Simon Pegg, Minnie Driver, and Christopher Lloyd star in a peculiar mystery film

Simon Pegg, Minnie Driver, and Christopher Lloyd star in a peculiar mystery film

The Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose trailer finds a para-psychologist investigating rumors about a creature on the Isle of Man.

While Hollywood continues to stall under the ongoing strike, mystery fans have something to look forward to this September. Paramount Pictures and Saban Films are thrilled to share the Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose trailer, teasing a peculiar case that will have you questioning everything you see and hear. Adam Signal (ChariotDaydreamerWhen the Starlight Ends) directs from a script he wrote about strange happenings on the Isle of Man circa 1935.

In the Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose trailer, a Hungarian-American para-psychologist, Nandor Fodor (Simon Pegg), begins investigating a strange occurrence in a distinctive community. An average British family, the Irvings, claims to have been contacted by a mysterious entity at their farm named Gef (pronounced “Jeff”), a talking mongoose. As Nandor Fodor falls deeper down the rabbit hole of Gef’s existence and whereabouts on the property, uncertainty, and madness take hold as things spiral out of control.

Simon Pegg (Shaun of the DeadMission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One), Minnie Driver (Good Will HuntingSpeechless), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the FutureNobodyPiranha 3D) lead the cast, with author Neil Gaiman as the voice of Gef the Mongoose. Paul Kaye, Ruth Connell, Tim Downie, Gary Beadle, Edmund Kingsley, Drew Moerlein, and Jessica Balmer also star.

“Neil is one-of-a-kind and his creativity is unlimited,” co-producer Clare Bateman-King told Deadline in December. “This is such an integral part to the film and we truly needed somebody who could bring an impactful and effective energy to the voice of the mongoose. It’s been such a fun time getting Neil involved and we’re so excited for the moment audiences hear his take on the fabled mongoose, ‘Gef.’”

“I first read about Gef, the mysterious talking mongoose, when I was at school in a book of true-life ghost stories,” revealed Gaiman. “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 and the Talking Mongoose is based (possibly) on actual events! The film scurries into theaters on September 1, 2023.