Steven Spielberg’s “Tintin” photos arrive online

By Sean O’Connell I’m trying to get excited about “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,” Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Georges Rémi’s revered comic strip that will be in theaters in 2011.

Right now, I’m lukewarm. I didn’t grow up with the European comic, which Remi penned under the pseudonym Hergé. The story follows a Belgian reporter named Tintin who embarks on countless adventures with his faithful dog, Snowy. So I’m approaching the material as a complete newcomer, and am anxious to see why the material spoke to Spielberg. Is Tintin an Indiana Jones type adventurer? Will this resemble the Spielberg-produced “Goonies,” or will this lean closer to “Hook,” which pillaged classic fairy tale literature but lost the mischief and heart?

This morning, Empire scored two exclusive photos from the “Tintin” production. Spielberg is using motion-capture animation to bring “Tintin” to life, with Jamie Bell in the lead role and an animated version of Snowy. The supporting cast includes Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Cary Elwes, Nick Frost and the king of mo-cap, Andy Serkis.

“With live action you’re going to have actors pretending to be Captain Haddock and Tintin,” said Peter Jackson, a co-producer who is overseeing the “Tintin” effects with his artists at WETA.

“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.”

“Tintin,” filmed and presented in 3D, will be in theaters next October.

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  • January 9, 2011 | Permalink |

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