August 11, 2010

promo_poster_a_monster_in_paris_smallCollider reader Max was good enough to send us early promo posters for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of Unicorn and the EuropaCorp’s (Luc Besson’s production company) animated film A Monster in Paris.  The image on the Tintin poster is taken from an original drawing by Tintin creator Hergé.  The movie is actually 3D animated motion-capture with Jamie Bell (Defiance) playing Tintin.  The film also stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, and Andy Serkis.  It’s set to hit theaters on December 23, 2011.

As for A Monster in Paris, this is the first look at who we believe to be “Lucielle”, one of the main characters in the movie.  The film is about a projectionist, an inventor, a cabaret singer, an eccentric scientist (the best kind of scientist!), and a monkey all hunting for a mysterious creature.  The film is due out in 2011.  Hit the jump for a slightly better look at the posters and more info on both films.

UPDATE: Paramount has asked us to take down the Tintin poster. Sorry if you missed it

Here’s the premise of The Adventures of Tintin [via Amazon]:

The hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in French). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the bright but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other colorful supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupond et Dupont). Herge himself features in several of the comics as a background character; as do his assistants in some instances.

And here’s the official synopsis for A Monster in Paris [via Independent Films]:

Paris, 1910. A terrifying creature spreads fear upon the Capital. Emile – a shy projectionist in a movie theater – and Raoul – a colorful inventor – find themselves thrown into the Monster Hunt. On this wild ride, they meet a big-hearted cabaret singer, an eccentric scientist assisted by a monkey, a ruthless Prefect of Police. And a strange creature who might not be so frightening after all. What if, behind those deceiving appearances, the true Monster was not who you’d think it is?


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