5/23/2009

Tintin and the Clone Vat

So there is a Tintin movie being made by Spielberg--the plot seeming to be The Secret of the Unicorn. I believe this was actually the first Tintin book I ever read--maybe the most popular, or widely known, or something?

Anyway, the official site is inexplicably down, so I can't see if there is a trailer.

However, on YouTube there seems to be a battle of the unofficial trailers.

The longest, and most impressive:



The action version (is the dude with the amulet supposed to be the Captain?):



And the quick, euro-car commercial version:



Seeing as about half of new films seem to be remakes these days, I kind of like the fan interpretation as a primer. I would be totally willing to see the first one as the actual look for the film. (I thought it was real as I started to watch it--shows how competent in French I am.) It's a nice take on the minimal realist style of Herge's artwork. I especially like the desert scenes; they look very much like the frames of the comic. Just improve Haddock's beard makeup a little bit, and we'd be good to go.

1 comment:

Chris Tregenza said...

The plot of the first film will combine elements of The Crab with the Golden Claws (when Tintin meets Capt. Haddock) with the bulk of Secret of the Unicorn.

A second film currently in pre-production and expected 2012 will cover the end of Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure.