Studio Peeps: Tintin, Kick-Ass

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sangsterDM2003 228x571 Studio Peeps: Tintin, Kick Ass§ 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.

Comments

  1. I’ve seen some fairly recent pictures of Thomas Sangster, and while he’s seems to have the height of a 17-year-old, he definitely has that boyish-face thang going on.

  2. He was good in the episodes of Doctor Who he appeared in (“Human Nature” and “Family of Blood”).

  3. I’m a fan of both casting ideas, but I’m def. concerned with the motion capture aspect. I can understand doing Beowulf that way… maybe Polar Express looking as truly horrific as it did was a baby-step fluke, right? But after seeing how toilet-worthy Beowulf was, you’d think that mainstream Hollywood (or at least competent directors like Spielberg) would wash their hands of it.

    But, like I said, the casting so far has a thumbs up from me.

  4. Torsten Adair says:

    Tintin will also be presented in 3-D. As for the mocap CGI (motoscoping?), it depends on how detailed they make it. T’would be cool if they kept the “ligne claire” style!

  5. Yes, performance-capture does not have to equal near-photorealistic.

  6. Steve Taylor says:

    On the other hand,…that Jar-jar Binks,…
    I dunno about you,…but,,…I thought he WAS real for such a long time.

  7. Andrew S says:

    Let’s not forget the involvement of Stephen Moffatt, one of the best UK genre writers working today.

  8. cool tintin the movie…yeah sounds good and i think he could be good as the boy but i think he needs to be a bit more fitter and energetic like stronger…tintin was tough too remember…:) funny pic that one i think…

  9. Steph says:

    he is sooo hott…love him

  10. Steph says:

    he is sooo hott…love him

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