Peter Jackson co-directs new Tintin via internet!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

WELLINGTON - The latest Tintin movie has been co-directed by Kiwi movie mogul Peter Jackson via the internet from his Wellington base.

Co-helmer Steven Spielberg was on set to coordinate the filming in California, reports

Nick Frost plays one of the bumbling Thompson twin detectives. He said that Jackson gave his cast instructions via the world wide web which were then played on a PA system.

“Steve would come on and give a note and then through the PA system you would hear Peter say, ‘Hi guys, could you try this’, and then they would turn the camera around so that we could see him. It was strange,” Frost said.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig as Red Rackham, a pirate who attacks the ship Unicorn, and Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell as Tintin.

Captain Haddock will be played by Andy Serkis.

“Steven was on the set and Peter was in Wellington and he had lots of live links via iChat,” Frost explained.

“I’ve never been directed before via iChat, which was an odd and not totally unpleasant way of doing business, just a bit strange,” he added. (ANI)

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