Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Paramount has stepped in to completely take over financing the Spielberg/Jackson produced ‘Tintin’ trilogy. The move comes after the two directors submitted a $130 million dollar budget to produce the three films.
Following Universal’s shock, Paramount stepped in offering a full budget on the film that begins production next month.
Peter Jackson’s WETA digital workshop has spent $30 million developing performance capture technology to make Tintin, his dog snowy, Captain Haddock, and the rest of his crew.
This is one of the films on this site that I’m personally following very closely. Tintin, the Belgian reporter, is one of my favorite comic book heros. Tintin is widely known internationally, but I believe Universal is balking at this idea due to its fears of his performance domestically.
I still cannot wait.