Tintin Has Its Tintin!

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jamie bell tintin Tintin Has Its Tintin!

It was just over two weeks ago when it was announced that the infamous pairing of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg were cast as Thomson and Thompson in the upcoming Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg produced movie, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.

To round off the principal cast, it was officially announced today that Jamie Bell would be playing the title role of Tintin and joining him would be Daniel Craig who will play Red Rackham.

Jamie Bell worked with Daniel Craig on the very recent Defiance movie and played a large role in Peter Jackson’s King Kong alongside Andy Serkis who’s also part of the Tintin cast playing Captain Haddock.

Here is the opening of the official Press Release (via Coming Soon):

Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced the start of principal production in Los Angeles on the 3D Motion Capture Film “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance“) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

I must say, it’s good to hear some positive news for this movie after some early fear of trouble with this project when there were rumblings of this movie not moving forward and Paramount possibly opting out of co-producing the movie. I had earlier said I wasn’t sure this movie would work on the big screen but now I can say my feelings have changed and I’m interested in seeing how it will be look.

What do you think of who’s playing Tintin?

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is expected to release in 2011 and is planned as a trilogy.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Considering the only film I’ve seen him in is Jumper, this does not bode well. I mean, even in that suckfest, he stood out as a bad actor. Of course, that’s what happens when Spielberg signs the dotted line.

  2. I liked tintin as a kid but are they seriously using the subtitle, “secret of the unicorn” for the movie?

  3. What the hell?

    Everything about the casting of this movie is just WRONG. Particularly Daniel Craig as a pirate.

  4. Never liked the comics.
    Never liked Jamie Bell.
    Spielberg lost all his power over me years ago.

    But damn, Jackson+Moffat+Pegg+Frost+Craig?

    That’s why mice get killed by mousetraps.
    They just can’t resist…

  5. Needs more Belgians.

  6. I was just told the other day that after getting a haircut, I resemble Tin-Tin. Maybe I should have tried out for the part.

  7. I have absolutely no idea what Tin-Tin is or is supposed to be about…ZIch, nada…

    Is the source material any good

  8. Zilch, nada…Man I’m a spelling moron sometimes..

    Me no spell two good …

  9. Tintin was just this young lad investigating things and ending up on adventures.
    Think Raiders with less action. ;)

    I like the cast a lot. Some really good people in there, especially Craig, Pegg and Frost, Serkis.
    Bell is a good actor. He was the star of Billy Elliott and liked him in other things. Heard him in an interview recently and he was very down to earth.

    Not a big Speilberg fan anymore, but you know this will be a family thrill ride.
    I’m not desperate to see it, but reckon I will enjoy it when I do.

  10. I love this idea. If any of you are wondering about Jamie Bell you should definitely watch him in Nicholas Nickleby, a film where he is surrounded by good actors. He shows that he has what it takes and more. I totally fell in love with him in that film. Please don’t watch Jumper and King Kong to get an idea of his acting abilities, he had bit parts in those less than stellar movies, but if you watch him in a decent film where he had a large part it is an entirely different story. I can’t wait for this movie, I think Jamie Bell will be amazing!

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