Last week we got a first glimpse of what Steven Spielberg and Sir Peter Jackson have been up to with their Tintin projects. Spielberg’s is the first out of the trap when we get The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn next December.
Now we have, courtesy of somebody’s scanner, three new images from Empire magazine’s coverage of the movie. All looks a bit Robert Zemeckis to me. Spielberg divulged some information regarding the forthcoming film, and wowed me by bringing up German experimental theatre dramatist, Bertolt Brecht:
“The first part of the film, which is the most mysterious part, certainly owes much to not only film noir but the whole German Brechtian theatre — some of our night scenes and our action scenes are very contrasty. But at the same time the movie is a hell of an adventure.”
The films have assembled a great cast including Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Cary Elwes, Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones. The famous comic books were created by Belgian artist Herge and a few years ago (2007) Tintin’s adventure in the Belgian Congo was attacked for being a wee bit racist when it was stocked in the children’s section of Waterstone’s (read about it here. The company moved it to the adult’s section where apparently it stopped being racist?
Source: Coming Soon.