First Look at THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Published: November 1, 2010 - 8:53am
The first full images for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn have been released. This fully CGI adaptation of the comic strips by Hergé is being directed by Steven Spielberg.
Empire has revealed Tintin, his dog Snowy and Captain Haddock as they will appear in next December's animated adventure. The movie stars Jamie Bell (Tintin), Andy Serkis (Captain Haddock) Daniel Craig (Red Rackham) along with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (the Thompson twins). It also features Cary Elwes, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook and Daniel Mays. The cover of their magazine (due out November 4) has been specially designed by Weta.
The reason for going CG on this film is very simple, according to producer Peter Jackson:
"With live action you’re going to have actors pretending to be Captain Haddock and Tintin.”
“You’d be casting people to look like them. It’s not really going to feel like the Tintin Hergé drew. It’s going to be somewhat different. With CGI we can bring Hergé’s world to life, keep the stylised caricatured faces, keep everything looking like Hergé’s artwork, but make it photo-real.”