Can Spielberg save mo-cap? Full-Length Trailer for Tintin.

After the jump, we’ve got the first full trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, a collaboration between Steven Spielberg (directing), Peter Jackson, and digital effects company WETA. I guess the big question is whether a team of writers that includes Hot Fuzz/Scott Pilgrim‘s Edgar Wright, Attack the Block director Joe Cornish, and British TV writer Steven Moffat can reverse Spielberg’s recent descent into suckitude (there is no excuse for Indiana Jones 4). It’s hard to say from the trailer, but if you keep your eyes peeled at the 57-second mark, you can catch my all-time favorite reaction shot, the classic, dog-covering-his-eyes-with-his-paws shot.  YOU PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING, NOT EVEN THE DOG CAN BEAR TO LOOK AT YOU! It seems to say.  If my life were a movie, I imagine the director cutting to that after my every sexual encounter.

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot ,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace ,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham. [SlashFilm]

In the modern version, Tintin would probably just hack Red Rackham’s cell phone and blackmail him with dong pics.

[Opens October in Europe, December in the US]