Tintin In Trouble

Published 7 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 9:35 pm,

I never thought I’d live to see the day when Steven Spielberg, without question the most powerful and influential film director in showbiz, is told, “No thanks!”

According to the folks over at Radar Online, Paramount Pictures has opted out of co-producing Tintin, the mega-budget 3-D motion-capture adaptation of the popular European comics.

This despite the fact that Spielberg (along with The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson who was to direct the second installment) had already hired their cast (including LOTR allumi Andy Serkis and Thomas Sangster as the title character) and spent big-bucks on writers and motion-capture work.

In fact, Spielberg was supposed to have started filming right about now.

At the moment, Spielberg and his company DreamWorks are currently shopping the property around to other studios.

Source: Radar Online

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  1. Maybe they finally saw Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull.

    He should just blame Lucas for that, and rightly so.


  2. Kingdom*

    Already forgot the name– the horrible memories are slowly being taken over by The Temple of Doom

  3. I don’t know how this can work on the big screen. I’m very curious when it comes time for trailers and posters.

  4. As far as I’m concerned this just validates my opinion that there just isn’t a huge audience for this.


  5. What pisses me off is you read a story like this and you think,,, shouldnt Spielberg be working on something cooler than this ????

  6. Let’s not forget…he had trouble after Jaws/Close Encounters trying to get this one movie made; studios said it would tank at the box office.

    Some little movie called “E.T., the Extra-terrestrial”; ever hear of it?


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