Though beloved Belgian comic book series The Adventures of Tintin may still be virtually unknown to US audiences despite being beloved around the world — I think it’s required by law for me to put some version of that sentence here — there’s a good chance the upcoming film, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, will attract plenty of domestic interest through its creative team alone. Both Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright and current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat are co-writers on the script, the film was produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Steven Spielberg — basically the geek equivalent of the 1992 US men’s Olympic basketball team.
The film isn’t scheduled for release until December 23, 2011, and the first item to whet appetites are these two posters, released Monday and seen on The Hollywood Reporter and elsewhere; one for North America, the other for the international market. Both are after the jump.
North American poster: