The comedian, 65, spoke about the movie while he was in The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, revealing that his character, Scott Calvin, was originally directly responsible for how Santa died. (St. Nick ended up being surprised on the roof of Calvin's house, slipping and falling to his death).
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"The original Santa Claus "It's a little darker, written by two comedians, and I actually shot and killed Santa, in the original movies," Allen said.
"He fell off the roof because I thought he was a thief [in the actual film]. Give me the card, the whole movie starts, "he explained. "[In the original script,] the boy actually starts saying, "You just killed Santa." And I said: "He should not have been on the roof when they did not invite him."
Allen said he thought the most frightening premise was hilarious.
"I'm laughing so hard, but the Disney boss at the time, [Jeffrey] Katzenberg said: "Well, you can not start a movie like that." And I said: "Why not?" He said: "We can not start a Disney movie with you." murder Santa & # 39; & # 39 ;, explained.
Allen continued, "I'm going, I'm a comedian, why not, that's funny, you kill all the parents in your other movies anyway." It is not like this?"
The clause of santa focuses on an ordinary man, Calvin, who accidentally causes Santa to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish Christmas deliveries of Santa Claus, they arrive at the North Pole, where Calvin finds out that he must become the new Santa Claus due to a contractual clause.
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The movie earned more than $ 189 million at the global box office and more than $ 144 million in the US. UU
It was followed by two sequels, The holy clause 2 in 2002 and The holy clause 3: the escape clause in 2006.