§ Has Tintin been cast? The Daily Mail thinks so. This is only a rumor, but they claim Thomas Sangster, 17, is on the job as the boy adventurer. Sangster is an experienced thespian, having already been adorable in Nanny MacPhee, and cute in Love Actually. The Daily Mail doesn’t identify when this picture was taken, but that is one youthful looking 17-year-old if it’s remotely contemporary.
Just to remind everyone of TINTIN movie facts: thus far it is slated to be THREE movies, one directed by Steven Spielberg, one directed by Peter Jackson, one by UNKNOWN and they will be mo-cap cgi. Mocap mogul Andy Serkis has been cast as Captain Haddock. Of the filming process, Jackson said
“We’re making them look photorealistic; the fibers of their clothing, the pores of their skin and each individual hair. They look exactly like real people — but real Herge people!”
Other than this, little is known. So far.
§ AICN is reporting that Matthew Vaughn (LAYER CAKE, STARDUST)will adapt Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s KICK-ASS.
[Vaughn is] evidently holed up with Jane Goldman (his writing partner on STARDUST) right now and working hard to get the script right. Considering Millar’s only got the first two issues out at this point, this may turn out to be a case like Edgar Wright and SCOTT PILGRIM, where Vaughn is working directly with Millar, already privy to where the series is headed.
KICK-ASS, you’ll recall, is an Icon title, meaning Millar and JR JR should get a nice piece of any ensuing film. Good one.