New Tintin Trailer Promises Even More Adventure, Burning Pirate Ships and Camels Than Before
Just when you thought that the trailers for Steven Spielberg's upcoming The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn couldn't get any more action-packed, Paramount and Columbia have unveiled a brand new peak at the highly-anticipated motion capture 3-D film that will have you frantically etching the release date -- December 23 in the U.S. -- onto every available calendar surface. Just like you've already done for Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill.
The Peter Jackson-produced blockbuster features Jamie Bell as the beloved Hergé character Tintin as he meets Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and embarks on a mystery adventure to find a sunken treasure left behind by Haddock's ancestor. The latest trailer shows burning pirate ships rocking on a tumultuous sea, Haddock punching out an opponent before shaking hands with Tintin, the pair dodging (and creating) gunfire, clinging to a plane during a storm, riding camels, sailing on parachutes, chasing cars at high speed and gliding over a middle Eastern marketplace. Phew!
Like the other trailers, this one is impressive -- from the motion-cap character faces whose every expression is so realistic that it borders on the edge of creepy -- to the impeccably directed action sequences that Spielberg told us at Comic-Con, he staged just as if he was filming a live action feature. I anticipate that I'll still prefer my Spielberg-directed films to be live-action after seeing Tintin, but am willing to give this a shot.
At long last, Tintin will premiere in theaters December 23 -- approximately 30 years after Spielberg originally acquired the rights to the comic series.