A very quick update as I’m away for a long weekend in couple minutes.
The Empire magazine December issue has Tintin on the front, the two stills we have already seen plus an image of Tintin, Haddock & co in the desert (from Crab with the Golden Claws), an image of the Thompsons with Silk (the thief from Unicorn) and Tintin greeting Barnaby (who I cannot place off the top of my head). Additionally there are several behind the scenes photos and six pages of articles.
First impressions of the new images pretty much my reaction to the first two – parts of them look great (the Thompsons in particular) but the figures of Tintin, Haddock and Snowy in the desert look off somehow. Their shape or stances is just a little too cartoony for my taste.
Once I’ve had some time to read and digest the images over the weekend I’ll post more detailed thoughts. In the meantime, if you spot these images on the web, post the links in the comments below so that fans around the world can also see them.
Back soon, have a great weekend.
The first two stills for Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, have been released.
An iconic scene from The Crab with the Golden Claws
Is this Tintin meeting Haddock for the first time?
Both images have been revealed by Empire Magazine and the December issue (available 4th November) will have more comments and news from the cast. Including this:
So what can we expect from the story? Here’s what Spielberg told us. “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 images follow a weekend-long teaser that slowly released close-ups of their cover. A full version of which is now available.
This image was specially created for the magazine and is not from the film.
All images are copyright to someone, though who the hell knows because Empire doesn’t say. So please credit Empire magazine if you reproduce them.
In what can only be described as a teaser campaign, Empire magazine has tiny, close up fragments of the first images from the Tintin movie.
They seem to be releasing
one a day. every few hours. The first five six are up and there are space for seven more. So we can expect the first full images on the 8th of November or there about Monday.
The best guess for what the images show:
- Snowy’s Fur
- Tintin’s Jumper
- A Sock
What Does This Tell Us
Not a lot except that the movie will use incredibly real looking textures. Which suggests there will be nothing cartoony about this animation. I expect to see a world that has Herge’s distinctive style but with an amazing level of detail.
It looks like the long wait for the first images will be worth it.
Sharp eyed Proman has spotted that they are going up faster than one a day and that new objects are added to the background images. See comments for more details.
Yahoo France is reporting that the first images from the Tintin film will be released at the International Festival of Comics between the 28th and 31st of January 2010. No further details are available.
Source: Le ” Tintin ” de Spielberg à Angoulême !, Visual de Tintim será revelado em janeiro
The first on-set photos of the Tintin filming have been released by Empire Magazine
The photo shows Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis in motion capture suits talking to Steven Spielberg. In the background can be seen images from the books, particularly Thompson & Thomson, stuck on the the walls.
The picture comes from Empire Magazie’s 20th anniversary issue which has a special guest editor, Steven Spielberg. More photos are promised when the magazine comes out.
A great fan video of Tintin, imagined in the style of the Bourne Identity / Casino Royal gritty action films.
It reminds me of this clip for Gandhi II from Weird Al Yonkovic’s film UHF.
Thanks to Inferior Design for spotting this.
Until the first Tintin trailer comes out, we will have to get by on trailers for films from other classic children books.
If you have children and haven’t brought them a copy of Where The Wild Things Are then you are a bad parent. It is an essential part of every young child’s discovery of reading.
Two minutes of Tintin fun as a couple of Tintin fans and their dog make a homage to The Crab with the Golden Claws
It is all in French, which I don’t speak, but I suspect there are some clever jokes in it. However it is still remarkably recognisable as The Crab with the Golden Claws. Well worth a watch.
Note: I found this on the Facebook group: The Adventures of Tintin. There is also a Tintin group and a Don’t Let Dreamworks Ruin Tintin group.
Teesside is an area in the north-east of England around the city of Middlesbrough. Like the rest of the cities around their, Middlesbrough has a strong regional accent and a very straight forward approach to life. NSFW.
Thanks to The Beat