Now that his tenure is winding down and his days in the TARDIS are almost over, we’re bound to hear tell of what Arthur Darvill will be doing once he’s said goodbye to The Doctor.
At least one of these projects will be very… interesting. Here’s the official blurb for Penguin:
The film tells the story of Sam (Darvill), a guy who is unlucky in love, who just happens to be a two-foot tall puppet penguin. We are currently in pre-production on the film, and have obtained our puppet, and have recorded Sam’s dialogue. The next step will be principal photography, which we have provisionally set for the end of March.
There’s a tie to Darvill’s past here – apparently, his mother was the Why Bird on the I’m-A-Bit-Too-Old-For-This-One kids’ show, Playbus.
Also starring in the short will be Daniel Caren, as a human, with his own pupils. Good work, Daniel – that will help cut down on post production nicely.
If you want to support the project, they have an Indie Go Go page set up. Penguin has been written and will be directed by Jack Gregson, and amongst its producers are sometime Bleeding Cool contributor and “man about town,” Ben Mortimer.