Steven Spielberg: ‘Steven Moffat was only man for ‘The Adventures Of Tintin”

Director hails 'Doctor Who' man's work on blockbuster screenplay

Steven Spielberg says Steven Moffat was his and Peter Jackson’s first choice for the task of writing the screenplay for The Adventures Of Tintin.

The director, behind some of the highest-grossing films of all time, turned to Moffat because of his love for Dr Who.

“Steven wrote one of my favourite TV shows, which is Doctor Who,” he told The Sun.

“Peter [Jackson] and I felt whoever did Doctor Who would have a good sensibility for Tintin. And it so happens Steven had read Tintin since he was eight.

The £85million film, produced by Lord Of The RingsPeter Jackson, features a revolutionary computer-generated 3D animation based on motion capture technology.

Moffat, Dr Who showrunner since 2009, is also responsible for BBC hit Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Past credits include Press Gang, Coupling and Jekyll.

The Scotsman had to stop working on Tintin before the end of production due to commitments with the Time Lord.

“Even when he had to leave the Tintin project to get on with making Doctor Who, I got two other Brits — Shaun Of The Dead‘s Edgar Wright and Attack The Block‘s Joe Cornish — to finish the job,” added Spielberg.

“They’re two great British writers.”Video