Casting News: TinTin

Published on January 27th, 2009

thesecretoftheunicorncoverVariety has post  some news on the upcoming TinTin film base on Hergé’s young reporter

Steven Spielberg has set his cast for “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn,” the first installment in the 3-D motion-capture trilogy that Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment are co-financing. “Billy Elliot” thesp Jamie Bell will star as the titular character, an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. Daniel Craig will co-star as the nefarious Red Rackham. Film, which has been cloaked in secrecy during pre-production, has begun principal production in Los Angeles. It is set for release in 2011. –Read more over at variety.com

I don’t think this the best story in the TinTin world to use for the first film. I would love them to do Destination Moon and then Explorers on The Moon. As a kid in France I have read those story over 100 time each one.

Before I had any idea who the hell Superman was I was reading The Adventures of TinTin. I guess you can say it was what got me into comics. So I have a lot of hope that this film will be done right. I am not to crazy about them making a 3-D Animation film. I would love if it was live-action.

What do you guys think of TinTin ? Do you know who he is ?

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ comicimpact.com