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.