Set Photo: Steven Spielberg Directs Tintin

Empire Magazine has the first photos from the set of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Steven Spielberg directs Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis, who are wearing performance capture suits, with Peter Jackson looking on. If you can't read the names on their suits (isn't it odd that the character names are printed in large letters across their suits?) Bell plays Tintin and Serkis plays Captain Haddock. MarketSaw points out the following details: "Check out all the tiny white dots on their faces for the performance capture requirements. Those dots will catch every tiny facial motion they make as they act out their scenes. See the tiny camera being held in place in front of Bell's face? That is the camera that captures those facial dot movements."

The film has completed principal photography (only 32 days) and is now in the intensive post production stage. So I'm sure it will be a while before we see any computer rendered images from the actual film.