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The International TINTIN Poster!

Nordling here.

Empire Online has the first look at THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN.  I can't wait - the collaborators in this project are Stevn Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Joe Cornish (just wait until ATTACK THE BLOCK kicks your ass later this year).  Lots of great voices including Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jamie Bell... and it's Spielberg's first CGI directed film.  So what if I'm not very familiar with the subject matter?  I know enough that this is a can't-miss for me.  Here's the poster:



Nordling, out.

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  • May 16, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Cool. Hook part 2.

    by Knobules

  • And the comics were awsome

  • May 16, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    is there honestly an audience for this?

    by sunwukong86

    I honestly have no idea who would go see this. I didnt know who Tintiin was before the movie was announced

  • May 16, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Why is Spielberg wasting his time on Tin Tin...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...when he could be making a fantastic science fiction masterpiece? Just kidding, of course.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST



    so you bitch about unoriginality, then you bitch when you don;t recognize something that's is. WTF would you like asshole? Seriously! i cant fucking wait to see this!

  • May 16, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Why is Tintin always in shadow in these promotional images?

    by frank

    In the one shot from the movie that I have seen with him on a boat with captain Haddock I thought he looked pretty good. Maybe the shadowing is just for dramatic effect, but it kind of gives the impression that they are trying to hide poor CG or something. Also, is the movie called The Adventures of Tintin or is that the name for the whole trilogy they are making? I would hope the individual parts have the names of the comics they are based on, e.g. Tintin in Tibet or whatever. I can’t remember offhand which of the comics they are planning to adapt other than Secret of the Unicorn, if they have even announced them yet.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Hey, they forgot the RIN....

    by professor murder

    Isn't it RIN tin tin? haha was a dog...right?

  • May 16, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I'm just glad to see Hergé gets some proper recognition here.

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • May 16, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Tin Tin books

    by Topher4801

    I grew up reading the over-sized Tin Tin comics. I loved them. I keep meaning to see if they're still somewhere in my parents house...Anyway, I'm looling forward to seeing this.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    That is HOW you do a movie poster!

  • May 16, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    there's no mention of unicorns on this poster.

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    i like it, it makes me think this might be like a raiders of the lost ark clone, but will be way dissapointed when it turns out to be something else. what is the secret of the unicorn? they probably aren't mentioning that part of the movie because it's embarrassing.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Ha. Love it when talkbackers unite to combat stupid statements.

    by little_lebowski

  • May 16, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    the Unicorn is the ship. Look, you can see one on the figurehead.

    by little_lebowski

  • May 16, 2011, noon CST

    A new Spielberg film at last

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Show JJ Abrams how it's done Steve.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by unami

    luckily there's more than one continent in the world.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Let's hope the screenplay is more Moffat and less Wright and Cornish.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Bummer Spielberg didn't go with real actors.

    by Flip63Hole

    I really have no interest in seeing him direct a cartoon. I've seen rendered shots from the movie and the only thing I can think is, "wow, that would have looked cool in a real movie." Unless the reviews are through the roof, I'll pass...

  • May 16, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Secret of the Unicorn?!

    by Superponte

    That title will keep people away.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Tintin K9 Cop? Nothing will beat the original

    by Nick

  • May 16, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    You can put up as much Tintin news as you want

    by Jaster

    Nobody gives a fuck about some UK comic character from the 20's with cupie doll hair.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    the unicorn is on the bow of the ship

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 16, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    why the motion capture?

    by ragingfluff

    always curious why certain films have been made this way... is it a budget consideration? or artistic because the setting/scenes would be too fantastical to film for real and would look silly as CGI/green screen / whatever (e.g. Beowulf, Polar Express) Tintin books (colonialist sentiments aside) are great adventures and I seem to recall from my boyhood they were marketed very definitely at boys ... boys old enough to be engaged by derring-do and plucky youths, but too young to be interested in girls .... I haven't seen a new Tintin edition in a bookshop in years but I imagine that will change now ... there is a definite audience out there (to answer the question asked above); it's men in their forties and their ten-year-old sons .... also, continentals.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Why is "The Secret of the Unicorn" not on the poster then?

    by Jaster

    Perhaps they said "Yeah....that whole unicorn subtitle is pretty gay. Let's drop that."?

  • Though the teaming of Spielberg, Jackson and especially Moffat (as lead writer) does definitely pique my curiosity. Still not enough at this point to overcome my general disinterest however. Trailers and word of mouth will be everything on this project, and both will have to really sell me pretty hard to get my only mildly curious ass to part with some cash and take the leap into actually seeing this.

  • these dudes are hilarious

  • May 16, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Rise of Fett..

    by gabbygall

    Its Belgian actually... How fucking stupid do you feel now? And nobody gives a fuck?? "The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 80 languages and more than 350 million copies of the books sold to date." Just because it didn`t take off in America, doesn't mean that the rest of the world didn't enjoy it. If it doesn't appeal to you, then why even bother reading the Tintin articles on AICN? Just makes you look more stupid than you already look.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by MuhammadAmidala

    When Tintin finds an old model sailing ship and gives it as a present to Captain Haddock, and exciting adventure quickly develops. From an ancient diary they learn the story of the of the ship, the Unicorn—a story of cutthrat pirates and lost treasure. Helped by their detective friends Thomson and Thompson, Tintin, Snowy, the Captain set out to uncover the secret of the Unicorn. But there are many narrow escapes for Tintin before the mystery is solved and he is ready to set off in his next strange adventure, the hunt for Red Rackham's Treasure.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    God I hope that he doesn't go to the Congo...

    by Atkinson

    That was a little to un-PC for my tastes.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Here's the audience reaction

    by Nick

    A new film by Speilberg - Interested It's a motion Capture - Less Interested It's about Tintin - Uninterested/Confused

  • May 16, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    The Unicorn is a ship

    by DArtagnan

    Its secret is the location of the treasure it contains

  • May 16, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    as long as Capt. Haddock says "Great blistering barnacles!"

    by ragingfluff

    I'm in

  • May 16, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST


    by DArtagnan

    Sun Wu Kong 1986 - is that a reference to the rejected Indiana Jones script? You should know that the Pirates' secret hideout in that story (behind a waterfall) was inspired by Tintin and the Prisoners of the Sun. So, you didn't watch Inception last year because you had never heard it before???

  • May 16, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST


    by flax

    The first film will be called The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. The second film (which is being written by Anthony Horowitz and will be directed by Peter Jackson) will be called The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Actually, yes he did.

    by cotygeek

    It's called motion capture performance. Real actors acted it out on a real set, their performance was put into a computer and replicated exactly by animators. Now if you knew that and meant to say that you wish it was completely live action, that would be different.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by Jeffwode

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Even if you never heard of Tintin, those three names should give every geek goosebumps. Seriously. And they're just the writers! If you're not excited about this, you need to relinquish your geek card.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by Iahael

    OK, I get everybody's feelings regarding this film, and I have been following this thing on and off for a couple of years now, as, when it was first announced, I really didn't get it. Yeah, the Belgian character has a built in audience (but not especially in the US) but to take a property like this and do the total Mocap cartoon like a Zemeckis film is beyond me. Anyway, it should do well internationally and hopefully avoid the fate of Carrey's A Christmas Carol. (Note: the issues involving the comic, Herge, racism, colonialism, and the Vichy regime may provide some blowback, but I doubt it.) T.'.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I don't hate Tintin... but

    by JamesWest

    I don't hate Tintin... because I don't know anything about this European comic character. It's European. Who the hell cares about Europe?

  • May 16, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    The Secret of the Unicorn

    by ragingfluff

    concerns what happened between him and Tom Cruise on the set of "Legend"

  • May 16, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST


    by ragingfluff

  • May 16, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Looks more like a Playstation 2 game box

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Than a movie poster. Still looking forward to this, but what a bad poster. Are they that afraid to show what his face looks like?????

  • May 16, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    neat poster

    by spidercoz

    still don't give a shit if you're looking forward to this I hope you enjoy the hell out of it, make up for my not giving a shit I predict this will be huge in Europe, here it'll be lucky to open in third

  • May 16, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    looks like shit

    by Thunderbolt Ross


  • May 16, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    by catlettuce4

    Agreed strongly. When I first heard Spielberg was doing this film, I imagined something far surpassing Raiders. In animated form, strangely it just seems wrong. There have been many films in the past that even though very cheesy/slapsticky, show that it can be done.

  • May 16, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Loved the HBO Animated Series

    by Wcwlkr

    As I kid I remember loving the animated series that came on HBO. So I have no doubt that Spielberg and Jackson will kill it. Looking forward to seeing this. Plus I'm sure HBO will start showing the series again. BONUS

  • May 16, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    As a kid...

    by AmbroseChaseWillRise

    I read bits of Tin Tin as well as some of the toons and enjoyed what I did get. I'm sure it will be big for the fact that it's something different and Spielberg is attached to it. It has that epic tin tin feel that I remember, and I think the kids and some adults will love it. Then again, that's just my opinion.

  • May 16, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    It may

    by AmbroseChaseWillRise

    open better than that. Hell, its Spielberg and it's animated.

  • May 16, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    US one sheet vs. International

    by knowthyself

    Literally you have him walking on a globe. So we Americans don't want to know that he travels the world huh?

  • May 16, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    coming this fall?


    i thought speilberg was giving us the old in-out this christmas with TIN TIN and WAR HORSE... did this get pushed up?

  • May 16, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by Damned if I can login

    I don't actually hate it, I just felt that there was a shortage of "hate, fail, will suck donkey balls" posts.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Orange and blue, the only colors in filmposter land

    by louisse

    can't wait for the film though

  • May 16, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    That's a nice poster.

    by blackwood

    I like. I'm not excited yet. I'm also not indifferent. I would like to know more. Lots of people I like are involved. It feels like yonks since Spielberg did anything except produce, and apparently from a distance. I have more than a passing awareness of Tintin, but not much more. I think I read some of them in school as part of early French class. Also cartoons, in French. I'm Canadian. French happens to us a lot, at least in Ontario. I'm very interested to see how this plays in America. The global market seems to like a lot of things Americans don't. Like, the completely fun and inoffensive PRINCE OF PERSIA. Bombed in the States (>$90m), did gangbusters everywhere else (<$200m). I wonder how important domestic is anymore. America's money is worth less and less, after all. FAST FIVE did crazy good in America, and pants-shittingly amazing everywhere else. THOR, similar. Blah blah, underfed armchair economics. I would like to know more.

  • Strangely, no....I don't.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Leave rise_of_fett alone!


    Just because he doesn't know the difference between Belgium and the UK, can't be bothered to either Google or Wiki the subject he's talking about, considers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to both be nobodies, doesn't realize that Tintin has sold more 350 million comics to date, been translated into 80 languages, and has lead to shops, exhibitions and even theater productions being created, LEAVE HIM ALONE! Those 350 million comics were bought by nobody, Fett says, and you better fucking well believe him!

  • May 16, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    The Good, The Bad, and the Willfully Retarded:

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    AICN Talkbacks The Movie

  • May 16, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    6 months after release

    by Shalako

    Then you'll be able to find it on the discount DVD rack at Wal-Mart. It will be forgotten quickly. Most films are these days, even the big ones.

  • May 16, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    You could have said the same shit about Astroboy.

    by Jaster

    How'd that turn out? Oh that's right...MEGA BOMB! It cost about $100 million to make and market and the studio got $20 million back for their effort! That's a shortfall of $80 million fucking dollars! Where were all those millions of fans that gave a fuck about Astro Boy? Where did they go? Why didn't they show up? Tintin is even older and more obscure than that! Peter Jackson's name doesn't automatically bring in bucks. Just ask The Lovely Bones. And King Kong, while not a flop, was certainly dissapointing on every level. Now Spielberg will bring an audience, no question about that, but make no mistake. This will be a small movie that appears and dissapears in short order.

  • The hammer is my penis.

  • ...It's that idiotic attitude that is the reason Hollywood keep churning out sequels and remakes and adaptations rather than taking risks on original properties. Everything has to start somewhere. There was a time when nobody had heard of Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, The Matrix. they The likes of Star Wars and Raiders were not based on anything, they were original characters, original adventures. I know TinTin is an adaptation, and the big part of the world outside of America know this character very well, but for people to say they don't understand who will see this because they don't know who TinTin is are morons

  • May 16, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    TinTin is Belgian...

    by BelgiumRules

    just like Van Damme, Cecile De France, Audrey Hepburn, The Dardenne Brothers (2 times Palme d'Or winners at Cannes), Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone) and the Smurfs...

  • May 16, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    freebeer, you mean like Dylan Dog?

    by Jaster

    Shit he had a whole festival devoted to him years ago. I don't know if it still exists. Do you know how much money it's made? $4.6M. Without America, movies bomb. BELIEVE IT!

  • May 16, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    and they make good waffles too

    by Jaster

    Did you have a point in there somewhere?

  • May 16, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    'Without America, movies bomb.'

    by Lord Albion

    The Golden Compass. (I'm not saying it's a GOOD film, it just proves you don't need the US to turn a profit.)

  • May 16, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Holy moley!

    by Verminous

    I knew it was coming but the voice cast blows me away! Steven Freakin Moffat and Edgar OMG Wright did the screenplay? More awesome! I've heard nothing but good things about Cornish also. Plus a director and producer that does this character justice! Finally, a chance to give Tin Tin a real American audience, not just us old comics fans that have read the reprints for years.

  • May 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by Mel

  • May 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    oops, hang on...

    by Mel


  • May 16, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    How pretty, the more I see, the more I like..

    by Alincia

    Way back when I first heard about this movie being done I was excited just because I had just seen Defiance with Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell. I thought they had done great together in that movie and was looking forward to seeing them work together again on another film. Though I admit to knowing very little about Tin Tin, I'm looking forward to allowing the movie to introduce me to something new and to what looks to be a pretty exciting adventure. Yay =).

  • May 16, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by empty_headed_animal

    The reason they show him walking the globe is to show americans the earth is actually round.

  • May 16, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    This will be Spielberg's REAL Raiders 4!!!

    by performingmonkey

    Watch this space! Can't wait for this. Surely there's life in the old 'berg yet?? He still owns us all. Movies like Jaws, Raiders and even Minority Report prove that he will own us forever!

  • May 16, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Blimey. Cornish is everywhere.

    by Keith

  • May 16, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    "Without America, movies bomb."

    by Saracen1

    O RLY? Thor's Production budget: $150m Thor's North American Box office to date: $119m Thor's worldwide box office to date: $225m Have a nice cup of STFU I grew up overseas, my two favorite book series as a kid were Tintin and Asterix. I'm looking forward to these.

  • May 16, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by Saracen1

    that should be "Thor's Foreign box office to date"

  • May 16, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    LOOKS Absolutely amazing.

  • May 16, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by GEdward

    Heard of Shakespere? Chaucer? Wordsworth? Hardy? No... what about Disney? YES !! Ah that explains a lot... Get a cultural education please...

  • May 16, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    @knowthyself by empty_headed_animal

    by GEdward

    re The Earth is round - shock to Americans... Ha Ha Ha - Brilliant! Well done empty_headed_animal ... LOL xx

  • May 16, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for this, but I have a massive question

    by david starling

    Is this going to lead into Red Rackham's Treasure, or is this movie a combination of the two? And if they make another one after that, could they make the Calculus Affair?

  • May 16, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    i'm not insulting tintin jesus

    by sunwukong86

    How did anyone get that out of my post?

  • May 16, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    tintin fans = short tempered

  • May 16, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    short tempered ...

    by GEdward

    Nah. Just like bating the Yanks ! How's Donald?

  • May 16, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Thank you for not insulting Tintin Jesus

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    he can be quite vindictive.

  • May 16, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Loved the TinTin books when I was a kid

    by Cruzboy

    And Spielberg's directing so I'll probably go and see it.

  • May 16, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    saracen1, thank you for making my point you stupid bastard

    by Jaster

    Thor production cost: $150M Marketing/Prints cost: $75M Total: $225M Gross with US: $335M Gross without US: $225M Now here's the kicker. Studios only recoup 50% of ticket sales. The rest go to theaters. So without the US, Thor would be a BOMB! It would have LOST the studio about $113M! Someone else mentioned The Golden Compass. If it was so successful...where's the fucking sequel? The reason there isn't one, and will never be because it was not a hit in the us...which made it a big, fat fucking FAIL! If you apply the same formula to The Golden Compass, you see that it actually LOST $80M! God I love pointing this out to newbs that don't know any better! It's such a boot stomp to their stupid little chicken necks.

  • May 16, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    by machetegeek

    I see what your thinking rise_of_fett. Your confusing people's reactions to your mail with a national issue. You as an American facing the rest of the world stuff. You're not that noble, I'm afraid. It's more about your attitude to things that don't come into your scope. It's the same jock attitude that real Geeks go up against day in day out. The feeling of 'if it's not in my radar it must be shit' mentality that's causing hollywood to listen and churn. the same closed minded mentality that real Geeks the world over fight against. Numbers mean shit. Tron, Evil Dead, The Hills Have Eye's, even Spielberg's Duel didn't do box office magic first time round, but they are Geek canon. So it's not about you as an American against the rest of this crazy world. It's about you manning up and becoming a real GEEK. Go outside to play, look around a bit. There's a whole world out there of geeky shit to discover. You didn't know Tin Tin before, now you do. Don't sound like those cynical marketing men that Bill Hicks used to hate, spouting your numbers all over the place. Wait until the film. Then give your opinion. Wise up you internet jock.

  • May 16, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    rise_of_fett bombs at box office

    by machetegeek

    I see what your thinking rise_of_fett. Your confusing people's reactions to your mail with a national issue. You as an American facing the rest of the world stuff. You're not that noble, I'm afraid. It's more about your attitude to things that don't come into your scope. It's the same jock attitude that real Geeks go up against day in day out. The feeling of 'if it's not in my radar it must be shit' mentality that's causing hollywood to listen and churn. the same closed minded mentality that real Geeks the world over fight against. Numbers mean shit. Tron, Evil Dead, The Hills Have Eye's, even Spielberg's Duel didn't do box office magic first time round, but they are Geek canon. So it's not about you as an American against the rest of this crazy world. It's about you manning up and becoming a real GEEK. Go outside to play, look around a bit. There's a whole world out there of geeky shit to discover. You didn't know Tin Tin before, now you do. Don't sound like those cynical marketing men that Bill Hicks used to hate, spouting your numbers all over the place. Wait until the film. Then give your opinion. Wise up you internet jock.

  • May 16, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    December will be epic...

    by pr0g2west

    TinTin and War Horse, both directed by Spielberg, both in the same month. Does anybody know of a drector that has done that before? Anybody?

  • May 16, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by pr0g2west

    Spielberg's Duel was never in theaters...twas made for TV. Though it was better than any feature film out at the time.

  • May 16, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    i guess im ignorant about Tintin

    by sunwukong86

    i had no idea its fans were so protective of it

  • May 16, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by machetegeek

    With respect, if you read Peter Biskind's book he explains that Universal released Duel overseas in 1972. But not in America, were it was indeed just a TV movie. Still, I agree, the film rules.

  • lol ... Fett talking shit again, love it. Still pissing myself over his 'Attack The Block' confusion ... You really are the dumbest fuck in town aren't you?

  • May 16, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Where's the gun?

    by jackofhearts29

    Kidding! Honestly, I repeat... nothing personal, but this will fail on both sides of the Atlantic... Americans don't know what it is, and Europeans will be offended at the "Hollywoodization" of Tintin. Still, I wish it no harm.

  • May 16, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Hilarious talkback

    by redkamel

    A) Tintin is not "obscure" to any American who loves comics and owns a passport B) Tintin is well written and the characters are awesome. Pofessor Calculus, Captain Haddock, the my opinion way more fun than any American comic. That is, if you are a fan of the adventure/Raiders style C) The comics are quite good and popular in Europe. Try reading one. D) I find it interesting tbers can obsess over d-list marvel characters and minutiae (seriously, who ever gave a fuck about hawkeye?) but then be ignorant or close minded towards one of europes best comics. I also recommend "asterix and obelix". Theist are good too!

  • May 16, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Please Spielberg dont fuck this up like you did KotCS

    by uberfreak

  • May 16, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Tintin is gonna own your ass

    by BBSloth

    Soon you'll all know who he is...

  • May 16, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Quite the collaboration

    by Raggles Wimpole

    So the minds behind Dr. Who, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Attack the Block, Braindead, Meet the Feebles, the Lord of the Rings, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Schindler's List & Saving Private Ryan have teamed up on a motion-capture 3D film based on one of the most popular comic book characters of all time. If that isn't the formula for success I don't know what is.

  • May 16, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    Trust the talkbackers, well some of em.

    by brandonbreaks

    I did not know anything about Tintin. So, after reading up on what the comic was about & how popular it seems to be, I feel better about saying that I have zero interest in seeing this movie. However, with respect to all the AICN talkbackers that legitimately review a movie; if the movie is getting lots of love from u all, I'll check it out.

  • May 16, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    We see so many horrible posters these days...

    by jimmy_009's refreshing when a nice one comes along. Well done.

  • No more damn CGI monkeys, prairie dogs, ants, or aliens okay?

  • People are (were?) arguing the importance of the US to box office with things like Thor and Golden Compass -- they're perhaps not as comparable to Tintin as would be another character more popular in the rest of the world than in the US: James Bond. Casino Royale. Budget: $150m. US take: $167.5m. Oh dear. Non-US take: $426.8m. That's 72% of its gross from outside the US. You can see almost identical numbers on Quantum of Solace. The Brosnan era favoured the US slightly more than these, but you're still looking at an average 35/65 US/non-US split. If Tintin can do similar (and with most of the year left to promote it in the US, plus Spielberg & Jackson's names, plus potential added hype from its earlier international release (UK in October, for instance) (assuming it goes down well)), it'll be fine.

  • May 16, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    This poster is much better than the US one

    by Teddy Artery

    Much, much better.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who remembers the show on nickelodeon?

    by whatevillurks

    It was awsome, like a euro Johny Quest. Count me in on opening day.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:36 a.m. CST


    by HongKongCavalier

    For all the bitching about movies TBs get (whether writing, acting, some technical aspect, or wtfever), to now see so many bitching about Tin Tin being uninteresting is just hilarious. Expand your horizons Americanos! Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow The Box Office this movie should make over seas should be enough to make the studio consider a sequel/series I owned and read these books in French back in the early 70s and loved them (although, even back then, that Congo one was truly "wtf?") I also wonder why it's animated? Simon Peg IS Tin Tin ffs Ian McShane IS Haddock anyway... *points and laughs at the American TBers*

  • May 17, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Nice pic of Jimi Somerville

    by Denty420

  • May 17, 2011, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Who the hell cares about Europe?

    by xwoof

    jameswest: "Who the hell cares about Europe?" We outnumber you by about three to one (and in total we still weigh less).

  • May 17, 2011, 6:31 a.m. CST

    by Fabiola Maria

    Gigit Jari

  • May 17, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Steven Moffat?

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    He wrote some of the best episodes of the 2005 Doctor Who series. This means that this movie will actually be good, then. Probably.

  • May 17, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST

    by Fabiola Maria

    Gigit Jari

  • May 17, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Gigit Jari

    by Fabiola Maria

  • May 17, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    xwoof, nice ...

    by ragingfluff

    Put the biggest smile on my face today

  • May 17, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    what is "War Horse"?

    by ragingfluff

    I keep hearing about it, but am too lazy to go look it up

  • May 17, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    War Horse

    by pr0g2west

    Its another film Spielberg is directing about a horse who is taken away from a kid and shipped for use in WW1. And im assuming the story centers around the kid enlisting in the war and searching for his horse.

  • May 18, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Adventures of a Belgium guy in the early 20th century

    by krylite

    I forgot if he was a reporter/adventurer or writer. Travels all over the world often with his friend Captain Haddock solving localized mysteries or involved in some grand adventure. In many ways more mature than kiddie 3d cartoons today, decent amount of roaring 20's action, fistfights, gunshot deaths etc. Besides the original Star Wars, the 1st reruns of original Star Trek on UHF/VHF TV, another set of comic books, kids liked to check out at the library. Also unrealistic in a dream world long gone. Lack of commercialized youth culture, lack of population, which may have been a good thing, simpler times and lives. i.e. Tolkien's heyday, at least between the World Wars...

  • May 18, 2011, 1:41 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see 'Doc Savage' than Tin Tin.

    by SmokingRobot