Tintin hits the big screen

Steven Spielberg directed 3D film, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, to open in 2011.
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Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced release plans for the 3D motion capture feature film, produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Kathleen Kennedy.

The film will be released by Paramount in the US on December 23rd, 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.

The film will star Jamie Bell of Billy Elliot fame, as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham.

The international cast also includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The film is a Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures production from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, and began production in late January 2009.

The film is the first of a planned series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi. The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well.

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