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Spielberg to direct 'The Adventures of Tintin'

MUMBAI: Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment‘s latest venture The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is being directed by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.

The film stars Jamie Bell Billy Elliot as Tintin, while Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace) plays the nefarious Red Rackham.


The starcast also includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry and Ken Kamins are the executive producers.





The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, is the first in the series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name "Herge". The film is due for release in 2011.

While Paramount Pictures will release the film in the US and in all English speaking territories including Asia (except India), Sony Pictures will distribute the film in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, India and the remainder of the world.


The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Peter Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well.


Spielberg and Jackson will bring Herge‘s stories to life employing state-of-the-art performance capture technology developed by Jackson‘s Weta Digital.

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