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The Adventures of Tintin Trailer Debuts

We’ve gone way too long without a Steven Spielberg-directed movie, especially if you are one of the many who prefers to overlook the crushing disappointment of 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. No, it wasn’t that bad. Until the aliens showed up.

Ugh.

Anyway, not only do we get two Spielberg-helmed flicks this year, but they’re actually both going to be in direct competition with one another. War Horse hits theaters on December 28, an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel about a young man who heads off to World War I France to save his recently sold horse. A week before that we get The Adventures of Tintin, a mo-cap animated 3D adaptation of the classic French comic strip. Spielberg directed that one too, and Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital handled the eye candy. Jackson also produces.

We’ve only gotten glimpses of Tintin in pictures so far, but today brings the very first trailer. Watch it below, or visit Apple’s trailer page to view it in HD.

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Defiance) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace, Defiance) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

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  • http://twitter.com/shawnrichison shawn richter

    Why am I the only person who liked Indy 4?  Listen, it’s always been over the top (falling out of a plane on a rubber raft, anyone?  Giant Boulders and dozens of tribesmen shooting arrows and blowdarts at you?  THE ARK OF THE FREAKING COVENANT??!)  aaaand, it was set in the fifties – that’s all about UFO’s and Communism!  The Nazis and their hunt for supernatural relics are the 30’s and UFO’s and communism are the fifties.  That’s just simple math, people! :end rant:

    Anyway, that said, as far as this trailer goes, I usually don’t trust mo-cap, but I’ll have to see more of this before I decide if it’s worth it.  As long as it doesn’t have a huge Uncanny Valley effect, I’ll be ok with it.  I do loves me some Tintin!

  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    I agree with you on the Indy 4 thing, but I hope this movie is better then that.ndy 4 thing, but I hope this movie is better then that.

  • http://twitter.com/drunkjack00 Jack Derunk

     Seriously, this looks SO FAR OFF THE MARK it’s as if Spielberg never read the books. 
    You take a work known for it’s character’s simplicity and make them into creepy creatures from the Uncanny Valley and plop them into a bunch of generic looking settings with none of the visual pop of Herge’s artwork. WTF? Why even bother?This could have been awesome if they had made it look like a panel of the books come to life. Instead it’s like one of those ugly unwatchable Zemeckis trainwrecks.
    BAH!

  • Lion_okitkat

     That huge sea of water crashing into the desert looks like a great scene that could be featured on an episode of Doctor Who. LOL

  • Lion_okitkat

     Oh and theres a blue car in the trailer that would be look cool as the Tardis. Maybe somehow the Doctor could turn it into a car, or maybe it turns into a car for some unknown reason. Ok I’m done being silly. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKN5MHOI6VUFOYCTV5REK7M7A4 Jacob

     It would be awesome, but they don’t really have the budget to keep it from looking like shit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKN5MHOI6VUFOYCTV5REK7M7A4 Jacob

    I barely made it through the first Indiana Jones, could through the second. But this looks pretty cool.

  • Wwenation

     Can’t wait for the movie, loved the comics. Looks really cool.

  • Wwenation

     Can’t wait for the movie, loved the comics. Looks really cool.

  • Wwenation

     Can’t wait for the movie, loved the comics. Looks really cool.

  • Wwenation

     Can’t wait for the movie, loved the comics. Looks really cool.

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