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Dreamworks for 'Tintin'

    March 09, 2007
Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com

DreamWorks will film the adventures of the iconic Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin, it was announced Thursday in Brussels by Herge Studios, which holds the rights to the fictional journalist and adventurer.Steven Spielberg will produce the film with partner Kathleen Kennedy, which is in development at his Amblin Entertainment for DreamWorks, but he is not expected to direct.The move caps a quarter century of negotiations involving Spielberg, a lifelong Tintin fan. He first bought an option to film the character just before Tintin creator Georges Remi -- known as Herge -- died in 1983. At one point, an agreement was in the cards, but Herge then read in the contract that Spielberg might not direct the films personally and refused to sign on the dotted line.More...

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