John Williams To Score ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn” already has a an A-list director and a formidable cast that includes Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis and Nick Frost. Now, it appears that Steven Spielberg’s “Tintin” will have a five-time Oscar winner writing its music. Legendary composer John Williams’ representative at the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency has confirmed that he has signed on to the film.

“Tintin” will be Williams’ 24th film with Spielberg, according to Upcoming Film Scores, who announced the news. The 77-year-old will join a colossally ambitious new film franchise that is reportedly already courting Peter Jackson to direct its sequel, though “Secret of the Unicorn” isn’t schedule to hit theaters until 2011.

Few film composers can boast as many memorable musical triumphs as Williams, who is responsible for the nearly immortal themes from “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and “Jurassic Park.”

The “Tintin” films will adapt one of the most famous comics series in the world, created by the late Belgian cartoonist Hergé with actor Jamie Bell starring as the title character. With one of the largest international fanbases in comics, it’s easy to see why the film is shooting so high for talent.

Now they’ll just need to find a master hairstylist to handle the boy-detective’s trademark tuft.

Do you think John Williams is a good choice to score “The Adventures of Tintin”? Would you like to see him hande scores for all of the “Tintin” films in the new series? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!