While visiting the set of the upcoming motion-capture adventure “Tintin”, Simon Pegg may have scored himself and his regular on-screen cohort a gig.
Pegg tells The Times Online that Steven Spielberg told the “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead” actor that “Hey, maybe you and Nick Frost could play the Thompson Twins”.
Pegg seemed to be floored by the idea, and many online have already expressed excitement (including myself). Despite their physical differences, the mo-cap technology essentially allows these two actors to play identical twins in the CG animated feature.
In the books, Thomson and Thompson are a pair of bumbling and incompetent detectives who essentially provide the comic relief for the series – always pursuing the wrong suspect and often getting into more misunderstandings than actual police work while Tintin and Captain Haddock are the ones to uncover the nefarious conspiracies underway. They appeared in a total of seventeen of the twenty-four adventures penned between 1930 and 1986.