The film, starring Kristen Wiig, Maggie Smith and Michiel Huisman, is directed by Gil Kenan
A Boy Called Christmas
The universe is made of stories and possibilities where anything and everything can happen. And that's what the trailer of the upcoming children's fantasy film conveys with its opening line by Maggie Smith. The trailer of the film directed by Gil Kenan was dropped by the streaming giant Netflix today.
The British Christmas fantasy film is based on the book of the same name authored by Matt Haig. It tells the story of Father Christmas, an ordinary boy who sets on a journey to find his father. The teaser shares glimpses of his adventure-filled journey with his loyal pets, a mouse and a reindeer.
Watch the teaser trailer here:
The official description of the teaser trailer reads: "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. A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS, on Netflix Nov. 24 in select territories."
The screenplay for the film is written by Ol Parker. The film has been in the works for over five years. The deal to adapt the book into the film by Blueprint Pictures and StudioCanal was finalised in May 2016 and Gil Kenan came on board to direct the film in April 2019 and started filming the movie in Lapland, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and London. It will now finally be out on the OTT platform on November 24.