Director Steven Spielberg is teaming up with Peter Jackson to bring children's character Tintin to the big screen.
The filmmakers have reportedly signed a three-feature deal, which will see Spielberg and the Lord of the Rings director make one 3D animated movie each, while the third has yet to be decided.
The character of junior reporter Tintin was the creation of Herge, also known as Belgian artist Georges Remi, in 1929.
Reports suggest the stories for the films will be taken from the comics published between 1929 and 1976, which detail the adventures of Tintin, his dog Snowy, and best friend Captain Haddock.
Spielberg tells film publication Variety, "Herge's characters have been reborn as living beings, expressing emotion and a soul which goes far beyond anything we've seen to date with computer animated characters.
“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 honor the distinctive look of the characters and world that Herge created."
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