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 HergÃ© and wanting to get as close to that art as I could. HergÃ© 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. Youâ€™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.