Well after a catastrophic year for everyone and Christmas 2020 ruined for many (including Simon our Deputy Editor trapped in London) it’s time to leap forward one year to Christmas 2021 when hopefully all this is under control and behind us because landing in our inbox is A Boy called Christmas trailer.
The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live action A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS trailer. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible…
The all-star cast boasts Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Jim Broadbent (Paddington 1 & 2), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Toby Jones (Infamous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Michiel Huisman (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Kristen Wiig (Wonder Woman 1984), Zoe Colletti (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) and newcomer Henry Lawfull. It’s also been confirmed that the always great Stephen Merchant (Jojo Rabbit, Fighting With My Family, Logan) has joined the cast, voicing hero Nikolas’ outspoken pet mouse, Miika. A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS is adapted from the bestselling book by Matt Haig and is the first of five books in the acclaimed series published by Canongate Books. the film is co-written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Gil Kenan (Monster House, Ghostbusters: Afterlife).
This will be for Netflix who have really come into their own this year with the cinemas doors opening and closing more times than Amanda Holden’s bedroom door when she knew Les Dennis had left the house……but we digress
Here’s A Boy called Christmas trailer……..