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You Are Now Officially Excited For TINTIN!

Beaks here...

Somehow, I escaped childhood without reading the adventures of Hergé's Tintin. As a result, my enthusiasm for Steven Spielberg's and Peter Jackson's performance-captured adaptation has been tempered. As of today, I am looking forward to this film in a big, big way. Here's why (per RopeofSilicon): 1) Jamie Bell, one of the most gifted actors of his generation, will be playing Tintin. 2) Daniel Craig has been cast as "the nefarious" pirate Red Rackham. 3) Edgar Wright 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 are Thomson and Thompson. 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.

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  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by Ghostwood

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    No I'm Not

    by Jak0lantern01

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by Pogue__Mahone

    Very cool, indeed!

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Not until I see something

    by DOGSOUP

    ANYTHING! Tin Tin has emo hair and a penis nose.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    nope, sorry.

    by ledbetter51

    I have no interest in this project one way or the other. Maybe that'll change when I see a trailer, but at the moment the title of the article is incorrect.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    TINTIN mocap=Meh.

    by Orbots Commander

    So this is basically Polar Express, the Sequel, i.e. the uncanny valley? Color me unexcited.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Only an asshole wouldn't be excited about this

    by slone13

    Cue the requisite "What's a Tintin?" post from some random asshole.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    american fanboys=pathetic

    by j_difool

    so many comic book readers out there don't know Tintin... what a farce. well, it's too late to be impressed now that you're all in your 30s and still worshipping spiderman. you won't get it, and there'll be no nostalgia factor for you. so forget it - you missed the bus! sounds like part 2 will be Red Rackham's Treasure. It's a fantastic adventure, but I honestly don't think it will be made any better for being a movie. Alan Moore has a point that movies are movies and comics and comics. Now you can all go fuck yourselves.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Um, Yeah

    by Urge to Kill

    Nope still not excited

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    De Palma...

    by Broodwich

    He comes into the theater I work at about once a week. Probably one of the most sour, unfriendly people I ever have to deal with. And when did he get so...lumpy? It always looks like he's smuggling large vegetables under his sweater.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    That would be great if Lucas did the 3rd

    by IAmLegolas

    so the series could sink like a stone!

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Toby Jones, Andy Serkis and Mackenzie Crook

    by TrumpyEatsPotatoes

    Aren't they all the same person?

  • i love the cast and crew, i just hate mo-cap. It literally kills all hype for me. I hope its very style-centric work, as opposed to creepy-wanna be real, but still. It's frikkin mo-cap. Let animators be animators (Wall E) and Let actors be actors (everything else) If the entire film is like what weta did with serkis (gullom) than i'll be exited, but it will take a lot to prove that to me.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The Thompson Twins...

    by Lobanhaki

    ...the band behind the songs "Hold Me Now", got their name from the characters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are playing.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Rewritten Moffat = less good

    by supertoyslast

    As a geek, I love Edgar, but rewriting a script by Moffat is never going to be a good idea. Good call on Jamie Bell, though. And how far away is this going to make Interstellar?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    mo-cap is just a retarded way of running up the budget

    by Gungan Slayer

    I mean, I'm serious. Why the hell can't this be live action? Was "Beowulf" any better because it was mo-capped? Ugh, no. I've heard something that with Tintin they're going to actually make it look like Herge's art, but if that's the case, why not just fucking animate it in 2D, like the cartoon series (which was actually pretty good)? Anyway, they better stay true to the story and the characters of I'm going to be pissed.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Mo-cap is a financial cop-out

    by DougMcKenzie

    Live action you cheap ass fucks. Both ya got enough gold bricks to sink the U.S.S. Nimitz so put it the fuck up on the screen. This might get downgraded all the way from "See in Theatre" past "DVD Rental" to "PVR off the movie channel and watch when I'm bored".

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    The title has officially been changed to TINBLART : BLART BLART and Kevin James plays every role. Nah really this should be good. I still wish it was live action. But Tintin, Craig, and Gareth from The only Office that matters is a trippy whammy that's irresistable. I'm puzzled about Craig's role though, as Red Rackham is a minor character who only appears in flashback. Are they rewriting it so that he's the main villain? Otherwise I don't know what they're doing promoting his name as one of the stars in the press releases.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Interstellar!

    by Orbots Commander

    The prospect of Spielberg directing hard-sci fi with Interstellar has me more excited. Hopefully he gets moving on that one.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Sounds good.....

    by TheWaqman

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    This years Little Miss

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    The Spirit

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Tintin. Hergé. Clear line.

    by CaseyMcCall

    Spielberg will do a good job. I just feel it. Big Tintin fan here. Don't screw the pooch, Steve. And I am not talking about Snowy, you sicko. ;-)

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    I really, really like the sound of this now


    It's got to be something really special for Spielberg and Jackson to team up on this. <p> I'm glad that Jamie Bell as replaced that kid from LOVE ACTUALLY, too.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Needs Nazi

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Ninja Pirate Zombies

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    They're rewriting Moffat???

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Hahaha, fail.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    Now, I'm just orgasming over the awesome casting choices. This will fucking rule. And the haters can all suck Merrick's dick.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Orbots Commander


    Me too, mate. That's gonna be really something to behold. Maybe we'll see INTERSTELLAR, BATTLE ANGEL and THE HOBBIT all released in a space of a year - now that would be epic!!

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    random asshole

    by Nizzuts

    I guess I'll be the random asshole...until this piece of super cool news, I have never heard of Tintin. I did a quick online search and returned nothing that would make me super excited. At least I know where they got the Fallout dude from now.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by chewyou812

    Hasn't made a good film in YEARS. I'd rather have someone who's currently making relevant/good films. Thank God his name is only mentioned as a possibility.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Who thinks we'll see Paul W. Anderson make...


    ... this the third TINTIN film? <p> <p> Me neither.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Yup - Very interested :)

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    What a cast and crew! How anyone say they are not at least fascinated to see how it all turns out is a mystery to me

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by JuanSanchez

    Not interested.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Jamie Bell made Hayden Christensen look like an asshole in Jumpe

    by IndustryKiller!

    Christensen was literally late night cinemax porn bad (I mean that completely without hyperbole or exagerration) while Bell instantly brought the film out of jokeville every time he was on the screen. Bell is incredibly talented. What happened to that first kid though?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I dunno WTF TinTin is...

    by MattmanReturns

    I think I missed the nostalgic boat on this one. I feel like a dumbass. But if Spieberg and Jackson are so enthused about it, then I'll definitely see it.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Did anyone used to watch the cartoon on Channel 4...


    ... in the 80's and 90's?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST



    I liked JUMPER and I agree with what you've said. How Christensen gets wotk beggars belief.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    With that said after Indy 4 and King Kong I'm still not excited

    by IndustryKiller!

    But I really really really hope I'm wrong. And at least the mo-capping looks like a stylistic choice here and not just a narcissitic techno fetish wank like it was in Zemeckis's films. Why anomate people to look exactly like the people playing them? It's pointless.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I was about to say something witty about

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    being officially excite. No, get your mind out of the gutter. It's just that the first time I even heard of Tintin was on this site. To borrow from Cobrai-Kai, Tintin does not exist in this dojo. However with the addition of Bell and Craig to Spielberg and Jackson I'm willing to give it a shot. That's the most you can expect from anyone in the states who's never heard of Tintin.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!, yeah Bell was all business

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    while Christensen was all about living the high life, and getting girls. He did indeed look like a prick.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Yes! I am gay for Jamie Bell!

    by Damien Chowder

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Damien Chowder, so you're the other kid

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    in Billy Elliot?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by Orbots Commander

    I think Depalma is still a talented filmmaker and was at one point relevant, but sourpuss people like him really bug the crap out of me. Seriously, Brian, you get to make movies for a living. Count yourself lucky and don't make life miserable for your Joe-averages behind the counter at your theater. Remove the broomstick from your ass and try to act like a gentleman. That's why, the quality of their movies aside, I'll never really rag on Hanks or Spielberg. I and a group of friends encountered both of them (separately) in Manhattan many years back and those guys were class acts all the way. This local lady here on Long Island even rear-ended Spielberg's big Range Rover once (he has a house out East in the Hamptons); she freaked, he got out, put her at ease, told her not to worry about damages and drove away. That is the definition of a gentleman.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    The guy from Jumper as Tintin???

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Meh. He looks like Ron Weasley.<p>And this is a motion capture film, NOT live-action??? Beaks is wrong: I am NOT excited about Tintin anymore. Maybe the trailer or some actual footage will succeed in jumpstarting the excitement KILLED by these new developments. :(

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST



    Check this good article from Moriarty about Mo-Cap from last year. It explains some of your queries. <p>

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    "Rewritten" Was A Bit Strong...

    by mrbeaks

    Moffat's still getting credit.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST


    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I disagree. Bell lost his childhood gawkiness that we all have at some point. He showed that in Jumper, your love or hate of the movie aside.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    I thought TinTin was a eight year old kid?

    by Power_Girl

    I haven't read the books just remember seeing a cover of one and it looked like a kid to me.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Come on Spielberg, make it happen. We all know you're gay for Shia the Beef.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    I got the 3rd one guys...don't worry

    by Six Demon Bag

    i just need to find out what this TINTIN is....yeah

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Lucas as third director would be hilarious

    by Gungan Slayer

    But I don't want this series fucked up, so never mind. Speaking of Lucas, when in the fuck is he going to get onto to those "smaller" films that "no one" wants to see, the one's he's always preaching about doing?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    The only way you could be excited about this is if you're a Catholic priest with a penchant for bestiality.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Isn't it going to be what does it matter?

    by sonnyfern

    So basically he's just doing the voice...I hate CG...

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    This movie isn't being made for Americans.

    by Larry of Arabia

    Huge international audience for this. Frankly if you don't know Tintin's place in history, you don't know comics.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Tintin is not a kid

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Well, he has a job, can drive, and doesn't appear to go to school, so "young man" is more like it. I always assumed he was around 18; Jamie Bell is an appropriate choice.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I'd like the Comics @ssholes to do a Tintin Retrospective

    by Larry of Arabia

    Because you all should know about him and his influence. Someone there must know about it.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    All this hype about a dog movie?

    by Heckles

    Rin-Tin-Tin was alright, but let's settle down people.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    Is that a flop I smell?

    by HoboCode

    Without a doubt.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Nothing could get me excited about TinTin

    by Eyegore

    I saw the cartoon. It's lame. This is going to crash and burn so hard that i the future when a big budget movie utterly fails to make a profit, they'll say it TinTin'd.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Larry of Arabia

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I took French in school, and never heard of Tintin. I barely heard of Asterix. I don't know Tintin's place in comic history as I'm not from France, or Europe, and it never found an American audience. That's like me saying you don't know comic history if you don't know Kozure Okami.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    The real story leaked here is

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    that now we know which book they're adapting. I, in fact, did grow up reading Tintin. I was first exposed to the character in monthly strips of Highlights magazine that my geeky little ass would find at the doctor's office while getting my weekly alergy shot, and afterwards drove my parents crazy for years hunting down all the books at various bookstores. I remember being in a war with a buddy, each of us trying to find a copy of "Red Sea Sharks" or "The Black Island" first. Now, I assumed that this film would adapt one of the three two-part storylines. The "Destination Moon" story wouldn't work with modern audiences and the "Seven Crystal Balls" is the most Indiana Jones-esque, but "The Secret of the Unicorn" and "Red Rackham's Treasure" story arc is maybe the best choice. I assume the one film will incorporate both books.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Hobocode, you can't smell a flop

    by slone13

    Stop pretending

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    As in Adam and Joe!

    by CharyouTree

    awesome, Gaijin Invaison!<p><p> (Joe Cornish is the tall one)

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by Prof_Ender

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Where's the Belle and Sebastian movie?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    De Palma?

    by Runs with a Gut

    That's pretty left field. I thought Spielberg and Jackson were going to co-direct the third film.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Sebastian...

    by slone13

    What was he? A lobster or a crab?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Why should any of that make me excited?

    by Oomlot

    I don't even know what tintin is, what difference does the dude from Jumper make to it?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Cameron or Zemeckis for 3rd director?

    by performingmonkey

    Once Cameron has finished fucking the lids off of our eyeballs so out retinas can take in the excellence of Avatar, maybe he could direct the 3rd Tintin flick (if the series makes it that far). Zemeckis would also be a good choice, for obvious reasons.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Tin Tin is like the Circus, Clowns and Mimes...

    by EriamJH

    ... All artforms long ago and best forgotten. Sort of like sequals no one EVER clamored for like Whole Ten Yards or Cinderella II.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Wow That News Did Nothing For Me

    by A-COD

    Doesn't take much to get your pulse racing huh Harry? I couldn't care less. Depalma? I guess you want Tin Tin 3 to open with a long tracking shot and make no sense after that.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Will Smith as Tintin :

    by PTSDPete

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    You morons amuse me

    by slone13

    Thank Christ for idiots. We would have no way to judge our intelligence without cretins like you.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by TheNorthlander

    I'm willing to bet a shitload of cash on that the third director will be Robert Zemeckis.<br> <br> He's worked with both Spielberg and Jackson and loves making performance capture movies.<br> <br> Why they haven't announced him yet I don't know.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Billy Elliot!!

    by buffywrestling

    I *love* him in that movie. Such a great performance.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    "I'll be arrff!"

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    2 things

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I really wish this was live action...I don't see the logic behind making it mo cap. Plus DePalma hasn't made a good film in ten years, and he has had many opportunities. I really feel like has lost any talent he ever had.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    2011 ?

    by pr0g2west

    This will be the longest break between Spielberg films ever. 3 years between Indy 4 and Tin Tin. Mabey this will turn out great since he's not rushing it.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Is this the Beards first Digital film?

    by Power_Girl

    And in 3D as well? It will be interesting for this alone.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Nope, not yet!

    by wuher da brewer

    Who the hell is Tintin?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST


    by alice 13

    rusty tin shins.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I've never even heard of Tin Tin

    by slicer

    The only Tin Tin I have ever heard of until I started hearing about this movie Is Rin Tin Tin. By the sounds of it, it's a bit different! Guess I'm like beaks & escaped childhood without reading this book! Oh well.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    NUH UH!

    by FilmZ0mbie

    Ok, now I'm gonna read the article.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Å din satikens klösekatta!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    To Non-believers: You always complain about remakes. Now you get a movie based on one of the most important comics of all time. And you dont even know about it. So it will be like something completely new to you. "Waaah, what's a Tintin?" Idiots.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    This could be quite delightful. Or a flop.

    by kabong

    That's my considered opinion. <P> Allons-y!

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Why should I care?

    by BackwardGalaxy

    I don't understand why I should care about this... at all. It's like getting excited about a live action Smurfs film.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST


    by Anna Valerious

    Or Gareth....well, just happy he's in a movie again. :D

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Not excited yet.

    by Toonol

    And I read TinTin comics as a youth. I just don't see what is that epic or exciting about them. It's like getting worked up about a series of big-budget Hardy Boys adventures.<p> I'm sure they'll be good movies, maybe even great, but they're going to need to work hard to generate buzz.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Only Slone13 Would be an Asshole about this

    by RockMSockM

    Who the hell cares about a Tintin movie? I thought we'd be done with the niche "comic/previous fictional property that 200 people care about" crap when they made the Watchmen movie. News flash: You can be intelligent, informed, educated and appreciative of pop culture whilst still not giving a shit about Tintin.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by Toonol

    Posted consecutively, upthread:<p> "mo-cap is just a retarded way of running up the budget" - Gungan Slayer<p> "Mo-cap is a financial cop-out" - DougMcKenzie

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Americans haven't heard of Tin Tin...

    by LordPorkington

    That means it isn't important. Wrong! There's this little place called THE REST OF THE WORLD. Look into it. The real reason to be interested in this, even if you're not a fan of Tin Tin per se, is the involvement of Wright, Pegg & Frost. And the fact that Steven Moffat is attached too, can only be a good thing. Who's he? He wrote Press Gang. What's that? Do some research...

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    isn't there some grizzly sea captain who says "Blistering Barnac

    by palooka_boy

    and some gay dog named Snowy?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Ha, totally Toonol

    by DrBrianOblivion

    that about sums up these talk backs.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    There gonna be any women in this thing?

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Cause aside from that opera lady, I can't remember a single chick in any of the books. And I read all of them about a zillion times. (The opera lady's name is Signora Castafiore I believe.)<P>In my opinion they should have done the Cigars of the Pharaoh/Blue Lotus arc and then maybe segued into Tintin In Tibet for the third? Unicorn/Red Rackham always struck me as sort of lame; there aren't even any bad guys in Red Rackham's Treasure if I'm remembering right. But, "Pirates are hot now," so we get Secret of the Unicorn starring Daniel Craig as a 'nefarious' pirate with whom Tintin never interacts.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Oh and Pegg and Frost--

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Brilliant, and the only thing about this that makes me think it might have half a chance at being good.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I can't believe I'm saying this but, isn't Jamie Bell...

    by JediRob

    ...a little old for this part? Isn't Tin Tin a kid? Maybe I'm misinformed. Like many Americans I'm Tin Tin ignorant.<br> Man I feel old when little Billy Elliot is becoming man.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Nope, still not excited, BUT...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...there was a flicker of interest in myself that I wasn't expecting when I read that list. Maybe I'll be sold yet; I'm just not one for the kiddie fare.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah, well...

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    can't the movie Gods just flip flop this project with John Carter, and give Tin Tin to Andrew Stanton and Pixar?

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST


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  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by DeadPanWalking

    Messing with Moffat's script is a sure sign that this is going bad. If there's one writer you can trust and should not bother right now it's Steven Moffat.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    The better the writer (at least by repute),

    by kabong

    the more false prestige (pure gold in Hollyweird) for the asshole who "polishes" (severely damages) his script. <P> "Steve's script was essentially sound, but I reworked a few elements, tightened up some scenes. Damn, I'm good."

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    I am probably not the target for this film

    by jackofhearts29

    ... since I am not named Jan, I don't eat mussels for lunch, and I don't bike to my job at the EU Ministry for Agricultural Subsidies. But cheers to those who do!

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Just waiting to hear word of mouth. Both Spielberg and Jackson have dropped some turds on us in the past and I do not consider their films to be "must see." Except for THE HOBBIT, that is.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Spielburg is dead as an artist.

    by Horseflesh

    Between the CG changes to E.T., his comments about how he'd change the ending of Close Encounters and more recently putting his name on garbage like Transformers and Indy 4... he's traded in his magic for a paycheck. The man who made Jaws is dead.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Are you kidding about De Palma?...

    by DanielKurland

    Why would he be interested at all in doing something like this, especially if it's mo-cap.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Oh, and by the way...

    by DanielKurland

    the third film will be Chris Columbus. Yeah.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST


    by Heckles

    For a cartoon strip (or what the hell ever) that I've never heard of and upon further review looks jackass? Excited isn't the word.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Tintin in a nutshell

    by krylite

    Basically the adventures like Indiana Jones in Europe, but without sex, chicks. Before Lucas lifted the concept , but Ford did make Indy Jones a character of his own. More like 20's 30's filled with some slapstick moments, and you see the same characters over and over again. Your great-grandfather's sense of adventures as a kid. I'd like to see "Flight 714". they should be comedies. original naked gun style except for the toliet crap that followed in the naked gun sequels.

  • Jan. 26, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    There are many old serials that could be remade.

    by kabong

    Perils of Nyoka. <P> <P> But there would have to a nude scene for Nyoka or I wouldn't be interested.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by F-18

    It'll make about $20.00, 'cause the one person that knows and/or cares about Tintin will see it twice.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I just dropped a load that looked like Tintin..

    by malificus

    ..and I was more excited about that.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Jamie Bell: great choice!

    by odysseus

    Hadn't even thought of him.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    You got Jamie Bell, but it's MoCaps = a waste

    by DarthBakpao

    you can get anyone for MoCaps, why having Jamie Bell would make any differences?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I hired Jamie Bell for the MoCaps of my dump..

    by malificus

    ...he was awesome.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock? Ergh

    by hiperaktiv

    What a load of shit. How about getting the actor right for the part, not an actor who just happens to be friends with Pete Jackson.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Nope, could care less actually

    by JoeSixPack

    I'd rather see Rin Tin Tin

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    The greatest Tintin

    by Abhimanyu

    I see why they're going for Unicorn/ Rackham - it's great. But in my opinion, the greatest Tintin story is "The Calculus Affair" which would be a simply fantastic movie. Boduria! Sylvadia! Espionage and high adventure! Kept in period it loses nothing. Also, they're not real countries so it won't be as offensive as some direct translation of Tintin could be. </P> Like a poster above, I too wonder why Daniel craig as Rackham is casting news. If they go by the story, it would be smaller than his role in the Golden Compass.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    King Kong's "Jimmy" is in the movie? WOW !!!!

    by Ringwearer9

    I can't believe it! He sure is a talented actor! Wow! Yippee! Hurray! WTF, Beaks? Are you fucking kidding me? Oh, and BTW, in the original comic book, the Pirate "Red Rackham" only appears in a flashback while Captain Haddock is telling the story of his ancestor. Maybe, Mr. Beaks, you could try actuall READING the original comic books, in order to develop a GENUINE interest in these flicks, as opposed to this shallow bullshit about jamie Bell being this fantastic up and coming young actor (as if you or anyone can predict his future success ... bullshit).<br><br> As for Jackson's participation in this, it's his usual predatory raping of another beloved literary (or if you prefer, graphic-novelly) source. And Spielberg probably has his eye on "The Land of Black Gold" (a story occurring not too long after this one) as a way of using TINTIN to showcase his obsession with the middle east. Did you know that "The Land of Black Gold" originally took place in Palestine, and TINTIN got kidnapped by the Urgun (the Israeli terrorist force)?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST


    by MaxCalifornia.

    Yeah what is the deal with Andy Serkis, does Jackson think he's the only actor capable of doing motion capture? I'd rather Craig played Captain Haddock.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Very English for a Belgian character...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I await to see the Francophone response...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Great cast and writing team though...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    It's got to be said very loudly.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST


    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Shall we assume you're not a fan of Jackson's LOTR films? Unless you're name refers to the silver ring thing and you're a virgin. Could be both I suppose...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Lucas wants the title changed to Tauntaun

    by Gorgomel

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    another fine script by Moffat

    by Gorgomel

    Whatever, you do, don’t look away, and don’t blink! Blink and you’re dead Tintin!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Even as a very young boy i knew

    by kingoflight

    Tintin bats for the other side and i was wise to stay away from all tintin related material.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    The comic was GAY.

    by Roketopunch

    The art was/is lame. Um, why the fuck would anyone want to throw money at this shitty looking comic. I would rather watch The Flash or anything but this comic movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Spielberg bores me...

    by BiggusDickus

    Too much sentimentaliity. Too many shoe-horned 'Daddy issues'. Too many potentially great movies spoiled by the above and too much of my time wasted as a result.<p>The son popping up alive again at the end of WOTW, the tacked-on happily ever after bit in 'Minority Report', the execrable 'A.I', and on, and on. <p>Apart from 'Munich' and the first twenty minutes of the otherwise pedestrian 'Saving Private Ryan', the man hasn't made a film worth watching in years.<p>And Mo-Cap, too (shudder). This sounds like it's going to be a bastard mix of 'Hook' and 'Polar Express'. No thanks, Steve.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    TroutMask, it's got 3 strikes against it already ...

    by Ringwearer9

    Mocap, Jackson, Spielberg.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    I'm not excited in the least

    by eXcommunicated

    What is WRONG with this website?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Getting the Spaced boys together is inspired

    by KillaKane

    Top notch cast, gagging to see how this is going to look. Wright's going to do a great job with the screenplay.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    by pendergast

    Makes you proud to be english eh?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Performance Capture .. no thanks.

    by segundus

    Or rather, it's fine in short bursts, but I have never liked full length movies using the process. That said, I am excited by the people working on this..

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    How about Daniel Craig as Arthur Rackham?

    by Dingbatty

    Now that would be a weird movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Andy Sekis should play the Yeti in Tintin in Tibet

    by Gorgomel

    would make sense

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Jumper...

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    Doesn't "PUSH" look EXACTLY like it?! Is this some sequel I've never heard of? If not, then the film industry is officially out of ideas.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    I'm officially indifferent

    by Lost Jarv

    still. But thanks for telling me how I feel.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST


    by Lost Jarv

    You dribbling loon. Still on good form, I see.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    J'adooooore Gad Elmaleh!

    by TheManBehindTheMask

    He is one the funniest stand up actor in France. The guy is so gifted.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Ringy, you eternal fucktard...

    by DocPazuzu King Kong the only thing you've seen Bell in? <p> Since Israel didn't coexist with Palestine, the Irgun couldn't possibly have been an "Israeli" terrorist group. <p> Fail X 2. <p> Try again. Try harder.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    I think I'll prefer reading the script to watching this.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    MO-CAP doesn't interest me in the slightest.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    It has to be Zemeckis!

    by zapano

    It's a special effects laden action adventure film, produced by Steven Speilberg. Who else could it be? Oh shit Michael, I forgot about you

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Jamie Bell

    by Lost Jarv

    worst thing he's done, by a long way: Deathwatch. <P>Complete shite.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Jamie Bell

    by Droid

    Best thing he's done, by a long way: Undertow<p>Great fucking flick.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    not Billy Eliot then?

    by Lost Jarv

    Northern Sterotypes, Ballet, chirpynes. <P>You know you love it.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    and will he have a leather cape?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Spielberg's first mocap. He is finally DEAD inside.

    by ricarleite


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Yeah, especially the gay friend....

    by Droid

    and the weeping coal miner dad.<p>Oh, Billy!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    When did motion capture become the devil?

    by Droid

    Did I miss a meeting?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    April: "You make me so angry! I hate you!" <P> Tin Tin: "Woof! Arrf!"

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    OMG!!!! TINTIN!!!!!!

    by jebuslovesyou666

    I hope the Jonas brothers do the soundtrack!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST


    by louisse

    atleast this guy doesnt look like a complete 12 year old kiddo

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Will Tintin go to his 60s and look to a flying saucer at the end

    by Gorgomel

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by Spazwankle

    Joe Cornish co-writing eh? So this explains why the latest Adam and Joe was pre-recorded and why there is a stand-in next week. Doesn't it? Free advice for everyone, you need to subscribe to the Adam and Joe podcast. Funniest thing on the radio!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST


    by The StarWolf

    He'd have to do the one where they go to the Moon, obviously. Pity Spielberg couldn't have been picked for FLIGHT 714, that would have been a fine fit, too. ;-)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    The TINTIN phenomenom

    by The StarWolf

    Those of you who like the funny books should be grateful there was a TINTIN, because in it, author/artist George Remi (a.k.a. 'Hergé') developed much of what became the accepted 'look and feel' of modern comics. The stories, which were published over a period more than fourty years (the author specified no one was to continue Tintin's stories after his death) have been translated in over EIGHTY languages and sold over 230 MILLION copies. I'd say that beats the crap out of a lot of what DC and Marvel have managed.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Please play it straight, don't be 'meta'.

    by Mr Gorilla


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    ...and here I was thinking we'd have to wait for The Hobbit before being treated to more insane, Jackson-hating ramblings from that mollusc, ringwearer9. <p> What a tool.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    So what if you haven't heard of it!!

    by DJDinky2

    Do you people only attend films that are adaptations of things you know about?? So what if you haven't heard of Tintin!? Treat it as something original then! Do you remember originality? No-one knew who Indiana Jones was before Raiders!? Or Han Solo before Star Wars! But people still went! Just cos it isn't a familiar name, doesn't ruin it's Box Office chances!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    What's TINTIN?

    by DoctorWho?

    JUST KIDDING!!!<p> I'm a Yank and I too missed out on what seems like a cool comic, characters, stories etc.<p> For those of you to whom Tintin is near ans dear to your heart...I would be a bit nervous about taking something which seems to me evidently perfect in the medium it is cast...and then mo-cap it and put it up on the big screen. It's hard to capture the original spirit of something like this and sustain it. But hey, PJ and Steven seem to LOVE it and will try to do it justice. <p> Good Luck.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Dustin Red Rackham's Treasure

    by Gorgomel

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Dustin Hoffman reads Tintin

    by Gorgomel

    Red Rackham's Treasure is shown briefly in Kramer vs Kramer.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    The TINTIN phenomenom

    by The StarWolf

    Just one example of how meticulous Hergé was. He once redrew an entire page because readers informed him he'd gotten the licence plates wrong. Or take the case of TINTIN AU PAYS DE L'OR NOIR (LAND OF BLACK GOLD) where, in the original version, he is arrested by British coast guard officers as the ship he's on arrives in North Africa. In later reprints, Hergé has redrawn part of this to reflect the fact that the British has been booted out and Arab states now managed their own affairs. How many comic authors/artists can make that claim?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Just coming!

    by charleydontsurf

    Spazwankle — Adam's going to be so pissed off. Har! But at least this'll provide plenty of material for the 6Music shows to come. When they can be bothered... And aye! get subscribed to that podcast!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    The Adventures of TinTin on HBO???

    by turketron

    I watched that cartoon on HBO as a kid... and it was AWESOME!!! Is that what this is?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    i'll stick with scooby doo

    by krod


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    The Tintin cartoons were great representations...

    by Droid

    of the books. They got the tone right. And the theme music was awesome.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST


    by charteredstreets

    If anyone here doesn't know who Joe Cornish is, go to youtube and search for 'Adam & Joe.' This is just about perfect.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Animated TINTIN

    by The StarWolf

    Er, which version? I've known at least two, if not three animated TINTIN series to have been made over the decades.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Tin Tin did a lot for comic's reputation..

    by eule

    ..and acceptance among the general crowd. At least here in Europe. Could accomplish the same in the states

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    who fucking cares!

    by readyoufool

    and fuck spielberg! read this.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    FUCK MOCAP. Download this shit illegally.


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST



  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    A mocap Snowy will look scary as fuck

    by terry1978

    You recall back in 2002 our reactions to Scooby-Doo....this is just going to be, yipes.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    previous post

    by readyoufool

    for the link to work properly remove the space between the "22" & "9"

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Hail RINGY!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Whenever there is a Talkback mentioning Peter Jackson, Ringy will be there. It's kind of...creepy.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST


    by beelkay

    Aw, crumbs...I've been excited about this since I first heard about it, but 2011 seems like such a long way away. I loved the Tintin books when I was a teen. I spent several months trying to track down all of the books through the local library system and I devoured each one. The characters were so fun and so odd...the perspective was very early 20th century European and very different from late 20th century Newberg, Oregon.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    American TalkBackers wake up from your stupor!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Get your head out of your asses! Just because you don't know about something doesn't mean the rest of the world isn't interested either. In fact, it's a good thing the whole world isn't as spoiled and self centered as you or very little different or interesting would ever come out of the art and pop culture world. And I'm an American!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    The StarWolf

    by Droid

    This is the Tintin cartoon I was referring to. <p> <p>It's the only one I'm aware of.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I'm more pumped for Paul Blart than Tintin

    by Ferf Muckmeyer

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Fucking Tintin

    by Ferf Muckmeyer

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by Kiera Knightley's Sexy Beanpole

    fucking your eyeballs in 2011.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by palewook

    screw it. they sold a ticket to me.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    They need to cast Obama to get the Yanks interested

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    The rest of us are smiling at this news and looking ahead to 2011 and potentially the best Spielberg in some time.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Only assholes correct comments in a TB

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    It should have read "the best Spielberg movie". Yeah, I'm an asshole.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Only assholes correct comments in a TB

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    It should have read "the best Spielberg movie". Yeah, I'm an asshole.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Only assholes correct comments in a TB

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    It should have read "the best Spielberg movie". Yeah, I'm an asshole.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Only assholes multiple post

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I'm definitely an asshole.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Always wondered about Purgatory...

    by Darth Macchio

    ..and the reasons for it's creation in our culture. I know now why. Just because you have never heard of something doesn't mean you are not a total fucking douchebag for not hearing about it.<p>Sorry Pagans! Never heard of TinTin? Then you must not really be a comics book fan!!<p>Ahem.<p>This whole thing is subjective you narcissistic pricks! I guarantee you I've got at least one music CD in collection that ANY one of you have never heard of; at least one for sure. Does that make you assholes? Does it make me better than you? Of course not! Get off the neo-geek holier-than-thou bullshit fellas, it has no place in our world.<p>The correct response to people knocking something you like isn't "fuck off! die die die!" or "you don't understand because you aren't as developed as me" or whatever self-fellating nonsense you want to write up...why not spread the good? Like, "Tintin is a great comic that never really got big in the US. If you want to read a good TinTin book, check out...."<p>See how that works? Now everybody is happy! Although I'd rather see the Berg on something more universally appealing than Tintin but that's just me.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    SPIELBERG!! Make Lincoln, and then KILL YOURSELF.


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Tintin and the secret of Lincorn

    by Gorgomel

    you got your wish DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I'm more interested in the talent than the material

    by S-Mart shopper

    not a tintin fan but the names attached are enough to wanna watch

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    It has to be slavishly faithful to Herge's artwork

    by KillaKane

    Hyper-real CGI would sink this, especially in Europe (where unlike the US Tintin is a staple of most childhoods) I think Pete Jackson's influence could steer this in the right direction (can't rely on Speilberg) for me he's 'one of our own' and has proven his taste, reverence and judgement with LOTR. Looking forward to seeing some production art/test sneaks down the line.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Nope, still don't care

    by Drunken Rage

    Not even close.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Yeah, screw this

    by OptimusCrime

    Isn't it about a boy and his dog? Its French, its a dog movie, and its title is gay as hell. I won't be seeing this and I don't even want any articles posted about it. Fuck Tintin and fuck anyone who likes it as well.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I fucking loved the cartoon.


    Its like Young Indiana Jones but cooler. That show really kicked ass and had a great sense of adventure and a great score. But I am not the least bit interested in mocap gimmicky bullshit, nor will I ever fucking pay to see one of these pieces of shit in the theater. Spielberg is a good fit for this-- but Jackson is all fucking wrong. He can go fuck himself and stick to smoking Tolkien's pole. The fucking Shaun of the Dead guys? Uhhhhh, nope. Sorry, doesn't fucking work for me. I can give a fuck about Andy Serkis. But I do like Billy Elliot. Anyone else involved, fuck 'em. Including Spielberg. WHY THE FUCK DOES THIS HAVE TO BE MOCAP?!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    3:10 TO PETSMART

    by BringingSexyBack

    Pets love Petsmart. And TinTin is no exception.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Mo-cap is a bad this in 2-d animation

    by fassbinder79

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    It's Belgian Optimus, ya redneck Europhobe!

    by KillaKane

    Waste of a rant

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    does tintin wear black leather/spandex

    by vaudeville villain

    and stand in awkward poses while sparks rain across his torso? if so, count me in.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    so spielberg's making a movie about

    by vaudeville villain

    a k-9 cop?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I'd be more excited about period blood in a turkey baster.


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    TinTin is a bad name...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...a bit percussive and doesn't roll off the tongue at all. You crazy Europeans! What is TinTin in French? Etainétain? That sounds difficult too.<p>I vote for Bobo or maybe Slappie or maybe just change the last word and make it rhyme...Manfrenjensinfren? No? TinGin then? Yes, TinGin sounds good. Sounds like engine or midget and think of all the Gin drink promos! Make him far more accessible to US audiences that way too and since US audiences matter more than non US audiences this is very important. And if you're doing mo-cap, for the love of wunderbar-boobies everywhere, get Angie Jolie's cgi'd hottness in this immediately.<p>I think US audiences will think "Who? TinTin? No Rin? And TinTin is the guy, not the dog, right? Sounds metrosexual. Is this for potentially gay children or perhaps obese children?"

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    in a word No

    by Phategod1

    in 2 words Hell no.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    TinTin: a primer for potentially gay (or perhaps

    by vaudeville villain

    obese) children. i can totally see that working, Darth!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST



  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    One good thing tho...

    by Darth Macchio can say the word "Tintin" without moving your lips so it's a boon for ventriloquists the world over.<p>Bobo is a bit like that elephant asswipe, Barbar (what's with the repeating 3 letter names anyway? is this a god damn infernal cult or something?). How about Gogo? Had a pet gerbil named Gogo once. Terrible accident with a cardboard shipping tube and lighter fluid. Tragic, really.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    the concept are for this looks like shit.


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Lindsey Lohan as Snowy!

    by mojoman69

    Mickey Rourke as Capt HAddock. Harry Knowles as Paddington Bear!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Maybe Tarentino will make.............

    by mojoman69

    Babar! Who gives a shit about this Euro trash crap!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Kathy Bates Fish Taco makes an appearance at last!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Scrappy Doo??!

    by Desmondo

    I HATE you Scrappy Doo.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by IAmMrMonkey!

    What the fuck are you talking about? Only women have per-<p>No.<p>Kathy Bates is a-?<p>Holy shit!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    whos kathy bates?

    by dioxholster

    who is that bitch?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Does a womans period come

    by dioxholster

    once a year or how many times again?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    If character under 30 then = Jamie Bell, how original

    by reflecto

    And Daniel Craig? Sorry they are fine actors, but what is this, DEFIANCE 2? Because that movie turned out so well. Thomas Sangster FTW NOW AND FOREVER

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    tintin is gay

    by dioxholster

    so gay just like the french

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I'm not excited

    by geek molester

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Quoth Tintin: "Crumbs!"

    by PotSmokinAlien

    This must mean I'm some sort of idealistic fool, but I actually can't believe 97% of these comments are idiots expressing outrage that a movie is being developed based on property they haven't heard of. You know the only thing you people are doing? You're making it so that Spielberg & Co will cram so much fucking Tintin marketing garbage down our throats in between now and 2011 to ensure everyone knows what Tintin is, that we will all choke on it. "Look at this message board," says Steven Spielberg, the clueless old fucker who has his assistants read him the Internet, "this Geek demographic that Hollywood is staking its entire financial future on has no idea what our previous Tintin is! We must spend, marketing slaves! We must spend until our coffers bleed!!"<P>Hence, in January 2011, a similar TB full of morons whining about how they're tired of hearing about this Belgiofag Tintin etc etc. Fuck you all. The sooner you get your heads dislodged from your collective recta, the sooner Hollywood will stop spending money on ads and start again to produce movies with a vague resemblance to art.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    PS, previous = precious

    by PotSmokinAlien

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    tintin sounds hefy

    by dioxholster

    by hefy i mean gayyyyy

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    The other animated series

    by The StarWolf

    I Am Not The Droid ... the link you gave me had a link of its own to the 50s version of TINTIN animation:

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by The StarWolf

    She looks as though she'd got the build to be a good Castafiore - the pompous, egotistical opera diva.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by yubnubrocks

    how many people complain about the lack of originality coming out of Hollywood, as in too many remakes, sequels, etc. and here's something fresh yet is immediately attacked as if it's crap when no one has seen anything about it yet.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST



  • Jan. 27, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by indysbastardson

    as well as dutch angles, a lotta coke, and the distant rattle of chainsaws. Why Jamie Bell? Need a fresher face. Not the biggest fan of Mo-cap. I think Spielberg will become annoyed with the process

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    thank you djdinky2

    by slappy jones

    that is what i have been saying for ages to all these fucking idiots who like to make a big deal out of the fact they havent heard of tin tin therefore it will bomb. people do actually go and see things they haven't heard of before. they go and see films that are about character entirely invented for that film . characters who didnt exist in anything but the script. who knew who john mclane was before die hard? indiana jones? what about e.t.? had anyone heard of him? no of course. not. this whole "whats a tin tin" rings totally false. I don;t see anyone doing this on green hornet stories and I tell you one thing tin tin is fucking much more well known then the green hornet.all this is is a stupid internet attack on speilberg and jackson. I mean its a shame they dont have you all behind them . they really could use that snakes on a plane/ grindhouse heat the net produces. Speilbergs and jacksons names alone on this thing will get the general public in whether they have heard of tin tin or not.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    knobules really important question.

    by slappy jones

    follow up the question about tin tin you made to your friend with this one. who is jake sully. just curious if he knows the character name jake sully. and what about aldo raine? quickly ask him who he is? and while you are at it see if he knows the names george simmons and ira wright? also find out if he knows who carl fredrickson is or ronnie barnhardt. because if your point was that this friend of yours didn't know tintin therefore its a flop and not exciting i guess all the films that these characters are in this year are not interesting either and are probably bombs right??

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    true, there are many examples of movies

    by vaudeville villain

    containing characters that were either relatively or completely unknown beforehand (john mcclain, indiana jones, e.t., etc.), but the crucial point being missed is that, unlike tintin, none of those other characters were extremely lame nor totally gay... well maybe e.t. i always did think he was something of a puff.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    You don't want this - you want another Tomb Raider...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...with Rhona Mitra as Lara Croft. Oh yes, kiddies!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Steven Spielberg needs to fuck off. FUCK! OFF!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Keep that whiny infantile hackmaster the fuck away from GHOST IN THE SHELL. Please. Or I'll shoot myself.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    slappy jones

    by Orbots Commander

    The main reason everyone, including me, is ragging on this Tintin movie is because it's a motion capture movie. I just can't get excited about seeing animated actors; it's a glorified Ralph Bakshi trace-over-drawing movie, but with CGI. Need proof? I give you: The Polar Express and Beowulf. Great talent behind them but zero public excitement. Now if it was live action, I'd give this a try. But another fracking mo-cap movie? Pass.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    ET is just an interstellar hippie, dude...

    by Darth Macchio

    Altho, technically, nowadays, hippie basically equals puff. But at least ET didn't sell out his music for fucking cadillac commercials.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    thats not my argument though orbot

    by slappy jones

    i couldn;t give a fuck whther people like mocap or not my only argument is this whole issue of no one knowing who tintin is therefore the film is doomed. its ridiculous. I don't go and only see films that are based on things I know already thats my point. mo cap or not this project has speilberg, jackson, edgar wright, pegg/frost, serkis and daniel craig involved. I am interested.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    This Will Fail.

    by Brian

    Watch. Not nearly enough Americans know about Tin-Tin.