Sweet UK and US Teaser Posters for THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN; Trailer Hits Tomorrow

     May 16, 2011


It seems like the fully-animated motion-capture craze has come and gone with the shuttering of Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers Digital and the box office bomb Mars Needs Moms.  However, before that bomb exploded, directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson decided to do a mo-cap trilogy adaptation of the internationally popular comic book series, The Adventures of Tintin.  The cast includes Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook, and Daniel Mays.

But how do you market a mo-cap adaptation of a Belgian comic that isn’t widely-recognized by the American mainstream?  With airplanes, flaming ships, and a silhouetted figure in a trenchcoat.  That’s what you’ll see on the UK poster for the flick along with attention paid not to the cast, but to screenwriters Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, and Joe Cornish.  Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The first trailer for the film is set to go online tomorrow.  The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (a subtitle that was left off the poster) opens in 3D on December 23rd. [Update: The US teaser poster has also gone online. I slightly prefer the UK version, but the US teaser is no slouch and it shows off the ship, "The Unicorn"]

UK Poster via Empire who will also debut the film’s trailer tomorrow.


Click over the AICN to see a larger version of the US teaser poster:


Here’s how Spielberg breaks down Secret of the Unicorn:

“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.”

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  • whoa

    neat poster!

  • paul devine

    the movie will be alot easier in UK & Ireland to market as its a very popular comic book/graphic novel, like french comic Asterix, surprised its popularity in USA been one of the worlds biggest comic book fanbases

    • Brenno

      I agree, Tintin and Asterix are huge here in Australia. At least when youre a youngin. Are you sure its not just as big in the US and you just havent had exposure to it?? They’ve been around a long time thats for sure.

      Personally i always preferred Asterix, but didnt shy away from good old Tintin.

  • darrin

    will the trailer be attached to pirates of the caribbean 4?

  • Jo

    oh these look awesome -especially the uk one! it’s looking good so far…
    i was under the impression the trailer was coming with kung fu panda 2

  • Pills26

    I swear to god the credits on these posters make me so damn happy!!! “Screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish” AJjDKFADKNKAKDKHKS!!!! And then a trailer release tomorrow????

    Excuse me while I die here of excitement.

    You may think I’m overacting, but I’m seriously not – Tintin and Asterix were as much of my childhood as Indiana Jones and Star Wars. This is a big fuck off deal. If they screw it up, it’ll be worse than the fallout of Indy 4.


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  • danielplainview

    NEAT! finally a trailer! now, we need a trailer for Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo and Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret

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  • inshard

    trailers out on Apple trailers right now.

  • David

    This could have been a great movie, but it will be just another Polar Express. I want to see a MOVIE, not some computer-game-like-cinematic.

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