By Hindustan Times
Belgium rolls out a royal red carpet on Saturday for Tintin, its most celebrated son, when Steven Spielberg premieres his blockbuster movie in the comic book hero's home capital.
Posters of the intrepid boy reporter with the quiff and funny pants are plastered across town, and a parade of vintage cars, as portrayed by author Herge in albums set in the 40s, organised to coincide with the premiere.
Spielberg flies in for the first public screening of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, an Avatar-style movie that will bring the boy hero and his trusty sidekick Snowy to cinemas elsewhere from October 26.
Co-produced by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, Spielberg's Tintin, in the director's own words, is billed as a kind of Indiana Jones for kids.