By Hindustan Times
NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 -- Blistering Barnacles. Thundering typhoons! Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is already a smash hit in Europe, but it is the boy reporter's fan following in India that made the filmmaker choose to release it in India before the US.
"Tintin is not that well known in the United States and so, it made sense to release it there only as part of a strategy. India has a huge Tintin following and Steven was really excited, we could reach there before," says Kathleen Kennedy, co-producer of the flick alongside Spielberg and Peter Jackson.
The movie opens in India on Friday - almost six weeks before it hits US theatres. Based on the stories by Herge, the 3D outing has actor Jamie Bell as the whiff-haired Belgian scribe, Andy Serkis as the swearing, drunk Captain Haddock and Daniel Craig as Red Rackham.