Steven Spielberg to Compete Against Himself in December 2011
10.14.10 by Ryan
Steven Spielberg's highly-anticipated, 3-D-animated adaptation The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will be getting some competition when it opens in theaters in December of 2011 from a movie by another acclaimed, Academy-Award winning director: himself.
Deadline reports that Dreamworks has moved Spielberg's upcoming War Horse from its initial August release date to December 28, opening a mere 5 days after The Adventures of Tintin's December 23 release. DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider told The LA Times that the proximity of the two movies was not a concern for the studio.
It was something we took into consideration. We think that there's room for a couple of holiday movies during that season. People go to multiple films during the Christmas season. We’re hoping both movies play into January.
War Horse is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and tells the story of a young boy (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse caught in the trenches of World War I. Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, and David Thewlis co-star.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was based on the comic books by Belgian author and illustrator Hergé and was produced by Peter Jackson. Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, and Andy Serkis star in the movie, which was animated using motion-capture technology which Speilberg admitted earlier this year made him "more like a painter than ever before."