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First Tintin pic!

04.17.2009

The intrepid folk over at Empire have snagged our first look (kind of) at Steven Spielberg's THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SECRET OF THE UNICORN.

"This shot was taken during a few moments of down time on the set, and shows Tintin himself (Jamie Bell) and Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) talking with Spielberg.

You can see some more in the upcoming episode of Empire. For the mean time though, check this first behind-the-scenes pic by clicking ABOVE.
Extra Tidbit: Thomas Sangster (LOVE ACTUALLY) was originally set to play the titular character, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts
Source: Empire

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1:58AM on 04/21/2009
It will be an awesome technical movie without feelings. Tintin is embodied in the 60's... No remake needed. Look at Jean-Pierre Talbot's movie if you wanna see Tintin.
It will be an awesome technical movie without feelings. Tintin is embodied in the 60's... No remake needed. Look at Jean-Pierre Talbot's movie if you wanna see Tintin.
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4:46PM on 04/19/2009

Helmets

the helmets capture head motion and facial gestures in relation to the outline of the body of the actor so it all lines up for post work.

They also capture voice.
the helmets capture head motion and facial gestures in relation to the outline of the body of the actor so it all lines up for post work.

They also capture voice.
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12:21PM on 04/19/2009
I'd guess that the names are so that the motion capture outfits don't get mixed up, since they're each specifically fitted for each actor.

I really hope this movie doesn't suck. I was very sad when Steven Moffat left, although hopefully they're working from his script, but I haven't much faith in Spielberg and Jackson's respect for the source material (as evidenced by Jurassic Park and The Lord of the Rings, great films, but not kind to the books they were based on).
I'd guess that the names are so that the motion capture outfits don't get mixed up, since they're each specifically fitted for each actor.

I really hope this movie doesn't suck. I was very sad when Steven Moffat left, although hopefully they're working from his script, but I haven't much faith in Spielberg and Jackson's respect for the source material (as evidenced by Jurassic Park and The Lord of the Rings, great films, but not kind to the books they were based on).
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10:38AM on 04/19/2009

hmmm

not sure what those crazy helmets are. that thing look like a microphone, but maybe its a camera to capture better facial animation.
I'm not sure, but if they are sticking with the little white dots to track facial movements, we can expect yet another film to suffer from uncanny valley syndrome. unless of course, they go for an obviously cartoonish look.
not sure what those crazy helmets are. that thing look like a microphone, but maybe its a camera to capture better facial animation.
I'm not sure, but if they are sticking with the little white dots to track facial movements, we can expect yet another film to suffer from uncanny valley syndrome. unless of course, they go for an obviously cartoonish look.
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1:57AM on 04/19/2009

Fascinating...

This may turn out to be a good movie, plus Jamie Bell is about right for Tintin, so good casting choice there.
This may turn out to be a good movie, plus Jamie Bell is about right for Tintin, so good casting choice there.
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2:17PM on 04/18/2009
Andy Serkis is awesome.
Andy Serkis is awesome.
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5:46AM on 04/18/2009
is it just me wondering why they have their name and characters name printed on their tight costumes. would the crew not know who they were otherwise?
is it just me wondering why they have their name and characters name printed on their tight costumes. would the crew not know who they were otherwise?
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5:35AM on 04/18/2009
sigh, I have the biggest crush on Jamie Bell.
sigh, I have the biggest crush on Jamie Bell.
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5:21PM on 04/17/2009
yeah i've honestly never heard of tintin until i saw mention that a movie about said character was in the works.
yeah i've honestly never heard of tintin until i saw mention that a movie about said character was in the works.
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3:59PM on 04/17/2009
Unicorns are just horses with strap-ons. :D
Unicorns are just horses with strap-ons. :D
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3:24PM on 04/17/2009

TinTin Hate

Why is there so much Tintin hate? The truth is that Tintin is a much loved character around the world. It is a sad fact that he is not more well known in the states. I think this will be a great adventure movie. For all the haters...watch the cartoon or grab the comic. It's actually very good.
Why is there so much Tintin hate? The truth is that Tintin is a much loved character around the world. It is a sad fact that he is not more well known in the states. I think this will be a great adventure movie. For all the haters...watch the cartoon or grab the comic. It's actually very good.
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3:14PM on 04/17/2009
lol I was being sarcastic miguel, I know who Tintin is haha.... I just feel like I'd rather see Peter Jackson and Spielberg tackle something else. Two of my favorite directors on the same project does intrigue me to a certin extent, but I just never got into Tintin as a kid.
lol I was being sarcastic miguel, I know who Tintin is haha.... I just feel like I'd rather see Peter Jackson and Spielberg tackle something else. Two of my favorite directors on the same project does intrigue me to a certin extent, but I just never got into Tintin as a kid.
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2:50PM on 04/17/2009

Cool

I can't wait for this film. I loved the cartoon,comics and books when I was a kid.
I can't believe Jackson and Spielberg are doing it too with a top notch cast.
I can't wait for this film. I loved the cartoon,comics and books when I was a kid.
I can't believe Jackson and Spielberg are doing it too with a top notch cast.
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2:47PM on 04/17/2009
wtf
wtf
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2:43PM on 04/17/2009

?

Do people behind the scenes in Hollywood dress up like that?
Shouldn't Cap. Haddock have a beird and be, uhm, older?
Do people behind the scenes in Hollywood dress up like that?
Shouldn't Cap. Haddock have a beird and be, uhm, older?
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2:38PM on 04/17/2009
JohnLocke2342, are you kidding me? You don't know the Tintin comic books?

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JohnLocke2342, are you kidding me? You don't know the Tintin comic books?

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2:26PM on 04/17/2009
yawwwnnn

wait.. who's Tintin?
yawwwnnn

wait.. who's Tintin?
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