British screenwriter Steven Moffat is writing DreamWorks' Tintin, the movie trilogy collaboration from Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Moffat is best known for penning the new Doctor Who series and the BBC's Jekyll.

Moffat's other credits include penning the British version of the television series Coupling.

In the comic created by Herge, Tintin is a young Belgian reporter and world traveler who is aided in his adventures by his faithful dog Snowy. He later was joined by such colorful characters as Captain Haddock, Professor Cuthbert Calculus and bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson. The books, hugely popular in Europe, have been translated into 50 languages with more than 200 million copies sold.

Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg which will each be directing one of the the three films in the proposed trilogy, with the director of the third still to be determined. The films will be made using performance-capture technology and produced in digital 3-D.