At this point no one really knows what to think of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. On one hand you've got one seriously awesome team of filmmakers who've teamed up to bring Tintin's story to the big screen. We're talking about a team that includes Steven Spielberg (who directed the first of this planned three-part trilogy), Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat ... and that's just who's on the poster. On the other hand, we have a mo-capped feature that includes an adventure about a unicorn. Over the past few years critics haven't taken too kindly to mo-capped animation, even though there's been some great advancements with it. And unicorns? Well, what was the last film about a unicorn that kicked serious ass? (Though it's important to note two things: That the "unicorn" is a ship, and that the subtitle is not present on either of these two posters. Did they drop it?)
Obviously I'm taking giant liberties with a story I'm not all too familiar with to begin with, so excuse my unicorn hatin' and scope out the film's first two posters below. It'll be interesting to see how American audiences react to Tintin. You have a British property full of British actors and actresses that's directed by one of the most famous American directors ... well, ever. Guess we'll get our first great look at this thing tomorrow, at which time we'll properly set our anticipation meters. Based on these cool posters, though, I'm already sold. You?
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn arrives in theaters in the UK on October 26th, and here in the US on December 23rd.
[via Empire and AICN]