StudioCanal has revealed the teaser trailer for A Boy Called Christmas, which is coming to UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany and China theaters and Netflix elsewhere. You can watch the teaser for the November 2021 release using the player below.
StudioCanal produced the movie with Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of BAFTA and Academy Award-winning Blueprint Pictures.
Filming took place in 2019 on location in Lapland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and London.
A Boy Called Christmas is directed by Academy Award nominee Gil Kenan (Monster House) from a script by Kenan and Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
The movie is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Matt Haig. It is the first book in an acclaimed series of novels, all of which are published by Canongate Books (Life of Pi, Under the Skin, How to Stop Time).
A Boy Called Christmas stars Jim Broadbent (Paddington 1 & 2, The Iron Lady), Zoe Colletti (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Toby Jones (Infamous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington 1 & 2), and Michiel Huisman (The Haunting of Hill House, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society).
Also starring are Henry Lawfull (Les Miserables), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter films), Rune Temte (Captain Marvel, The Last Kingdom), Indica Watson (The Missing, Sherlock) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Wonder Woman 1984).
The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live-action A Boy Called Christmas. 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 Academy Award-winning team at Framestore (Christopher Robin, Fantastic Beasts, Paddington 1 & 2, The Golden Compass) will provide the visual effects for the film.
The production designer is Gary Williamson (Paddington 1 & 2).