The Adventures of Tintin had always been a bit of a sure thing. With Steven Spielberg behind a camera he can put wherever the hell he wants, which he does indeed do, while adapting adventurous source material that couldn’t be more up in his wheelhouse, what could go wrong? Plus, he’s got a script from a dream team of writers — Joe Cornish, Edgar Wright, and Steven Moffat — and with Peter Jackson producing. I say it again, what could go wrong? As expected, not much. This is the high flying, energetic, and playful action film that we all hope and expect from Spielberg. As nearly everyone will unanimously point out, this is what we all wanted from Indy 4. This is Spielberg at his most indulgent, and it’s fantastic seeing him working at such a level. Spielberg embraces motion-capture in a wondrous way, and he pushes every gizmo and tool he’s got to its fullest extent. If anyone oddly questioned why Tintin was done in mo-cap — besides how silly Tintin’s hair would look live-action and the logistics of having Snowy doing crazy stunts — you’ll shut up after seeing the magic on display here.



While waiting for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson for The Adevtnures of Tintin press conference, I kept imagining how the duo would magically enter the room. First of all, their podium was slightly bigger than most there. Not too much bigger, but most certainly bigger. But what if it was gigantic? What if they wanted to stare down on all of us attending like Gods? As for their entrance, digital materializing infront of us would’ve been cool. Or if the duo showed up in a pair of mo-cap suits. Or if they were carried in on a Tintin themed throne. Surprisingly and sadly, neither of them entered the room that way. Once Spielberg and Jackson got to the press event, they delivered their thoughts on 3D, the determination of Tintin, and what they learned about each other during their first Tintin adventure:



What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly column chronicling all that is good and true(ish) in the world. But enough gay banter, its author caught the new trailer for The Muppets this evening — it’s attached to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides — and it was adorable. Not Pirates, that wasn’t great, the Muppets trailer. Speaking of Muppets, here’s something sad… 21 years ago today, Jim Henson passed away. Our friends over at /Film are remembering him by posting a wonderful documentary called The World of Jim Henson. It’s worth your time, as you might imagine.



The hype about The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is based around three things. One, this sort of action adventure is perfect for Steven Spielberg in an Amblin sort of way. Two, the comic is about as big as anything coming out of Belgium has any right to be besides waffles. Three, it’s a scientific fact that people love movies with ten-word titles. Up until now, it’s all been hype because little is known about the project except who’s starring in it, the story line, that it’s mo-cap, and another book or so of comments from Spielberg and Jackson about the project. However, we haven’t seen anything from it until today. Tintin, meet the world. The world, meet Tintin.



James Cameron took it to a whole new level with Avatar, and it would only be so long until some other hotshot directors had their turn to get their hands on the technology. The first hotshot director to go crazy for Cameron’s toys is Steven Spielberg. Spielberg will use this technology to create a digital world for his newest film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which he’s co-producing with Peter Jackson.



Stuntman Garret Warren spills some beans about his work with Mickey Rourke, the man behind the film’s villain, Whiplash. And the badass nature of Whiplash’s whips…



Empire has published the world’s first look at director Steven Spielberg on the set of his upcoming CG-animated epic Tintin, complete with a first shot of actors Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell in their motion capture suits.



Spielberg rolls cameras on Tintin with Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig in tow. Throw on your trench coat and get excited.



Ain’t It Cool News has confirmed today the previously reported rumors that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) will be appearing as Thomson and Thompson in Steven Spielberg’s 3D opus Tintin.



Producer Kathleen Kennedy confirms a few things for us about Steven Spielberg’s upcoming slate.


The highly anticipated Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull won’t be released for another 10 days, and we’re already thinking about what’s next for directing legend Steven Spielberg.

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