Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson as Tintin and Haddock?

Dec. 26, 2011 | 1:48 p.m.
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Tintin, left, Haddock, Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg. (WETA Digital/Paramount Pictures and Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times

“The Adventures of Tintin” star Jamie Bell compared the film’s director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson to the film’s heroic duo — Tintin and Haddock.

“Steven is Tintin, a fearless innocent, and Peter, who is a mischievous, anarchic … kind of guy,” Bell told a packed theater during a Q&A after Hero Complex’s free screening of “Tintin” earlier this month. “They speak a common language which is making movies. I will say that the one thing that is similar about them is that they both makes films like it’s their first one.”

Bell, who plays the title character in the film, and Nick Frost, who plays bumbling detective Thomson, answered questions from audience members about “Tintin,” which opened in U.S. theaters this week. Watch the video below to hear their takes on Spielberg, Jackson, Andy Serkis and the differences between American and British comedy.

The pair also talked about capturing the essence of Hergé’s beloved comic strip character and working with motion-capture technology.

“I really think it’s about time that we kind of acknowledged the fact that this is a true medium for actors to excel in, to work in,” Bell said.

— Noelene Clark


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5 Responses to Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson as Tintin and Haddock?

  1. Marissa says:

    Okay, good. So now I know. Nick Frost plays Thomson while Simon Pegg plays Thompson. It's been bothering me for a while now.

  2. Peteykins says:

    How wonderful that they enjoyed making such a godawful movie.

  3. matt says:

    "They both make films like it is their first one" and the transcription "they both makes films that are as good as their first one" are VERY different statements.

    Sloppy stuff, Hero Complex/Noelene

  4. Sean Power says:

    Just a great movie. Saw it with the kids over the weekend and my 6 year old didn't get up once and she said it was the best movie ever. I agree. Beautiful animation, great action, funny, and just a wonderful movie you should see on the big screen.

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