Ain't It Cool News has reported that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) will portray Thomson and Thompson in director Steven Spielberg's Tintin.

Produced by Peter Jackson, the movie will be animated with motion-capture technology and star Andy Serkis as Tintin's friend Captain Haddock. Thomas Sangster was previously set to play Tintin but had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts. A new Tintin has not been announced.

DreamWorks' first Tintin feature, targeted for a 2010 release, will be based on two of the books, "The Secret of the Unicorn" and "Red Rackham's Treasure," written by Tintin creator Herge between 1942 and 1944.

The second film Tintin 2 will be directed by Jackson.