Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig Join Steven Spielberg's Tintin
Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures have finally made an official announcement today confirming the start of production on Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's Tintin project. The official title is now The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and Jamie Bell has been cast as Tintin, while Daniel Craig will play the "nefarious" Red Rackham, a pirate who attacks Haddock's ship The Unicorn. Starting to sound a bit like your standard adventure. Another interesting tidbit is that the script was written by Steven Moffat ("Doctor Who"), Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Joe Cornish ("The Adam and Joe Show").
Now I know this is being directed by Steven Spielberg, but The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn - you have got to be kidding me? That is the title they've chosen to try and sell this to the masses? That sounds like a SpongeBob movie, not anything I want to actually get excited about. We talked previously about the lack of interest in Tintin and I've got a feeling this new title and these new names aren't going to help it that much. Maybe I'll just hold out and wait for a trailer before condemning this even more. I really like everyone involved, I just don't care that much about the "Secret of the Unicorn." Thoughts?