Lincoln Biopic to Follow Tintin for Spielberg


Screen Daily is reporting that director Steven Spielberg will start shooting his long-anticipated biopic about the country’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, in early ’09 after completing his Tintin movie.

Originally, the Oscar-winning filmmaker had planned on directing The Trials of Chicago 7, but as reported earlier, it’s been delayed to work out script issues, making room for the long-discussed biopic, which Spielberg would like to be released in the the year that would have been Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

Spielberg also told a reporter at the German magazine FOCUS that production on Tintin won’t be delayed due to a potential actors strike since it’s being done using motion capture animation.