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And TINTIN will be...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here.

His name is Thomas Sangster. I know it takes away my manliness to say this, but LOVE, ACTUALLY is one of my favorite rom-coms. I love that film and everybody (who is a romantic at heart, mind you) that I've shown the film or suggested it to has loved it. And Sangster is part of the reason that film works. He played Liam Neeson's son in the movie and he's one of those kid actors who should be Dakota Fanning creepy... they come close, but they keep the childhood innocence that Fanning traded in to be an adult in a child's body. I haven't seen him in any of his other films, but he was fantastic in LOVE, ACTUALLY. I can't wait to see what he does for Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg. Thanks to "Bob's Bitch Tits" for shooting me the link to the Daily Mail, which broke the story. Thoughts?


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  • March 21, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Bob's Bitch Tits?

    by Gozu

    I like it, don't get me wrong, but it's just funny that the story about the new Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson family movie was broke by "Bob's Bitch Tits." Take that one on the road.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Phew, I thought they'd hire Shitty The Beef

    by photoboy

    Looks like they've dodged one bullet there.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Baz Bamigboye broke a big story

    by Brendon

    That alone is hilarious. It was only passed on by Bob's BTs. Anybody in the UK knows what a fucking laughing stock Bamigboye is.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I Guess Freddie Highmore Was Unavailable

    by A-COD

    So they got someone that looks just like him. I'm sick of Highmore anyway, he's a poor man's Haley Joel Osment.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I'd like AICN to have a penalty jar

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    Whichever contributor uses the term "Rom-Com" in an article has to throw $100.00 into that jar. The proceeds will go to my therapy for living in a culture that allows the term "Rom-Com" to exist. PS: "Rom-Com". Dammit!

  • March 21, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I care about Tintin, not so much about MoCapTINO

    by SpencerTrilby

    kind of mutually exclusive to me.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    i don't know if he's the right age.

    by kungfuhustler84

    But I'm still excited. I'm curious to see who would play the captain and the professor though.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    DId Andy Serkis die?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Way to screw him Peter.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    First

    by First.

    Any male over 9 that wants to see this movie will more than likely be on Dateline's To Catch A Predator

  • March 21, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Hannah Montana clone

    by skywalkerfamily

    TEENY BOPPER!!!!

  • March 21, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    According to IMDB..

    by A G

    ..He's 18 soon. So I'm guessing by the time they start shooting he will look more the age the hardcore tin-tin (fucking *sigh* seriously) fans will get what they want.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    And Tintin will be...

    by SkinJob69

    lame.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Another CGI lovefest that bombs harder than the

    by skywalkerfamily

    Goldan Compass.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I always wanted Neil Patrick Harris as TinTin

    by DerLanghaarige

    But what do I know?

  • March 21, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Director Order?

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    If they are getting a third director involved, I wonder if he'll direct the second movie purely for marketing reasons. Stephen Spielberg's name will be a big pull for the first one. If Jackson does the second, then it'll be whatshisface? for the third. Saying that, Star Wars got away with it.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Love those Busted Tees girls.

    by mrfan

    Give them a talkback.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    James Cameron will probably be the third

    by skywalkerfamily

    director. He loves over produced shit like this.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    COMPASSS!

    by skywalkerfamily

    It only got the award for best FX because the Oscars love pretentious shit.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Why would ANYBODY be interested in this movie?

    by A.M.M.O

    Putting aside that its years since it was popular and the film will inevitably stink the place up, early Tintin stories were packed full of racism and borderline fascist. I can't wait to see how that translates to big box office.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    You deserve to die...

    by syn_flood

    ... for liking Love, Actually

  • March 21, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    He also had a nice role in Doctor Who in 2007

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    That's where I know him from. Soon as I saw the photo, I was like, oh, it's THAT kid. Nice choice, yeah! He's really good on camera.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    great choice! he was good in Nanny McPhee

    by pipergates

    and he sure does look the part, skinny little boy.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    The Script...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    And I'd love to get me hands on the script. For such an unfashionable property it'd have to be "rollicking"...

  • March 21, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Rin Tin Tin

    by skywalkerfamily

    That lovable scamp

  • March 21, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Am i the only one...

    by dogstar69

    who can only see simon pegg as tin-tin?

  • March 21, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Rin Tin Tin? The K9 Cop?

    by slone13

    Fuck that leg humper.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Don't diss Rin Tin Tin

    by skywalkerfamily

    He'll kick your ass.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    He's a good actor

    by kwisatzhaderach

    He was terrific in the great Doctor Who story Human Nature/The Family of Blood. Cool choice. I wonder if Steven Moffat (Who writer and scripter of Tintin) suggested him?

  • March 21, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Perfect

    by Teko

    I'm in. Tintin rocks.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:52 p.m. CST

    He should be Chekov

    by Robstar

    In JJ Abrams "Star Babies"

  • March 21, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Oh Jeunet...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    He's French not Belgian, but yeah, I'm sure some are thinking Jeunet as the third guy. He certainly has a fondness for quaint idealized visuals.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Doctor Who

    by Fried Gold

    He was alright in that...and it's not a great leap to imagine him as Tintin.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    At least I don't hate everything.

    by skywalkerfamily

  • March 21, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    tintins age

    by redkamel

    I thought tinin was a reporter, you know, WITH A JOB. Not a 12 year old.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Alcatraz !

    by Astrosquall

    foiled me again Tintin !

  • March 21, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Good Choice

    by Kizeesh

    Nanny McPhee and Love Actually are good examples of his versatility. Shame they never went with an unknown though.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    How am I killing the internet film community?

    by skywalkerfamily

    That does it well enough on it's own.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    He kicked ass in Doctor Who

    by Pixeldriver

    I'm glad he's on board!

  • March 21, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Who asked for this movie?

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    Who? And if you did I want you shot. This is not something I want the Bearded One and the Hobbit wasting their time and ours on. Fuck TinTin.

  • March 21, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    HATING SHITTY MOVIES IS A RIGHT!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Seriously, with this prick as the lead, does anything think this will be good?

  • March 21, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Takes away your manliness, Quint...

    by Galva

    ... and replaces it with a rectum full of dead animals and used contraceptives. God Love, Actually sucks. Think I'd rather strangle myself with the nerves that connect my brains to my eyeballs than ever see that flick again.

  • March 21, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    "Come on dad.......

    by Captain Katanga

    .... lets get the shit kicked out of us by love!" BLLEEEEEUUURRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH! God i hate Love Actually

  • March 21, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Whaaaaaat?

    by andrew1911uk

    Funny, I don't remember Tintin - an INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER - being a fetus? Why not Simon Pegg? Same hair colour (ginger) and even the same quiff style. I'm pretty sure the film is going to be motion captured, but still..... So who will they get for Captain Haddock? I don't understand the hate for this idea...Tintin is HUGE in Europe and the stories are pretty compelling. If they aim to play it straight and not Starsky and Hutch it, then it'll do fine. Sticking to one of the less racist stories would be fine, however. Tintin in the Congo (or White Master and the Brown Folk) probably should be firmly out of the running......

  • March 21, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I don't understand why people say D. Fanning is creepy

    by jimmy_009

    I never got that weird vibe from her.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by LoLWut

    DAMN MAN YOU JUST CHAT TO CHAT? FUUUCCK GET OUT OF THIS BOARD FOR AWHILE

  • March 21, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by Gungan Slayer

    I dunno...I guess...I suppose. I think right now my main problem with this project is that it's going to be all motion capture shit. That, in my opinion, brings this thing down several notches. But I'll wait and see.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I loved that kid in 'Love, Actually'

    by CherryValance

    but I doubt I'll see TINTIN. It doesn't sound like my thing.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    "And TINTIN will be..."

    by William Landis

    That's it, the new AICN catchphrase - right there!

  • March 21, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Doctor Who

    by CZ

    Last thing I saw him in was last season's "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood" as Latimer. Good choice.

  • March 21, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Jimmy_009 she's weird

    by comedian_x

    because she seems to be too smart, and emotionally mature for her age. Like Paul's sister in Dune, Fanning has taken the Spice Agony and now has the awareness of all the child actors inside her -- from Mickey Rooney to Dustin Diamond.

  • March 21, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    aye CZ

    by executiverocker

    He was good in Doctor Who

  • March 21, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    I weep at the idea of Spielberg doing mocap crap

    by Osmosis Jones

    REAL ACTORS, please. CG the fuck out of the backgrouns, but give me REAL ACTORS!

  • March 21, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    wtf, so young..

    by couP

  • March 21, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Just as long as he isn't American...

    by MaxTheSilent

    Tintin was always designed to be of vague European origin. But definitely not goddamn American. I remember a couple of years ago they thought of updating him to modern times as an American kid. I imagine Herge's wife must have Rowling-like control over this material, seeing as though she's rejected every single live-action proposal ever put to her.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    You know Michael Gambon will be Haddock

    by Mgmax

    He's the crusty Brit du jour. Just like I knew he'd replace Leo McKern in the Omen remake.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    love actually was mean to fat people

    by BadMrWonka

    richard curtis has some obsession with riduling anyone who's even slightly chubby. think about it, the "chubby" assistant to hugh grant, all the jokes about the portuguese girl's heavy sister, the jokes about colin firth gaining weight, etc. etc. etc. it's really a shame...

  • March 21, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    JESUS!!

    by Monty Moth

    That picture! It's a man with the head of a toddler!! fuck...

  • March 21, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by BOLOSH

    Talk about bad casting. Promising actor, but TOO YOUNG as TINTIN and no resemblance at all to the comic books. I was excited about the project, NOW I AM NOT ANYMORE. VERY SAD.:(

  • March 21, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Tin-Tin supposed to be a teenager?

    by Yeti

    I am getting very very very old.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    CREEPY... looks like someone stuck a 6-year old's head

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    ...on a gangly 17-year-old's body.<p>That said, I've never heard of the guy, so he's probably a perfectly fine choice. I just hope they give him that frosted flip-do in the front that Tin-tin has that's been all the rage for the past several years.<p>I wonder if they'll make him French?

  • March 21, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Oh, he was the kid from "Family of Blood"?

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Good choice. The guy's a good actor.<p>But his head still looks like a bad Photoshop cut-n-paste job. Hopefully, his face will eventually catch up in age with the rest of his body. :)

  • March 21, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    so, he plays the dog?

    by aboriginal

    honestly, I have no clue here

  • March 22, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    The Douchebags have spoken...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I hope someone involved in this film reads this talkback and sees that they're guaranteed none of the young males over 13 market...which financially is bad news wouldn't you agree?

  • March 22, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST

    ... He kinda looks like Tin Tin

    by The Chosen

    Doesn't he? Even with the nose...

  • March 22, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    better than getting Simon Pegg to do it....

    by Seph_J

    ... as the wankers on his board at IMDB were blabbing about. Can you imagine how embarassing that would have been... to everyone...

  • March 22, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Love Actually was a mess...

    by Neosamurai85

    But I laughed a hell of a lot watching it. Bill Nighy makes everything better. And I would have loved to have seen a whole movie made out of the bit with this kid and Neeson. It would have been like Sleepless in Seattle injected with Cuite Honey joy... than Neeson would tell the kid he was fucked... to his face. God I loved that part. Shit. You got me admitting to liking this crap. Damn you HARRY! DAMN YOU!!!

  • March 22, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Tin Tin? Will send most Americans

    by Dingbatty

    (well the few who are curious) to Wikipedia, or to downloading CBRs. Few here know or care about this character.

  • March 22, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Still

    by Neosamurai85

    Bill Nighy is a god. Just saying.

  • March 22, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Dingbatty

    by Neosamurai85

    Not me. I'll admit to not being cool enough to have read the comics, (actually I think I did have the moon adventure one when I was little but wouldn't have read it myself) but I totally hit up the toon. Love the Tin-tin.

  • March 22, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    WAIT FOR OFFICIAL DENIAL! DAILY MAIL DON'T KNOW

    by Proman1984

    What they are talking about. Consider this a rumour at best.

  • March 22, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Who's playing the scarecrow?

    by Underoos Hero

    And who will be playing Lion O? Or was that Thundercats?

  • March 22, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Wasn't this supposed to be an animated movie?

    by Johnno

    Or something... I don't remember...

  • March 22, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, him

    by Tourist

    He seems okay, maybe. He was alright in that film. Really not how I pictured Tintin. Not junior uber-mensch enough, but he seems like he can act.

  • March 22, 2008, 2:28 a.m. CST

    IT'S KYLE REESE FROM T4!

    by Mullah Omar

    I guess the role of Tintin was never meant to be badass, so casting some boy-waif in the role makes more sense than in T4.

  • March 22, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST

    WTF is a TIN TIN!!

    by skywalkerfamily

    All these articles and I still don't know what a Tin Tin is!!

  • March 22, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Yeah, it seems like I'm in the minority here...

    by DarthCorleone

    What the hell is Tin Tin? Is this like Gabbo?

  • March 22, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST

    motion capture

    by funkyknitwear

    now i don't get why people are complaining... if it's cgi mo-cap then why doe is matter what he looks like? i don't remember anyone complaiing that crispin glover wasn't a deformed 12 ft mutated beast when they cast him in beowulf... and another thing - andy serkis isn't a 24 ft gorilla in real life - tell jackson i want my money back!

  • March 22, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST

    WTF IS A TIN TIN!!!!!

    by skywalkerfamily

    And will it suck harder than Charlie and the Chocolate factory?

  • March 22, 2008, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Also, Crispin Glover ruined Beowulf.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Actually, that entire cast ruined Beowulf.

  • March 22, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson just called...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    He says "What the fuck is a Tin Tin?!" is going to be used in a promotional teaser for the film. Congratulations!

  • March 22, 2008, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Teh Fuck?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ???

  • March 22, 2008, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Bad Choice?

    by DonRivella

    Tintin is supposed to be in his mid to late 20ies, not a teenager. I just hope they don't bastardize the source material too much.

  • March 22, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST

    I shanked her pink ass and she LOVED it!!

    by Han Cholo

    Thought Tintin was supposed to be a big black dude with knives and shit.

  • March 22, 2008, 4:09 a.m. CST

    He was also in "The Last Legion"

    by rubbiboy

    ... and that was not the best film... anyone ever seen it, actually?

  • March 22, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    WHATS A TINTIN?

    by alice 13

    is it like a cancan for kids?

  • March 22, 2008, 5:32 a.m. CST

    TinTINO

    by random dude

    How funny is that?

  • March 22, 2008, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Gimme a break

    by Toby___Wong

    I never heard of that snotnosed spooner punk Thomas Sangster. You can't be serious he will be Tin Tin. The only cool thing in Tin Tin comics was the dog. The rest of the characters sucked. If you do a live action at least cast someone who looks the part and not some McAwfully Cutekin lookalike. JFC, do movies suck these days.

  • March 22, 2008, 5:51 a.m. CST

    A cure for peodophiles

    by Finklestone

    This guy has the body of a little boy but he is of legal age. Instead of making movies he should be performing a public service of catering to the sexual needs of Peodophiles so they don't go out raping real kids.

  • March 22, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Should be cast as Batman in Justice League.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Looks pre-pube enough for George Miller alright. Funny comment about Arthur C Clarke. Didn't know he and Jonathan King were FaceBook pals?

  • March 22, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST

    A "Tin Tin" is what you keep Beans Beans in.

    by pokadoo

    So in the US, It'll likely be called "Can Can".

  • March 22, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    bollox to tintin gimmi a jackson hobbit film

    by DanboJohnJ

    who cares about tintin?no one i know,not in britain and i guess america aswell.jackson should fuck this off and direct the hobbit.

  • March 22, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST

    I fucking HATE Love Actually.

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    I WANT TO FUCKING KILL THAT FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIE RICHARD CURTIS, YOU CONDESENDING DIRTY OLD MAN, DIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'D NEVER WORK ON YOUR FILM AS EVEN AN EXTRA, NEVER!!!!!! NEXT YOU'LL BE TELLING US THAT DIRTY OLD GITS LIKE STEPTOE FROM STEPTOE AND SON CAN COP OFF WITH THE LIKES OF, DARE I SAY IT (BUT ONLY 'COS OF COURSE, YOU WOULD!), ELLEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNN PAAAAAAGE AND MAN EATING SLIPPERY WHEN WET FREAKING SHAAAARRXXX!!!!!!!! GET A REAL JOB YOU FACKING PREEEVREEEEERRRRRRTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 22, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Haddock

    by mulberry

    BRIAN BLESSED! SHOUTING! INSANE! BEARD! Unfortunately he's too old now, they'll probably go for someone a lot younger - a sort of low-rent Liam Neeson/Gabriel Burne type. With a big beard. GORDON'S ALIVE? DIVE!!!!

  • March 22, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Great Choice!

    by Otter

    I'm also a fan of Love, Actually: not just as a rom-com, but as a great holiday movie as well. As for this kid, he'll be great in it. I found out about Tintin when I used to visit my cousins in Montreal, and Tintin was huge there, sort of a Young Indiana Jones character. I'm looking forward to it.

  • March 22, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    121st hell yeah!!

    by daddyfatnads

  • March 22, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    122 as well!!

    by daddyfatnads

    beat that bitches

  • March 22, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I have no idea if he was In Last Legion

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Because i would never admit to seeing that loathsome, pox-rotted oozing pustule of a movie. Yeah he was in it - along with a whole bunch of other shilling for the cash actors - I'm looking at you John Hannah, Ben Kingsley, Kevin McKidd and all the others grabbing that filthy lucre. BTW - what happened to that little moppet that appeared in Gladiator? I mean since Mystic River. Cant be bothered to IMDB him...

  • March 22, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    What a handsome young boy.

    by alucardvsdracula

    I've already copied that jpg to my PC and will use it when necessary. Thanks a million for that Harry.

  • March 22, 2008, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Sorry, I meant Quint.

    by alucardvsdracula

    Didn't mean to call you a pedophille Harry, only Quint.

  • March 22, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    JumpinJehosaphat

    by gotilk

    I second the motion. But it should go to a real charity.

  • March 22, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    too soon

    by ikkyu

    like, why the hell would anyone want to remake this? http://tinyurl.com/38oeo6

  • March 22, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    He's always slated to play Arthur C Clarke's lover in upcoming b

    by Suckitdorks

  • March 22, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Thought it was gonna be CG?

    by FILMFUNK

    He's a funny lookin Spud! All stretched and Gangly

  • March 22, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Rumours of Arthur C.

    by nightmute

    I heard this years ago, that Arthur C. Clarke moved to Sri Lanka to gain easier access to young kids. Was this guy really a sicko freak?

  • March 22, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    TheGhostWhoLurks

    by Nice Marmot

    You beat me to it. I can't get over how creepy this guy looks w/ his little boy's head on adult body. Reminds me of some crazy character on Dick Tracy or Seinfeld. Juvi-Head.

  • March 22, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Anthony Hopkins as Capt. Haddock!

    by Xeniten

    Bring on the good Captain and his colorful cursing.... Belemnite! Hydrocarbon! Rhizopods! Pirates! Balkan Beetle! Ectoplasmic Byproduct! Fancy-dress freebooters!Blackguards! Bashi-bazouks! Breathalyser! Two-timing Tartar Twisters! Psychopath!Cercopithecus! Pithecanthropuses! Gibbering ghost! Kleptomaniacs! Slubberdegullions! Egoists! Anthropophagus! Scoffing braggart!

  • March 22, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Will we at least get the HBO animated series

    by Detective_Fingerling

    on DVD when this comes out? I remember as a kid being so obsessed with the animated series on HBO, that I'd miss the bus for school and have to have myh grandmother take me in every morning.I remeber this came on back to back with Encyclopedia, then it was Fraggle Rock and Babar. I haven't been able to find vcr rips or dvds of that wonderful show.

  • March 22, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    I love the idiots who pretend not to know who Tin Tin is

    by slone13

    You amuse me with your feigned ignorance.

  • March 22, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Seriously???

    by dopepope

    This is Spielberg and Jackson's next project??? Crime solving dog???

  • March 22, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    WFT.

    by Odeonandthekid

    Is this fo real? Please tell me this isn't real.

  • March 22, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Tin Tin is Indy 5!

    by MonkeyManReturns

    That what it will be! Tin Tin was a great read when you were a kid...Investigative reporter (why do some of you think he was a kid - what drugs were you smoking - or injecting as the case may be) on Indy style adventures around the world...solving murders and mysteries...I really think this could work! Okay, stay away from the racist/fascist/and nazi stuff, and we may have a winner! This could be fun! You guys seem to hate on everything! Are you that angry? Did momma not love you? Were you never given breast milk? Do you want a hug? Awwww its sooo sad. Love, people...love. The actor they have chosen for the role? Actually does worry me - too young for a reporter. Which means this might be some teen Indy rip off which means it will suck which means I HATE THE FUCKING IDEA AND HATE ALL OF YOU, YOU HEAR ME?!?!?!?!

  • March 22, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Ok

    by Odeonandthekid

    Ok that was creepy.

  • March 22, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    LOL@MonkeyMan

    by dopepope

    I love how he's so full of rage and a TinTin fan at the same time.

  • March 22, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Alright...

    by GravyAkira

    I guess this is ok news. I hope the best for this project because I liked the show during the brief stint when i watched it. Just please dont release Akira in "Neo New York". Please dont!!!

  • March 22, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    watch this...

    by Pukenshette

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=YHgQzluYzNw

  • March 22, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Did Michael Jackson cast this movie?

    by skywalkerfamily

  • March 22, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Dakota Fanning isn't innocent?

    by Drath

    What the hell, because she's articulate she must not have the innocence of a child anymore? Precocious means you stop being a kid? What a load of shit. Unless you know something about her that isn't common knowledge, that's a stupid statement. She must be a woman though to scare frustrated virginal men so much.

  • March 22, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Also, what about LOVE, ACTUALLY 2?

    by Drath

    Come on, I can't be the only one who wanted Laura Linney to ditch her psychotic brother and find love too (although holy shit, that guy she was dating became Xerxes in 300!). And who doesn't want to see Snape and Trelawney get their inevitable divorce only to reconcile? Anyone? Hellooooo? Fuck.

  • March 22, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Andy Serkis IS Captain Haddock, confirmed

    by performingmonkey

    He goes out there to start work on the series next week. He must have a real love of mocap! A solid year working on Kong and god knows how long he did Gollum for. And of course he'll be back for Del Toro's The Hobbit! But for now he IS Captain Haddock, PJ confirmed it and so did Serkis.

  • March 22, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    This is...

    by THT3000

    ... actually some pretty good casting.

  • March 22, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    His body has grown BUT HIS FACE HASN'T AGED!!!!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Ohmygod! That is weird and I AM SO DRUNK!!!<p>But that's just weird.

  • March 22, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    That child looks ODD

    by Rocklover79

    Seriously. He was a small little boy in Love Actually, and now he's grown up without actually aging, if that makes sense. Weird.

  • March 22, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    This is Tin Tin?

    by hiperaktiv

    What the fuck crack pipe are they smoking? he looks like a little boy...wasnt Tin Tin like mid twenties...?

  • March 22, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    And Captain Haddock will be:

    by Astrosquall

    A 40-something verbally abusive man with a drinking problem. If they stay true to the source material.

  • March 23, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    He is WAY older than he looks.

    by darthliquidator

    Check out his birthdate on IMDB ...he looks 11 or 12, but he's pushing like, 19. He's the Brits Ralph Maccio..or Gary Coleman.

  • March 23, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Tintin?

    by pk68

    Who the fuck is Tintin? I had to look it up to find out. Next time post a pic or brief history, don't automatically assume everyone is as much of geek as you are Quint. Could have been Rin Tin Tin for all I know. Geezus.

  • March 23, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Yeah

    by kolchak

    This is a goofy looking kid. I doubt he's going to win over the hearts of audiences.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    WTF ? Next he plays Kyle Reese ?

    by stamper

    Tintin is the worst hero ever created.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    He was in Nanny McPhee, too.

    by Lenny Nero

    Good kid.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Wow, you people really don't know Tin-Tin?

    by Lenny Nero

    It's huge. Like Harry Potter huge. Is America falling into an ignorance trap? <p>And I don't say this often, but if you don't like "Love, Actually," that says a lot more about you than the film, and it tells me you have no heart or are afraid to actually feel feelings. <p>Oh, and all the "fat people" that get "made fun of" in Love, Actually end up the happiest. Yeah, Curtis is such a bigot.

  • March 23, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    i have quite the PJ story

    by they call it the dip

    Some friends and I saw a screening of Beowulf at an IMAX outside philadelphia last fall and Peter Jackson was there with his posse including Fran Walsh. Us nerds snagged the seats right in front of him. It was funny when the trailers started and one came up for I Am Legend and one of the people in his entourage said, "oh, Andrew shot that". So anyway, 40 minutes in, we hear snoring, LOUD SNORING and sure enough it's PJ. I'm guessing he had been filming some long hours for the Lovely Bones in West Chester, but it's funny to think that maybe he was just that fucking bored. The snoring would subside and then come back, subside and then come back, again and again. It was twelve times more entertaining than the movie. I thought the movie was ok but when people ask how it was we always say "it's the movie that put peter jackson to sleep".

  • March 23, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    and to the inevitable jackasses...

    by they call it the dip

    .... who think i made this up, why the hell would I? It's such a weird and specific thing to make up.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Dammit. Alright. I'll say it.

    by Neosamurai85

    He looks like Keira Knightley, with a penis. I mean he looks like Keira Knightley.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Lenny Nero, people can have feelings and hate Love Actually.

    by Neosamurai85

    Maybe they just prefer Kikujiro... or Charlie Chaplin movies. or hell, even My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I could think of others, but you get the picture. One doesn't have to accept that a slightly flawed film with Hugh Grant in it is good to have feelings. Let alone feelings other than hate.

  • March 24, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Huh ?

    by Jaws Wayne

    Alright Mr. Spielberg, I love you and all but this is just really silly. It appears you've never seen or read a Tintin comic in your life because Tintin is not a 6 year old kid, but an adult character. So, what's next ? The kid from The Ring films as Capt. Haddock ? Little Dakota Fanning as Bianca Castafiore ? Tell me, can't wait to hear about it.

  • March 24, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I Could Be Wrong

    by Teddy Artery

    But I was under the impression that the Tin Tin character was in his mid- to late twenties. Judging by the outrage in this thread, seems I'm not alone.

  • March 25, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Neosamurai, my point was...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...that I never say that kind of stuff about movies, but Love Actually is sort of like a DePalma/Tarantino/PTA type of movie festish fuckfest that is made for anybody who has ever loved a really good romantic comedy. It's sort of a be-all-end-all of the genre, and it's hard to deny. Not sure why you used those examples as mutually exclusive to Love Actually.

  • March 25, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    RE: Lenny

    by Neosamurai85

    I was responding to "And I don't say this often, but if you don't like "Love, Actually," that says a lot more about you than the film, and it tells me you have no heart or are afraid to actually feel feelings." That statement did not contain the point you are making now. One way of looking at Love Actually (and yes this overlooks the one story that doesn't end happily) is that it is a joyous romp. A mega happy film. Your statement read to me that if people didn't like this mega happy film than they must not have feelings. The film I gave as examples were to show a range of other mega happy films that people might love that do not like Love Actually. Kikujiro is a very sophisticated art house film that I find to be liquid joy. It is absolutely nothing like Love Actually, but it is a very happy story. Chaplin films like The Kid and Hard Times are also very happy films that go for different ideas than Love Actually. Finally, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a family oriented romantic comedy, but it is a very down to earth one that people are more likely to relate to than the story of the writer who asks a woman to marry him who to that point he had not been able to speak to or understand. My point was that people can still be sentimental without subscribing to this particular brand of sentimentality. Also, if this was supposed to be Tarantino cinema fetish fuckfest for romantic comedies, than where are the Annie Hall nods? What about Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby? The Apartment? Shop Around The Corner? I mean, where's my bowl of Orgasmic soup? They're not there. Love Actually is zombie Robert Altman overdosing on Prozac if anything. I did enjoy the film, but it was for select members of the cast, not for the stories or directing. The reasons I like it have nothing to do with the reasons I LOVE all the omega happy/romantic comedies I've listed. So all I was saying was... well... what I said.

  • March 25, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST

    TINTIN is a cover for TEMERAIRE!

    by skynetbauxi

    and this kid will be the voice of Temeraire! I mean, come on... a movie trilogy, directed by at least two of the greatest fantasy directors ever, based on a french/belgian comic strip?? I don't buy it. Jackson owns the movie rights to TEMERAIRE, and it would make total sense that he won't be directing all the movies himself (see STAR WARS). come on, Pete and Steve, admit it already!

  • March 25, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Neo, it's exactly what I said.

    by Lenny Nero

    Read my first comment using my second comment. I didn't change any point. It's furthering what I said. If there was confusion, it wasn't in the statement. And since you admit to actually liking "Love Actually," you fit right into the lovers of romantic comedies liking the movie. The reason it's not a film full of obvious references is because it's not "Date Movie," nor is it as immature as Tarantino is on his worst day. It's not a spoof or a parody, but an emotional sense of, as you would say, "liquid joy." It makes itself its own classic, not surviving off of making direct homages off of other films. Tarantino is a talented filmmaker, and his best still are littered with winks and nods, but "Kill Bill Volume 1" and "Death Proof" go too far in my opinion. Since I'm not a martial arts film fan or a car flick nut, those don't work for me, but if I were, I would be all over them, I'm sure. "Love Actually" can be the mother of all romantic comedies without being "Not Another Romantic Comedy." <p>Btw, this isn't a fight. Not at all.

  • March 26, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Not to back track

    by Neosamurai85

    There were 9 stories in Love Actually. The Rickman/Thompson bit I would have liked if were longer and shaped out; The Kid in love story I wasn't crazy about but had good jokes; the one sad one I thought was fractured but very good; Martin Freeman: stunt cock was funny as hell I'll admit, Nighy was the only reason his story worked as well as it did, the lost in translation story was cute but a stretch, Keira Knightley ruined the story of the crush, the American Girls are easy was a nice jab at Euro-trip... but still reeked of Euro-Trip. The film was a mixed bag for me that worked in some places and really didn't in others. Saying I liked it is only a little better than saying Cabin Fever was rubbish, but the bit with the pancakes kid made me laugh = Cabin Fever was good. At least 65% of the film did not resonate at all with the reasons I like other romantic comedies. Yes, you are right that I misread your adding to your original statement as changing it. Still, I disagree with the argument. It's like saying that if you didn't like Pulp Fiction then you must not like Shaft, The Bodyguard (The Sonny Chiba film), The Killers, Band of Outsiders and Chung King Express and everything else he has taken from over the years. And no, you don't have to make "Not Another Romantic Comedy" to capture the feel of those moments and themes. You gave Tarantino as an example and I used him as one. That doesn't matter though. My point is that liking romantic comedies does not determine if one is open about there feelings/has a heart/whatever. Liking straight dramas can be a sign of having feelings too. Crying at the end of Shadowlands seems like a good hint to me. You can call bullshit on Sleepless in Seattle and cry during Love Story and not be at any risk of being a soulless robot. Just because this movie celebrates Romantic Comedies doesn't mean people must like it. It has Hugh Grant being Hugh Grant in it and Keira Knightley going on about how pretty her boney ass is. Not being able to sit through those two is a sign that there is still hope for humanity if anything. I don't think we're fighting. We're not kissing ass, but we've kept it civil. But then again, after reading some of the folks over in the youtube message boards... AICN's worst fecal throwing trolls seem quant to me.

  • March 26, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Damnit!

    by Neosamurai85

    How do you guys get paragraph breaks?

  • March 26, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Paragraph breaks...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...do a "<" then a "p" then a "p" to start a new paragraph.

  • March 26, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    do a "

    by Neosamurai85

    A simple accident or just being an ass... that was funny.

  • April 8, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Aicn is stuck in some kind of weird time warp.

    by greenstyle92

    Whah?

  • May 31, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    by troutpencil