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Spielberg Tintin news

10.09.2007

Our new Editor-in-Chief, Mike Sampson, was lucky enough to be invited to a meeting with Steven Spielberg today (along with a few other sites) and just called me to say how cool it was to meet the man himself. Of course, it was Mike who unwittingly managed to get us that amazing quote from Mr. Spielberg back in 2002 (CLICK HERE for more on that). He'll be writing up his visit in a few days (although no major scoops, folks), but he did tell me that they managed to find out some more details about the upcoming TINTIN movies with which both Spielberg and Peter Jackson are involved.

First of all, they will apparently be part of a trilogy. Secondly, the films will be made in "motion-capture" (like THE POLAR EXPRESS and BEOWULF), Spielberg will direct one of them in L.A., Jackson will direct one of them in New Zealand and they will both help each other with their separate movies (apparently they will take about 30 days each to shoot them). Also, if they don't find another director for the third part of the series, they would co-direct that one. Wow. Can you imagine? This whole thing is starting to sound pretty damn sweet at this point. I own the entire hardcover French series of Tintin and I loved that stuff when I was younger. Can't wait!

Extra Tidbit: While this wasn't confirmed by Mr. Spielberg, he did say that there was a "possibility" of Shia LaBeouf "spinning off" into his own Indiana Jones-related movie.
Source: JoBlo.com

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