Release date: March 13, 2012
In theaters December 23, 2011.
Check out the international version after the break.
When asked why he chose to use motion-capture for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn instead of the traditional live-action approach, Steven Spielberg responded:
“It was based on my respect for the art of Hergé and wanting to get as close to that art as I could. Hergé wrote about fictional people in a real world, not in a fantasy universe. It was the real universe he was working with, and he used National Geographic to research his adventure stories. It just seemed that live action would be too stylized for an audience to relate to. You’d have to have costumes that are a little outrageous when you see actors wearing them. The costumes seem to fit better when the medium chosen is a digital one.”
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will be in theaters Dec. 28th.
Read more of the interview at Hero Complex.
Variety reports that Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” will make its U.S. theatrical debut December 23, 2011 — almost two months after the international release.
Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. will release the movie in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America and India in late October and early November 2011. Paramount will distribute the film in Asia, Australia, the U.K. and all other English-speaking territories.
Tintin will compete against “Happy Feet 2″ and Pixar’s “The Bear and the Bow,” both of which are also arriving in theaters around that same time in December.
After much secrecy, the cast for Spielberg’s upcoming Tintin adaptation has been revealed. Set to star is actor Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) with Daniel Craig (James Bond) co-starring as Red Rackman.
The first installment in the planned 3D motion-capture trilogy is titled “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn,” and is being co-financed by Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment. An exact release day has yet to be announced, but rest assured it will be sometime in 2011.
Rounding out the steller cast are Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy are producing, with Jackson expected to direct the sequel. Rumors speculate that the third and final installment will be co-directed by Spielberg and Jackson — although some suggest that a third director may be brought in.