Steven Spielberg will be making his first Comic-Con appearance next week as part of the mogul's efforts to drum up more excitement for his big-screen adaptation of the beloved Belgian comic book character Tintin, which will be using the not-quite-accepted-by-audiences motion-capture technology. 'The Adventures of Tintin' -- with translations published in more than 80 languages and with more than 350 million copies of the books sold to date -- is not too familiar to American audiences, though an animated series did appear on U.S. television in the early 1990s. Spielberg, who hasn't shown up at Comic-Con for any of his earlier sci-fi or adventure projects, will appear July 22 to accept the Inkpot award and show some bits from the film (which opens under the title 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' on Dec. 23). [Deadline]

Screenwriter David Goyer is gonna be stomping around with 'Godzilla,' which is being remade by Legendary Pictures under the direction of Gareth Edwards. Goyer wrote the company's upcoming 'Man of Steel' and 'Batman Begins,' and had a hand in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Dark Knight,' and has now been hired by Legendary to pen the 'Godzilla' screenplay from a draft written by David Callaham. Legendary bought the rights to 'Godzilla' in March 2010 from Toho Film Co. of Japan, which made the original 1954 'Gojira.' 'Godzilla' and his "friends" Mothra, Megalon, Rodan and others are still strong favorites of boys around the world and sell comic books, figurines and DVDs in the millions. [Deadline]
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