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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost As The Thomson Twins In Tintin?

Jim here. Looks like Steven Spielberg has set his sights on Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the Thompson Twins for his $130 million mocap 3D adventure TINTIN:

From The Sunday Times:

"...Pegg is in Hollywood, having just finished work on his latest film, "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People", when he gets a call saying Steven Spielberg would like to meet him.

So he trots over to the motion-capture set for the ET director’s latest project - the first in a trilogy of Tintin movies. Motion-capture sets are bizarre, empty places. The event has been shot and is held in a computerised camera, which allows the director to swoop around the scene. As a result, there is only a computer guy and Spielberg sitting there.

Steven’s smoking a stogy, cap on head, like he’s always been since I was a baby,” Pegg says, shaking his head in wonder. “I shook his hand and chatted about films. He gave me the mo-cap [motion-capture] camera, and I had a play around with it. Then he said, ‘Hey, maybe you and Nick Frost could play the Thompson Twins.’ In Tintin. A Spielberg movie. To work with him is beyond .. . ” He trails off, lost for words."

I am a big fan of Simon Pegg and to have him in this picture just shot its upside up further in my books! Let's hope it happens and it is officially announced soon. You'll hear more when I get it...

Via /Film

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