Is this the beginning of the 3D wars? Probably not, but Jamie Bell, who plays the title character Tintin in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, says that the 3D effects used in the film may surpasses that of James Cameron’s Avatar.
But we think he’s a little biased.
While Avatar wasn’t responsible for the return of the retro effect, it helped showcased just how profitable 3D technology can be for studios while ushering it into mainstream consciousness.
“It’s never looked this good before,” The Eagle actor told IGN. “I don’t think motion-capture has ever met with the right material yet, and Tintin is perfect because we needed control of the world.”
Bell goes on: “The story really spans across many different landscapes. At one point we’re in the middle of the ocean and then there’s a sequence set in the desert, there’s an airplane sequence in it, which is very exciting and fantastical.”
Tintin is a long-running comic strip created Belgian artist Georges Rémi. It focuses on the adventures of Tintin, a Belgian reporter assisted by a menagerie of colorful characters. The comic strip first appeared in French but has since been translated into many languages.
The film hits theaters on Dec. 28.