Five Favourite Films with Nick Frost
Plus, the star on his alien comedy Paul, working with Spielberg on The Adventures Tintin, and the forthcoming Attack the Block.
Right now, you might say that Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are living every sci-fi movie fan's dream. The irrepressible British comedy duo, who came to attention via cult TV series Spaced and scored big-screen hits with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, are currently enjoying the success of their third movie collaboration, Paul, which finds them as road-tripping nerds inadvertently harbouring an intergalactic fugitive with an attitude (Paul, voiced by Seth Rogen). Directed with freewheeling brio by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland), bursting with pop references and some heavyweight genre cameos, it's a film that manages to be satiric and self-referential while retaining its own brand of wayward road movie lunacy.
On top of that, Frost and Pegg have been filming Steven Spielberg's forthcoming The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, in which they portray the all-but-identical detective buffoons Thomson and Thompson. Frost is also soon to appear in what looks to be one of the year's breakout hits, the aliens-invade-inner-city-London adventure Attack the Block, directed by his friend (and Tintin co-writer) Joe Cornish.
With Paul landing in Australian cinemas this week, we got a chance to talk with Nick Frost about the film, what it's been like working with Spielberg, and what to expect from Attack the Block. Read on for the full interview, but first, as always, we asked him his Five Favourite Films. "Alright -- as of today," Frost notes of his choices.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, 95% Tomatometer)
Dead Man's Shoes (2004, 55% Tomatometer)
Bottle Rocket (1996, 79% Tomatometer)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, 94% Tomatometer)
The Shining (1980, 88% Tomatometer)
Next, Frost talks Paul, working with Spielberg on Tintin, and more aliens in his upcoming Attack the Block.