Sony May Join With Paramount on`Tintin’ Movie


Sony Corp.'s movie unit may join with Viacom Inc.'s Paramount to finance Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's planned ``Tintin'' movie, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Sony is close to agreeing to pay half of the $130 million budget for the movie, the newspaper said, without making it clear where it got the information.

Sony is stepping in after Vivendi unit Universal passed on the opportunity deciding the motion-capture computer animation format is ``too risky,'' the Times said. Motion capture computer animation uses 3D-sensors to digitize real-life actor's movements and create animated characters.

Tintin is the title character in a Belgian comic book series.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

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