I was a huge fan of the Tintin series when I was a kid. Starring the titular youthful adventurer (who, in hindsight, resembles a weirdly perfect mash-up of Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Scrooge McDuck), the Tintin series had it all: Exotic locations, eccentric characters, incredible artwork that could be grittily realistic or candy-colored cartoony. So it’s difficult for me to not geek out over the new trailer for The Adventures of Tintin, a motion-capture animation film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by geek-hero Edgar Wright (among others). The first in a proposed trilogy, Adventures of Tintin looks gorgeous in this preview. I’m a bit worried that we don’t see too many faces, but the brief shot of Tintin’s face at the trailer’s end gives me hope that Tintin will fall on the fun side of the Uncanny Valley. Check out the trailer below…

Interested viewers can also check out the international teaser trailer, which appears essentially identical except for some dialogue at the end. Also, apparently the film’s full international title will actually be The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which if nothing else is a much cooler post-colon subtitle than Ghost Protocol.

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The Adventures of Tintin
  • Movie
  • 101 minutes