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Rumor: Is the Second ADVENTURES OF TINTIN Movie Based on PRISONERS OF THE SUN? [Updated]

There are still eight months between us and the December 23 release of  The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn .  But producers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have, from the beginning, scoped their  Tintin  adaptation as a trilogy.   The Secret of the Unicorn  is the eleventh title in the Belgian comic series, so Spielberg and Jackson are not tied to the release order of the source material.  This raises the question: what might serve as the basis of the sequel to  Unicorn ? Read more... //collider.com/tintin-prisoners-of-the-sun-movie/85042/

Serkis Talks Hobbit and Tintin

At last month's Cannes Film Festival, actor Andy Serkis came to town to announce the creation of The Imaginarium, a performance capture facility based in London that he said aimed to bring performance capture within the reach of independent filmmakers. Serkis, who helped legitimise performance capture in the early 2000s through playing Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy, sat down with IGN to talk about the technology and we couldn't help but quiz him on his two big upcoming performance capture projects, Tintin and The Hobbit. The actor started by sharing his take on the advances in technology since he first donned grey lycra to play Gollum. "There've been huge developments," he told us. "There was no real modus operandi in the early years. And there was a lack of education and a strange paranoia within the industry, particularly from the acting community and animators. To Read More Click Here .

'Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' Gets a Date

" The Adventures of Tintin : The Secret of the Unicorn" has finally got its release date. In their recent announcement concerning this family adventure movie, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures revealed that the first film of the "Tintin" planned trilogy will be arriving in U.S. theaters on December 23, 2011. While being set to hit the U.S. market just days before Christmas, the movie will see international release around a month earlier. According to Variety, the international rollout will begin weeks earlier, starting from late October 2011. Sony will handle the continental Europe, Latin America and India, and Paramount are to distribute it in Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom and all other English-speaking territories. On the reason of the early international release, Variety suggested that the decision was made because the studios believe the property shows stronger potential overseas than domestically. Slash Film also added that the property is a lot more popular overseas and that "the reception from European audiences and critics will be a nice transition for American audiences who aren't as familiar with the character." "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" is a 3-D motion-capture feature inspired by the renowned character created by Herge. It stars Jamie Bell as the globetrotting young reporter named Tintin. In the film, his character will face off against the nefarious Red Rackham (Daniel Craig). Other actors include Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish wrote the screenplay with Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy producing. Spielberg also serves as this film's director. The movie began filming officially in January and has been wrapped up after 32 days back in March. Source Here

First Set Photo From 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn'

Empire Magazine has got an exclusive first look at Steven Spielberg-directed "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn" and made it available for viewing pleasure. Taken during the down time on the set, the image captures Spielberg directing Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis, who are both wearing performance capture suits, with Peter Jackson standing by. The photo came off the mag's 20th birthday issue which has the Academy Award-winning director serving as a guest editor. The issue scheduled to hit newsstands next Thursday, April 23, will also bring forth more from the 62-year-old helmer as well as "more pictures, and more on the cast involved," including Nick Frost and Simon Pegg who will be seen as Thomson and Thompson. Based on the character created in 1929 by Herge a.k.a. Georges Remi, "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn" is the first in the series of 3-D motion capture films. The movie will chronicle the adventures faced by junior reporter Tintin and his friends in following stories to the ends of the earth, even though he often finds his own life in jeopardy. Jamie Bell stars as Tintin, while Andy Serkis takes on the role of the temperamental sea captain, Captain Haddock. The two will be joined by Daniel Craig, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. Aimed for 2011 release, the principal photography has been completed in just 32 days back in March.