New footage from Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin has popped up online courtesy of a German TV spot for the movie. If you’re wondering why there’s a TV spot when the movie doesn’t open for three more months in the U.S., keep in mind that Tintin will probably go over huge in Europe where the Hergé comics that inspired the film are well-known and well-liked. Keeping that in mind, the movie opens in Europe throughout October and November with almost every major country getting the film before we do.
While you may not understand what the characters are saying in the TV spot, visually the movie looks terrific when it comes to wide-shots, set pieces, and setting. The challenge all comes down to buying the performance-capture because we all know Spielberg is capable of pulling off a rip-roaring adventure movie when he cares about the material (when he doesn’t care: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). I’m still not at the point where I’m out-of-my-mind-excited for Tintin but I can see that it has the potential to be a fun, exciting flick. Hit the jump to check out the TV spot. The film features the voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Daniel Craig. The Adventures of Tintin opens in 3D in the U.S. on December 23rd.
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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.