The Two Beards Unite: Jackson and Spielberg to Direct ‘Tintin’ Films!
From The Hollywood Reporter: A week after DreamWorks picked up Peter Jackson’s “Lovely Bones,” Steven Spielberg and Jackson are teaming up again, this time to bring Spielberg’s long-gestating pet project “Tintin” to the big screen. Sources said Monday that Jackson and Spielberg would each direct installments of the franchise, which is based on a series of Belgian comic books called “The Adventures of Tintin” by Herge. It is unclear whether other filmmakers would be involved, and no script has been written. The movies would be made using motion-capture technology. In the comics, Tintin is a young Belgian reporter and world traveler who is aided in his adventures by his faithful dog Snowy. He later was joined by such colorful characters as Captain Haddock, Professor Cuthbert Calculus and bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson. The books, hugely popular in Europe, have been translated into 50 languages, with more than 200 million sold. [More]Posted in Old Main News, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films on May 15, 2007 by xoanon