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[20.10.2009] CS! sprach mit Nick Frost, u.a. über die Dreharbeiten zu "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn"...
[...] "'Tintin' was weird enough. At least with 'Tintin' everyone's there. Everyone's on the set and you're acting with real people".
This led to an anecdote about how Spielberg came to be involved with the "Tintin" franchise. According to Frost, Spielberg had originally been made aware of "Tintin" during the publicity tour for the original "Indiana Jones" film. Various members of the press had compared Jones to Tintin, which inspired Spielberg to research the character, and eventually purchase the rights. [...]


[27.08.2009] Movieline sprach mit dem Stunt-Choreographen Garrett Warren, u.a. über "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn"...
[...] if you read the book, it does follow an awful lot along with where the books have already set forward. It’s truly an amazing movie. I was a sleeper to me. It took me by surprise. We did a test for it two years before we shot it, and when we did the test it was fun and interesting. But oh my gosh - when we finally saw the movie, it was amazing. The stuff that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson came up with, the performances of Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis - oh my goodness. You cannot imagine what those guys can do to words on a page. It’s one of the better movies that people are going to see, especially when it comes to being an animated movie.
Can you describe the look of it at all?
It looks an awful lot like the cartoon. They really wanted to bring the cartoon to life. So if you know the cartoon, or have seen the books, that’s what it looks like. It’s beautiful. You would have thought to yourself that they would have tried to go for a more realistic look, but they’re actually trying to preserve the look and essence of the original Tintin characters.
I’m wondering how coordinating stunts for a live-action film differs from motion capture?
The difference is that you have to have just a little bit more imagination when you have motion capture. You have to make believe you’re in an elevator, or something is a dragon, or a house. In live action, we’d actually have the horse, or build a mock-up of a dragon, or put the actors in an elevator. We still perform an awful lot of hard action sequences, but they don’t necessarily take place at an actual location. We just put down a box, and have the person jump off of that, and that can be jumping off the roof of a building. [...]


[29.05.2009] Bei CS! gibt es folgende Pressemeldung...
Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced their release plans for the long awaited 3-D motion capture feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Kathleen Kennedy. The highly anticipated film will be released by Paramount in the U.S. on December 23, 2011. The film will launch internationally in late October and early November, 2011 with Sony Pictures Releasing International handling Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and India, and Paramount distributing the film in Asia, Australia, UK and all other English speaking territories.
Starring Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace) as the nefarious Red Rackham, the international cast also includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures production from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, and is produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.
The film, which began production in late January 2009, is the first of a planned series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name "Herge." Executive producers are Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry and Ken Kamins.
The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well.
Eighty years ago, Herge introduced the world to a unique cast of characters who have been embraced by readers of all ages. "The Adventures of Tintin" - a series of 24 books, the final unfinished adventure was published after Herge's death, became Herge's life's work. The first adventure was published in 1929. Over 200 million copies have been sold worldwide. The popular series has been translated into 70 languages and still attracts thousands of new fans each year.
Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will bring Herge's stories to life employing state-of-the-art performance capture technology developed by Jackson's Weta Digital.


[18.04.2009] Bei Empire Online gibt es ein Bild vom Set...

[19.02.2009] Upcoming Film Scores meldet...
Veteran composer John Williams is doing the score for The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, Steven Spielberg's and Peter Jackson's first film based on the classic Hergé comic books. The assignment has been confirmed by Williams' agent, the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency, and will have fans expecting another classic film theme from the composer of such orchestral hits as the Indiana Jones theme, Star Wars, Superman, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter. [...]

[27.01.2009] CS! meldet...
Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced the start of principal photography on the 3D motion capture feature The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig. The full press release:
Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced the start of principal production in Los Angeles on the 3D Motion Capture Film "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot," "Defiance") as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig ("Quantum of Solace," "Defiance") as the nefarious Red Rackham.
Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
"The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn," from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, is produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy, is the first in the series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name "Herge" and is due for release in 2011. Executive producers are Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry and Ken Kamins. Paramount Pictures will release domestically and in all English speaking territories and Asia, excluding India. Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute the film in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, India and the remainder of the world.
The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well.
Eighty years ago, Herge introduced the world to a unique cast of characters who have been embraced by readers of all ages. The Adventures of Tintin - a series of 24 books, the final unfinished adventure was published after Herge's - death became Herge's life's work. The first adventure was published in 1929. Over 200 million copies have been sold worldwide. The popular series has been translated into 70 languages and still attracts thousands of new fans each year.
Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will bring Herge's stories to life employing state-of-the-art performance capture technology developed by Jackson's Weta Digital.


[15.01.2009] CS! sprach mit Andy Serkis...
[...] "We are starting 'Tintin' the week after next," Serkis said. "Peter Jackson is producing and Steven Spielberg is directing. I remember reading them as a child. I wasn't this massive fan. I loved the almost storyboard nature of the beautiful, beautiful drawings. And the way its going to be done... It's obviously performance capture so it's is going to be perfect. There isn't a more perfect way of doing it."
As was previously reported, Spielberg will direct the first film and produce the second, while Jackson will direct the second and produce the first. [...]


[06.01.2009] AICN meldet...
[...] According to a reliable source not at all involved in the production, those rumblings we heard last fall about Simon Pegg and Nick Frost being cast as the Thomson and Thompson were right on the money. They're in. Along with Andy Serkis, who's set to play Captain Haddock, this runs the number of confirmed flesh-and-blood performers up to three!
With production allegedly a month away, expect these numbers to grow rapidly. At the top of the to-cast list for director Steven Spielberg (and producer Peter Jackson): a new Tintin to replace Thomas Sangster, who got knocked out due to scheduling conflicts when the project was delayed. [...]


[08.12.2008] 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?
Kennedy:
Yes.
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. [...]


[01.11.2008] Variety.com meldet...
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. [...]


[27.10.2008] Das Universum Film-Label ufaART bringt am 5. Januar 2009 ein ganz besonderes Sammlerstück in den Handel: Die limitierte TIM & STRUPPI Jubiläums-Sonderedition, bestehend aus 8 Slim-Amarays mit 21 Abenteuern des jungen Reporters Tim und seinem Hund Struppi, verpackt in einem exklusiven Schuber mit Jubiläums-Sticker und zwei Sammlerpostkarten zum UVP von 49,99 Euro. Zudem sind die bereits veröffentlichten Einzel-DVD’s mit jeweils 2-3 Abenteuern um Tim, Struppi, Professor Bienlein, Kapitän Haddock und all den anderen Figuren zum attraktiven Sammlerpreis von je 7,99 Euro erhältlich...

[24.09.2008] 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. [...]


[20.09.2008] LATimes.com meldet...
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. [...]


[27.08.2008] THR.com meldet...
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.


[21.05.2008] CS! meldet...
[...] 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."


[12.05.2008] CS! meldet...
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.


[22.03.2008] 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. [...]


[18.03.2008] 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]. [...]


[17.12.2007] Moviehole meldet...
"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.''


[16.12.2007] Variety.com meldet...
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. [...]


[05.11.2007] Stuff.co.nz meldet...
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.


[11.10.2007] 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. [...]

[02.10.2007] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
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." [...]


[15.05.2007] CS! meldet...
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!"


[09.03.2007] CS! meldet...
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.


[24.02.2007] Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SuperRTL "Tim und Struppi und der Sonnentempel"...

[17.02.2007] Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SuperRTL "Tim und Struppi und der Haifischsee"...

[10.02.2007] Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SuperRTL "Tim und Struppi - Reise zum Mond"...

[18.05.2005] 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. [...]

[08.06.2004] 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". [...]


[02.04.2004] Telepoche.fr meldet, dass Pierre Larden die Rolle des Tim spielen wird !!!

[15.01.2004] 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."


[15.01.2004] DH meldet...
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"


[14.01.2004] Phantastik.de meldet...
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 verletzen."

[16.10.2003] DH meldet...
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!".

[30.09.2003] 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?


[12.12.2002] 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...

[10.09.2001] AICN meldet...
[...] 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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