Tintin A $130 Million No-No
The $130,000,000 budget for the upcoming Tintin movie, based upon Hergé’s world-wide hit comics series, has been rejected by Universal.
The movie, produced and directed by Steven Spielberg (with the second installment to be directed by The Lord of the Rings‘ Peter Jackson) and written by Doctor Who’s Stephen Moffat, is the first in a proposed trilogy of movies. Paramount is already partnered up in the movie, having spent over $25,000,000 on development work.
If they can straighten out financing issues, shooting is expected to begin in October. If not, maybe the U.S. government will bail the movie out.
Updates available at the official Tintin movie site.