Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Tintin Tuesday

I love Herge's Tintin and have been eagerly awaiting more news regarding the Spielberg/Jackson-directed trilogy of movies. A while ago it was revealed that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had joined the cast as the Thompson Twins and now we have official confirmation that  Jamie Bell has replaced Thomas Sangster as the intrepid reporter and Daniel Craig will play the nefarious Red Rackham. Coooool! Additional cast members include Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. 

Filming has apparently already started in LA on the first movie, The Secret Of The Unicorn, from a script by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. I'd heard that Cornish was rewriting the script, but Wright's involvement is news to me. Then again, they have written together before. 

Can't bleedin' wait.


Stram said...

Wow, Moffat and Wright? That can be very interesting!
I've also heard that a french actor, Gad Elmaleh, joined the cast, but without a clue about his part... plus Andy Serkis in Haddock?!
I bet you can't wait!

ecrunner said...

This trilogy is gonna be awesome! I can't wait to see what kind of ratings they are gonna get?! What a cast!