This weekend we were teased by little bits and pieces of an upcoming image to be released from the CGI motion capture film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, and Peter Jackson's special effects house Weta is developing the CGI part of the movie. Here's your first look at what this movie is actually going to look like.
The designs look great! But it will be awesome to actually see these characters in action. Jamie Bell plays the lead character Tintin, pictured above, and Andy Serkis plays Captain Haddock pictured below. Tintin follows an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure.
Here's what Jackson had to say in a statement regarding the casting, and why they decided to go with CGI.
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.
Speilberg then went on to talk about the the film and what we can expect saying,
The first part of the film, which is the most mysterious part, certainly owes much to not only film noir but the whole German Brechtian theatre — some of our night scenes and our action scenes are very contrasty. But at the same time the movie is a hell of an adventure.
The film also stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Thompson and Thomson respectively. Daniel Craig plays Red Rackham. The film also features Cary Elwes, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook and Daniel Mays.
This should end up being a really fun movie, and I'm looking forward to seeing it when it comes out next October. What do you all think of the images that have been released?