Trailer Watch: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

I’ve been having a terrible time with movie adaptations lately, and I have a terrible time with the idea of an American studio — specifically Nickelodeon, with a track record that looks something like an EKG screen — adapting a Belgian comic strip into a 3D animated feature for kids.  Seeing Spielberg on as director and Peter Jackson as producer tugs me in a multitude of directions.

But when I saw that the screenplay was written by the three-man team of Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”), Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim, Shaun of the Dead), and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) … it kinda made me believe.

Tintin by teasertrailer

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn drops Boxing Day of this year.

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  1. Written by Arkonbey
    on 2011-05-18 at 16:38

    I would totally gone to see this if they had used real people. Aside from the fact I didn’t like the quality of the CG, as a long-time Tin-Tin fan, I think it would have been more fun to have cast real people. Who would play the Thompson twins, I wonder? Like other comic book adaptations, I think it’s neat to see the page brought to the real world.

    Instead it’s the comic made 3D and Herge’ it’s not.


    • Written by Trisha Lynn
      on 2011-05-18 at 19:45

      I think that with the advances they’ve made in CG graphics, I’m almost ready to make the leap over the Uncanny Valley with this. What was weird in Polar Express could be awesome here.

      Still, I hope they’re releasing a 2D version as well.

      • Written by Kara Dennison
        on 2011-05-18 at 20:04

        I’m hoping they will.  It would pretty well be silly of them not to — I don’t think 3D is going to become the be-all and end-all nearly soon enough for them to make the switch completely.  Fingers crossed, anyway.

    • Written by Kara Dennison
      on 2011-05-18 at 20:03

       Well, in this case the Thompson twins are being voiced by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.  Can’t speak for ‘what-ifs’ tho.

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