BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhuanet) -- Oscar-winning directors Steven Spielberg and
Peter Jackson each plans to direct at least one film in a series of three movies
based on the "Tintin" adventures.
Oscar-winning directors Steven Spielberg
and Peter Jackson each plans to direct at least one film in a series of
three movies based on the "Tintin" adventures.(File Photo)
It looks like a win-win for fans of "Tintin," a
collection of illustrated books about a globe-trotting Belgian boy reporter and
his loyal dog sidekick.
Tintin has been a long-time pet project for
Spielberg, who finally secured the film rights to the comic series in the past
Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of "The Lord of
the Rings" trilogy, has already developed a test film which has brought the
characters created by George Remi, better known by his pen name Herge, to life.
The films will be created through motion-capture
technology, in which digital renderings are made of performances by live actors,
with computer imagery added to create a combination of live action layered with
Jackson used similar technology to create his giant
ape in "King Kong" and the Gollum character in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
"We want Tintin's adventures to have the reality of a
live-action film, and yet Peter and I felt that shooting them in a traditional
live-action format would simply not honor the distinctive look of the characters
and world that Herge created," Spielberg said in a news release.
The announcement came just a week before the 100th
anniversary of the birth of Herge who died in 1983.