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Beard does Tintin

03.09.2007

Tintin Steven Spielberg, whose beard has become as iconic as the man himself, snatched up the rights to Belgian comic hero Tintin (and his trusty dog sidekick Snowy) from creator Georges Remi aka Herge just before he died about 23 years ago but was never able to get the film off the ground for the myriad reasons that projects stall on their way to production paradise. Recently, however, summoning the all-mighty power of his facial hair, he's been given a go to move forward with the project through, naturally, DreamWorks. There's been no mention of whether the project will be live action, CGI or a combination of the two but it will, in fact, be a mega-budgeted production with a full-fledged international promotion, in contrast to the two live action adaptations released in the 1960s (there's also been two animated series and a stage play last year named "Tintin in Tibet" performed by London's Young Vic theater company). And should the first one prove successful, you can bet your sweet little tush, the remaining 22 books in the series will make their way to the big screen.

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Extra Tidbit: Tintin was largely based on Hergé's earlier fat character, the boy-scout Totor.

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7:16AM on 03/12/2007
Well, they should make the films chronologically like the books – starting with Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.

I heard about Steven Spielberg directing Tintin movies looong ago. But then it became quiet, so I never actually thought it would happen. This will be awesome.
Well, they should make the films chronologically like the books – starting with Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.

I heard about Steven Spielberg directing Tintin movies looong ago. But then it became quiet, so I never actually thought it would happen. This will be awesome.
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6:18PM on 03/10/2007
why why why why why i can read the fucking books! just make some movies! why can't you just stick to your medium and stop ruining others by adapting them!
why why why why why i can read the fucking books! just make some movies! why can't you just stick to your medium and stop ruining others by adapting them!
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3:16PM on 03/10/2007
i grew up on this cartoon i can remember watching it on HBO and I personally cant wait for this movie. Also I love Klagdavid's sugestion to have Simon Pegg play the role.
i grew up on this cartoon i can remember watching it on HBO and I personally cant wait for this movie. Also I love Klagdavid's sugestion to have Simon Pegg play the role.
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11:49AM on 03/10/2007
If this ever gets made, there's only one English-speaking actor who could pull off Tintin.

Simon Pegg.
If this ever gets made, there's only one English-speaking actor who could pull off Tintin.

Simon Pegg.
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10:40AM on 03/10/2007
I'm huge fan of the comic and somenthing tells me they're gonna screw this up. Like have belgium/french people speaking english with accent to each other. :|

(Get Mel Gibson to direct.)
I'm huge fan of the comic and somenthing tells me they're gonna screw this up. Like have belgium/french people speaking english with accent to each other. :|

(Get Mel Gibson to direct.)
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8:55AM on 03/10/2007

Tin-who now?

Maybe I'm just ridiculously out of touch, but I can't say that I'm terribly familiar with this character.

I vaguely recall, as a child, seeing the character in comic books, but that's about all I know.

What's this all about?
Maybe I'm just ridiculously out of touch, but I can't say that I'm terribly familiar with this character.

I vaguely recall, as a child, seeing the character in comic books, but that's about all I know.

What's this all about?
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7:13AM on 03/10/2007

WAHOO!!

I actually already knew about this, but to see it being mentioned on JoBlo...ooo!!

I can't wait. This will be terrific, no matter how the movie is filmed.

I wonder which adventure they'll start with?

"The Blue Lotus" is definitely a good starting choice, in my opinion. That and "The Crab with the Golden Claws," which also introduces occasional villain Allen (now THERE is one BAD bad guy!).
I actually already knew about this, but to see it being mentioned on JoBlo...ooo!!

I can't wait. This will be terrific, no matter how the movie is filmed.

I wonder which adventure they'll start with?

"The Blue Lotus" is definitely a good starting choice, in my opinion. That and "The Crab with the Golden Claws," which also introduces occasional villain Allen (now THERE is one BAD bad guy!).
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