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CS! sprach mit der Produzentin Kathleen Kennedy...
Q: When are we going to get our first look at "Tintin"?
Kathleen Kennedy: We're shooting all the capture beginning in February.
Q: Is it still planned for three movies?
Q: Do you have a director for the third one?
Kennedy: It'll be Peter [Jackson] or Steven [Spielberg]. They're going to do all of them. [...]
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Paramount Pictures are in talks to co-finance the digital 3-D "Tintin," the Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson series based on the Belgian "Tintin" comics.
After resolving the Paramount-DreamWorks divorce, putting together a studio deal for "Tintin" was next on Spielberg's agenda. After Universal balked at partnering on the first installment, which Spielberg will direct, Paramount offered to fully back the first movie with a reduced backend at $135 million for the two gross participants. When the filmmakers held out for a better deal, a partner became a viable alternative.
While neither Sony nor Paramount would comment, both confirmed talks were under way.
Spielberg had hoped to be in production by this fall. However, when financing fell apart at Universal on the eve of DreamWorks/Paramount divorce, he lost the participation of his lead actor Thomas Sangster. Nonetheless, "Tintin" is expected to be complete in time for a 2010 release. Jackson will direct the sequel.
In the deal currently being negotiated, Paramount is planning to distribute in North America and some other English-speaking territories, while Sony would handle the foreign release. However, "Tintin" would no longer have any association with DreamWorks.
Spielberg and Jackson were originally teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi's beloved comic-strip hero "Tintin." Spielberg and Jackson selected three stories from Remi's "The Adventures of Tintin" series, which encompassed 23 books published between 1929 and 1976 about an intrepid junior reporter and his dog Snowy who track down stories to the ends of the earth.
The director of the third film in the planned trilogy was always up in the air and a script was never written. Kathleen Kennedy joins Spielberg and Jackson as a producer on the three films, but the deal under discussion appears to be for two.
"Tintin" has long been a passion project for Spielberg; he and Kennedy have held various film rights to the comedic adventure book series off and on for more than 25 years. Jackson has also long been a fan of the comic books. His New Zealand-based WETA Digital, the f/x house behind "The Lord of the Rings" franchise, produced a 20-minute test reel bringing to life the characters created by Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Herge. The films are expected to be filmed using photorealistic performance-capture techniques. [...]
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Times Online meldet...
When Simon Pegg was 12, he - like almost every child his age - watched ET. [..] Twenty-five years later, Pegg is in Hollywood, having just finished work on his latest film, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, when he gets a call saying Steven Spielberg would like to meet him.
So he trots over to the motion-capture set for the ET director's latest project - the first in a trilogy of Tintin movies. Motion-capture sets are bizarre, empty places. The event has been shot and is held in a computerised camera, which allows the director to swoop around the scene. As a result, there is only a computer guy and Spielberg sitting there.
"Steven's smoking a stogy, cap on head, like he's always been since I was a baby," Pegg says, shaking his head in wonder. "I shook his hand and chatted about films. He gave me the mo-cap [motion-capture] camera, and I had a play around with it. Then he said, 'Hey, maybe you and Nick Frost could play the Thompson Twins.' In Tintin. A Spielberg movie. To work with him is beyond... " He trails off, lost for words. [...]
Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson don't hear "no" very often.
But after they submitted a final budget of $130 million for their 3-D animated movie "Tintin," based on the Belgian comic strip, to Universal Pictures, the studio balked. The decision has left the two powerful filmmakers scrambling to find another financial partner.
When even Spielberg and "The Lord of the Rings" director Jackson, who have made some of the biggest blockbusters in history, can't get their movie made, you know something is up in Hollywood. Universal's refusal to finance "Tintin" underscores how in today's tough economic climate, bottom-line concerns trump once-inviolable relationships between studios and talent.
Until now, however, filmmakers of Spielberg's and Jackson's stature were thought to be immune to the brass-knuckles tactics of the studios. Squeezed by a business trapped between rising costs and leveling revenues, the two filmmakers are Hollywood's latest -- and most prominent -- victims of cost containment.
Movie studios have long entered into financial arrangements with talent for reasons other than pure economic reward. Sometimes a deal is made for the prestige of associating with a famous actor or director; sometimes it is done in the belief that half a financial loaf from a proven hit maker is less risky than a whole one from an untested filmmaker; and still other times it happens simply to keep relations warm so the talent will want to work for the studio.
The particular problem for Universal with "Tintin" is that Spielberg's and Jackson's involvement comes with a huge price tag. The two filmmakers together would command such a large percentage of the movie's revenue as part of their compensation -- without putting up any of the capital themselves, as is typical in Hollywood -- that it takes a substantial slice of the profit off the table for the backers.
Studios in recent times have shunned some costly deals with filmmakers and stars. Fox decided not to make the comedy "Used Guys" in 2006 with Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller after concluding the deals with the actors outweighed the odds of making its money back. And many in Hollywood also remember how Paramount Pictures just barely broke even the same year on "Mission: Impossible III." Even though the movie grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, its star and producer Tom Cruise pocketed more than $80 million.
And "Tintin" is arguably a very risky project. It is based on the 1929-to-1976 book series written by the late Georges Remi, under the pen name Herge, about the global adventures of a young reporter and his dog, Snowy. The comics have a loyal following in Europe but are mostly obscure to U.S. audiences.
Paramount, which owns DreamWorks, where Spielberg has been developing "Tintin" for many years, had agreed to finance half the film but was hoping to have a financial partner in Universal. Paramount, a Viacom Inc. unit, has shouldered the vast majority of the more than $30 million spent on scripts, character design and initial animation and 3-D tests -- even before the movie had officially been given the green light for production. (Those costs are included in the $130-million budget.)
Spielberg has wanted to make "Tintin" since 1983, when he optioned the movie rights at his Universal-based production company, Amblin Entertainment. He has conceived the project as a trilogy, with the first film to be directed by him, the second by Jackson and no plans yet for the third.
Spielberg hoped that "Tintin" would be the next movie he would direct, with production to begin this month. The first two movies, using so-called motion-capture technology, were to be filmed back to back, similar to how Jackson made the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
But in a surprising move, when Spielberg and Jackson approached Universal, which has had a long-standing option to co-finance the picture, the studio decided that the deal made no financial sense. According to several people close to the project, "Tintin" would have to rake in $425 million worldwide in ticket sales before the studios could break even.
The reason: Spielberg and Jackson, who would also produce both movies, would together grab about 30% of the studio's total gross revenue from box-office, DVD, television and other sales. Under that scenario, the pair would walk away with more than $100 million before Universal and DreamWorks could make a profit.
To add embarrassment to injury, Universal's decision to pull out of "Tintin" thrusts Spielberg into a highly awkward situation. The director, along with his partner David Geffen, is getting ready to extricate himself from Paramount after a stormy 2 1/2 -year association.
As a result, Spielberg is having to go hat in hand to ask Paramount to finance all of "Tintin" at the same time he faces delicate negotiations regarding his and Geffen's split from the studio. Those talks, among other things, are likely to involve scores of projects that the director wants to take with him to his new home as well those he could produce at Paramount.
Universal, as it turns out, is also the leading contender to distribute DreamWorks' new movies once it breaks free from Paramount. But as solely a distributor, Universal would not have any investment in the movies and would have no money at risk.
In deciding not to back "Tintin," Universal may have been swayed by the spotty box-office track record for motion- or performance-capture movies. "Tintin" would be produced in digital 3-D animation using performance capture technology, in which actors wear body sensors that record their movement. That information is then fed into a computer and digitally manipulated.
Such motion-capture films as "The Polar Express," "Beowulf" and "Monster House" have performed considerably below the $425-million box-office gross benchmark that "Tintin" would need to reach to break even.
Late last month, Spielberg and Jackson showed a group of 10 Paramount executives, including Chairman Brad Grey and Vice Chairman Rob Moore, a 10-minute sample of what the movie would look like that was produced at Jackson's New Zealand visual effects company, Weta Digital.
Paramount executives are analyzing the economics of "Tintin" and are expected to decide shortly whether to bankroll the entire movie. If they do, Spielberg hopes to begin shooting next month.
Although Brussels' Herge Studios seems to think otherwise, Steven Spielberg remains committed to directing the first in a planned "Tintin" trilogy for DreamWorks. It will be his next directing effort after this summer's $780 million-worldwide-grossing "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
Herge Studios, which holds the rights to the iconic comic strip character, said Tuesday via a spokesman that Peter Jackson was moving into the director's chair for the first film. But both Jackson's and Spielberg's camps say that Jackson in fact remains attached to direct the sequel, though he will still be a producer on the first.
In the meantime, Jackson will finish postproduction on "The Lovely Bones" for DreamWorks/Paramount before moving on to co-write the two "Hobbit" movies for New Line and MGM.
The first "Tintin" feature will be based on two of the books, "The Secret of the Unicorn" and "Red Rackham's Treasure," written by Tintin creator Herge between 1942 and 1944.
The film, scripted by "Doctor Who" writer Stephen Moffat, will be animated with motion-capture technology and star 18-year-old Thomas Sangster as Tintin and Andy Serkis as his friend Captain Haddock.
[...] before another "Indiana Jones" movie can start, Spielberg is working on adaptating "Tintin" for the big screen. As was previously announced, he is directed the first Tintin while Peter Jackson is helming the second. But who will sit in the director's chair for the third installment of the trilogy?
"We are going to make three 'Tintin' movies back-to-back," Spielberg said. "I'll direct the first one, Peter will direct the second one. We'll probably co-direct the third one."
Screen Daily is reporting that director Steven Spielberg will start shooting his long-anticipated biopic about the country's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, in early '09 after completing his Tintin movie. [...]
Spielberg also told a reporter at the German magazine FOCUS that production on Tintin won't be delayed due to a potential actors strike since it's being done using motion capture animation.
Wie DailyMail.co.uk meldet, scheint der Darsteller von Tim gefunden zu sein...
A London schoolboy studying for his A-levels is about to sign up to play comic book hero Tintin in a trilogy of films to be directed by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.
Thomas Sangster, 17, from South London, has already been to Los Angeles to work on preproduction test sequences with both directors.
Sangster, you may recall, was the lad who starred in the Richard Curtis film comedy Love Actually, where Liam Neeson played his stepdad and his leading co-stars were Emma Thompson and Bill Nighy [...]
Spielberg's spokesman Marvin Levy said he couldn't comment on Sangster because the film's production team weren't available.
An executive who worked with Sangster in Los Angeles recently told me: "Thomas seems to be the one.
"He was just great, but I'm not certain if anything has been finalised yet."
One thing that is certain is that Andy Serkis has been cast as Tintin's sidekick Captain Haddock.
Filming on the first story involving Tintin begins in the autumn, with Spielberg directing. Peter Jackson will make the second movie.
I've heard various tales about the third film: some say Spielberg and Jackson will direct it together; others claim that James Cameron, who made Titanic, will be at the helm. [...]
IndieLondon sprach mit Andy Serkis...
Q. Are you going to be reuniting with Peter Jackson again for Tintin?
Andy Serkis: In fact tomorrow I'm flying out to start on Tintin. Steven Spielberg is directing the first one, and then Peter Jackson is doing the second. The bulk of the shoot starts in September but things got a little bit moved around after the writers' strike.
Q. Do you feel a special kinship with him?
Andy Serkis: Yeah, I mean at the moment he's doing The Lovely Bones at the moment, which I think is going to be amazing. But we do seem to be in sync, certainly in terms of collaborating and creating characters and so on. I think we have a similar sense of humour about things, so yeah we do seem to have fused in a particular way.
Q. Were you at all worried when Peter first got back in touch that having played Gollum and King Kong, he might ask you to play Snowy the dog?
Andy Serkis: [laughs] Absolutely, in fact people assume that I am, which is even more disturbing [he's playing Captain Haddock]. [...]
"Journeyman" star Brian Howe dropped by BlogTalkRadio [...]
Howe tells the show he's hoping to reunite with his "Catch Me if You Can" director Steven Spielberg on "Tintin", which starts filming next year.
''Tintin is in development as a movie. Its going to be all motion captured. I just auditioned for it about a month ago. Been bugging my agent to find out what's going on. That would be a dream. To be part of those stories that I read grewing up would be a dream.''
Peter Jackson is set to reteam with his performance-capture muse Andy Serkis for DreamWorks' trilogy "Tintin," which is based on Georges Remi's Belgian comic-strip.
Steven Spielberg and Jackson will each helm at least one of the three films, though DreamWorks declined comment on the specific lineup.
Serkis, who has collaborated with Jackson on several films by providing the human expression and movements behind such CG characters as Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the big ape in "King Kong," has signed on to star in the films. DreamWorks was mum on which character or characters the actor will play but said it will not be the titular Tintin.
Pics will chronicle the adventures of Tintin, a junior reporter who will follow stories even though he often finds his own life in jeopardy.
Principal photography on the first film is scheduled to begin in September.
Films will be based on three stories from "The Adventures of Tintin" series by Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Herge, and will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture technology. Jackson's New Zealand-based WETA Digital will provide the f/x work, which will commence before the September start date.
Spielberg and Jackson are producing "Tintin" alongside Kathleen Kennedy. [...]
Auditions are under way in Los Angeles for some of the key supporting roles in three Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg.
Movie website IGN.com reported that auditions were taking place for 16 characters, included identical police officers Thomson and Thompson.
Jackson and Spielberg will direct at least one movie each, with Spielberg filming his in Los Angeles and Jackson in Wellington - but the two have been tight- lipped about casting or which of the 23 Tintin books they will film.
However, if the audition list is accurate, it provides clues to the books likely to make the big screen.
The roles include British Lieutenant Delacourt and soldier Ahmed - who both appear in The Crab with the Golden Claws, set in the Sahara. It is the first Tintin adventure to feature the hard-drinking Captain Haddock.
Other characters on the audition list include pirate Red Rackham, smugglers Max and Gerontium Bird, Tintin's landlady Mrs Finch, the mysterious Sakharine and pickpocket Aristides Silk - who feature in The Secret of the Unicorn and its sequel, Red Rackham's Treasure.
Spielberg recently said the three films would be shot entirely with motion-capture technology similar to that used in The Lord of the Rings and King Kong. Wellington visual effects studio Weta Digital is considered to be at the forefront of using the technology for computer-generated effects.
CS! sprach mit Steven Spielberg, u.a. über die kommenden "Tin Tin"-Filme...
[...] In addition to Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the industrious director talked about Tintin, a project he's working on with Peter Jackson, based on the popular graphic novels by Belgian artist Hergé. He said that as of now there are only two directors with Jackson directing the first installment, himself directing the second movie, and if they don't hire another director, the two would co-direct the third. Jackson will shoot his movie in New Zealand and Spielberg will shoot in the States, and Spielberg said the two are very collaborative and that the film will be using motion-capture, which is still new to him. [...]
British scribe Steven Moffat is writing DreamWorks' "Tintin," the movie trilogy collaboration from Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg that adapts the European comic strip created by Herge.
Moffat is best known for penning the new "Doctor Who" series and the BBC's "Jekyll."
In the comics, Tintin is a young Belgian reporter and world traveler who is aided in his adventures by his faithful dog Snowy. He later was joined by such colorful characters as Captain Haddock, Professor Cuthbert Calculus and bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson. The books, hugely popular in Europe, have been translated into 50 languages with more than 200 million sold.
Kathleen Kennedy is serving as producer on the three feature films, which will be made using performance-capture technology and produced in digital 3-D. Jackson and Spielberg are each directing an installment, with the helmer of the third movie to be determined.
Moffat's other credits include penning the British version of the television series "Coupling." [...]
Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi's beloved Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks, reports Variety. The films will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture technology.
The two filmmakers will each direct at least one of the movies; the studio wouldn't say which director would helm the third. Kathleen Kennedy joins Spielberg and Jackson as a producer on the three films, which might be released through DreamWorks Animation.
Tintin has long been a passion project for Spielberg, who has been trying to get film rights to the comedic and adventurous book series for more than 25 years, a goal realized over the past year. With the rights in place, Spielberg, Jackson and DreamWorks began quietly developing the project.
Jackson's New Zealand-based WETA Digital, the f/x house behind "The Lord of the Rings" franchise, produced a 20-minute test reel bringing to life the characters created by Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Hergé.
"Hergé's characters have been reborn as living beings, expressing emotion and a soul which goes far beyond anything we've seen to date with computer animated characters," Spielberg said.
"We want Tintin's adventures to have the reality of a live-action film, and yet Peter and I felt that shooting them in a traditional live-action format would simply not honor the distinctive look of the characters and world that Hergé created," Spielberg continued.
Spielberg and Jackson have selected three stories from Remi's "The Adventures of Tintin" series, which encompassed 23 books published between 1929 and 1976. The series still attracts 2 million new fans a year.
Series, which has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, chronicles adventures of a junior reporter who will follows stories to the ends of the earth, even though he often finds his own life in jeopardy. His able assistants include a white dog named Snowy, the lunatic Captain Haddock, the muddled genius Professor Calculus and the Thompson Twins.
Jackson said WETA will stay true to Remi's original designs in bringing the cast of Tintin to life, but that the characters won't look cartoonish.
"Instead," Jackson said, "we're making them look photorealistic; the fibers of their clothing, the pores of their skin and each individual hair. They look exactly like real people --but real Hergé people!"
Hergé Studios announced today that DreamWorks has confirmed the studio will be exercising their option to produce a series of films based on famed Belgian cartoon series "The Adventures of Tintin."
Dreamworks will now enter into pre-production on the film, which should be in theaters in about two years.
No further information was disclosed regarding the type of film to be produced, live action, animation or computer-generated, or which books will be adapted.
Nick Rodwell of Hergé added that "if movie No. 1 works, we will continue."
DreamWorks' Steven Spielberg first acquired the rights to the character back in 1983 and later re-established the option.
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SuperRTL "Tim und Struppi und der Sonnentempel"...
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SuperRTL "Tim und Struppi und der Haifischsee"...
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SuperRTL "Tim und Struppi - Reise zum Mond"...
Quint von AICN sprach während der Dreharbeiten zu "Krieg der Welten" mit Steven Spielberg...
[...] He also mentioned having just recently talked to Peter Jackson and seeing a reel that Jackson acted in to showcase how Weta could bring Snowy (TinTin's faithful companion... who happens to be a dog) to life in the TINTIN film Spielberg's producing. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es neue Gerüchte...
[...] According to the french magazine "L'Écran fantastique", the reason why the project takes so long to start is mainly because Spielberg wants to produce and maybe direct THREE Tintin movies, which would each be based on two separate albums (that are indeed the same story in two parts).
First, he would do "The Secret Of The Unicorn" & "Red Rackham's Treasure", then "The Seven Crystal Balls" & "Prisoners Of The Sun" and finally "The Blue Lotus" & "Tintin In Tibet" (the later ones have different stories, but both follow the character of Tchang, Tintin's Chinese friend).
The movies would start production in 2005 for a 2006 release. Gregory Smith (21, played in tv serie "Everwood" and in Joe Dante's "Small Soldiers") has been rumored to be a front-runner for the part of Tintin.
Also, the article claims that Roman Polanski also has the intention to direct his version of "Tintin In Tibet". [...]
Telepoche.fr meldet, dass Pierre Larden die Rolle des Tim spielen wird !!!
The Z Review meldete kürzlich...
[...] "Last year, it was announced that Steven Spielberg was going to produce and possible direct three upcoming Tintin films, based on the Belgian comic book hero created by author Hergé.
They are working on the script right now, and casting will begin later this year. But already at this early stage, some sources say that Canadian actor Gregory Smith, known from the TV-series "Everwood", is a possible candidate to play Tintin.
Smith, who was born 1983, is said to have both the right age and the right look for the character. The sources claim that he surely will become a hot front-runner while the search for actors goes on.
The first film in the trilogy is going to be "Red Rackham's Treasure", and will hit the cinemas in summer 2006."
Many have been wondering how the "Tintin" movie in development is going and according to French magazine Capital, it might be further along than expected.
Seems that Steven Spielberg will produce and or possibly direct not one but potentially three adaptations of the famous comic according to the mag. The "deal is nearly signed" and shooting is aiming to begin next winter for a release in 2006.
The three movies to be made apparently will be based on two of the two-part comics (the space one is considered too "old fashioned") and one using two comics with the same characters. Thus it'll be the sunken treasure adventure "The Secret of the Unicorn" and "Red Rackham's Treasure", the China/Tibet drug trade and Yeti antics of "The Blue Lotus" and "Tintin in Tibet", and my personal fave - the Incan mystery "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "Prisoners of the Sun"
Am Samstag haben zahlreiche belgische Zeitungen den 75.
Geburtstag des "Tim & Struppi"-Erfinders Herge gefeiert.
Herges zweite Ehefrau Fanny Rodwell, die über das Erbe
des Zeichners herrscht, hatte einer Verlagsgruppe die
Genehmigung zum freien Abdruck zahlreicher Bilder der
24 "Tim & Struppi"-Alben erteilt. Die Zeitungen der
Gruppe hatten daher am Samstag alle aktuellen Bilder
durch Bilder aus den Alben ersetzt, ein Artikel über
Schönheits-OPs wurde etwa mit einem Bild der Sängerin
"Bianca Castafiore" garniert. Auch in Frankreich feierte
die Presse den Geburtstag, so brachte "Le Figaro" etwa
ein umfangreiches Sonderheft zum Thema auf den Markt.
Das erste "Tim & Struppi"-Abenteuer war am 10.01.29 in
einer Wochenzeitung erschienen, seither haben sich
die Alben über 200 Mio. mal in 20 Sprachen verkauft. In
einem Interview hat Herge-Witwe Rodwell übrigens ihre
Entscheidung verteidigt, keinen anderen Zeichner das
Werk ihres Mannes fortsetzen zu lassen, der letzte -
unvollendete - Band war 1986, drei Jahre nach dem Tod
von Herge, erschienen. Der Zeitung sagte sie: "Angesichts
eines so starken und so persönlichen Werks würde immer
etwas fehlen. Weitermachen, das würde die Seele Tintins
Jean Claude Van Damme as the one and only Tintin? Yes the rumours weren't very believable in the first place but at last there's some official feedback about the rumours courtesy of VD Fan who contacted those involved for a response: "Thank you for your interest in our site and in Tintin. About Spielberg, we are still negotiating. Everyone would love to see it happen of course, but not with JC in the leading part....He is a strong hero, true... but a little to old. According to Hergé is Tintin 16 to 18 years old. And we also like our young here. On the site , witch is completely renewed since 3 november, we keep you informed on all the developments on that. Have a lot of reading- and surfing pleasure!".
Moriarty von AICN räumt auf...
[...] Van Damme? As freakin' TinTin? That's the stupidest rumor I've heard since the guy who asked me if it was true Harry is directing a film next year. Who sits around making this shit up?!
Hi folks, Stauffen here!
Ok, this sounds kinky but it seems to be true.
Check out what I found at the official Van Damme-Board RIGHT HERE!!:
According to Boulevard Magazine, in a interview with Steven Spielberg, he says he met Van Damme in August, and it´s absolutely official... Van Damme will play the role of TIN TIN, he´ll get a U$ 9 million paycheck for it. Gwyneth Paltrow signed too, and maybe Jim Carrey can join to the cast. Spielberg said he choose Van Damme because he´s belgium as the carachter, and because he proved be a tin tin fan before everything !! And he says, Van Damme improve a lot as an actor.
Cheers from Vienna...
No offense to the guy who sent us the e-mail, since his English is a little shaky and his enthusiasm seems genuine, but somebody's pulling somebody's leg. I don't know what BOULEVARD magazine is, but I doubt Spielberg would decide to announce the casting of the lead role in a film he's been trying to make since 1983 there and nowhere else. Especially since there's no TINTIN movie being made at the moment. It's just a development project at this point. You can read a good story about the background on TINTIN at the following link:
CLICK HERE FOR A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE!!
The idea does have a certain morbid horrible appeal though, doesn't it? Can you imagine a Van Damme TINTIN? Would that be the worst film ever made, or would it just feel like it when your eyes started bleeding and your brain exploded?
CS! zitiert aus einem Reuters-Interview mit Nick Rodwell...
[...] "We are nowhere (in the United States) at the moment," Rodwell told Reuters Monday after the latest round of talks with Spielberg and his partner Kathleen Kennedy.
"We want to get out of the ghetto," he added, referring to the cartoon's biggest fan base in France and the neighboring Benelux region -- Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. [...]
Rodwell said it would be "a dream come true" to have Spielberg direct the reporter's adventures, but it was still too early to tell whether he would do it.
Although he would want the movie to be faithful to the 23 books, Rodwell would defer to a Hollywood heavy like Spielberg.
"The whole idea is a partnership," he said. "We are not going to tell them how to produce a film, but we have experience (of Tintin) on our side."
Rodwell said the challenge facing the producers would be reaching the widest possible audience.
"We are going to have the challenge of making a film that keeps the Tintin fans happy as well as people who still have to discover him," he said. [...]
[29.11.2002] DH meldet...
The Daily Mirror has the first casting rumour - soccer star David Beckham in the title role - oi! (My personal recommendation: Alessandro Nivola, aka. 'Billy' from "Jurassic Park 3").
[25.11.2002] Die NZ meldete kürzlich...
[...] Für das Projekt scheint es viel Geld zu geben, zumindest stehen die genannten Namen nicht für kleine Produktionen. Damit würden sie dem 1983 gestorbenen Hergé auch posthum einen Lebenstraum erfüllen.
Er hatte sich immer einen «richtigen» Tintin-Film gewünscht. «Mein Tintin ist lebendig, mein Captain Haddock ist es ebenso», sagte er einmal der Zeitschrift «L´Express». «Aber solche Filme sollten mit einem Budget produziert werden, wie es ein James Bond-Film hat.»
[22.11.2002] "Tintin" ist in aller Munde: AICN, Variety & Co. berichten über eine mögliche Realverfilmung von "Tim und Struppi" durch Steven Spielberg... Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
Kathleen Kennedy und Steven Spielberg, regelmäßig Produktionspartner - u. a. für das Dino-Franchise "Jurassic Park" -, planen eine Live-Action-Adaption der "Tim und Struppi"-Comics für Universal und Dreamworks. Momentan verhandelt man noch über die Filmrechte für das potenzielle Franchiseprojekt mit Nick Rodwell. Spielberg hatte die Rechte bereits 1983 erworben, sie jedoch verfallen lassen.
Von den populären Comic-Bänden des Belgiers Hergé um die Abenteuer des Reporters Tim und seines Hunds Struppi wurden bereits vier als Zeichentrickfilme adaptiert und dienten als Vorlage für eine TV-Serie.
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[...] Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, Aliens Resurrection, Amelie) is currently working on a script about the adventures of the Belgium comic character Tintin, and considers the possibility of directing the feature, for the French studio UGC.
As a side story, Walt Disney himself wrote to Tintin creator Hergé in the '50s to discuss adapting the adventures of the famous reporter in an animated feature, but never got any response. Steven Spielberg then purchased the rights to Tintin that he held until 1987, and used it as one of the main references in his Indiana Jones movies. At the time, he considered producing a live feature directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue), then Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown) who wanted to adapt the "Sceptre d'Ottokar" album. The current owners of the rights (Hergé's widow and her husband) recently told the Belgium press that, after seeing Shrek, they realized CGI was the way to animate Tintin and they'd love to move forward quickly with a CG feature. Which leaves the possibility of Jeunet being involved in this animated production!! [...]
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