The cast has finally been completed for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, and once again, I'm really, really wishing this was live-action, rather than 3-D motion-capture.

Variety reports that straight off some Russian Defiance, Jamie Bell has signed on to play the titular role, while co-star Daniel Craig has grabbed the role of Red Rackham. If you remember from earlier reports, this installment will not only focus on 1943's The Secret of the Unicorn, but also 1944's Red Rackham's Treasure. This should fit together quite nicely since one flowed into the other with Tintin's adventures with Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) ultimately leading to the search for Rackham's treasure.

Now Bell might be a smidge old to play a young, thrill-seeking kid, but I bet he'll do wonderfully (even better if this darned picture was live-action!); the actor has done everything from a dancing tyke full of wonder to a pacifist gun-toter to a doomed US Marine. The kid's got range. And Craig -- I'm sure he'll have no problem embracing his inner pirate.

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