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.

[via MSN]


  • jake says:

    "Like the other trailers, this one is impressive"... are you crazy? None of the trailers have been impressive, thus far. They are all underwhelming, and this one is no different. At the heart of these films are the amazing characters. But these mo cap characters move like robots and look creepy. This one did show some amazing action in it and is the best so far, but notice that they still don't show much of the "acting" or any emoting from the characters. That's because everyone knows it looks awful. Like I've said on this board many times, Herge did more emoting with two dots for eyes and two lines for eyebrows than all this terrible motion capture technology can give us after spending millions and millions of dollars. Give it up, you mo cap creating idiots. Stop ruining animation.

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