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?