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The Adventures of Tin Tin is an 80 something year old European cartoon strip that struck the fancy of Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World) & Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). And it’s only because of that orgy of nerd creatives that I have the slightest interest in Tintin. Eh, with the exception of Monty Python and Doctor Who, anything outside the US is out of interest zone. Plus, I flippin’ hate all CGI films with performance capture technology. The dead eyes of the CGI characters haunt me so.

With that said, the amount of detail in the texturing and animation in this is impressive. Plus, it has a Raider of the Lost Ark feel to it. So… I think I’m sold. Anyway, Paramount Picture has released another  full trailer for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson film, The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. Psst, wanna know what the secret is? It’s not really a unicorn… it’s a horse with a fucking tumor.

The film stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Peter Jackson, with a potential for a third film as well. Spielberg and Jackson will bring Herge’s stories to life employing state-of-the-art performance capture technology developed by Jackson’s Weta Digital.

The film comes out on December 23rd 2011.

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