First Official Behind-the-Scenes Photo from Tintin

April 17, 2009
Source: Empire

First Official Behind-the-Scenes Photo from Tintin

Just like James Cameron's Avatar, the powers that be have tricked us yet again with the very first photo from The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Revealed on Empire this morning, the photo is another simple behind-the-scenes shot of Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis in their motion capture outfits with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson standing by. As a reminder (and if you couldn't tell by reading the names on their outfits), Bell plays Tintin, Serkis plays Captain Haddock, and they're joined by Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Tony Curran, and a few others. Click on the photo below for more from Empire.

Tintin Behind-the-Scenes Photo

If this is only our first shot now, when they just finished shooting for 32 days back in early March, then I'm sure it'll be a very long time until we see a fully rendered finish frame from the movie. This photo does come from the 20th anniversary issue if Empire, though, and they promise, "more pictures, and more on the cast involved," so who knows? I'm not sure a set photo like this is really going to make me any more excited for this, even if I am excited to see Bell and Serkis working again (since they were last in Peter Jackson's King Kong together). We'll be sure to let you know if any more photos, finished or not, pop up anytime soon.

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Behind the scenes photos are generally so uninteresting. At least with this one we get a slight insight as to how this thing is coming together. Plus it's just kinda cool to see Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg together on "set". I still can't believe they are doing Tintin. I'm super excited! At least they'll have the European market locked. I have a feeling there will be a massive U.S. marketing engine on this.

Widescreen Wonderland on Apr 17, 2009


I hate mo-cap movies 🙁

teyhtr on Apr 17, 2009


jamie looks lobotomised

bassbin on Apr 17, 2009


You should write a post about whatever motion cap technology they're using for Tintin, because it looks decidedly different from what they used in LOTR. This technology seems to employ dots of light projected onto the actor's faces rather than dots actually on the actor's face, maybe that's just what it looks like though . . . It's definitely different though. How similar is this to the technology used in Avatar?

Timothy on Apr 17, 2009


The mo-cap for Tintin and Avatar has never been seen before - by any of us. Avatar footage has impressed so many bigshot directors like Speilberg, Jackson and Scott, that they all want to do something similar in 3D. I mean, the new 3D Cameron is doing must be good, otherwise they wouldn't bother

Jonny Diamond on Apr 17, 2009


Johnny, the camera has been used for a few other films. 3D is nothing more than a gimmick.

Philip on Apr 18, 2009


I wished hat Jackson and Spielberg could have been together in a more epic project.

Fisherr on Apr 19, 2009


I do hope that Milieu will be Milieu and not the simpleton sounding name "Snowy"

Allen on Aug 2, 2009

9 mean Milou, and not the simpleton sounding Milieu.

Jean on Feb 28, 2010

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