Spielberg and Jackson to make Tintin movie
May 16, 2007 - 12:26:17 PM

London, May 16 - Hollywood directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are set to bring the comic book character Tintin onto the big screen.

They are to direct and produce two of a series of three films on the cartoon character. But it is yet not known who will make the third movie, reports

Jackson said the films would stay true to the designs on the original characters but the characters wouldn't exactly look like cartoons.

'Instead, we're making them look photo-realistic - the fibres of their clothing, the pores of their skin and each individual hair. They look exactly like real people - but real Herge people,' said Jackson.

Spielberg added: 'We want Tintin's adventures to have the reality of a live-action film, and yet Peter and I felt that shooting them in a traditional live-action format would simply not honour the distinctive look of the characters and world that Herge created.'

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