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Hergé: Is a bio-pic possible?

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toddly6666
Member
#1 · Posted: 20 May 2007 22:13
Has a Hergé bio-pic film been pursued yet?
Not a documentary, like Tintin et Moi, but a regular bio-pic film? Wasn't his life exciting enough to be a successful film? It would be nice if they incorporated Tintin drawings/animation into the film as well. The best bio-pic films on artists have been so far Basquiet and Frida. I think Hergé would make an exciting and touching bio-pic film.

Depending on the age or country, Hergé could be played by Vincent Cassell, Ian McKellen, for example...
BlackIsland
Member
#2 · Posted: 25 Jul 2007 02:13
That would be great actually especially Ian McKellan, they look alike.
jock123
Moderator
#3 · Posted: 25 Jul 2007 09:32
BlackIsland
That would be great actually especially Ian McKellan, they look alike.
That's interesting, as I can't see the likeness myself - if nothing else, I think of Hergé as tall, and Sir Ian as short/ average height... I think he looks taller only if you stand him next to Hobbits...
Harrock n roll
Moderator
#4 · Posted: 25 Jul 2007 10:21
I'd have Arsene Wenger as Hergé, call me weird...
Ranko
Member
#5 · Posted: 25 Jul 2007 12:28 · Edited by: Ranko
Harrock n roll
I'd have Arsene Wenger as Hergé, call me weird...

OK, weirdo... But I also see the similarity! :-)

What are Arsenals chances with The Thompsons protecting the back four?
jockosjungle
Member
#6 · Posted: 27 Jul 2007 18:42
Has Herge had a life that'd make a good film? He lived to quite old and wrote childrens books.

Maybe it'd be like the Beatrix Potter film (not that I saw it) but I don't think there is much to go on in his life that'd make a good film

R
jock123
Moderator
#7 · Posted: 27 Jul 2007 23:47 · Edited by: jock123
jockosjungle
Has Herge had a life that'd make a good film?
I think that there is quite a lot in his life which is cinematic, and certainly moreso than some the films which actually get made.
His disappearances were mysterious, for example, and the period during the aftermath of the war where he was arrested and faced the possibility of death by firing squad (he had to sit in cells where he could here the rifle-shots of others who were less fortunate than he turned out to be) would add tension...
Richard
UK Correspondent
#8 · Posted: 30 Jul 2007 23:58
jockosjungle
Has Herge had a life that'd make a good film?

There's also at least a couple of affairs and the breakdown that lead to Tintin in Tibet. Linked in with that there's the whole Chang story arc, and other events like planning to move to Argentina would surely add to the story.

On the whole I think there's far more material to work with than was available for the aforementioned Miss Potter, which was essentially the love story between her and her publisher.
Jeeves
Member
#9 · Posted: 30 Jan 2008 05:01
I think that a Herge biopic might have trouble from a marketing standpiont.On the other hand as an aspiring film maker I think it would be a great movie and there is a lot of wonderful material there to work with! That and I think the critics are getting sick of films about artists who have seem to do nothing other than have wild love affairs and do drugs.
jock123
Moderator
#10 · Posted: 30 Jan 2008 08:39
Jeeves
I think the critics are getting sick of films about artists who have seem to do nothing other than have wild love affairs and do drugs.
Hmmm… It’s hard to tell - they loved Walk the Line and Ray, and they weren’t squeaky-clean.
And I’d be careful what you wish for in that respect - remember Hergé left his wife for another woman…

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