Paramount and Sony have now set a concrete date for Steven Spielberg's latest film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studios have set a December 23, 2011 release date for The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.

Sony, which is handling the international distribution, will roll the film out in international territories much earlier, sometime in late October. Steven Spielberg is directing the film from a script by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.

Jamie Bell stars as the title character, a young reporter who must square off against the nefarious Red Rackham, played by Daniel Craig. Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook all co-star in the film.