The Art of The Adventures of Tintin will accompany the new film from Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which is due for release on December 23rd, 2011. This 3D performance-capture film, based on the universally popular series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson & Kathleen Kennedy. The animation, visual effects and conceptual design for the movie are being created by Weta, the multi-Academy Award-winning company based in New Zealand that helped create global blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Avatar. The Art of The Adventures of Tintin book was created by the actual Weta artists who are bringing Hergé’s wonderful Tintin characters to the big screen.
From early concept illustrations to final shots from the film and everything in between, the book gives fans a rare glimpse of the creativity that goes into making a film like this a reality. The tome even includes special pieces of artwork produced exclusively for this book.
The Art of The Adventures of Tintin features forewords from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Oscar winners Joe Letteri and Richard Taylor also share their insights into the filmmaking experience in their introductions for this outstanding book. Moulinsart, the official organization that looks after the world of Tintin, has contributed an introductory chapter on the comic’s creator Georges Remi, aka Hergé, and has kindly provided examples of his inspirational artwork for reproduction as well. Chris Guise, the author of The Art of The Adventures of Tintin, provides a unique perspective on the film, both as a lifelong Tintin fan and as the lead conceptual designer on the film. Guise interviewed many of his colleagues about the production of the movie and lets them tell their stories and inspiration behind their work in their own words.
The Art of The Adventures of Tintin will be published by HarperCollins Publishers on October 13th, 2011 in two formats: a 200 page hardcover and a groundbreaking digital e-book. The e-book will include additional imagery, a special audio commentary from the filmmakers, character animations and additional extra content.