Sunday, September 21, 2008

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Land Tintin Roles

Steven Spielberg has asked Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to play Thomson and Thompson in the new Tintin trilogy.

Spielberg, who is co-directing the $130 million project with Peter Jackson, recently summoned the Hot Fuzz star to the films’ ‘motion-capture’ set which generates digital special effects to offer him the role.

‘Steven’s smoking a stogy, cap on head, like he’s always been since I was a baby,’ Pegg told the Sunday Times. ‘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.”’

Thomson and Thompson – their names spelt differently – are the bungling, moustachioed, bowler-hatted detectives in Herge’s classic comic strips.