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Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that the comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been cast as Thomson and Thompson, the detective duo in Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson’s 3D Tintin movie.  The site’s announcement also included Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, with more confirmed actors expected to be announced soon.

I would normally say, “File this under rumor,” but considering the huge number of insiders AICN has in the industry, this is more than likely information that is spot on.  Any H’wood Insiders wanna be the Major Spoilers inside guy?  You know who to contact

The movie is currently scheduled to begin production in February, with Steve Spielberg scheduled to direct the first film (Jackson gets number 2), and is expected to arrive in theaters in 2010.

via Aint It Cool News

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2 Comments

  1. Lifeisaglitch
    January 6, 2009 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Thats actually pretty rad. Cant say im really that excited about the Tintin movie i have a feeling its gonna Spielberg-ized…But to tell ya the truth i dont know who else could be doing it, i just hope its going to be more early Indiana Jones and Empire of the Sun than Catch me if you can or Hook.

  2. hermit
    January 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    i didn’t realized it was going to be a CGI movie. i hope they’re better than the old movies (not the cartoons, the actual movies)

    it’s only voice, so who cares what they look like.

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