Paramount & Ubisoft to develop Tintin movie video game

MUMBAI: Paramount Digital Entertainment and Ubisoft are developing a video game based on the upcoming film Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, to be directed by Steven Spielberg.

The video game is expected to launch simultaneously with the film adaptation of the literary series. Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will be released in the US on 23 December, 2011 and internationally in late October and early November 2011.

The film, distributed by Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment, utilizes state-of-the-art, next-generation performance capture. Ubisoft’s Montpellier studio will work with director and producer Spielberg, producers Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy, to develop a unique and thrilling game that is closely tied to the upcoming motion picture.

"We look forward to working with Ubisoft and the filmmakers to create exciting new interactive adventures for Tintin. The upcoming video game will reintroduce Tintin to a whole new generation of gamers," said Paramount Digital Entertainment president Thomas Lesinski.

"We’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work on the Tintin game. We’re honored to bring one of the world’s most iconic comic characters to life in this new title," said Ubisoft vice president of worldwide licensing Christian Salomon.