Empire Slowly Revealing Our First Look at the New CGI Tintin

October 29, 2010
Source: Empire

Empire Tintin Reveal

We're now about 14 months away from the release of Peter Jackson & Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Although we're still a long ways away, I've been surprised that we haven't seen a photo from the animated movie, especially because they finished shooting back in March of last year. That said, Tintin isn't a popular character here in the US, but is throughout the rest of the world, so it only makes sense that Sony and Paramount (co-distributing) chose Empire to debut the very first look at the CGI character. However, we're not fully there yet, as they just kicked off a nifty little visual countdown for the reveal on their website.

Seen above are four small portions of bigger images as revealed on their site: The four little teaser images are just tidbits from what looks like a bigger photo of the CGI Tintin, voiced and modeled by Jamie Bell. As far as we can tell, from left to right: Tintin's yellow overcoat, Snowy's hair (his dog), his brown pants, and his blue sweater that he normally wears (using this photo for reference). Empire is playing coy and not mentioning anything anywhere, so we don't know how or when the rest of the photos will be revealed, but we're pretty damn certain this is will be the first photo from The Adventures of Tintin.

As a recap, 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, in the works at Weta Digital, will hit US theaters on December 23rd, 2011. We'll let you know when the final photo is revealed!

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Lars on Oct 29, 2010


Tintin is NOT co-directed by Spielberg and Jackson (nor does Jackson claim or is credited otherwise). It's is Directed by Spielberg. Jackson is one of the producers. And a possible future sequel director though the Hobbit makes this unlikely. And, yes, that IS Tintin

Proman on Oct 29, 2010


I thought Peter Jackson was "directing" the animation side of it down at Weta after Spielberg finished? Either way, thanks for the note, made a quick change to the post.

Alex Billington on Oct 29, 2010


Weren`t they going to do two Tintin films? One directed by Spielberg and one directed by Jackson?

Mr.Cookie on Oct 30, 2010


#4 Yes that was the plan. Jackson would direct the sequel, however who knows with him taking on The Hobbit

Rashad on Oct 30, 2010


I also want to add, calling it simply an animated film isn't doing it justice. They're using the same performance capture Cameron used for Avatar.

Rashad on Oct 30, 2010


Snowy? Is that the american version of Milou?

Ricardo on Oct 30, 2010



Rashad on Oct 30, 2010


Alex, it is true that Jackson is involved with post production work (just as Spielberg is - and as producers they have to do that), every CGI intense film has similar roles. However, this has nothing to do with directing. By the time the post production work even started, Spielberg and Michael Kahn have finished the, staging, directing and editing work. Thanks for updating the article by the way. By the way, I saw this comment on the official Twitter page for the Empire magazine: "Tomorrow we begin to reveal our next cover. It's so exclusive I get shivers just thinking about it. What could it be?"

Proman on Oct 30, 2010


It's tintin running. The thirs picture is his overcoat.

ryderup on Oct 30, 2010


Yay! big hopes for this one!

cyn on Oct 30, 2010


Jackson's involvement is similar to George Lucas overseeing the post-production/CG work on Jurassic Park while Spielberg was busy shooting Schindler's List. Just helping out a friend. It's Spielberg's movie, without a doubt.

PhoenixWright on Oct 30, 2010


Most likely it'll be a CG version of the previous Secret of the Unicorn poster which used an image from the original book. Can't wait to see this. @8 Yes, Snowy is the English version of Milou.

Mark on Oct 31, 2010


Take a look at this:

Robbie on Oct 31, 2010


They have new images up there! 8 new ones in particular.

Rags on Oct 31, 2010


So what now? Will we get a clear view of it.. or just these fragments?

ryderup on Oct 31, 2010


I would prefer to never see him complete before the movie, but that's just me.

themoviedoc on Nov 1, 2010


With all the labour disputes in NZ, I'll be curious to know if this will effect any future delivery dates.

Alex O on Nov 1, 2010


The full thing is there now...

John Madden on Nov 1, 2010


holy crap, i cannot wait for this. Lack of American interest or not, I'll be there opening night. Awesome-o

Voice of Reason on Nov 1, 2010


Looks cool.. A bit young maybe for my taste. Hate CGI but don't think Spielberg can do wrong with it!

ryderup on Nov 1, 2010

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