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AICN Exclusive: Check out this new high-res image from Steven Spielberg's Tintin!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. As I shake myself awake from my ridiculously short 3 hour slumber to dive into the insanity that surely awaits me in Hall H when Steven Spielberg makes his first ever live appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con I found a nifty little Tintin photo in my inbox.

This is an exclusive image that I’m told will go out wide after the big panel today. So, here’s a nice high res shot from one of the best moments of the new trailer to whet your appetites for the glut of Tintin coverage about to come your way, least of which will be my own crappy musings.

Enjoy and click to embiggen!!



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  • July 22, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Looks kinda cool

    by CigsandCoffee56

    I never read Tin Tin but I'll see this because of Spielberg Jackson and Moffet

  • July 22, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I am a grown ass man

    by the new transported man

    & as such I'll never pay to watch a movie called "Tintin."

  • July 22, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I must have grown up

    by DonnyUnitas

    because nothing about a Tintin movie excites me. Though, in my defense, I was never a fan of the stories growing up...

  • July 22, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Billions of Blue Blistering Herpes Sores!

    by Aquatarkusman

    Wait, that's not right. BARNACLES.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I liked this scene when it was in The Last Crusade

    by corellian_corvette

  • July 22, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I saw this trailer in IMAX 3D before Harry Potter.

    by Fawst

    It made me change from being just kind-of interested in this to going into full hype mode. 3D is starting to really mature, but it needs to be in the right hands. This time it's in the right hands.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I love that this film ONLY exists.

    by knowthyself

    Because Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are such big fan geeks. That's awesome stuff. Too bad it exists solely for their own pleasure...and I have zero interest in it.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Will it have one of those CGI neverending track shots

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    that Zemeckis is so fond of? They were impressive...the first time. I have such mixed feelings on this. Spielberg is such a master of camera placement, editing, pacing and such, that CGI opens that toolbox entirely. Anyone with a good eye can complete a masterful sequence in CGI. Look at your better videogame cutscenes...

  • July 22, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    why does Haddock look like an Incredible

    by redkamel

    ...and Tintin look almost real?

  • the banner ad at the top of the site, if you even TRY to click on the top posts- it gets activated. HOW ARE THOSE ADS NOT INTERNET ILLEGAL?!?!? i pretty much ban myself from anything that uses them.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Feel bad for this one... Prob great but will make 5 bucks

    by LowDevil

  • July 22, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    This will tank harder than Jodie Fosters Beaver.

    by SmokingRobot

    And that is the gold standard for tanking.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Jamie Bell.................

    by ChiefRoberts

    Is a bell-end! I'd be interested in this if he wasn't in it!

  • July 22, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Berg....DO IT REAL!!!! NOT CG!!!!

    by havehope

    It just looks VERY off to me

  • July 22, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    havehope, which is why this film isn't made for you

    by pw

    and thank god. Sounds like you would ruin everything if it was.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Mickster_Island

    ...Tintin is Belgian.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by havehope

    I may have been turned if Tintin actually looked like....Tintin? He doesn't. He looks odd and VERY scary....not the kind of things you should be saying about Tintin. The CG in this just does not look or seem real enough and its not exciting enough as cartoons are.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Tin Tin is Yiddish for "Shit Shit"!

    by EastBayFrankenstein

  • July 22, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this!

    by The_Skook

    It may make 5 bucks, but it'll make millions of Euros and Pounds. Wake up US, the world starts at your borders, not ends.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Looks great, won't sell.

    by UltimaRex

    Not even with me. I just saw Bayformers 3 for the blonde (did her character HAVE to wear heels the whole time? Esp when the actress clearly wore boots in some shots?) and the 3D. This looks miles better but I doubt I'm going to watch it. Why? I don't know why. It just looks... off.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    ha ha embiggen...ha..

    by Righteous Brother

    not even a proper word....ha...cracks me up every time ha ha.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I have no interest...

    by TheWacoKid

    Maybe a trailer or the panel will change my mind...I was never introduced to the stories before.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    What are you talking about, righteousbrother?

    by jim

    It is a perfectly cromulent word.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    First Spielberg movie I'm actually not intereted in seeing...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    never thought this day would come...

  • July 22, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Wake me when they make a kickas Asterix the Gaul movie

    by Hesiod2k7

  • July 22, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    The preview for this at Harry Potter looked awesome.

    by frank

    I’m really looking forward to these movies. The comics are full of fun stories, and it looks like Senor Spiel is doing a nice job of adapting them for film, based on what I have seen so far.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Re: has_snyder_been_fired_from_superman_yet

    by DoubleFantasy

    Herge collaborated with the Nazi's on what? Tintin stories? Were the third reich giving him storyboarding instructions? Herge didn't collaborate with the Nazi's on anything - he was forced to work under them as they were taking over europe and namely brussles where herge was situated. he stayed there, refusing to flee and did write tinitin stories while they occupied the region but this is no more a collaboration than a baker baking bread is "collaborating" with the nazi's. He was a comic book writer and artist - they were murderous fascists - a point he made very well when satirizing them in King Ottokar's Sceptre and The Land of Black Gold to name but a few. Herge was a peace loving man with very clear morals of right and wrong although in his very work there are a few examples of an attitude which shows a somewhat ignorant view of the rest of the world - tintin fans know what im referring to. But to say that Herge was a Nazi collaborator is as stupid and ignornat as it gets.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I genuinely think americans are too dumb for Tintin

    by steve

    They managed to keep the comics out of their collective conscience for decades, seems they're doing the same for Tintin. Fuck 'em, the rest of the world can enjoy this movie, the yanks can chow down to whatever shits being shoveled to them that particular week

  • July 22, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Way to generalize an entire country, huntermurals.

    by frank

    Always productive.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I don't think Herge was a collaborator in the most harsh sense of the word

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    it was more like he just went back to work in Belgium as opposed to going underground/joining the resistance. My great-aunt (who gave me the Tintin books) was Belgian and knew him quite well; she always spoke highly of him and she was no fan of the Nazis, or friends with anyone who was one.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Not sure what spielberg is going for here

    by Crimson Dynamo

    but that looks phoney as hell.

  • What was in it? Was it any good? What was the crowd reaction?

  • July 22, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    @mickster_island Belgium - isn't that the capital of France?

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • July 22, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one

    by MainMan2001

    who thinks this looks beyond boring

  • July 23, 2011, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by justmyluck

    No, and the more Spielberg directs and/or produces as he gets older, it makes me have to face the reality that he never made his Hollywood empire with original ideas. He's probably the first to admit this, as he's stated in interviews that moviemaking involves a certain amount of perpetual homage, lifts and steals but, you know, I don't really buy that, anymore. There's a number of auteurs who've constantly surprised challenged themselves to engage the audience with new execution, forms and ideas, though I doubt they're interested in having a hand in 200 movies. Spielberg's goals seem to have been aligned with constant production of his brand, which entails re-dressing the familiar with re-envisioned experiences in a rotating variety of genre molds. Very well produced and directed, of course, but not much re-watch value - at this point, I see his films once to 'see what he did', then that's about it.

  • July 23, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST

    I noticed at Captain America...

    by tailhook

    that when they ran the trailer they stripped out all of the major bits of character animation interaction, where the animation was just pure trash. Like the falling down the stairs and what not. Instead they mainly went with the world animation, which looks fine so long as it doesn't involve characters or stay on them very long.

  • July 23, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Americans being 'too dumb' for Tintin..

    by tailhook

    No, in general we're by and large 'too smart' for Tintin. Tintin takes a *huge* suspension of disbelief found only in people who aren't very aware. The same ones that will gobble down any form of Johnny Depp film, just so long as he's in it(hi The Tourist and Pirates 4). But here you have an Investigative Journalist in the form of a KID that goes on wild adventures. If they had removed the whole Investigative Journalist stuff while simply making it a plucky kid that gets caught up and bring down The Man it could work. But no way what they're showing flies in America. We're too smart and far too cynical for that. If you're going to have such a character it needs to be an Actor with Gravitas(note, over 30), in order to pull it off. Not a glorifed Justin Beiber in animation. The fact is, nobody takes kids seriously here in the States and nobody will buy that such a kid is a serious Investigative Journalist.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ


    Man, I hope this movie is a hit, so you fucking cynnical trolls, who literally don't know a goddamn thing about cinema (you really, really don't, as evidenced by your asinine, close-minded, reactionary comments), can finally...shut...the...fuck...up. I mean, I'm not a fan of mo-cap, either, but this is Spielberg, Jackson, and Weta...collaberating on material that they're all extremely passionate about. I think I'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt.

  • July 23, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    guy in side car looks disproportionately cartoony

    by corplhicks

  • Kind of reminds me of that Dick Tracy movie where all the criminals were stylized to the point of being deformed.