Speilberg's Tintin gets release date!

Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will arrive in U.S. theaters December 2011, after the rest of the world gets to see it first.

Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced plans to release the motion capture picture Stateside on Dec. 23, 2011. However, in a highly unusual move, the film will launch internationally in late October and early November 2011, with Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. handling Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America and India, and Paramount distributing the film in Asia, Australia, the U.K. and all other English-speaking territories.

The two studios also revealed that they will release Tintin in 3-D, a move that had been mulled for several months. Insiders said the dailies convinced them that 3-D would offer the best rendition.

The film began production in late January. It is the first of a planned series based on the iconic character created by Georges Remi, better known to the world by his pen name “Herge.” The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Peter Jackson.

Jamie Bell (Defiance) stars as the intrepid young reporter. Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook round out the cast.

Source: Variety

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