The Adventures of Tintin (also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn)is a 2011 3D computer-animated action-adventure film based on the comic book series of the same name.
Produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, co-produced by Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, the film is inspired by three of Belgian comics writer Hergé’s Tintin series: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943) and Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944). It stars the voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
Spielberg acquired the film rights to The Adventures of Tintin series following Hergé’s death in 1983, and re-optioned them in 2002. Filming was due to begin in October 2008 for a 2010 release, but the release was delayed to 2011 after Universal Pictures opted out of producing the film with Paramount Pictures, who provided $30 million on pre-production.
Sony Pictures also co-financed the film. The delay resulted in Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who had been originally cast as Tintin, departing from the project. The world première took place on 22 October 2011 in Brussels.