Spielberg's ADVENTURES of TINTIN & Zemeckis' MARS NEEDS MOMS Get Release Dates

Two upcoming 3D CGI motion-capture films have just been slated for 2011 release dates!

Paramount Pictures has confirmed that the Steven Spielberg-directed and Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will hit theaters on December 23rd 2011.

Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish adapted Georges Remi a.k.a Herge's world renowned comic for the big-screen.

Official Plot Synopsis:

Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Defiance) stars as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace, Defiance) as the nefarious Red Rackham. Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

Executive producers are Nick Rodwell, Stephane Sperry and Ken Kamins. Paramount Pictures will release domestically and in all English speaking territories and Asia, excluding India. Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute the film in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, India and the remainder of the world.


Meanwhile... Disney has announced a March 11th 2011 Digital Disney 3D release for the Robert Zemeckis-produced adaptation of Berkley Breathed’s children’s book Mars Needs Moms!. It's safe to assume the film will also get an IMAX 3D release with Disney's deal with the company.

The film is being directed by Simon Wells (The Prince of Egypt/The Time Machine) and stars Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Dan Fogler (FanBoys, Balls of Fury). 

Here is the book description for Mars Needs Moms! :

Milo doesn’t get it: What’s the big deal about moms? They’re just slavedriving broccoli bullies. Yet they are worshipped the world over! Perhaps even the galaxy over-because here come Martians and they’re after one thing only: moms. Milo’s mom in particular. Who better to drive them to soccer practice and to pizza parties? That’s quite a long way to come for a mom-could it be that Milo has been overlooking something special?

From Pulitzer Prize winning comic strip creator of Bloom County and bestselling author Berkeley Breathed comes a funny, poignant book about how the unique love that binds our families can be overlooked in the rush and tumble of everyday lives . . . especially those of disgruntled little boys.

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