Friday, October 28, 2011

Random Sauce: My Inner Child Is Happy



All of us hold a special place in our hearts for movies, books, comics, and what-have-yous that we've enjoyed while growing up (or still in the process). For me, it started with movies like Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future. Then I got into books and immediately fell in love with Ender's Game and Redwall.

And now, my favorite comic of all time has been made into a motion picture in the best way I could ever hope.

The Adventures of Tintin


No. Not Rin Tin Tin. Tintin! The globe-trotting Belgium reporter and original break-neck adventurer created by acclaimed storyteller Hergé. And finally, after optioning the film rights almost 30 years ago, Spielberg (the man) himself, with Mr. Peter Jackson producing, have brought the world-famous character to the big screen at last!

And it's animated/motion-capture. Another bonus, for me. Like most others I know, Motion Capture has been a really tough sell. Since Rise of the Planet of the Apes' WETA is applying their wizardry to this film, I'm willing to bet this will be a great, even true, adaptation. It's already out in Europe and getting lots of sweet buzz!

See for yourself!

*rewatches last 20 seconds over and over*

Thanks for the awesome Christmas present, Mr. S and J!

Now, if someone can just get around to making a great Redwall and Ender's Game movie, I can die happy.

What would you like to see made into a movie before you kick the bucket?

I'm David, and who's got a fox terrier?


25 comments:

  1. I AM SO EXCITED FOR TINTIN!! I grew up reading the comics and watching the show on Nickelodeon, and this is going to be a really fun nostalgia=fest for me. I'm thinking about requesting a set of Tintin books for Christmas :) Of course, the fact that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are behind the movie is definitely another reason I want to see it!

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  2. wow, am I so out of the loop that I've never heard of tintin? Sorry. But it sounds awesome.

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  3. Ask and ye shall receive: Ender

    I audibly shrieked when I saw this news the other day. 2013 BABY!!!

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  4. I never heard of this, thanks for widening my gaze, so to speak:) And glad your inner child is elated too;)

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  5. Maybe my YA futuristic thriller? ahhahaha.
    Otherwise a Poe story or Chime by Franny Billingsley. Oh, or Cherie Priest's Four & Twenty Blackbirds. I'm on a sort of new world horror jag.

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  6. There's a Redwall graphic novel and they had an animated TV series in the UK for a while - I think you can find it on youtube. I know because I love me some Redwall!

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  7. No fox terrier here, but I'm glad your inner child is pleased. It looks awesome.

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  8. And I just read on another blog that Ender's Game will be a movie!
    I'll confess - I'd really like to see CassaStar as a movie...

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  9. That looks like a really good movie:)

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  10. I didn't even know about the secrets of Tintin. Sounds cool. I do have a special place in my heart for Back to the Future movies, and Indiana Jones movies! Those are stellar!

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  11. I've never heard of this, but it looks really cool. I have mixed feelings about movies and books. Sometimes they are SO good, and others they almost ruin it for me.

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  12. I heard a rumor yesterday that they are making Enders Game and it comes out May 2012. I bet I just made your day :)

    That movie looks amazing!

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  13. This movie looks awesome. I'm excited for it!

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  14. I've never heard of it before, but it sounds great!

    I'd love to see a movie of The Looking Glass Wars--they're perfect for the screen (IMHO :P), with lots of action and a wonderful setting.

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  15. This looks so fun. I will definitely see it now.

    I'd love to see The Dragonriders of Pern made into a movie. Someone bought the rights, but nothing's been done on it. Ugh

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  16. Ooh, that is a GOOD production team.

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  17. I think From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler would be an amazing movie. I LOVE that book!

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  18. I am SO looking forward for this. Saw the trailer and freaked.

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  19. I think I just turned into a fox terrier! Gawd, that's going to be great!

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  20. Oh man, so excited for this. Judging by the trailer, and the names attached, it looks great. I'm not usually a fan of this animation style (ultra-realistic CGI makes me feel like they should just commit to either the real world or CGI) but this movie might just make a convert out of me. BTW, re. Ender's Game movie - you might just get your wish, I think they're working on one? Although they might have been working on it for a while and it's in development hell, not sure.

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  21. I want to see "Woven" and "Dragon's Heart" before I kick the bucket. Love ya bro!

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  22. TinTin! Yay! I must admit, I did enjoy TinTin.

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  23. Yours is the second post I've seen about TinTin lately! Also, I'm a huge fan of Indy and Ender's Game too.

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  24. This looks pretty cool... but you're going to think I'm crazy when I say, I've never heard of tintin before... thanks for your post!

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