Wednesday, 19 August 2009 18:49
Steven Spielberg is poised to make three movies based on the Belgian cartoon character Tintin.
He plans a trilogy based on six of the classic books including Red Rackham's Treasure and The Blue Lotus reports French magazine Capital.
Ace reporter Tintin travels the world solving mysteries with the help of his friends Captain Haddock, the Thomson Twins and his faithful dog Snowy.
By Carly Mayberry Tue Oct 2, 3:12 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - British scribe Steven Moffat, best known for writing the new "Doctor Who" series, is turning his hand to "Tintin," the DreamWorks movie trilogy collaboration from Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg.
Tintin, created by late Belgian artist Herge, is a young reporter and world traveler who is aided in his adventures by his faithful dog Snowy. He later was joined by such colorful characters as Captain Haddock, Professor Cuthbert Calculus and bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson.
The books, hugely popular in Europe, have been translated into 50 languages with more than 200 million sold.
Jackson and Spielberg are each directing an installment, with the helmer of the third movie to be determined.
Details released about first Tintin movie
Details have been revealed about the first of three Tintin movies to be released.
The first movie will be based on the Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure, Tintin comics written between 1942 and 1944.
They are considered, even by their creator, to be the best in the 23-book series.
The film is a partnership between Stephen Spielberg's production company Dreamworks and Peter Jackson, with Weta Workshop.
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