Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
Seems like forever. And now we’ve got a new one to throw on the pile. As always, take this with a big fat grain of salt until we get something more substantial. For now, it’s just fun to speculate...
Hi Harry, Alex from Montreal and some news about Spielberg's Tintin project(s).
According to the french magazine "L'Ã‰cran 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".
Can't wait to see this happening ! (especially for "Seven Crystal Balls" & "Prisoners")
Duelling TINTIN movies? Spielberg vs. Polanski? Well, at least I know which one I’d let my kid star in...