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Okay, now it's officially official that Spielberg has the rights to TINTIN!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It's been known that Steven Spielberg was after the TINTIN rights since the early '80s. In fact, I was under the impression that Spielberg already had them. In fact, when I met the man on the WAR OF THE WORLDS set he talked about TINTIN, specifically a Weta test reel he received with Peter Jackson actually acting in it... the whole thing showing off Snowy, Tintin's dog, a completely CG creation from the wizards at Weta. They just announced that Herge Studios, which owns the 23 book series, finalized their deal with Amblin/Spielberg/Dreamworks, stressing that Spielberg will most likely only act as producer. The Tintin stuff is really fun and could make a great adventure series, especially if Spielberg takes a hands-on approach to the producing and judging from the length of time he's spent pursuing the rights I'd imagine it's a safe bet that he really wants this property to be made and made well. So now it's officially official, so says Hollywood Reporter.

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