Steven Spielberg has long last found his Tintin and that would be the former Billy Elliot, Jamie Bell. Bell has won the title role as the iconic Tintin, and joining him would be 007 himself, Daniel Craig, who will play Red Rackham.
Here’s the official word:
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.
Shooting actually begins today with Daniel Craig and the film will release in 2011 as the first part of a trilogy. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will be based on the book with the same name.