Official First Look at Spielberg & Jackson's 'Adventures of Tintin'
Just before the weekend we found out Empire was teasingly counting down an exclusive first look at the motion capture animation adaptation of Hergé's best-selling comic with The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Well, today we finally have the full photo in all its animated glory along with the first two stills from the film itself. Longtime fans of the international sensation will find Empire's magazine cover featuring the young intrepid Belgian reporter and his canine sidekick Snowy strikingly familiar. Below you'll find all three of the new images and can click each individual picture for the larger, higher resolution versions.
Motion capture has never looked better, and the artistic style both ingrains the characters in reality without losing their cartoonish features. Taking its inspiration from this classic photo of Tintin (played in the film by Jamie Bell) and his loyal canine Snowy, here's Empire's cover for their story on The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn:
First look at Captain Haddock played by motion capture performance master Andy Serkis:
And here Tintin, Haddock and Snowy find themselves stuck on open water:
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, with a script co-written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, and Joe Cornish. The cast includes Jamie Bell as Tintin, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost as Thompson & Thompson, Daniel Craig as the villain Red Rackham, and Toby Jones as Silk. The animated movie is currently in post-production at Weta Digital and will hit U.S. theaters on December 23rd, 2011. Thoughts?