Although not a British film, Steven Spielberg’s animated adaption of the Belgium comic strip The Adventures Of Tintin boasts a impressive line-up of British stars.
Having brought the rights to Tintin 28 years ago, Spielberg wanted to stay faithful to the original so enlisted the help of British writers Edgar Wright (director/co-writer of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat, yes the same Steve Moffat of the hugely popular Doctor Who TV show.
All three writers worked on the screenplay while the cast of voices is headed by Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Retreat), who voices Tintin, Daniel Craig plays Red Rackham, and Simon Pegg as Inspector Thompson. Of course, Pegg’s partner in crime Nick Frost is also in the movie along with fellow Brits Cary Elwes, (Saw), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean), Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings) and TV stars Tony Curran (Doctor Who), Daniel Mays (Outcasts) and Toby Jones (Titantic – new TV series). In fact the list goes on.
Spielberg plans on making three Tintin movies with the first installment The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn directed by himself, the second by Peter Jackson who is producing the first, and a possible joint directorial for the third movie.
Secret Of The Unicorn is due for release this December 23rd, until then check out the first trailer for the film and see what your think.
The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn