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Tintin starts filming!

01.26.2009

Paramount Pictures announced today that production has begun on Steven Spielberg's next film THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SECRET OF THE UNICORN. Jamie Bell has signed on to star as Tintin, the young reporter caught up in a big adventure, while Daniel Craig will play the villainous pirate Red Rackham. They join the previously cast Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Also joining the cast are Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. The announcement also revealed that Edgar Wright co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish (Wright's planned co-writer for ANT MAN). As I'm sure you've already heard, TINTIN will be filming in the popular motion capture format, which requires actors to wear those blue suits with ping-pong balls all over them (think BEOWULF and THE POLAR EXPRESS). A sequel has already been mapped out with Peter Jackson set to direct. If all goes well with those films, Jackson and Spielberg will team to co-direct the third film in the trilogy. SECRET OF THE UNICORN is currently set for a 3-D release in 2011.

Extra Tidbit: Only Spielberg could make me care about a TINTIN movie.
Source: JoBlo.com

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