Variety is reporting Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming up to bring Tintin to the big screen. Speculation on the success of the first film is so high, DreamWorks, Spielberg, and Jackson will be directing and producing three back to back features.

Spielberg and Jackson will each direct one of the movies, but no word on who the third director would be. Could it be long time Spielberg friend George Lucas?

With WETA Digital behind the character creations, these films will be 3D animated features instead of trying to cast actors in the roles.

Jackson said WETA will stay true to Remi’s original designs in bringing the cast of Tintin to life, but that the characters won’t look cartoonish.

“Instead,” Jackson said, “we’re making them look photorealistic; the fibers of their clothing, the pores of their skin and each individual hair. They look exactly like real people — but real Herge people!”

Photorealistc 3D Tintin? Sounds like an interesting take. There is no word on when the first film will be released, but since Spielberg and Jackson will be wrapping their current productions by the end of this year.

via Variety

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  1. May 15, 2007 at 9:47 am — Reply

    No ****ing chance that either of those Directors will do justice to Herge’s work. Leave ’em with other ideas, sure, but with Tintin they’ll change too much and ruin the story.

    Ooh, that’s a Downer on my Day…I think I’ll go and read the Onion’s “Dept. of Evil” story.

  2. May 15, 2007 at 10:03 am — Reply

    While I would agree with you on Spielberg, keep in mind Peter Jackson goes out of his way (sometimes to the extreme) of remaining faithful to the original source material.

    Cheer up our UK friend – at least they aren’t trying to do a big screen adaptation of Dr. Who.

  3. May 15, 2007 at 10:14 am — Reply

    Because they were beaten to it…

    But, anyway I have to admit I’m seeing it better now I’ve read the Onion article.

    Wodner what the three stories they’re doing will be…

  4. May 15, 2007 at 10:33 am — Reply

    I don’t know, I thought Eric Roberts in Time Lord robes with a motorcycle chase was…

    Naaah, even I can’t justify that one. Sorry. I haven’t read Tintin since I hung out at the barbershop with my Grandfather thirty-odd years ago. I vaguely remember the one with the treasure. :)

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