Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin gets a teaser trailer

First look at motion-capture Herge adaptation

The first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin has finally hit the web.

With so little of the movie revealed in the slow-burn marketing, this is the first time we've even had a proper glimpse of our hero's face.

The trailer's at its best when it's lurking in the ominous shadows, making the movie look like it could be a family adventure with real menace (Spielberg knows a thing or two about that...)

While the scenery looks undeniably stunning, there's still something disconcertingly lifeless the faces, though to be fair there's not a huge amount of fizzogs on display so perhaps Spielberg and co are still working on it.

Snowy is all kinds of cute though...

Check out the trailer for yourself now:

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn stars Jamie Bell as the titular boy reporter, with Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost also providing movements and voices for their mo-cap counterparts.

Peter Jackson is lending his blockbusting heft as producer, and the script comes courtesy of Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. It's set for release on 26 October 2011.

Like the look of the Tintin trailer? Will this be more Raiders than Crystal Skull? Sound off below!


    • ChrisWootton

      May 17th 2011, 12:30

      Agreed, looks just like all the other animated stuff out there... can't say I was ever excited at the Tintin movie and this doesn't do anything to change that. I thought Fright Night looked ok.. There's no point in making it exactly like the original.. at least they are trying something new with it and Farrell looks pretty good as the lead.

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    • blade32

      May 17th 2011, 13:23

      looks a bit dull. I cant get excited about huge set pieces (like the ship crashing in the desert) when it's a CGI movie. Should have made it live action. And photo-realistic people in CGI movies is just wierd to watch.

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    • dupont

      May 18th 2011, 0:53

      I love Tintin. I've read every Tintin book plus every book on Tintin. I want these movies to succeed for everyone involved. The team they seem to have assembled are no doubt first class. The poster is brilliant. So far so good. So why does this leave me cold? It. looks. a. little. too. stop. motioney. I will reserve judgment, I just hope there's some better movement. I was expecting an Avatar like fluency. Or like Gollum. Fingers crossed. Genuinely I hope these films succeed. Just nervous!

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