Tintin effects will take 2 years to finish


24th November 2009

Steven Spielberg has finished shooting his mo-cap take on Belgian boy wonder Tintin, but the 3D special effects will take two years to finish. Over to you, obese computer animators! Get these guys some Doritos, stat!

Hands up anyone who's excited about seeing Tintin. Anyone? Anyone at all? Directed by Steven Spielberg? Produced by Peter Jackson? Classic Belgian fiction? Groundbreaking motion-capture techniques and what have you? No. Sod you then.

Steven Spielberg doesn't care. Having finally unlocked his bedroom door after his supernatural encounter with Paranormal Activity, The Beard has allegedly finished primary shooting on Tintin and will now let producer Peter Jackson's effects team at Weta put some gloss on it.

Peter Jackson, in London for the premiere of The Lovely Bones, told the BBC the movie was finished, but the special effects would't be done until sometime in 2011.

"Tintin is great. It's made. The movie is cut together and now [we] are turning it into a fully-rendered film. So the movie, to some degree, exists in a very rough state."
Srsly? Two years? Either the project managers at Weta are ridiculously lax when it comes to hitting deadlines, or Tintin is going to be animated by some seriously badass fucking pixels.

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