Casting News: TinTin

Published on January 6th, 2009

One of my favorite comics of all time is TinTin yet it is not known that well here in the states. But growing up in France is one the top comic books. Base on Hergé comics and two of my favorite people working in film are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Spaced) Who I have meet a few times some of the nicest guys you can think of.

They are now have been cast as bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson.It will be the Shaun of the Dead and Spaced duo’s first onscreen pairing since Hot Fuzz The project will start shooting in just a month, so we can expect more casting news soon.

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Top of Jackson and Spielberg’s list will no doubt be a replacement for their original Tintin, 17-year-old Thomas Sangster, who was forced to drop out when the project was delayed due to funding issues.

Thomson and Thompson known as Dupond and Dupont in the original books, are a pair of clumsy, thoroughly incompetent detectives who appear pretty much identical, bar the shape of their moustaches

Tintin will be shot in digital 3-D using performance-capture technology. Tintin is due in 2010 this is the film that  I am looking forward to more then any other film next year.

Mat and I will be doing a special podcast episode later on this year. Since we both have read TinTin.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@comicimpact.com