Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"The Secret Of The Unicorn" and "Red Rackham's Treasure"...

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Later this month, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will start their Sony, Paramount performance capture motion picture Tintin, based on Belgian creator Herge's comic strip character.

As we first reported, November 2006, producers will adapt Herge's The Secret Of The Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure.

Spielberg will direct wih Jackson producing.

Paramount will distribute in North America and other English-speaking territories, with Sony handling the foreign release.

Screenplays were adapted from the comics by writer Steven "Jekyll" Moffat.

Herge's Tintin comic adventures have been translated into more than 50 languages with over two hundred million books sold.

Stories feature the young reporter involved in international crime intrigues, travelling the world and to the moon, accompanied by his loyal dog 'Snowy', drunken friend 'Captain Haddock', deaf 'Professor Cuthbert Calculus' and bumbling twin detectives 'Thomson' and 'Thompson'.

Originally published as a series in Le Soir (June 1942 - January 1943), The Secret of the Unicorn, focuses on the investigation and discovery of treasure ship 'The Unicorn' and its pirate connection to Captain Haddock, followed by the search for the booty, in Part 2, Red Rackham's Treasure.