Movie news: Simpsons, Tintin, and the infernal Painter of Light
Fox has recruited 16 cities named Springfield across the country to compete for the privilege of hosting the premiere of The Simpsons Movie, The Associated Press reports.
Steven Spielberg will produce a film based on the cartoon character Tintin. Hollywood Reporter says Spielberg has been negotiating for the rights for about 25 years.
And, in the least-stunning adaptation in today's entertainment news, Variety hears that Lionsgate will turn a Thomas Kinkade painting into a movie, The Christmas Cottage. Let's hope they've paired the Painter of Light with an equally talented Filmmaker of, um, Motion. (Hat tip to ComingSoon.net.)