Early reviews for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin have been generally positive and the film is about to start its tour of Europe (where the source material, Herge’s comics, is well-known). It’s a smart move since it will allow the film to build up strong buzz before it needs to convince an American audience that remains wary of 100% mo-capped movies and unfamiliar with the title character. While the teaser posters tried to hide the face of its eponymous star, the new poster features Tintin proudly ignoring the burning ship behind him.
In related Tintin news, Animator James Curran put together an unofficial opening title sequence for the movie. We saw some great fan-made opening credits earlier this year with X-Men: First Class and Curran’s Tintin work is just as good. It doesn’t really fit with Spielberg’s big-budget motion-capture style for the movie, but it’s undeniably charming. Hit the jump to check out the poster and the title sequence. The Adventures of Tintin opens in 3D on December 21st.
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Unofficial opening credits via The AV Club.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Adventures of Tintin:
Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham.