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Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Tintin & Moffat
Labels: Movie News
Steven Moffat, writer of some of the best Doctor Who episodes and Jekyll, is really seeing his career skyrocket. Not only is he the focus of fanboy slobbering over his Who episodes (particular the sublime Blink), but he's now headed for Hollywood!
Steven Spielberg (E.T) and Peter Jackson (The Lord Of The Rings) are both producing a film adaptation of the popular Tintin books, and Moffat has been asked to write the script! This will be Moffat's first venture into film territory, so it's sure to be a daunting prospect for him, but I'm sure he'll come good...
Tintin is a Belgian comic strip about a young reporter who travels the world with his faithful dog Snowy, solving various mysteries with the help of his friends Captain Haddock, Professor Calculas and bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson. The books have been translated into 50 languages and have sold in excess of 200 million copies.
The project is an intended trilogy, utilizing performance-capture technology familiar to audiences from The Polar Express and the upcoming Beowulf. Spielberg and Jackson are each slated to direct an installment, although it's not clear if Moffat will be writing all three films.
It's great news for all Moffat fans out there! I was a fan of the Tintin comics as a kid and really enjoyed the second animated series, too. A Spielberg/Jackson-produced film should be amazing, but particularly now Moffat's onboard.