Spielberg, Jackson Find Their Tintin

Published 7 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am,

tintinactor Spielberg, Jackson Find Their TintinLooks like directors Stephen Spielberg and Peter Jackson have found their Tintin in young actor Thomas Sangster. He joins fan favorite Andy Serkis (Gollum, King Kong) as Captain Haddock. Now all they need is a Snowy the dog; I vote my dog, Peanut.

Of course, it won’t matter WHO plays the dog, since the movie will be CGI-motion capture, and will have a semi-realistic look. Spielberg and Jackson aren’t letting the writers strike, or the threatened actors strike stop them from their planned trilogy. (Though a September 2008 start date could get pushed back in an actors strike happens in July and it lasts a long time.)

Spielberg and Jackson will each direct a movie, and it isn’t yet known who will tackle the third film. Rumors pointed to the two co-directing, though I don’t know if that will happen. It makes sense, given that both are legendary directors with similar extravagant films (well, Jackson DID make some awesome splatter films years ago, like the gruesome and hilarious Dead Alive), but they’re both legendary directors with singular visions. Maybe George Lucas?

This sounds like fun; if all goes according to plan, the first film will be released in 2010, in time for the Jackson-produced The Hobbit film adaptation.

Source: Guardian

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  1. George Lucas?

    No. Please no.

  2. Well young Thomas Sangster certainly has a “unique” look that might fit the title character of the film. The original Tin Tin was always drawn as an interesting looking boy.

    I’m not really jazzed about this since it wasn’t a favorite from my youth, but that’s not to say that it couldn’t turn out to be a great movie.


  3. I read this days ago on other sites…. c’mon man, keep up!

  4. Mantis,

    Believe it or not there are some people that don’t read other sites for movie news, so at least it’s here. We always try to be timely with our movie news posts, but sometimes it’s a case of better late than never.

    Screen Rant isn’t a huge corporate sponsored site with a monster staff.

    This is still basically a small, volunteer endeavor run by me and and with a small handful of contributors, all of whom (including myself) have “day jobs.”

    This week in particular has been tough keeping up because I’m on vacation with my family – see? Real people behind the scenes here at SR. :-)

    Besides, this has always been more of an editorial/opinion site on movie and TV than a straight-out “latest news announcements” site.

    Best regards,


  5. Vic, and that is why we love this site!! The only other place I get movie news from is Yahoo!, but I enjoy coming here more. Even with some differences of opinions with some people here!

    I’ve never heard of Tintin. This movie really holds no interest for me, except when you throw in the names Spielberg and Jackson. The my curiosity gets peaked…