Holiday movies A boy called Christmas comes to Netflix in November and tells the origins of Santa Claus. Based on the book of the same name, written by Matt Haig and released in 2015, the film is directed by Gil Kenan, who co-authored with Ol Parker, according to IMDb. Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin act as producers, while the production companies are Canal +, Ciné + and Blueprint Pictures (via Wikipedia).
The cast includes Henry Lawfull as Nikolas, Maggie Smith as Aunt Ruth, Kristen Wiig as Aunt Carlotta, Michiel Huisman as Joel, Toby Jones as Father Topo, Jim Broadbent as Father Vodell, Zoe Colletti as Truth Pixie, Sally Hawkins as Mother Something, Rune Temte as Anders and Stephen Merchant as the voice of the mouse Miika. Speaking to Empire about the stars, director Kenan said: “I would say that in every way it’s scary to direct all the great actors; it’s the scariest thing in the world, because when you step into the ring with actors who have pedigree and really know their stuff, it means you have to give direction that is up to a standard that cannot be reached. “
Instead of jumping into the story of St. Nick as an Elderly Man, ala Christmas Chronicles, A boy called Christmas goes back to the beginning. It’s the project to turn the story – one of “adventure, snow, kidnapping, goblins, more snow and an eleven-year-old boy named Nikolas, who is not afraid to believe in magic”, as Goodreads points out – into a the film was launched by Blueprint Pictures and Studiocanal in 2016, Screen Daily reported. The recordings ran from April 2019 to July 2019 (via production list).
A teaser was released on December 21, 2020 on StudiocanalUK’s YouTube channel, and the official trailer was released on September 14 this year. “Based on the international bestseller by Matt Haig, believe in the impossible and enter a magical world with the whole family this holiday season,” wrote STUDIOCANAL International. The study went on to say that the narrative focuses on Nikolas’ search for his father, while being accompanied by a reindeer named Blitzen and a pet mouse.
Christmas stories have been made before, but Kenan discussed the topic with Empire and said this is something else. “Wading into very dense water … but also a genre that has created some bonafide film classics and those that people actually have very strong attachments to, relationships that are perennial, and you come back to year after year,” he said. “It creates a really high standard that we have to stick to. But it also creates a great opportunity to point to a type of film and say, ‘I think there’s a story to tell here that’s new. and original. ‘”
This movie should not be confused with the story of a boy who called 911 to report Grinch for stealing Christmas. To A boy called Christmas, fans can expect this movie, “a story proving that nothing is impossible” (via Goodreads), in November 2021, while Empire reported an exact date: November 21, just in time for the holiday season. It will be available in the US on Netflix.
“I think we knew we were doing something that, if we did our job well, could make people feel better or hopeful,” Kenan concluded, discussing the project with Empire, “and we had no idea of how much use this concept could be when we set out to do this in 2018, where everything was simple and life was so easy! “
Time will tell A boy called Christmas can reach the popularity of other popular holiday movies like Alone Home. A boy called Christmas will be published in November.
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