The Adventures Of Tintin is back

January 29th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Jamie Bell the star of Billy Elliot is said to be playing a role of an intrepid boy reporter Tintin in the Steven Spielberg-directed movie adaptation of the comic-strip hero. Along with him there will be another co-star who will be in a villain’s role the James Bond actor ‘Daniel Craig’ who will be the pirate Red Rackham said by the entertainment industry reports.

The animation titles : The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn.

The film, which will use computer generated techniques, is tentatively scheduled for a release date in 2011.

British actor Bell is best known for his title role in the 2000 hit film Billy Elliot, playing a ballet prodigy.

Both Bell and Craig recently co-starred in the World War II drama, Defiance.

The Tintin film is set to be the first in a series of two or three films based on the Belgian comic character, according to reports. The reporter’s first adventure, created by George Remi who was better known by his pen name Herge, appeared 80 years ago in 1929.

The first film is being produced by Spielberg, movie industry executive Kathleen Kennedy and Oscar-winning Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson.Jackson is set to direct the second film in the series.

Spielberg and Jackson have previously indicated that the Tintin adaptations would feature groundbreaking computer animation technology.

‘Herge’s characters have been reborn as living beings, expressing emotion and a soul which goes far beyond anything we’ve seen to date with computer animated characters,’ Spielberg said in a 2007 interview.

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