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Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig Join The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn January 26, 2009 5:13 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, TinTin.
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tintin-520Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced principal photography on the 3D motion capture film The Adventures 0f Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn has gotten underway.

The studios have also announced that Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig have been added to the cast, joining Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.  Bell will play the lead character Tintin, descriped as an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure.  Craig will play Red Rackham.

The screenplay to The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn was written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, and will be produced by Steven Spielberg (who will also direct), Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.  It is the first in a series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character Tintin and is due for release in 2011.

The second film in the series is scheduled to be directed by Peter Jackson, with a third film a possibility as well.

The full press release follows below. (more…)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Cast in Tintin January 7, 2009 2:19 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News, TinTin.
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tintincastingfrostpeggs-010709Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been cast in the roles of  bumbling detectives Thompson and Thomson in the Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson project Tintin.  Frost and Pegg join Andy Serkis, who has already been cast as Captain Haddock.  The lead character of Tintin has yet to be cast.

DreamWorks is targeting a 2010 release for the first film, to be directed by Spielberg.  Peter Jackson will direct the second, which does not have a date yet.

Source: Ain’t It Cool News

Sony and Paramount to Partner for Tintin November 2, 2008 4:03 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, TinTin.
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Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures are in talks to co-finance the digital 3-D Tintin series from directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.  The series is based on the Belgian comics of the same name.

Details, via Variety:

After resolving the Paramount-DreamWorks divorce, putting together a studio deal for “Tintin” was next on Spielberg’s agenda. After Universal balked at partnering on the first installment, which Spielberg will direct, Paramount offered to fully back the first movie with a reduced backend at $135 million for the two gross participants. When the filmmakers held out for a better deal, a partner became a viable alternative.

The original deal called for there to be a three-film deal, but it looks like this will now be a two-picture deal, with Spielberg to direct the first film (still expected by 2010) and Jackson to direct the sequel.

Source: Variety

Jackson and Spielberg may jointly direct third Tintin movie May 20, 2008 1:54 am

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Out promoting his latest film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, director Steven Spielberg revealed that he and Peter Jackson may jointly direct the third installment in the planned Tintin movies:

“We are going to make three Tintin movies back-to-back. I’ll direct the first one, Peter will direct the second one. We’ll probably co-direct the third one.”

Production on the first film is expected to begin in September.  A theatrical release could come as early as 2009.

Source: stuff.co.nz

Spielberg Will Direct First Film in “TinTin” Trilogy March 14, 2008 11:33 am

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An announcement was made last year (article here) that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg would be directing a trilogy based off the popular comic book series The Adventures of TinTin, but a specific lineup was never announced.

Now, Andy Serkis, who will play Captain Haddock in the series, revealed in an interview with IndieLondon that Spielberg will be directing the first film.

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