The local papers may have put a nicely positive spin on it (unusually!) but I've heard from a number of actor friends recently that they have been told not to expect to be hearing about any Tintin roles coming up for a while, as the project has been put on hold, apparently. No idea for how long at this stage.
Let's hope it's not another "Kingdome Come", the locally produced film that seems to have fallen into a huge hole. By the time the $1,000,000.00 set was being dismantled a few weeks ago, it wasn't looking promising.
Still, Tintin has Spielberg, Jackson, Serkis, and Weta's names attached to it (not to mention Herge!), so at least the sheer momentum might keep it going yet. Go Tintin!
Watch this space!