If you’re wondering what’s been happening to uber director Steven Spielberg (who hasn’t been seen since Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull), wonder no more. He has finally finished filming his new film, which is the big screen adaptation of the well loved French comic strip Tintin.
The new movie, officially entitled The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of The Unicorn was shot using techniques and technology that was used in James Cameron’s Avatar.
Spielberg reportedly used performance capture techniques so that he could get as close to Herge’s vision for Tintin. Spielberg thought that a live action movie will be too stylized for the audience, what with the unique costumes. By going digital, he said it fits better with the whole look of the movie.
The motion capture stage that they used for making the movie allowed Spielberg to watch his actors in real time, but using a screen that showed them already within the digital world created.
The movie will star Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, and Simon Pegg, among others. It will be released on December 23, 2011.