Date: 15th May 2007

Now it's Tintin - the movie

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are to bring Tintin to the big screen.

They will direct and produce two of a series of three new films starring the cartoon character.

It's not yet known who will make the third movie, reports

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

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

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 honor the distinctive look of the characters and world that Herge created.

Source: Press Release