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http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=cannes2007&jump=story&articleid=VR1117964927&cs=1

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming to direct and produce three back-to-back features based on Georges Remi's beloved Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin for DreamWorks. Pics will be produced in full digital 3-D using performance capture technology.

The two filmmakers will each direct at least one of the movies; studio wouldn't say which director would helm the third. Kathleen Kennedy joins Spielberg and Jackson as a producer on the three films, which might be released through DreamWorks Animation.



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IMDB quotes Jackson as saying that the "Gollum" technology that will be used will "look photorealistic ... They look exactly like real people -- but real Hergé people."

http://imdb.com/news/sb/2007-05-15/#2

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Me too. Tintin, as cool as the original stories are, has always failed whenever someone has tried to update, adapt, or modernize him. And "boy adventurer and his dog" is not a genre that seems like it would resonate with modern audiences.

Still, it's Spielberg and Jackson, so I know better than to count them out.



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Tintin's boring, why not bring ASTERIX & OBELIX over here which is way funnier.
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