Sad news for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, Universal Pictures has decided to pull out of the three picture deal for the CGI adaptation of Tintin.  The biggest reason for the break in the deal wasn’t Spielberg trying to break DreamWorks away from Paramount, but the $130 million budget.  In a day an age where $130 million seems like a drop in the bucket for a franchise that could literally net Universal ten times that in world wide distribution, something certainly seems fishy. Perhaps it was the 30% of gross Spielberg and Jackson wanted – meaning Tintin would have to gross $425 million before it broke even and Universal started seeing a profit.

But fear not Herge fans, the duo have taken their proposal to Paramount… oh, yeah, that whole split thing might be a hang up.  Paramount has had the proposal for several weeks now, so it Tintin is simply awaiting a yay or nay from the suits.

via Empire Online


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  1. meh, always hated the damned book, but i’m on of the rare ones.

    but it would be interesting seeing it being made in cgi, because the old live action movies were crap.

    jackson and spielberg are greedy bastards

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