Update: Herge Studios got it wrong and Steven Spielberg IS still directing the first movie, with Jackson directing the second.
According to dhnet.be the first Tintin movie will now be directed by Peter Jackson, not Steven Spielberg who has been attached to direct for a number of months. Peter Jackson was originally set to direct the first movie, however Spielberg took the reigns as Jackson had to go and work on The Hobbit. Now it seems Peter Jackson is back in the director chair.
The first of the planned Tintin movies will be directed by Peter Jackson, not Steven Spielberg, according to Herge Studios, which holds the rights to the iconic comic strip character.
Spielberg, initially tabbed to direct the first installment of the would-be franchise, will now be only indirectly involved in the filming, the Brussels-based studio said.
The first episode will be based on two of the books, “The Secret of the Unicorn” and “Red Rackham’s Treasure,” written by Tintin creator Herge between 1942 and 1944.
The film, scripted by “Doctor Who” writer Stephen Moffat, will be animated with motion-capture technology and star 18-year-old Thomas Sangster as Tintin and Andy Serkis as his friend Captain Haddock.
Filming is expected to begin in September.