Paramount has released a small batch of new images from Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin. While many Americans may be scratching their heads, Tintin is based on one of the most popular comic book series in Europe. The film has already opened overseas and has been doing fantastic business thus far. I’m very much looking forward to finally getting the chance to check it out, as it’s Spielberg’s first foray into motion-capture. Word on the street is that Tintin plays like the Indiana Jones sequel Spielberg never made, and plans are already very much in the works for producer Peter Jackson to direct the sequel.
Hit the jump to check out the images, which also include a couple of behind-the-scenes shots of Spielberg and Jackson. The film stars Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost. The Adventures of Tintin opens in 3D on December 21st.
Here’s the 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.