Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis is to work again with director Peter Jackson in the movie remake of Tintin, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Andy Serkis played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
The magazine reported Serkis will play the role of Captain Haddock in the film, based on Herge's comics, although studio DreamWorks would not confirm.
A trilogy of movies will be made using the same technology as current box office hit, Beowulf.
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg will each be directing an instalment.
The director of the third movie is still yet to be determined.
Herge's books about the young Belgian reporter who is aided by his faithful dog, Snowy, have been translated into more than 50 languages with over 200 million copies sold worldwide.
The comic will be adapted for the big screen by British writer Steven Moffat.
Serkis played Gollum in Jackson's Lord of the Rings and brought the director's vision of King Kong to life through motion capture.
He will next be seen in the forthcoming family film Inkheart, starring Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, to be released in March.