Tintin Starts Production, Casting

The final pieces have been put in place for The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, the first film in Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s 3-D motion-capture trilogy adapting the classic European comic book series.

Joining the cast are Jamie Bell (Defiance, Jumper) as the titular hero and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace) as Red Rackham, reports Variety.

The film, due out in 2011, began principal production this week in Los Angeles. The film is being co-financed by Paramount and Sony, with Spielberg directing the first installment and Jackson set to helm the second.