Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Make Us Slightly Excited for Non-Exciting Spielberg Movie

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You know the stock of a comic-book film franchise is low when not even the involvement of both Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson can convince a single studio to finance the $135 million budget on its own. Even so, the just-announced casting of hilarious Brits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as detectives Thompson Thomson and Thompson, has made us slightly more excited for Sony and Paramount's upcoming 3-D motion-capture film The Adventures of Tintin. Who cares if the movie's based on a Belgian comic strip from the forties, or if Pegg and Frost probably won't get to kill any zombies or elderly in it! The fact that they're back together again is almost good enough to make us forget How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

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