The main point of discussion when it comes to The Adventures of Tintin, at least thus far, has been the motion capture work being used to bring Hergé‘s illustrations to life. So far, I think it looks quite fun — not photoreal, but it isn’t supposed to be. Instead, they seem to be striving for a moving cartoon that is just outside our own reality.
Some new images have appeared at Falcon (via BleedingCool), giving us a better look at some of the characters and the world they inhabit. I mainly love the way they’re playing with light in the various settings, which lends a sense of atmosphere. The faces look impressive — the deadeye syndrome seems to be absent — while smaller things, such as how the clothing is animated, also impress. Now, if the script by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, and Steven Moffat is any good, then we’ll really be in business. I could call into question how Steven Spielberg will handle the material, but signs point to him having this down; getting to see the result of him playing around with a new technology is something that I’m anticipating greatly. Thankfully, the actual film looks like something that would strike my fancy.
Take a look at them below, with the rest at either link:
Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Daniel Craig, Cary Elwes, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook, and Daniel Mays, The Adventures of Tintin will open on December 23rd.
Are you impressed by the animation on display in these latest photos? Is Tintin something you’re looking forward to?
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