The screenplay by Dan Fogelman revolves around Santa's bitter older brother Fred (to be played, obviously, by Vaughn), "who heads back to the North Pole and gets a chance to redeem himself." You're laughing already, aren't you? Me too. Though nothing not involving either a hobbit or a man in a fat suit and drag can be called a sure thing in Hollywood these days, this has got to come pretty close - Vaughn combines put-upon misery with grudging good guy-ness better than anyone I can think of, and based on that whole Wedding Crashers thing, he and Dobkin are box office gold. Hurry up and get these deals done - I expect Christmas hilarity this year, dammit!
[via Dark Horizons]