I’m sick of talking about a certain mouse-run company and other politics, so I wanted to look for something a little bit different. Today’s offering is Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose trailer, check it out.
Apparently based on a true story, it’s about a Hungarian-American para-psychologist, Nandor Fodor, played by Simon Pegg. He is investigating a mysterious occurrence in a community on the Isle of Man, an island between the English and Irish coasts. A family claims to have been contacted by an entity called Gef, who is a talking mongoose. As the plot goes on, Fodor finds himself falling down a rabbit hole that will make him question his own sanity.
Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose has a good cast. Alongside Pegg is Minnie Driver, Paul Kaye, Ruth Connell, Neil Gaiman, Tim Downie, Gary Beadle, and Christopher Lloyd. It’s always nice to see Lloyd, apart from his guest spot on The Mandalorian. It is written and directed by Adam Sigal, which is a new name to me. I have just looked him up on IMDb and some of his other movies, while obscure, sound interesting. I might have to check them out. Gaiman, who plays Gef, said about the movie:
“I first read about Gef, the mysterious talking mongoose, when I was at school in a book of true-life ghost stories. I never thought I’d find myself narrating a film about his exploits, or indeed, providing his voice. But the chance to work with old friends like Simon Pegg and Minnie Driver was irresistible, and I hope very much I have managed to do the mysterious mongoose justice.”
Nandor Fodor was a real person, born in Hungary and moved to New York to work for a newspaper. He became one the leading authorities on poltergeists, haunting and paranormal phenomena usually associated with mediumship. One of the events he studied was that of Gef the talking mongoose, the story this movie tells.
Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose is out on the 1st of September.
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