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Spielberg and Jackson for Tintin trilogy

Tintin.jpgNow here's an interesting team up, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming up for a trilogy of Tintin films.

The plan is that Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy will produce all three and Spielberg will direct one, with Peter Jackson directing another, and an as yet unknown director will take the third.

The films will be produced using 3-D performance capture, and so will be produced in computer animation. However it looks like they won't be looking like simple animation, the plan is to make them photo-realistic.

According to comments from the filmmakers at Variety, Jackson says:

"...we're making them look photorealistic; the fibers of their clothing, the pores of their skin and each individual hair. They look exactly like real people --but real Herge people!"

Spielberg commented:

"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..."

Wow, so the Tintin films are going for something along the lines of Polar Express, how do you think that will look for the Tintin characters? Will it do them justice on the big screen? I think with these two directors and effects knowledge behind them there's no chance of it looking bad.



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