Steven Spielberg directed Tintin to release on 23 December, 2011

MUMBAI: Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment will be releasing the 3-D motion capture feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn directed by Steven Spielberg on 23 December, 2011.

The movie is produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Kathleen Kennedy. It will be released by Paramount in the US on 23 December, 2011. The film will launch internationally in late October and early November, 2011 with Sony Pictures Releasing International handling Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and India, and Paramount distributing the film in Asia, Australia, UK and all other English speaking territories.

Starring Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham, the cast also includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, is a Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures production from a screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.

The film, which began production in late January 2009, is the first of a planned series of 3D motion capture films based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name Herge.

The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well.

Spielberg and Jackson will bring Herge’s stories to life employing state-of-the-art performance capture technology developed by Jackson’s Weta Digital.

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