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‘Tintin’ Sets A Date

Posted by Brian on 05/30/2009

tintinSource: Variety

Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment recently announced that The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn would be released stateside on Dec. 23, 2011. In an unusual move, the film will be released internationally in late October and early November 2011. The decision was made as the studios feel that the property, which has been translated into 70 languages, would show stronger potential overseas. The two studios also revealed that they will release “Tintin” in 3-D, a move that has been under consideration for some months now.

Combining the stories of The Crab with the Golden Claws and The Secret of the Unicorn, the film depicts Tintin’s (Jamie Bell) first encounter with Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and the discovery of a clue to the treasure of his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock.

The Secret Of The Unicorn, currently being helmed by Steven Speilberg, is the first in a planned series based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi. The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Peter Jackson. The cast includes Jamie Bell as the title character. Also starring are Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. The film was written by Steven Moffatt (Dr. Who), Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz), and Joe Cornish.

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