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AICN Exclusive Premiere: TINTIN domestic 1-sheet!!!

Published at: May 16, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...  first off - TINTIN is the boy, not the dog.  The dog is known as Snowy, btw Snowy likes Whiskey!  TinTin is an investigative journalist that winds up on a neverending series of adventures the likes of which...  no redheaded boy could ever pass up.   These are humorous, outlandish and magical adventures.   The international poster that went up by Nordling earlier is a bright and fun poster, but I prefer the mood and the tone of this poster.   

Now here's this poster:

 

Look at that Screenplay credit!  I believe this film is going to be amazing and will finally bring TINTIN to the United States, the way he is known world wide!   This is nothing but great coming.  With a cast of Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig, Cary Elwes, Andy Serkis, Nick Frost, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones and others...  It will flat out own I believe

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  • May 16, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    post 0

    by HEADGEEK

    the US TINTIN poster has debuted!!!

  • May 16, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    whaaaa

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 16, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Coolest screenplay credit. Ever!

    by cymraeg_cowboy

    That is all

  • May 16, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Post 1

    by Pigdog

  • May 16, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    the unicorn is the boat.

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 16, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    what, maybe 6 people want to see this film?

    by Nick

  • May 16, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Is there some way you can coordinate this place?

    by Jaster

    Directly below this news is nearly the same thing by nordling. Too much trouble to put both posters in the same talkback?

  • Get over there and read it

  • May 16, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, yeah, I like this poster MUCH better.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    I hope they eventually do two-part Moon adventure.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Bigger than Astroboy?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Do we really need another obscure (for Americans anyway) 3D animated movie?

  • May 16, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    spoiler

    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

    Good point Dom

    by Jaster

    Harry is creaming on this the same way he did with Astroboy, and we all know how that turned out.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Tin Tin looks like La Roux!

    by Flames gotta Eat

    The British pop singer. I wonder if Tin Tin was an influence on her look? And that is some nerdy elite screenplay credit! I didn't know that, more excited now, I'm hoping for fun and kinda badass.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    So . . . . . .Tintin's a GINGER !!!

    by theKRELL

  • May 16, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Screenplay Credit?

    by Nick

    Like Edgars name means SHIT after Scott Pilgrim. Fucking Hipster Shit Film. Want my two hours BACK!

  • May 16, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I dunno....that ship design reminds me an awful lot

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    of Hook..not one of Spielberg's finest.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Never heard of Tin Tin before this....

    by Ryan

    ...but if Spielberg is the director then consider me interested. I don't know why certain people in these talkbacks like to hate on him. He is an excellent director in my opinion. Yes, I even like Hook....

  • and now he's going to make a fucking computer-generated Indiana Jones movie for babies. I can't wait. <p> You know, for years, I've been saying Spielberg should just make Lincoln, Interstellar, and Jurassic Park IV, then he can go back to doing crap. He's now making Lincoln, so that's one of the three. <p> Now, Interstellar and JP4, Mr. Spielberg, please. And try and leave your girlfriend Shia as far away from both of them as possible. <p> On second thought, Spielly better not do JP4 after all, because he'll probably make it a prequel and cast LaBeef as a young Jeff Goldblum.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Spielberg amazes me with his spurts of output..

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    like when he released Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can the same year, War Of The Worlds and Munich, and this year The War Horse, Tintin AND working on Lincoln...??...thats a lot of work.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    It's Tintin!

    by DArtagnan

    Not TinTin or Tin Tin or Tin-Tin ...

  • May 16, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Haddock scaling?

    by xyling

    Looks like a little kid in Haddock's sailor outfit. He's supposed to be a big guy.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I don't think people HATE on Spielberg, it's just that

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    he has such a tremendous body of work, with geniune gamechanging classics (sorry Cameron, I'd say Jurassic Park more of an industry watershed moment in regards to CGI, than Avatar and it's use of motion capture and 3D), that his occasional misfire gets folk all upset. And some people will NEVER forgive him for Crystal Skull...

  • May 16, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Spielberg and Lucas were my idols as a kid...

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Since 1999, however, with a couple of exceptions for Spielberg, (Minority Report, Catch Me if You Can, first half of Taken), it's been downhill ever since.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    STEVEN MOFFAT AND EDGAR WRIGHT AND JOE CORNISH

    by Jeffwode

    I'll say it again... Yes. Yes. And...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, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Ahh...that's so nice. Childhood memories affirmed!

    by Matthew Maull

  • May 16, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Wow - amazing poster

    by Dharma4

    Seriously

  • May 16, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Why are people complaining?

    by WeylandYutani

    Has there ever been a Tintin feature before? Who knows, it may be well made, fun... and even better, something new to the screen (even if the property existed in comics and TV before). I don't get the bitching. I say, wait and see if it is a good film. If it is great, if not THEN bitch away. While I like the look of the publicity stills so far, I am a little wary of this kind of CG animation though. That whole "uncanny valley" problem may surface, much like Zemeckis' recent works. But we shall see... Overall, I think word of mouth will be very important for this film in the North American market.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Tintin isn't ginger, Harry. He's blonde.

    by Dharma4

  • May 16, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    According to Imdb,

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    the Bianca Castafiore character is in this. Weird, I don't remember her being in the Unicorn/Red Rackham storyline. Am I just misremembering?

  • May 16, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Okay this one is better

    by Samuel Fulmer

    And the shadows make more sense too.

  • ...or so I recall reading. That's why it's not called "The Secret of the Unicorn."

  • May 16, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    The 2nd pic reminds me of those sculpted 3D

    by sweeneydave

    Viewmaster slides from 30 years ago.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Another Steven Moffat thread... how sweet!!!

    by wtriker1701

    No, it won't be hijacked as a Docback. There's plenty of talk over there... Hope, The Other Steven still has it, this MAGIC TOUCH. Seemed lost with his last Indy experience... Of course, he COULD still make another GOOD Indy. But let's try out Tim&Struppi AKA Tintin first...

  • May 16, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Bianca Castafiore

    by ragingfluff

    don't remember her in the "Unicorn" tale; curious to see who's playing her

  • May 16, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Weird to see Tintin with eyes...

    by Stryder

    ...and not black dots. It's going to be even weirder seeing Captain Haddock's face. Hopefully, the MPAA doesn't make them eliminate any references to the finest drink in the world: Loch Lomond Whisky, perfect when you're lost in THE LAND OF THIRST!

  • Its just a pity its going to be wasted on a franchise no-one gives two fucks about! Total vanity project for Speilberg. If Hollywood is serious about making an Akira movie, do it like this!

  • May 16, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Avatar is a game changer

    by elsewhere

    Not every scene mind you, but there are moments of game changing greatness in Avatar. Much in the same way the T-Rex stood out amongst everything in Jurassic Park.

  • May 16, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    No reason to be negative on this project.

    by knowthyself

    I just think most people are caught off guard by the obscure choice of doing a CGI TIN TIN film. Where's the Johnny Quest movie?

  • May 16, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Already watched it on youtube

    by 1204

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prDK-s5KSZE

  • May 16, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    That poster needs more black color.

    by KilliK

    yep.

  • May 16, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Interestingly they left Unicorn out of the title!

    by louisse

    I guess everyone unknown to Tintin would've taken the title too literal. Shame

  • May 16, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    BTW from which movie is Harry's animated gif?

    by KilliK

    i need to know.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Now that's a kick ass poster!

    by Johnno

    My most anticipated film this year!!!

  • May 16, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Harry's Animated Gif is from "Natural Born Killers"

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    But if youre going for a gif from "Natural Born Killers" why not make one where Harry's Head is the Tommy Lee Jones "Head on a Pole"

  • May 16, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    This is a good decision for a global market

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    I'm wagering that most of the folks on this site who think only six people will want to see this are Americans who know or care little about what the rest of the world's been reading. This may not do well in the U.S., but I'm betting it'll make quite a bit overseas. I'm pretty sure this is a known quantity by the studio's bean counters.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    uhm okay....trailer...when?

    by aphextwin

  • May 16, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    International is better.

    by blackwood

    This is still nice though, gives it a vibe of mystery that I for some reason very much associate with YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES. I don't think it makes any sense to have two TINbacks though. Maybe, I dunno, merge them into one post, like, called, TINTIN POSTERS, HOME AND ABROAD! But more like TIN!TIN! POST!ERS!!!!! H!!!!!!!!M!!!!!!!B!R!!!!DD!!! Because overboard.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Sold. Screenplay alone = work of genius.

    by Fortunesfool

    Cameron pitches cgi. Spielberg knocks it out the park. Cameron pitches 3D mocap. Spielberg knocks it out the park.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    "only 6 people want to see this"

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Fuck me, go see Fast Five for the third time!

  • May 16, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    This will be Cool

    by William Schwartz

    I very excited about this film. I have a feeling it will be excellent.

  • May 16, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Getting really pumped for this.

    by paper

    If you haven't read any Tintin stories, do yourself a favor and pick up one. This literally is Indiana Jones times 10, as I've said before. After Raiders, Spielberg was told "That movie was like a Tintin story." Spielberg was like "Who?" Then proceeded to get interested. In the early 80's, he met with Herge, the creator of Tintin, and Herge said that Spielberg was the only person who could bring the character to life in the movies. Herge died shortly after, but this has always been on Spielberg's plate.

  • May 16, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    AICN beat EMPIRE!

    by steve

    And got a shout out from them as well. Nicely played.

  • May 16, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    "what, maybe 6 people want to see this film?"

    by William

    Good gravy... Fuck off please.

  • May 16, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Amazed that Tintin is unknown in America

    by steve

    Guess there was too many words in the comics or something

  • May 16, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Ka-ching! Box Office Gold!

    by Ivan_Mtl

    I've loved Herge's TINTIN series of books since I first discovered "Prisoners Of The Sun" in a local public library. In fact, I was so young that the books were instrumental in teaching me to read because I wanted to know what the characters in the books were saying (even though you could easily follow the story by the illustrations themselves - a testament to Herge's incredible storytelling abilities). Here in Quebec, Canada, everybody knows and loves the books and characters. There is even a store dedicated exclusively to selling TINTIN merchandise. I believe the books themselves have been translated in over 27 languages, so I'm thinking the same may hold true in most other countries as well. If ever any movie had a guaranteed huge foreign box-office market, TINTIN is it (as well as the Freddie Mercury bio-pic)! Everything I have seen and read about this movie looks fantastic! The talent associated with this film is top-notch, and I would wager that many of them are fans longing to bring their love for series to the big screen (certainly the ones behind the camera anyway). This simply can not fail.

  • May 16, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    So... Tin Tin = Soccer?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    You know, since Americans don't give a crap about it.

  • May 16, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    TinTin is the soccer of comics

    by MooseMalloy

  • May 16, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    TinTin looks a little too sinister for some reason

    by MooseMalloy

  • May 16, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    But still a great poster

    by MooseMalloy

  • May 16, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    THEY REIMAGINED RIN TIN TIN INTO A BOY REPORTER?!?!?

    by BSB

    Hollyweird strikes again!

  • May 16, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Rick Astley and his trusty dog Ritrow solving mysteries

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    All in glorious 3D animation. I really don't see how this can fail. Especially considering how much kids today have been entertained by the magic of Spielberg with Munich, War of the Worlds, Crystal Skull, and the Terminal. Ice Age Continental Drift is going to get crushed by this gritty dark take on TinTin.

  • May 16, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    "I've never heard of Tintin."

    by slone13

    I'd never heard of Indiana Jones before Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  • May 16, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    And & ??

    by Righteous Brother

    Lovely poster btw.

  • May 16, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Steven Moffat?...who is he?

    by Titus05

    is Steven Moffat supposed to be an anagram?...reminds me of Hester Moffet from Silence of the Lambs

  • May 16, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Wait, this is CG? lol i didnt know

    by Mel

    now I have even more reason to avoid this.

  • May 16, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    who is?

    by GEdward

    @slone13 - If you haven't heard of Tintin you are probably American and haven't heard of Shakespere, Chaucer or even AAMilne. Get some culture. btw - love to Micky and Minnie. Lol

  • May 16, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Mickey Mouse vrs. Tintin

    by GEdward

    Amazing how Americans don't see past Disneyland. In fact Tintin was first published in 1929 whereas the American character which eventually become Mickey Mouse was created the year after in 1930. Tintin wins on all counts - European culture will always win out of our US cousins ... and in case you are wondering Tintin wears a raincoat not a cape - sorry to disappoint !

  • May 16, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Tintin is out cruisin' for the Gorton's Fisherman and Cap'n Crunch

    by Dennis_Moore

  • May 16, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Expect Spielberg WIPE THE FLOORS WITH ALL THE WANNABEES

    by Proman1984

    This is going to be amazing.

  • May 16, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    The Berg, Jackson, Wright, etc.

    by Flames gotta Eat

    What self-respecting movie buff WOULDN'T want to see anything these guys collaborate on? Seriously anyone who isn't at the least intrigued has no business being on this site. This is a movie lovers site and those names should excite any movie lover. And get over the CG/animation hate, all those guys have only done live action and given us classics, let's see what they can do with animation! Jesus it's like some people only want Indiana Jones or LOTR over and over again. Don't you want something new?!!

  • May 16, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Screenplay by: Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish...

    by pills_26

    Seeing those words on a poster just made me have a heart attack!! Giddy like a school girl on crack now!

  • You were directed by Spielberg.

  • May 16, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    "Amazed that Tintin is unknown in America"

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    huntermurals: "Amazed that Tintin is unknown in America...Guess there was too many words in the comics or something" Or maybe we were all too busy fucking your mother to read Tintin.

  • May 16, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    also...

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    awesome poster

  • May 16, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    snapperspain

    by Son of a Butch

    Actually the "character which eventually become Mickey Mouse" first appeared in 1927 and was given his name in 1928. Ever seen "Steamboat Willie"?

  • May 16, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    @son of a butch

    by GEdward

    You got me there... 1928 . And Jan '29 for Tintin. Aren't they old to be still working ! Cheers - here's to the silver screen...

  • May 16, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    snapperspain

    by Son of a Butch

    Yes... That said, I'd much rather see a Tintin movie than a Mickey Mouse movie.

  • May 16, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    WTF is Tintin?

    by BIG_BAD_WOLF_IN_CAPS

    someone please explain

  • May 16, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    sooo...they're hiding the main character

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    hoping people don't notice what a dork he is? Isn't it a cardinal sin or something to not light the main character??? Why would the boat be the focal point. the second focal point is the rim lighting around him. there is no third focal point. the third focal point is the [back] button

  • May 16, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    ALL HAIL THE GRAND MOFF

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • May 16, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I have no idea who Steven Moffat or Joe Cornish are

    by CountryBoy

    And Edgar Wright has co-written one great movie and two mediocre ones.

  • May 16, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    And holy crap, this only comes out DECEMBER 23?!

    by CountryBoy

    Why are they rolling this out now, as if it's imminent? MAN they're teasing us! I hope it's at least December of 2011!

  • May 16, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Holy spliff

    by RedCricketChase

    Steven Moffat cowrote it??

  • May 16, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but it's going to bomb......big time.

    by Darth_Kaos

    When an "established" character is over shadowed by the people who directed it or wrote, it will be a hard sell. Spielberg and Jackson's name don't carry much weight these days. Both of their last films were failures at the box office. I remember seeing the image of tin tin as a youth, but I never followed it or cared to find out anything more. They (the studio) is going to have to shove this movie....starting now down everyone's throat till its release. But even that won't help. This character just doesn't have the mass appeal needed to succeed here in the states. But perhaps it wasn't made for the USA? It seems to be popular elsewhere. Guess we'll see.

  • May 16, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    redcricketchase re: Steven Moffat's involvement...

    by lynxpro

    Yes, Moffat wrote the screenplay. He had a deal to write the proposed trilogy but then asked Spielberg to be released from the contract so he could take over as showrunner of "Doctor Who" so he only did the screenplay for the first film... And we should thank Spielberg for graciously releasing Moffat from that prior commitment because his version of Doctor Who is what we should've had back in 2005...no wait...make that 1996!

  • I'll take guys on top of their game anyday over guys cashing/phoning in, Spielberg more so than Jackson. Having said that, it is testament to how great their earlier works been that their recent works haven't been up to scratch.

  • May 16, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    A pedos dream

    by jackofhearts29

    Clean-cut kid with a duck's ass crewcut in a trenchcoat and bermuda shorts... and "...in the Navy?" A sailor boy! KIDDING! Kidding, people...

  • May 16, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Steven Moffat!

    by Doughboy

    I'm not a Doctor Who fan, but I loved the first 3 seasons of the UK Coupling and his modern day take on Sherlock is pretty good. His participation in this film has piqued my interest.

  • May 16, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    "Look at that screenplay credit!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Usually, three or more (credited) screenwriters on a single project spells doom. Look at The Tourist...you had Julian Fellowes, Florian Henckle Von Donnersmarck and Christopher McQuarrie on writing duties, and the finished film was an inhoherent mess about as exciting as a can of flat diet soda.

  • May 16, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST

    this looks awesome!

    by BBSloth

    can't wait

  • May 16, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Too much 'uncanny valley' happening in that poster...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...even with the darkening of the facial features. It's obvious the filmmakers are scared to death of the mo-cap creap out factor, so they're hiding it in the posters. I'm getting a very Polar Express vibe from this.

  • May 16, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    The SS approach: Goonies + Indiana Jones with a bit

    by KilliK

    of Pixar formula in it.That's how he is going to make the movie.Besides it is obvious that they market the movie as a classic pulp adventure in order to get the attention of the average american who is clueless about the comic. Personally i like what SS/PJ are trying to do mainly because it is a big detour from the same repetitive cgi borefest that Pixar/Dreamworks are feeding us all these years. Lighthearted,family movies for kids like Toy Story are great but i believe that the american cgi animation has more to ofter than just that.It is time for something different,a bit more serious,more thrilling,more dangerous and TinTin offers a wonderful chance for the creators to do exactly that. Spielberg has taken a very risky bet with a character who is unknown to the american movie crow,a crowd which is also accustomed only to the aesthetics and the thematics of the Pixar/Dreamworks flicks and which rarely changes its habits. Anyway i hope the best for mr SS and PJ.if the movie manages to be a worldwide hit,especially in USA,then there is a possibility that the american cgi animation industry might be induced to start exploring new regions of the animation.

  • May 16, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    BTW, why wasn't this shot with live action actors again?

    by Orbots Commander

    Because choosing to go the mo-cap route seems like total cinematic masturbation, for its own sake. Sort of like Zemeckis' Christmas Carol or Beowulf.

  • May 16, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    International is better but this is good

    by jimmy_009

    Better than 99% of the posters out there.

  • May 16, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    completely uninterested in this...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    might be a good flick, but i have zero interest in seeing it... and Spielberg's best days are long behind him. his best work was done in the late 70s/early 80s...he's still better than most directors working today, but considering his competition, thats not saying much. i wish him well

  • Stay away from CGI monkeys, prairie dogs, ants, and aliens oh my!

  • May 16, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST

    TinTin = Soccer. Priceless and right on!

    by planetran_fan

  • May 16, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Very excited about this movie

    by Teddy Artery

    Loved the 'comic book novels' as a kid.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    What happened to Avi Arad's Popeye movie?

    by Crimson Dynamo

  • May 17, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Had they done this live action...

    by Jay

    They would have had to use a lot of CG for the city/landscapes. Anyone who thinks different hasn't read Herge. Herges art style is very unique. CG anime was the best possible option IMO. Plus, had they done live action, all the current band of whiners would merely say "There's too much CGI, why didn't they just make this an animated film?!?!" Or, "the people look too stupid!" Imagine a Pixar movie in live action...ya, exactly. It wouldn't work because people like you guys would say it's too unbelievable. Animation allows a level of freedom that live action can't bring. Also, Indiana Jones is incredibly similar to Tintin. There's a reason Herge said no one but Spielberg should make a Tintin movie. And before anyone brings up Indy 4 (As if it erases Spielbergs entire filmography) Please realize that Indy 4 was how it was because it was poorly written. It was a lackluster story, plain and simple. The other stuff (Over the top stunts, animals, etc) were all in the other movies. You're being a hypocrite if you're say otherwise. Keopp is simply an awful writer. But look who's writing Tintin. And between all these talented people, you have Spielberg, who is finally making a movie he's wanted to make for over 20 years. How the fuck can you be a fan and not be excited for this?

  • May 17, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Conan O'Brien IS Tintin!!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 17, 2011, 1:19 a.m. CST

    The REAL coolest story credit ever...

    by Shady Drifter

    Sergio Leone, Dario Argento and Bernardo Bertolucci... ok it was only a 'story by' credit - but that was some pedigree... :-)

  • May 17, 2011, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Tintin in America

    by William Schwartz

    I don't think it it's entirely fair to say that Tintin is unknown in the United States. I daresay almost every volume was available in our school library. Also, our local public library gave Tintin badges and books to kids participating in the summer cultural geography classes. Admittedly this was the 70's. Still and all, I remember it being very popular among my peer group. I'm really looking forward to the film.

  • May 17, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    I'm American ...

    by HongKongCavalier

    ... yet, by the overall reaction by Americans regarding this movie, even I want to shake my head and say "Stupid Arrogant Americans" "do we need another ..." actually, yes. I dare say we need it more than yet another whiney know-it-all who thinks he knows what movies the world needs

  • May 17, 2011, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Super fucking hype for this.

    by Lee

    The television show was stellar; never read any of the books, though I may remedy that in preparation for this.<P><P>I might be well behind the game here, but is it a brand new adventure? I'd imagine so...

  • May 17, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Wow.

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    Well, at least we know the screenplay will be good. And since Spielberg and Jackson are bringing us this thing, production will be top-notch. My only concern is that, from the looks of the one sheets, this is mo-cap, and I fucking hate mo-cap. I wish people would abandon that artificial, creepy look and just go straight computer animation a la Pixar/Dreamworks. Hated Polar Express. Hated Christmas Carol. Ditto Mars Needs Moms. Hate. Hate. Hate. None of those movies are half as beautiful, sweeping and rich as something like Ratatouille or Up. Die, mo-cap, die. That said, I'll still probably check this out just because of who's involved. But I'll go in with mixed emotions.

  • May 17, 2011, noon CST

    Guaranteed flop

    by Genius

    Might do OK internationally.

  • May 17, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Might do okay internationally? Really?

    by sweeneydave

    Sounds like the international market is where the money is made. Thor made something like $220K internationally and $130K so far in the states. Narnia 3 received a similar income (and that's the only reason their making a 4th).

  • May 17, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Maybe if there is nothing else out it will do well because

    by Dennis_Moore

    parents will take kids to any ol' shit.

  • May 17, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    This Will Rock

    by THX1968

    Just when I'm close to being done with the movies, when my cynicism bubbles up like so much bile from my stomach, something comes along that reminds me that I totally love movies. I'd forgotten about Tintin. I'm far more interested in the Beard's Lincoln biopic. Seeing the thing in motion, however, along with the sweet domestic 1-sheet, has really got me jazzed for this. The future of films lies in the troves of unmined material in our popular culture. I have no problems with sequels, or super-heroes, or super-hero sequels, but there's other stuff out there people. Pixar and Spielberg can't be the only guys out there doing something different.

  • May 17, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Ya.. this Eurotrash whatever...

    by tailhook

    is something Foreign audiences will eat up. Here in the States people have never heard of it and could care less. Wiki says the kid is supposed to be a Belgian Reporter and contains political commentary? Ya. That'll sell well here. Not. But then, movies are starting to be made for the foreign box office really. The Narnia films have gone that way, as did Thor. Its a solid way to make the budget back, i'll give them that.

  • May 19, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    I've been saying the same damn thing...

    by Marshal_Lannes

    ...for the past 5 or more years- The crater this movie will leave in the cinematic landscape will be a wonderous thing to behold.... And nothing I've seen or heard has made me change my mind one bit.