Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin Trailer

I’ve said in the past that I’m more curious than excited for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Tintin movie, the main reason being that I’m simply not very familiar with the character. And yet, the more I hear about this movie, the more I am starting to think it’s going to be fantastic. First of all, with Peter Jackson also on board as a producer and WETA doing the digital effects, it’s safe to assume that this is going to feature some cutting edge tech. Now that the first teaser trailer has been released, that assumption has been all but confirmed; I swear the first 10 or 15 seconds could fool a lot of people into thinking it was completely live action.

Mainly for me, however, I think the biggest hook is the fact that it feels like there will be a real sense of adventure, something that’s been lacking from so many blockbusters in recent years. I’m not quite sure how fantastical it will be (I hope not too much), but considering the fact that the movie has something to do with a unicorn, it’s at least a little bit out there. Speaking of which, they’ve removed “The Secret of the Unicorn” from the title and shortened it to simply The Adventures of Tintin, which may or may not imply that the sequels are currently up in the air. At this point, however, I simply can’t see this not being another hugely successful Spielberg franchise. The Adventures of Tintin hits theatres on December 23rd; check out the teaser trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • Napalm

    I’m digging the mystery/noir feel a lot and i agree with you about the adventure feel of it! The CGI looks amazing as well except that last shot of Tin Tin’s face.. that kind of went down the uncanny valley.

  • Colin

    I’m into it.

  • Lars Von Tired


    Better than that Super 8 bullshit after school special stuff.

    Get it together Stevie !

  • djangoscud

    I heartily concur with you statement concerning the sense of adventure Sean. This may be the fluffer that gives us the satisfaction that Indy 4 denied us.I can remember years ago an animated show on Nick adapted all the novels for Tin Tin and even those had a great presence concerning cloak and dagger type mystery and suspense. On the CG side I am probably the biggest critic of CGI and Performance Capture there is. That being said the tone seems right with the character design and grand adventure feel. I’m actually a little optimistic going in so long as the story is a new take without totally rehashing the comics. Spielberg seems to have a handle it though and as much shit as he gets he is a wonderful storyteller.

  • Ryan Marlow

    I got the ol’ chillbumps. Looks the TINTIN I remember from those HBO cartoons of my childhood, complete with Tintin socking someone.

  • kyri

    The cgi looks good but still feels fake, I would much rather to see a proper Steven Speilberg film but hey, we can’t have it all, can we?

  • Oliver

    I believe the “unicorn” is actually a ship in the story, but that’s jus what I’ve been told.

  • That would make a little more sense.

  • Steve Spielberg
    John Williams
    Peter Jackson
    Edgar Wright
    + Joe Cornish

  • paul field

    Not sure how I feel about this, in europe only the nerdy kids were into Tin Tin, the rest, liked Asterix. The two series were marketed here in a very similar way.

  • Kim

    Someone who actually knows who Joe Cornish is = greatness

  • Peter

    Hope there’ll be at least a hint of the theme from the animated series in there. No Tintin movie is complete without it.
    (And yeah, I grew up on these cartoons!)

  • Kim

    Cornish’s podcast is one of my favorites. I just hope that the US will get Attack the Block.

  • Matt

    I’m loving the noir feel of the film.

  • Oliver

    Gord, I’m pretty sure U.S. theaters will get “Attack the Block”. They’re already doing a 25-city sneak preview next Wednesday.

  • December 23rd
    i am looking forward to it

  • Antonio

    I could be wrong but I don’t remember the scenes of the plane crashing being in Secret of the Unicorn or Red Rackham’s Treasure . If I recall the scene of the plane crashing is in the desert is from The Crab with the Golden Claws. They must be mixing more than just the 2 books ….

    Tintin the character has never been as interesting as all the characters that surround him like the twins ,the professor and Haddock..I think if they can get Haddocks character and his humour to work then the movie will work irrespective of the digital effects.

    Its very risky of them making this movie.. Eventhough Tintin is not that big not that big in North America ( from what I hear..) there is a lot of nostalgia involved in these books for a lot of people which spans for over 80 years ..if they mess it up it will a dark dark day in nostalgia land..


  • swarez

    I don’t like the look of the film, this need to make cartoon characters look “realistic” makes no sense to me and makes me ask why they didn’t do it in live action. The comics have a very iconic look and it’s a shame that they ditched that.

    The earliest Tintin stories are quite insane with him being racist and sociopathic, at least comparing to today’s standard.

  • Antonio

    Yes, his earliest stories were racist and there was also some problems in his later stories. Here is an interesting link for any Tintin fans..

  • Swiss Mike

    I can confirm the “Unicorn” being a ship. At least that’s what it was in the comics… and I sure hope they will stay true to the source material, because the comics are great and very well lvoed in Europe.

  • patrik

    I´m loving what I´m seeing. Jumped up a few notches of my anticipated movies list

  • i agree with those that feel a straight stevie live action would be better

  • Falsk

    “there is a lot of nostalgia involved in these books for a lot of people which spans for over 80 years ..if they mess it up it will a dark dark day in nostalgia land..”

    Too late. I’m already seeing the backlash from a few friends.

    I’m on board, but I’ll wait to see an actual trailer before I go one way or another with the style… though I don’t see the reason to demand live-action at the moment…

  • HerlyGirl

    THIS IS AWESOME! Only one flaw… the 3-d part.. SOOO SICK OF 3-D!!!!

    hehee I only watched few of the cartoons as a kid, but think this will be great based on what I’ve seen. heheheee the dog is adorable!!!!

  • This trailer looks absolutely mental! Such good use of effects. Although the 3D aspect puts me off we have to accept its here to stay.