Steven Spielberg Wanted to Make the Movie of Renny Harlin's Dreams

tintinposter-heads-120.jpg"You know, after I had just done A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, one of the first people to call me was Steven Spielberg, and he asked me, 'So is there a movie of your dreams you want to make?' 'Seriously?' I said, 'Tintin.' So I gave him a pile of those books, and his company went after the rights. At that point, the creator was still alive, and he said absolutely not. So it didn't work out, and Spielberg and I went our separate ways. Then, years later, the creator died, and Spielberg went after the rights again, and he got them. So now there's a movie." You crazy for this one, Renny Harlin. [Vulture]


  • Jake says:

    Sure wish Harlin was allowed to do it. I'm sure it would be a lot better than what this one looks like it's going to be.

  • The WInchester says:

    It's ok, because Harlin went and made the pirate movie that Spielberg always wanted to make.
    Circle of life.

  • sam says:

    Nightmare On Elm Street 4 came out in 1988. The creator of Tintin died in 1983...But cool story, bro!

  • metroville says:

    You and your "facts"...whatever.
    No way that the filmmaker who brought us a film whose title track contains the refrain "Deepest, hat is like a shark's fin" isn't totally on the up-and-up.