The rumor mill about who will play Tintin is picking up. Latest to be linked to the role is British actor Simon Pegg. Best known to international audiences as the star and writer of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and is soon to be appearing in next Star Trek film playing a young Scotty. Before becoming a big movie star, he co-wrote and co-starred in the British TV comedy Spaced where he played a comic reading, computer game playing, SF fan. This wasn’t much of a stretch for the computer game playing, comic reading, SF Fan Simon Pegg who drew heavily on his own life as inspiration for the script. He has also appeared in an episode of Dr Who, though not one written by the Tintin Movie and Dr Who script writer Steven Moffat.