Sunday, June 03, 2007

The most beloved Belgian comic strip hero Tintin is to come alive on screen as Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are to join forces to direct and produce a series of three films based on the character Tintin. The Entertainment journal Daily Variety reported in it's recent edition that the legendary film makers would direct at least one of the films each and serve as producers on all three. Tintin had been a long time pet project of Steven Spielberg who finally secured the film rights to the comic series in the past months. Spielberg said that the computer animation technology used for the films would be unlike anything ever seen. The characters would be made to look real and photorealistic. The three stories are chosen from the 23 Tintin books published between 1929 and 1976.

Wow, there goes the News! Tintin has ever been my fav reads and so is Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead! Tintin however, is ever popular and Herge, the creator of Tintin gets tons of mails from India. Tintin enjoys a huge fan flow from Calcutta in India. In Cigars of Pharaoh, there is the snake charmers, fakirs and sacred cows. Tintin dressed in turban and shervani is thoughtful. Tintin in Tibet is also another feel of India influence. Captain Haddock bumps into a porter who yells at him in Hindi.

As Herge's Birth centenary is celebrated this year, Tintin creation is dear to millions of hearts and now we can cross our fingers and wait for Spielberg to do the magic!

- ilaxi patel
Author of Guardian of Angels
Editor, Net newspaper for kids with resources for parents and teachers

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