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Alice Adrenochrome
05-15-2007, 12:50 PM
To bad I'm not much of a patriot, otherwise I would be proud. Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg chose a Belgian comic book hero for their next projects. That's right, Hergé's Tintin will -again- get the big screen treatment.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6656635.stm


I like Tintin a lot, for he was more present during my childhood than any Marvel or DC hero was. It's just a pity that Edgar P. Jacobs' Blake & Mortimer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_and_Mortimer) didn't catch Jackson's eye. I'd love to see some of their adventures filmed, especially "Atlantis Mystery" which was the very first book I got in that series. Pretty futuristic, and I just love the design of some of the hardware in that book. Timeless and priceless!

ifu03612
05-15-2007, 12:58 PM
Oh yeah

thats brilliant news. When I went to Brussells to visit my uncle when I was younger I went to the Herge Museum, since then I have been hooked.

Now PJ is at the helm its a dream come true

Alice Adrenochrome
05-15-2007, 01:32 PM
Oh yeah

thats brilliant news. When I went to Brussells to visit my uncle when I was younger I went to the Herge Museum, since then I have been hooked.

Now PJ is at the helm its a dream come true

I'm not surprised that you are hooked! Hergé's work is up there with the best. It's simply outstanding!

geto10
05-15-2007, 02:03 PM
Peter and Steve are good directors so this might be an interesting adventure :)

Doomhammer
05-15-2007, 02:03 PM
I had no idea that the first belgian to travel in space was so well known abroad. I find it charming to say the least that PJ noticed our fine export product, should be interesting to see how it goes!

Rogue Trooper
05-15-2007, 02:20 PM
I find the 3-D way the film will be made interesting. Wonder which ones they'll make. The Tintin in Tibet is what i remember most and the theme tune at the start of the cartoon. Am i right in remebering that the Sea Captain gets sea sick?

minivader
05-15-2007, 02:22 PM
I had no idea that the first belgian to travel in space was so well known abroad. I find it charming to say the least that PJ noticed our fine export product, should be interesting to see how it goes!

Tintin is well known world wide, been looking forward to a "good" tintin
film for a long time.

gideon
05-16-2007, 08:04 AM
Tintin is well known world wide

Except for the States ............

ifu03612
05-16-2007, 09:58 AM
Oh and I learned my only piece of French from Tintin,

'Woah woah'

Hee hee

carbo-fation
05-16-2007, 12:59 PM
That's great news! Tintin was well known in Germany and I used to love his cartoons.

pordey2
05-16-2007, 01:58 PM
I loved the Tintin comic series on tv :chew

Alice Adrenochrome
03-30-2008, 02:36 PM
Looks like Spielberg and Jackson found their Tintin: 17 year old actor Thomas Sangster. I've seen him in "The Last Legion", and he was quit good. Spielberg and Jackson are planning to do three movies based upon the adventures of the Belgian juvenile reporter. Andy Serkis get's the role of Captain Haddock - good choice! Time to get acquainted with the matter, collectibles sure will follow...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin

Oh, and the original comic albums are much better than any Tintin cartoon I have ever seen.

DarthNeil
01-26-2009, 06:16 PM
http://tintintribute.com/logos/tintin1.jpg

For most Americans you're probably unfamiliar with Hergé's Tintin. As one of those cartoons that helped me to become bilingual I loved reading it growing up and as our European friends can attest to it's good fun.

Here's some facts from AICN that might get you excited...

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are the driving forces...

(per RopeofSilicon):

1) Jamie Bell, one of the most gifted actors of his generation, will be playing Tintin. )from Billy Elliott fame and more recently Jumper)

http://www.artsjournal.com/outthere/jamie%20bell%20billy%20elliot.jpg

2) Daniel Craig has been cast as "the nefarious" pirate Red Rackham. (as if you didn't know Bond-- but this time he's the villain)

http://www.nilacharal.com/enter/celeb/images/DanielCraig.jpg

3) Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Spaced) and Joe Cornish are now credited as screenwriters along with DOCTOR WHO's Steven Moffat.

4) As we reported earlier this month, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Spaced) are Thomson and Thompson.

http://www.sumitsays.com/public/images/thomson_and_thompson.jpg

http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/imagegallery/lfcc2images/pegg-frost1.jpg

5) The rest of the cast (Toby Jones, Gad Elmaleh, Andy Serkis and Mackenzie Crook).

The first film in the (planned) series will be THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN (one of Hergé's favorites). It is set for theatrical release in 2011. Steven Spielberg will direct the first installment, while Peter Jackson will take the reins for the second entry. The third film is currently without a helmer, but I'm sure Spielberg's pal Brian De Palma would relish a crack at this material.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39897

Check it out you Yanks.:D

IronFingaz
01-26-2009, 06:44 PM
Looking forward to seeing this :rock I got a box-set with all the cartoons but i have yet to finish it after 3-4 years :o

Kratos
01-26-2009, 07:34 PM
I love Tin Tin its great
The movie with Spielberg and Jackson should be good
And Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Thomson and Thompson should be hilarious
Glad to hear Jamie Bell will be playing Tin Tin as I heard that annoying Kid (from Love Actually and Nanny McPhee) Thomas Sangster would be playing Tin Tin
Now I can breathe a sigh of relief

carbo-fation
01-26-2009, 07:36 PM
I have been following this very closely. I hope this goes very smoothly. I recommend reading the comics instead of watching the cartoons though.

Ironman1188
01-27-2009, 08:23 AM
Whoa!!
I used to watch this all the time when I was a kid. Very interested in seeing it transform into live action.

The ill Jedi
01-27-2009, 08:39 AM
So many great names attached to this, I will be following it closely.

Anespian
01-27-2009, 10:36 AM
Blue Blistering Barnacles...loved the comics...:)

The Ringer
01-27-2009, 10:42 AM
Jackson is god-like.............................................. ............:D

Alice Adrenochrome
01-27-2009, 02:39 PM
There's news! DarthNeil beat me to it though...

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48650

minivader
01-27-2009, 02:45 PM
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are Thomson and Thompson? wonder how that's gonna work out? thomson and thompson are identical twins. so I guess either simon pegg need to eat more to bulk up or nick frost need to start loose weight. :lol

DarthNeil
01-27-2009, 02:46 PM
I searched Tin Tin before I posted in the Movies thread and came up empty.:confused: Anyway, I'll move this thread over to the other section and one of the other mods can merge it with the other Tin Tin thread.

DarthNeil
01-27-2009, 02:47 PM
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are Thomson and Thompson? wonder how that's gonna work out? thomson and thompson are identical twins. so I guess either simon pegg need to eat more to bulk up or nick frost need to start loose weight. :lol

Identical except for the "P".:D

Vivek
11-01-2010, 06:45 AM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29355

Empire Magazine December 2010 Cover

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee63/Spideristic/empire_magazine_dec2010_tintin_cover.jpg

Releasing in October 2011 across Europe, Asia and New Zealand. December 2011 release in US.

Super Poseable
11-10-2010, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the link. Haddock looked especially impressive. Now I'm even more stoked for this!
But a whole 'nother year, it's like waiting for Tron Legacy again...

Darth_Maul
05-17-2011, 05:01 AM
The First teaser is up !!!!:yess:

if there is another thread about it , mods please delete !

YouTube - The Adventures of Tintin - Teaser

lord-22
05-17-2011, 05:46 AM
great !!!!!!!!!!!!

IronFingaz
05-17-2011, 08:04 AM
Looks good :rock

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20021&highlight=tintin :wave

DarthNeil
05-17-2011, 09:05 AM
No deletion-- just a merge.

Loved reading Tintin when I was younger--- et bien sur seulement en francais.

BuffBuff
05-17-2011, 10:12 AM
I saw the movie posters for the first time yesterday, and they look pretty darn cool.

http://c181321.r21.cf0.rackcdn.com/PH42u4h7Eurb6a_1_m.jpg


http://c181321.r21.cf0.rackcdn.com/PHK1necs9beXNL_1_m.jpg

darthviper107
05-17-2011, 11:00 AM
The trailer looks pretty good. I know nothing about the source material though.

lord-22
05-17-2011, 02:06 PM
No deletion-- just a merge.

Loved reading Tintin when I was younger--- et bien sur seulement en francais.

tu l'as dit bouffi :rock

Solidus
05-22-2011, 07:06 AM
I saw all of the cartoons, read all of the comics. This is simply fantastic!

Alice Adrenochrome
06-01-2011, 11:11 AM
The trailer looks pretty good. I know nothing about the source material though.
If you can get a hold of the comic books, read them. They are really fun to read and quality! Better than the cartoons too. I've read the comics countless times, but I haven't seen all of the cartoons yet. I have the DVD box, and once in a while, I watch a cartoon.

IronFingaz
07-08-2011, 11:05 AM
http://animatie.blog.nl/files/2011/07/tintinsnowyimage.jpg

Darth Waller
07-08-2011, 11:07 AM
A panel has been announced at SDCC on Friday at 11-12.

carbo-fation
12-23-2011, 04:35 PM
Just got back from watching this in theatre. Great movie, fantastic action and visuals. The story and character development were true to the source material which made me a bit nostalgic. Go see it!

batfan08
12-23-2011, 08:32 PM
I saw it today, and loved it. WETA Digital's motion capture stuff is really incredible. Between the beautiful locales, and the expressive characters, I am extremely excited to see where Mo-Cap technology will be in 3-5 years if things like this and Rise of the Planet of the Apes are exemplary of where it's at now.

Boba Ben
12-24-2011, 06:23 AM
I saw this last night and thought it was pretty fantastic.

Kuzeh
01-03-2012, 12:48 PM
Finally saw it over the weekend!!
What an amazing ride!! It really captured the sense of adventure that a lot of "adventure" movies lack nowadays!
:rock!

Also, technically this movie is mighty impressive!
I'd say the most impressive animated movie I've seen ever!
The sequences are simply breathtaking...

It's a shame though, that audiences in the US don't seem to appreciate these type of films... oh well...

Great movie! 9/10 for me! :rock!

CelticPredator
01-10-2012, 03:05 AM
Cool movie. Didn't care at all about the characters. Who was Tin Tin? Why is he a reporter? Why should I care about him?

I never read the books, nor should I have too.

7/10 for the visuals, and action.

fosing
01-10-2012, 04:24 AM
Cool movie. Didn't care at all about the characters. Who was Tin Tin? Why is he a reporter? Why should I care about him?

I never read the books, nor should I have too.

7/10 for the visuals, and action.


your loss.

you should try out some older stuff past Archie. :lol

abake
01-10-2012, 01:32 PM
Got to see it last week, and while it is a great ride of a movie, it seemed to me that Spielberg and Jackson mostly missed the humor of Tintin.
Still, I enjoyed it a lot and am looking forward to more.