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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig to star in Steven Spielberg's ‘Tintin’

Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures have finally made an official announcement to start the production of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming 3D motion capture film ‘The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn’.

Jamie Bell will act as Tintin, while Daniel Craig will play the role of despicable Red Rackham, a pirate who attacks Haddock's ship The Unicorn. The film is also starring Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The script was written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will produce the Tintin movie and he is set to direct the second flick in the upcoming series.

Bell's credits include "Billy Elliot", "King Kong" and "Jumper". He is currently working with Daniel Craig in "Defiance".

"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".
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