Tuesday, 15 May 2007
After almost 25 years of trying Steven Spielberg looks like he's finally going to bring Tintin to the big screen. It was announced today that Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi's beloved Belgian comic-strip hero. According to Variety, the films will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture technology and two filmmakers will each direct at least one of the movies. "Herge's characters have been reborn as living beings, expressing emotion and a soul which goes far beyond anything we've seen to date with computer animated characters," Spielberg said. "We want Tintin's adventures to have the reality of a live-action film, and yet Peter and I felt that shooting them in a traditional live-action format would simply not honor the distinctive look of the characters and world that Herge created." For the generations who grew up on Tintin and for those kids still to enjoy them, this is exceedingly good news.