I have to admit right away that I'm not too familiar with the Tintin comic books, but I just recently watched Anders Østergaard's brilliant documentary Tintin and I, which is about Tintin creator Hergé, and I've been meaning ever since to pick up one of the titles. Now, I can either hurry up and read a copy of The Adventures of Tintin or I can be lazy and wait for the upcoming movie produced by Steven Spielberg, which DreamWorks has just greenlit. Spielberg has been interested in adapting one of Tintin's adventures for many decades, but he only recently reacquired the rights to the character. According to Spielberg.net, the movie might be done with James Cameron's new performance capture technology.

For those unfamiliar with the Belgian comics, Tintin is a reporter who travels to different parts of the world with his dog Snowy and occasionally with other characters such as a sea captain called Haddock. Hergé's drawings were detailed and extremely well researched to provide readers with as much authenticity as possible while also delivering smartly-written and highly entertaining adventures. It isn't known, even by the studio probably, which of Tintin's stories will be brought to screen first, though DreamWorks is hoping for enough success with the film to turn it into a franchise.