What part of that blog entry title do you think gets me more antsy with anticipation? That Jamie Bell is in a movie or that Steven Spielberg is? Hmmm. One look at the blog and you should know your answer. It's fitting that while I had indeed heard the news (I just hadn't had the chance to post about it) I received blog comments, emails and SMS text messages telling me about it. Nice to know I'm so predictable.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm glad that somebody like Steven freakin' Spielberg likes my Jamie enough to cast him in a new blockbuster, but why oh why did he have to cast him in Tintin? I liked the books and I enjoyed the television series when I was a lil tyke, but... really? They're making a Tintin movie? It's been discussed a lot over the last few years, but I never actually though it would come to fruition. Is there a childhood hero as uncool as Tintin? I know he went to the moon and all, but yeesh. NERD ALERT (/primary school).
It's been filmed in motion capture 3D, which I think implies it will be like Beowulf...? If somebody can be bothered reading about this movie once it gets past the cast (Jamie, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toby Jones - lovely) and it mentions anything then let me know. If it does follow the path of Beowulf does that mean we should expect Tintin to come out looking like this?
If so, I approve!
And because we can't go through this entry without a picture of the man in question: