Variety reports that Steven Spielberg will wrap 32 days of filming on Tintin this week in which he will then hand the project to producer Peter Jackson.
Jackson, who is in charge of the film’s special effects, will work on the effects for 18 months.
Spielberg originally obtained the rights to Tintin in 1983, but has not felt special effects have been up to par to what was needed until he saw Jackson’s work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong, which is why the two have paired up for the project.
The Tintin comic book series is about a globetrotting teenaged boy reporter. Tintin originated in Belgium over 80 years ago and remains an international hit. In the U.S., however, the character is little-known, especially among children.
While Spielberg will receive full directing credit for Tintin, it is also reported that Jackson may receive the title with the film’s next installment. Both filmmakers have signed on for a trilogy for Tintin.
Tintin was written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish and stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell.
By Tessa Petrocco (Source: Variety)