He may routinely save the world as James Bond, but Daniel Craig
is stepping into his bad-guy uniform, to play the evil seaman Red Rackham in the upcoming Steven Spielberg screen adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
The movie – in which Craig's Defiance
costar Jamie Bell (best known as Billy Elliot in the 2000 film of the same name) plays the fearless young reporter Tintin – is already in production, in 3-D, say reports.
Due for release in 2011, this Tintin
is expected to be the first in a screen trilogy. Lord of the Rings
Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson is set to direct the sequel.
– Stephen M. Silverman