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Admittedly, I don’t know goddamn thing about The Adventures of Tin Tin. Well that’s not entirely true. I am aware that it’s an 80 something year old European cartoon strip about a globe trotting boy and his dog. Beyond that, I’m completely oblivious.

With that said, I do not know how well the material lends itself to being adapted to a full-length film. Nor do I know if a film is called for or not, but as of right now, I’m excited that a film is happening. Really, I could give two shits about about the source material, I’m just getting a chubby at the names involved in this adaption. Lookie here:

It’s a joint collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. And it’s written by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World) & Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). It will feature the voices and mo-cap likeness of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Cary Elwes, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, among others.

Dude, if that doesn’t scream potential I dunno what does.

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, opens in the UK on October 26 and in the US on December 23. Apparently, will get to see our first official look at some footage tomorrow. In the meantime, Empire has the debut of the international poster. It looks like something out Carmen San Diego. Tin Tin depicted in globe-trotter mode, I dunno what else I was expecting. I guess it serves it’s purpose.

I will say that I am getting a Robert Zemeckis vibe from this. That concerns me. I really don’t want to see another Christmas Carol/Polar Express. The dead eyes of the CGI characters haunt me so. Regardless, I have a lot of faith and trust that names attached to this project got something good brewing.

Have a look at the full sized poster international poster, as well as the domestic one-sheet below. Tune into tomorrow to check out some footage.

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