Peter Jackson set to direct Tintin movie as comic-book character turns 90

Director Peter Jackson at the world premiere of his film They Shall Not Grow Old during the BFI London Film Festival in London on Oct 16, 2018.
Director Peter Jackson at the world premiere of his film They Shall Not Grow Old during the BFI London Film Festival in London on Oct 16, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Tintin turned 90 on Thursday (Jan 10) but the boy hero is not retiring his zest for adventure.

Casterman, which publishes his comic-book exploits, said a film featuring the cub reporter by director Peter Jackson is in the pipeline.

Steven Spielberg, who made Tintin's first Hollywood outing in 2011's The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, is producing this time.

A new Tintin book is also in the works.

Jackson has been tight-lipped on what adventure or adventures he would draw on for the film.

"There are so many good stories, and I just want to see what I feel like making. There are so many choices, and I couldn't tell you today which way I'm going," he added.

The first Tintin cartoons appeared in Belgian Catholic journal Le Petit Vingtième on Jan 10, 1929.