According to an interview conducted by The Sunday Times Online, Simon Pegg has been approached by Steven Spielberg to play one of the Thompson Twins in the director’s upcoming adaptation of Tintin. Who does Spielberg want to get for the other Thompson Twin? Simon’s buddy Nick Frost, of course.
Simon Pegg had this to say about the situation:
“Steven’s smoking a stogy, cap on head, like he’s always been since I was a baby. 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…”
Pegg apparently trailed off, lost in thought, unable to finish his sentence. Though Universal backed out of funding the film, Tintin is still set to be Steven Spielberg’s next motion picture. At this time, the film is in limbo waiting for a start date. But that hasn't stopped Spielberg from prepping the picture.