The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

The upcoming blockbuster adaptation of The Adventures of  Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is just around the corner for American audiences. It will be released opn December 21, 2011.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Steven Spielberg, Edgar White, Joe Cornish
(based on the story by Hergé)
Peter Jackson was also heavily involved as producer

Synopsis: The internationally renowned boy investigative reporter and adventurer, Tintin buys a beautiful model ship at a local market. Not moments afterwards, a suspicious character, Mr. Sakharine, expresses an urgent desire to buy it from him. Failing to do so, Sakharine decides to kidnap Tintin and Snowy (Tintin’s wire fox terrier and faithful companion). They are whisked on board a cargo ship and set sail to Morocco. The crew has mutinied against the ship’s captain, Haddock, an alcoholic. Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape and upon arriving in Morocco they learn that another model of the Unicorn is in the possession of a sheikh. Tintin learns from Captain Haddock that one of his ancestors, Sir Francis Haddock, was forced to scuttle his ship, the Unicorn, when attacked by pirates. He has, however, secreted his treasure and details its location on three secret scrolls hidden in separate models of The Unicorn. Two Clouseau-esque Interpol agents, Thomson, and Thompson join the fray to help our hero keep the evil Mr. Sakharine at bay and learn the … secret of the Unicorn!

There are several variants of movie posters and trailers, so for your ease and viewing pleasure, we’ve consolidated a few here.

Here are some digital posters and other high resolution graphics from the Tintin movie.

Tintin the movie

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin and The Secret of the Unicorn

The Adventures of Tintin

Also, we thought this entry was clever. Take a look at various artistic renditions of Tintin.


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