The News Robot
Jul 28, 2004
The rumor is that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have found the right actor to play Tintin in their trilogy of the same name.

17-year-old British actor Thomas Sangster (Love, Actually; Nanny McPhee) has reportedly been cast, though DreamWorks has declined to verify the claim reported by London's Daily Mail (and brought to us by THR).

The trilogy (with a film directed by Spielberg, one by Jackson, and a third possibly by another director) will be performance-capture, and follow the exploits of a young Belgian reporter created by author and artist Georges Remi. Andy Serkis has been cast as Tintin's pal Captain Haddock.

(Via David Morgan @ Filmwad)


Code Monkey
Staff member
Mar 20, 2004
Tintin as in the boy & his dog Tintin?

I could see Spielberg involved in something like that as pet project since he tends to purposely do non-genre films every few years but I'm surprised at Peter Jackson. After the enormous success & exposure from his LOTR films you'd expect him to be doing another high-profile film rather than going back to this pre-LOTR days with material like Tintin.