Tintin heads to the big screen
Tintin, one of the most popular comic book creations on the international scene, is headed to the movie theaters coutesy of Dreamworks and producer Steven Spielberg. The movie has a projected budget near $100 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
George Hermi, better known as Herge, created 23 Tintin graphic novels before he died in 1983. Spielberg has been sitting on the rights since shortly before Herge’s death. Tintin already has appeared in five movies — two live action and three animated — and two animated teevee series. The classic Tintin in Tibet graphic novel was adapted into a London musical last year.