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The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
See The Secret of the Unicorn here

17 May 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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It's been a very long time coming, but here at last is our first real look at Steven Spielberg's The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn in all its glory. You can watch it below, or head over to Apple for a bigger version if you have a bit more time on your hands and fancy seeing it looking even shinier.

The film stars Jamie Bell as the intrepid reporter Tintin who, along with his dog Snowy, gets involved in a search for sunken treasure with the drunken Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and detectives Thompson (Simon Pegg) and Thomson (Nick Frost). Said treasure belonged to notorious 17th century pirate Red Rackham (Daniel Craig), but clues surface hidden in old model ships that might just lead to that fortune.

It's probably worth mentioning that the script here, while based on three of Herge's books, was written for the screen by Steven Moffat (of Doctor Who fame), Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright. And Peter Jackson's producing with Spielberg. It's like all our favourite people got together and decided to make a movie. Hurrah!

 

You may also want to sneak a peek at the teaser posters released yesterday, below.

Now that you've seen the trailer (more than once we hope), head on over to our trailer breakdown where we dissect it and try to speculate on what exactly in blistering barncles is going on.

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn is out in the UK on October 26.


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RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
My problem is….well…..Avatar I agree we all got very angry/sad/excited by the trailer and the CGI….but well…..that was large blue cats trying to look human… They didn’t mo cap times new roman"]Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi…or even uber villain Stephen Lang They were all real. Where as this is making real people, look, well sort of real, and sort of not….it’s a hard mix to push. I’m sure it’ll do well as Spielberg knows what he’s doing and the writing team is amazing! But I’m ju More

Posted by kirk at 23:50 on 20 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: im treading carefully this time
Give them time, i'm sure they will come up with something to wow all you doubters. Have a look at the source material before judging this too much, yes it was about the adventures of crime fighting boy but it was done in a fairly gentle way, i think the people who are criticising this are "The Dark Knight" generation, more used to darker, violent themes. More

Posted by bid red mcneil at 12:10 on 20 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: im treading carefully this time
Not a very good trailer, even if it's a teaser there was no "Wow" moment to grab your attention. The closest thing was the boat at the end, but anyone who's seen At World's End will have already seen a shot like that (and a far more impressive version of it too). My favourite clip was the two gents with the bowler hats looking through the eye holes in the newspaper, but that was it. Looking forward to a few more trailers to build this up a bit more, but I'm not interested in seeing t More

Posted by Hood_Man at 12:04 on 20 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: im treading carefully this time
L: leroythemasochist cuz I got quoted in Empire (yes, I kept the issue) when I said something about Avatar that was less than complementary... But this looks just a bit... dull? I'm a big Tintin fan (it was cool to read a comicbook that had guns in it to be honest) and the detail was amazing. They've certainly captured the atmosphere but it still just looks like one of those adverts for a game you see on tv. It simply does not excite me like a live action movie would. The characte More

Posted by Quentin Black at 14:16 on 19 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
L: inviter Some experts have another opinion: bas4.cz.cc/forum.php?tp=3a25e7d8961b24f6ote] Huh? More

Posted by Proudfoot at 23:45 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
L: Quentin Black Oh yeah these geniuses have never missed a beat. King Kong was a shining example of subtle story telling and the latest Indiana Jones will go down in history as the perfect ending for the series...oh wait... The mo-cap does not make it easier to connect to the characters. The reason why animation works is because we use our imagination to project ourselves on to these simple designs. It's why the smiley face is such a universal symbol for a face. With mo-cap you don' More

Posted by tommypocket at 17:02 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
For me it's the anticipation of what could be. Sure mo-cap has had its issue as you mention, this is a clssic story being told through a new way of film making, its the combination of the ambition, the talent, the technology, the pure creativity that, frankly, astounds me and is the sole reason i enjoy watching movies. More

Posted by bid red mcneil at 16:56 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
Oh yeah these geniuses have never missed a beat. King Kong was a shining example of subtle story telling and the latest Indiana Jones will go down in history as the perfect ending for the series...oh wait... The mo-cap does not make it easier to connect to the characters. The reason why animation works is because we use our imagination to project ourselves on to these simple designs. It's why the smiley face is such a universal symbol for a face. With mo-cap you don't get the same expressi More

Posted by Quentin Black at 16:46 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
ryone stop with the Mo-cap-bashing? Do you think Spielberg and Jackson would have done it in that way if they didn't feel it worked? These are two film-maker geniuses, with years and years of experience. They know what will look best. And I personally think it is a great idea as it means the whole thing can look much more comicy and closer to the original illustrations, therefore pleasing old fans. Also, the animation looks gorgeous as it is, something you wouldn't get if it was live action. Su More

Posted by bid red mcneil at 14:57 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
Can everyone stop with the Mo-cap-bashing? Do you think Spielberg and Jackson would have done it in that way if they didn't feel it worked? These are two film-maker geniuses, with years and years of experience. They know what will look best. And I personally think it is a great idea as it means the whole thing can look much more comicy and closer to the original illustrations, therefore pleasing old fans. Also, the animation looks gorgeous as it is, something you wouldn't get if it was live act More

Posted by oli_huts at 14:53 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Pants
We went through all of this with Avatar... The teaser trailer came out, we all wailed (*holds hand up*) that it looks terrible, dead eyes, not realistic characters, can't engage with blah blah... and then the finished product arrived and we were genuinely blown away... I agree that it looks ropey but there's still nearly a year to go... I imagine Spielberg and Jackson would rather not release any visuals until they're finishd but alas they have a product to advertise... Plus Jack More

Posted by tommypocket at 13:09 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Pants
te]As has been said below, what's the point? Mo-cap should be used to create unrealistic or impossible characters. Otherwise you may as well just do it live action with special effects think the purpose of mo-cap in this instance was to create characters that look like the original comic book, not Jamie Bell playing tin tin looking like Jamie Bell. More

Posted by bid red mcneil at 12:45 on 18 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer Online!
Just an side note to think about... The success of Avatar really paved the way for the recent explosion of technology in films. The big filmmakers like Cameron and Spielberg, who have really embraced technology and will apply it to anything and everything, have paved the way for Clash of the Titans 3D, Alice in Wonderland 3D, Mars Needs Moms and Ryan Reynold's really, really awful mask in the upcoming Green Lantern movie. I'm only half joking when I say that studios would have released a m More

Posted by Quentin Black at 23:22 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tilda Swinton!
L: pete_traynor L: Quentin Black ally don't get the excitement. It's some past their prime big talents unnecessarily throwing millions of dollars of technology at a project that doesn't need it. From the looks of the trailer it looks likes all it has done is combine all the disadvantages of live action and animation. The greatest advantage of animation is how expressive it can be, largely because you're not limited by reality. The simplicity of animated images means that we can ide More

Posted by Quentin Black at 22:53 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tintin
Sad to say this trailer really hasn't piqued my interest in this film at all. I just can't bring myself to care. More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 22:17 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Professor Calculus
L: DeVito Who is voicing Professor Calculus i can't seem to find it?? not in the film. More

Posted by Proudfoot at 21:40 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Eyes
The dead eyes thing just stood out for me and it is an issue with mo-cap that alot of people notice even when they're not initially looking for it.  However, as I said I'm not really throwing my toys out of the pram over it either.  There's still  6 months before it's actually finished and as one guy here said, they didn't even show lipsync. I'm sure we're going to see much better stuff in the final trailer and even at that, alot of the shots in this one already look amazing. The More

Posted by keaneye at 19:01 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

Looks Great!
Just played it for the first time with sound... Looks bloody brilliant to me! I read the books as a kid and really liked them. But until watching that trailer I don't think I'd realised that I'd been waiting all that time to see this! Can't wait! First night IMAX job for me. ope that music if from the score! Makes it feel truly expansive and epic in scope. So to clarify, I'm sold! so very, very sold! More

Posted by pete_traynor at 18:16 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tilda Swinton!
L: Quentin Black I really don't get the excitement. It's some past their prime big talents unnecessarily throwing millions of dollars of technology at a project that doesn't need it. From the looks of the trailer it looks likes all it has done is combine all the disadvantages of live action and animation. The greatest advantage of animation is how expressive it can be, largely because you're not limited by reality. The simplicity of animated images means that we can identify with the More

Posted by pete_traynor at 16:56 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tilda Swinton!
I really don't get the excitement. It's some past their prime big talents unnecessarily throwing millions of dollars of technology at a project that doesn't need it. From the looks of the trailer it looks likes all it has done is combine all the disadvantages of live action and animation. The greatest advantage of animation is how expressive it can be, largely because you're not limited by reality. The simplicity of animated images means that we can identify with the characters by projecti More

Posted by Quentin Black at 16:01 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Eyes
I think it looks very good.  Its a teaser though so lets not right it off just yet everyone. Also the music is very good and hope the finished film is like this.  I can see why Spielberg has made this film, its very Indiana Jones in style and era, lets hope its just as much fun. The mo-cap doesn't bother me at all.  For me its just another tool for the film makers to create the worlds that they want.  The dead eyes don't stand out for me either unless you are More

Posted by goldleader at 14:57 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tilda Swinton!
Im sorry but why do you people get excited over the uber iritating Tin Tin?...its always been bloody awful and boring. The viz does not seem to have come along much further than beowolf, still stuck firmly in uncanny valley. Not entirely sure why they are rebooting something that really should be resigned to history More

Posted by The Sadistic Puffin at 13:47 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:RE:RE
L: DeVito Tintin has two different trailers apple one is shorter and has different ending ea, I'd noticed this. 2nd version doesn't end with Daniel Craigs voiceover, but with Jaime Bell again. Plus the text is different, something about an 'adventure like no other' or some such. Am guessing they've realeased an International and Domestic version, but I can't for the life of me think why. Anyway, I haven't been able to get excited about Tintin at all. The only thing t More

Posted by porntrooper at 13:19 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:TINTIN
Tintin is La Roux More

Posted by ThomasJohnson at 12:53 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

Great!
Jaime Bells voice seems to fit quite well, was wondering how that would work Otherwise looks great, very happy with what I have seen More

Posted by Drew_231 at 10:44 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: the trailer
L: darnoc1962 jus makes me wish even more it had just been a live action film but then i guess jamie bell could never look like tintin - and thats why its mo-cap eah, they motion-captured an ENTIRE film because they cast someone who didn't look like Tintin - oh, if only they'd thought of that first! More

Posted by tommypocket at 10:16 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: i cant help but feel like
wow, that's the first time i've been blown away by a trailer in ages More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 09:55 on 17 May 2011 | Report This Post

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