By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Times Online
It is no secret that Simon Pegg's popularity is continually on the rise. While I have been a fan since Shaun of the Dead -- I know many of you were long before even that -- the actor didn't break onto the (wide) domestic scene until Hot Fozz. Yeah, I know he had a hilariously brief cameo role in Mission: Impossible III before that, but not many people seem to remember it.
According to TimesOnline, Simon Pegg's recent visit to Steven Spielberg might have landed him his next big-budget gig.
“Steven’s smoking a stogy, cap on head, like he’s always been since I was a baby,” Pegg says, shaking his head in wonder. “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 .. . ” He trails off, lost for words.
Strangely, the report doesn't focus on the offer save for that paragraph. It does, however, discuss just about everything Simon Pegg; both past and future. So check it out in its entirety here.