Spielberg, Jackson team for Tintin film
Per Variety, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three features based on the Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks. The movies will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture 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.
“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 continued.
Before starting on the films, Spielberg will film the fourth Indiana Jones movie this fall, while Jackson will shoot Lovely Bones, based on the novel by Alice Sebold.
Dark Horse in film pact with Hyde Park
Variety also reports that Dark Horse has entered into an agreement with Hyde Park Entertainment to produce “medium budget” films based on Dark Horse’s comics, starting with The Blackburne Covenant by Fabian Nicieza and Stefano Raffaele.
Hyde Park has produced a bunch of films I haven’t seen, including Premonition, Death Sentence and Asylum.
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