Recently it was announced that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had officially joined the cast as Thompson & Thomson in Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson‘s proposed Tintin trilogy of movies, the first of which is now officially titled The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.
Now comes word of two more castings, Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig. Bell has been cast in the lead role of Tintin; he is best known for his work in Billy Elliot and was recently in Jumper. He also worked on Peter Jackson’s King Kong, so that probably helped out a bit. Daniel Craig is best known as the latest and greatest James Bond and his character in Tintin will be Red Rackham.
The first installment is being directed by Steven Spielberg, with Peter Jackson taking the second and them possibly co-directing the third. It’s written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, and Joe Cornish and has now officially started principle photography.
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is aiming for a 2011 release and will be presented in a 3-D motion capture style.