|Cover 'Time' magazine (31.11.2011)|
The film is motion-capture animation, to capture the look, the colour and the visual style of the original books. Taken mainly from the book The secret of the unicorn, Tintin buys a a model ship, the "Unicorn", at a market but a couple of sinister characters are so eager to buy it from him, they are willing to resort to kidnap and murder. Tintin and his dog Snowy sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship, mastered by the drunken Captain Haddock, to find the real "Unicorn". Haddock tells Tintin that three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn, but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls (secreted in models of the Unicorn). With aid from bumbling Interpol agents the Thompson Twins our boy hero,his dog and the Captain obtain the scrolls to fulfil the prophecy that only the last of the Haddocks can discover the treasure's whereabouts.
|Conceptual film images inspired by the books|