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Even if you aren't a fan of the source material, there's a lot to be excited about when it comes to the upcoming motion-capture adventure film The Adventures of Tintin. It's a collaboration between two of the biggest filmmakers in history, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. The screenplay credits include such geek icons as Steven "Doctor Who" Moffat, Edgar "Scott Pilgrim" Wright, and Joe "Attack the Block" Cornish. It taps into old-school adventure that nobody does like Spielberg, meaning it might be the first motion-capture movie for people who don't like motion-capture movies. Plus, the lead character has a haircut that makes him look like a Hershey's Kiss.
But how did Spielberg and Jackson come together on Tintin? The Hollywood Reporter will be running an exclusive interview with the pair in an upcoming issue, but in the meantime they've posted some excerpts from the chat, as well as a video of some highlights. You can read the story here, and you can watch the video below.
Based on the long-running and internationally popular series of comic books by Belgian artist Georges Rémi (under the pen name of Hergé), the series follows a young Beglian reporter named Tintin. He's surrounded by a colorful cast of characters as he travels the globe having adventures and getting into scrapes. Sort of a less grizzled Indiana Jones set in a sillier world.
The Adventures of Tintin opens on December 21st. To learn more about the movie, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.