The trailer for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s upcoming collaboration of the mega-minds, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn has officially hit the web with a splash! One thing is for damn sure, Spielberg knows how to put together a trailer that will get you excited no matter what you feel about his recent work or any biases you might have against the project. The visuals, the fast-paced clips, and the music all wash over you and leave you filled with a sense of excitement and wonder that make you want to go on the adventure! This is a lesson in good advertising if nothing else.
We’ve seen photos of Jamie Bell as Tintin, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg as the Thompson Twins, and Silk the thief, who’s played by Toby Jones, which have impressed us many times over, but now it’s time to see them in action. Check out the trailer…
I swear it’s the music that makes this trailer so great. The images of them riding a boat across the desert with water chasing them is impressive, but it’s really the arrangment and the build that sells it.
For those of you who don’t know much about the film, the story centers on intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. Of course it was shot with all the latest 3D, motion capture technology in order to create a new kind of epic that’s based on the famous comic strip of the same name. The cast also includes Daniel Craig, Gad Elmaleh, Mackenzie Crook, Carey Elwes and Daniel Mays.
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn opens in theaters nationwide on December 23, 2011.
I for one am newly invigorated about the project. What do you think?