Daniel Craig Hit's Speilberg's 'Tintin'

Daniel Craig Hit's Speilberg's 'Tintin'-photo

Daniel Craig is chasing a bit of that Johnny Depp franchise magic.

After tremendous success revitalizing the 007 brand, Craig is now on payroll with Steven Speilberg, suiting up as a pirate for the legendary director's ambitious Tintin series.

Tintin ran in the late 1920's as a comic strip, following the adventures of a Belgian reporter with a serious faux-hawk. It's since been re-upped jointly by Paramount and Warner Bros. for a planned two films.

The first, under Speilberg's watch, will pit Craig with grown-up Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell in the lead, as well as Brit funnyman Simon Pegg and Infamous' Toby Jones. The sequel will be handed off to Lord of the Rings master Peter Jackson.

As cameras started rolling yesterday in Los Angeles, Craig's return to work makes winners out of everyone. Three grueling months on set can likely guarantee us another vacation.

 

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  • pace
    pace

    How fun! I remember learning french with Tin Tin. It will be nice to see Jamie Bell & Daniel Craig together again, loved their chemistry in Defiance. Bell was very very good! I like Simon Pegg too.

  • cb007
    cb007

    Jamie Bell..... COME DANCE WITH ME. Simon Pegg.......RACE YA ROUND THE BLOCK. Daniel Craig........WHAT EVER TAKES YOUR FANCY. Englands answer to "The Three Amigos"

  • cb007
    cb007

    I don't remember TinTin. I do remember a television show called Rin Tin Tin, He was an Alsation dog who saved a lot of people grieve when he wasn't too busy. LOL I don't remember him hanging around pirates either. LOL Billy Elliot and 007. Should be interesting!

  • ddavenport
    ddavenport

    Nice.