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Old 12-11-2007, 12:26 AM   #1
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The Adventures of Tintin

What do you think? I really want to see it I read three of its comics and they just Begs itself to be made into a movie, I could not put the books down. I think Tintin was somewhat of an inspiration to Indy. Also with a pairing of Spielberg and Jackson nothing could go wrong!
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:56 AM   #2
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I read three of its comics
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:09 AM   #3
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Oh I plan to, I remember watching the TV show on Nickelodeon and I was little and I very entertained and I forgotten about it over the years until now. I never knew that Tintin was a comic strip from france till a year ago. Now I want to read every Tintin comic imagined. It's going to look awesome on the big screen a CGI version of the comic book they say.

I HOPE THIS WRITER'S STRIKE END SO THEY CAN DO THIS FILM, I WANT TO SEE THIS BADLY!!!
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:42 AM   #4
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Tintin kicks the ass out of Indy, to be brutally honest. Both childhood heroes of mine, but there's no competition in my book - Tintin in Tibet still being one of the most moving experiences I've had with any literature.

So many astounding escapades - King Ottokars Sceptre, The Calculus Affair, Red Sea Sharks, Cigars of the Pharoah, Crystal Balls, hell, they're all absolutely brilliant (even Land of the Soviets and Congo! ).

I'm more concerned about the 'berg stuffing up Tintin than Indy 4. It's all in the voice casting, and however they choose to animate it (please not 3D!).



I guess I'm what you'd call 'a fan'.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:51 PM   #5
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Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi's beloved Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks. Pics will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture technology.
The two filmmakers will each direct at least one of the movies; studio wouldn't say which director would helm the third. Kathleen Kennedy joins Spielberg and Jackson as a producer on the three films, which might be released through DreamWorks Animation.

Tintin has long been a passion project for Spielberg; he and Kennedy have held various film rights to the comedic adventure book series off and on for more than 25 years. With the rights in place, Spielberg, Jackson and DreamWorks began quietly developing the project. Jackson has also long been a fan of the comic books.

Jackson's New Zealand-based WETA Digital, the f/x house behind "The Lord of the Rings" franchise, produced a 20-minute test reel bringing to life the characters created by Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Herge.

"Herge's characters have been reborn as living beings, expressing emotion and a soul which goes far beyond anything we've seen to date with computer animated characters," Spielberg said.

"We want Tintin's adventures to have the reality of a live-action film, and yet Peter and I felt that shooting them in a traditional live-action format would simply not honor the distinctive look of the characters and world that Herge created," Spielberg continued.

Official word of the three-pic pact comes just weeks after Jackson inked a deal with DreamWorks to direct "Lovely Bones," based on Alice Sebold's haunting tome about a 14-year-old girl who watches over her family — and attacker — from heaven after she is raped and killed.

Tintin project, announced by the two filmmakers and DreamWorks co-chair-CEO Stacey Snider, may explain, at least in part, why DreamWorks emerged the winner in the bidding for "Bones," beating out several other suitors.

Tintin also answers the question of which tentpole Jackson will turn his attention to next.

The Spielberg-Jackson project isn't likely to languish in development for long. Spielberg could become available this fall after wrapping "Indiana Jones 4." Jackson will wrap "Bones" by the end of the year. He had been developing another possible franchise, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series, set during the French Revolution.

Spielberg and Jackson have selected three stories from Remi's "The Adventures of Tintin" series, which encompassed 23 books published between 1929 and 1976. The series still attracts 2 million new fans a year.

Series, which has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, chronicles adventures of a junior reporter who will follow stories to the ends of the earth, even though he often finds his own life in jeopardy. His able assistants include a white dog named Snowy, the lunatic Captain Haddock, the muddled genius Professor Calculus and the Thompson Twins.

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!"

DreamWorks bought the film rights from Herge Studios in Brussels, Belgium. Company is led by prexy Fanny Rodwell, Remi's wife when he died in 1983.

"We couldn't think of a better way to honor Herge's legacy that this announcement within days of the 100th anniversary of his birth, May 22, 1907," Rodwell said.

Spielberg and Jackson are currently evaluating whether to release Tintin through DreamWorks Animation. Paramount distributes all DreamWorks Animation films.

So yes they are doing it in 3-D. There are some interesting connections to Indy and Tintin. I always thought Short Round's character in TOD came from Chang in The Blue Lotus and Tintin in Tibet, what really strikes me interesting is that both Indy and Tintin find their Asian companions during the Japanese invasion in China and both stories were set in 1935 and 1936. Also I found interesting was that in The Calculus Affair that both Haddock and Tintin and Calculus are involved in a tank much like the tank fight in The Last Crusade.

This intro of the show right here really evokes images of certain action scenes of The Last Crusade especially the motor boats chase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J13QndTA6-M
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:14 PM   #6
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Now, what there's left is to pick guesses which stories will they implement to movies. If I was to take a quick jab at it, the most prominent storylines would be the two-parters Secret of the Unicorn/Red Rackham's Treasure and Seven Crystal Balls/Prisoners of the Sun. I'm truly surprised if neither one of these is not among the three.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:33 PM   #7
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Cigars of the Pharoah/The Blue Lotus/TinTin in Tibet

Kindof a three parter there, if I remember correctly.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:56 PM   #8
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Who the heck is TinTin??? lol

I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty intrigued by this info alone. Those titles are killer. Seriously, anything that hokey sounding is something I typically wanna be a part of! But am I the only one here who has never heard of this guy before?
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:28 PM   #9
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Cigars of the Pharoah/The Blue Lotus/TinTin in Tibet
Too episodic, doesn't fold in neatly. As a one movie, I mean. Of course if they mean to make three interconnected ones, this would be my pick as well. Except parts one and two lack the great characters of Haddock and Calculus. They could, of course just take basic premises of the stories and do heavy rewrites, enabling them to throw them in.

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Who the heck is TinTin?
A pulpy comic book character created by a Belgian called Hergé a few decades back. True classics, those stories.

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But am I the only one here who has never heard of this guy before?
If you were on the Euro side of the pool, you ought to ashamed. But since you aren't... we can't know it all, I guess. In similar fashion, you could throw me ten random superhero names out of Marvel comic books and I probably wouldn't recognize the half of them.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:50 PM   #10
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Since there are plans to do a trilogy I bet my money they'll do Destination Moon/ Explorers on the Moon since that is one of the more famous one.

I would like them to do either the following: Tintin in Tibet, Flight 714, or the Calculus Affair.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:08 PM   #11
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throw me ten random superhero names out of Marvel comic books and I probably wouldn't recognize the half of them.

Neither would I

Well, at any rate, this is something I'll have to keep in the back of my head.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:18 AM   #12
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Well, at any rate, this is something I'll have to keep in the back of my head.
All of the comics have been translated to English and getting your hands on them shouldn't be that hard at all so I certainly recommend you to check it out. The stories have carried their toll of time extremely well and still feel fresh and exciting.

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Since there are plans to do a trilogy I bet my money they'll do Destination Moon/ Explorers on the Moon since that is one of the more famous one.
That red-and-white chessboard of a rocket is iconic, yeah.

I doubt it, however. It's kind of bland locationwise (first the base, then moon and that's about it). Plus, it has this certain stowaway character whose previous history with Tintin would take some 'splaining to do.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:17 PM   #13
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All of the comics have been translated to English and getting your hands on them shouldn't be that hard at all so I certainly recommend you to check it out. The stories have carried their toll of time extremely well and still feel fresh and exciting.

So Congo has been translated? I knew Land of the Soviets had but I hadn't heared about Congo.
I have been a Tintin fan since grade school (it's how I stayed awake in class ) Saw a book at Barnes and Nobel the other day Tintin: The Complete Companion It had fascinating info on Herge and the characters.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:01 AM   #14
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So Congo has been translated?
Sure it has.



Yeah, I'm aware of all the controversy surrounding it so I'm not sure how easy it's going to be grabbing one, but there're English copies out there, nevertheless...
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:27 AM   #15
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Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to this...
Being a comic fan from Belgium, I've been a Tintin fan since I can remember.

I've wrote it before, but the fact that Hergé himself wanted Spielberg to helm a Tintin movie gives me confidence that this project will truly be special.

I just hope that his origin remains intact...
As much as you Americans want G.I. Joe to remain American, I want Tintin to remain a boy from Brussels...

By the way... I don't know if you guys heard, but apparently Andy Serkis, who provided performance capture for Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings' and King Kong in... well, 'King Kong' might be playing Haddock in the upcoming Tintin movie...

Check it out here;
http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6606
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:12 PM   #16
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I'm also Belgian so i read all of those some time ago. Great comics to say the least!
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:16 PM   #17
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I've read all these books many, many times. They are really unique as graphic novels go, and I don't think anything has been written since to compare.

There is lots of detail and the characters are very real and endearing, but they still have that fun, re-ocurring gag humor that makes them so much like the Indy films.
Another interesting parallel, Tintin also encounters the supernatural on several occasions. Capt. Haddock is my favorite character.

I'm a bit wary of the 3D, and even the making of the films in general, but if anyone can do the series justice it would be Spielberg and Jackson. I think they care enough to make them with that in mind. It'll be tough to successfully recreate these characters so that I'm happy, but if they can do it- more power to them.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:07 PM   #18
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I think also Indy for me might be a combination of Tintin and Captain Haddock:

http://www.theraider.net/showimage.p...ngof/mo_81.jpg
http://www.fanboy.com/images/tintin.jpghttp://www.korlipara.net/images/blog/haddock.jpg

Also I think Marcus Brody and Henry Jones, Senior is a split between Professor Calculus especially Henry.
http://www.karoon.com/stores/tintin/...r_calculus.gif
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:18 AM   #19
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Well, it seems 17 year old Thomas Sangster will play Tintin.
And Andy Serkis (the gollum) will play Captain Haddock.

Spielberg casts British teenager as Tintin

I was very young when I read the books, in german. So I don't remember the details anymore, but I like the characters very much... I don't even know how many books I've read. But every cover I see, I remember it!
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News from the front, ladies & gents...
Apparently, Universal Pictures Says "No" To Spielberg & Jackson's Tintin movie...

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/38410

Odd news...

And I wonder when we'll FINALLY get to see at least one bleeping teaser image...
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News from the front, ladies & gents...
Apparently, Universal Pictures Says "No" To Spielberg & Jackson's Tintin movie...

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/38410

Odd news...

And I wonder when we'll FINALLY get to see at least one bleeping teaser image...

Maybe now that Tintin may not be made, there's a chance we may get Indy V sooner! However, then there's Spielberg's relationship with Paramount.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:29 PM   #22
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Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce the January 26 Start of Principal Photography on the 3D Motion Capture Feature The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Directed by Steven Spielberg and Starring Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig


Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced the start of principal production in Los Angeles on the 3D Motion Capture Film The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Defiance) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace, Defiance) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, is produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy, 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” and is due for release in 2011. Executive producers are Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry and Ken Kamins. Paramount Pictures will release domestically and in all English speaking territories and Asia, excluding India. Sony Pictures Releasing International 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 Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well.

Eighty years ago, Herge introduced the world to a unique cast of characters who have been embraced by readers of all ages. The Adventures of Tintin - a series of 24 books, the final unfinished adventure was published after Herge’s - death became Herge’s life’s work. The first adventure was published in 1929. Over 200 million copies have been sold worldwide. The popular series has been translated into 70 languages and still attracts thousands of new fans each year.

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

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=52288


A 1930's-set adventure movie directed by Spielberg, written by Dr Who and general sitcom genuis Steven Moffat , the director of Shaun of the Dead (and featuring the two stars of that) and half of the funniest show on the radio (Adam & Joe) and co-starring James Bond? This is pretty much my dream film. I'm there.
Tintin? I can take or leave him, but the talent involved makes it unmissable.
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Wow. This new report just got wicked excited! Definitly look forward to it!
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TinTin....a 3D stop motion feature?

this will defintely be a flop. i was hoping for a live action movie.

TinTin (2009) gets
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I want a Rin Tin Tin movie!
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