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Steven Spielberg is quickly moving on the mocapped CGI Tintin movie by announcing Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell will play Tintin, with 007 Daniel Craig as Red Rackham. Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have already boarded the project. Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook will round out the cast. The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is scheduled to be in theaters in 2011, supposedly the same year we might see the next Batman flick. via Variety

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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

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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

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Hollywood Reporting is saying Steven Moffat of Dr. Who fame is writing the adaptation of Tintin for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Kathleen Kennedy is serving as producer on the three feature films, which will be made using performance-capture technology and produced in digital 3-D. Jackson and Spielberg are each directing an installment, with the helmer of the third movie to be determined. There’s no word what stories are going to be adapted into the three films, but my guess is we won’t be seeing Tintin in the Congo. via Hollywood Reporter

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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

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Steven Spielberg commented to attendees at a lunch gala he still has plans to bring the French adventurer to the screen. As for Tintin, Spielberg recalled that he had first acquired the rights to that character back in 1983 and later re-established the option to do something with the French comic character. via Variety (link)

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