Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn has been confirmed as the first in the Tintin trilogy that is currently being put into preproduction by the dream-team of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Cast as the young reporter is Jamie Bell with Daniel Craig playing the pirate Red Rackham. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will play Thompson and Thompson and several unconfirmed roles are slated for Andy Serkis (heavily tipped to play Captain Haddock), Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. It's a pretty excellent line up of actors and with Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat lined up as the trilogy's writers, this series is looking better by the day.
Spielberg will direct the first film, The Secret of the Unicorn, with Jackson helming the sequel and another unnamed director lined up for the trilogy cap. We'll have to wait til 2011 for the first installment, but the line-up looks excellent. This could be something very special indeed.