It’s not quite ready for our viewing pleasure, but the joint venture from two of the most well-known and well-loved directors in the business is finally poking its head out for a little sneak peak. Peter Jackson’s and Steven Spielberg’s latest project, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn is adapted from the beloved European comic strip of the same name.
The duo elected to stay away from live action to avoid losing the character and uniqueness that the comic’s creator fused into Tintin and friends, instead opting for Pixar-esque animation. Just today, Empire released two photos from the film, and from the looks of these stills, the film has reached an incredible level of reality in animation. Jackson and Spielberg have created a level of animation that can deliver the grit and intense expressions of even the most weathered sea captain without losing the cartoonish elements that originated in the comic.
After seeing these images and reading the cast of voices – it includes Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Mackenzie Crook, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as another fumbling duo – I cannot wait for this movie to finally hit theaters in December next year. (Not that the sheer fact that Jackson has teamed up with Spielberg wasn’t enough to get me going.) Check out a little taste of the new movie with the images below.