OKAY, now with WATCHMEN promos finally done, let’s move to the NEXT beloved classic comic movie, shall we? And what better candidate than…TINTIN! Tatiana Siegel at Variety has the first detailed article on movie production. With Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson co-directing, it certainly has a pedigree. According to the article, Spielberg has finished up about a month (!) of performance-capture filming…now Jackson will spend 18 months doing the special effects and CGI. Secrecy surrounds the project, but it sounds…captivating:
Spielberg’s longtime spokesman Marvin Levy, who welcomed a story on “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn,” said, “You have to see it to understand (the technology). It really can’t be described.”
But he quickly nixed the idea of a visit to the set. “That wouldn’t be feasible,” he says.
The film’s other producer, Kathleen Kennedy, is happy to talk about “Tintin,” but admitted the world Spielberg and Jackson are creating is hard to describe.
“It’s extremely difficult to explain to someone unless they are standing here next to me,” Kennedy says from the Los Angeles set. “And usually then their reaction is, ‘Oh my god.’ “
Much more info in the piece.