In The Adventures of Tintin, Spielberg nukes the fridge the right way

Despite boasting internationally lauded source material, the most famous populist auteur in film history, and lavish special effects, The Adventure of Tintin is a tough sell stateside. The film's androgyne hero remains an unknown quantity over here, and the previews' hyper-caricatured CGI may scare away those… »12/21/11 12:25pm12/21/11 12:25pm

What's it like playing Tintin's klutzy buddy? Nick Frost gives us the scoop

io9 recently caught up with actor Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), who plays the pratfall-prone Inspector Thomson in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin. Frost filled us on the motion-capture process, potential upcoming projects with longtime collaborator Simon Pegg, and what it's like to play a… »12/20/11 10:00am12/20/11 10:00am

New Posters for The Avengers, John Carter and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter! Plus Tons of American Horror Story Spoilers!

The next Adventures of Tintin movie will introduce a beloved character from the comics. There are tons of new posters for The Avengers, John Carter, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Chronicle, and more. Ryan Murphy previews the ultimate insanity in the American Horror Story season finale. »12/16/11 9:00am12/16/11 9:00am

Why Tintin won't transform into a giant whiskey bottle in his new Steven Spielberg movie

Hergé's classic Tintin comics have many a zany visual, so how did Steven Spielberg and his team render the hero's 2D adventures in 3D for The Adventures of Tintin? To learn about this process, io9 spoke with the film's animation supervisor — Weta Digital's Jamie Beard — about bringing the boy adventurer to life. »12/14/11 10:25am12/14/11 10:25am

Eight new Tintin clips take Steven Spielberg's adventure out of the Uncanny Valley

Up until now, it was always a bit difficult to avoid falling into the uncanny valley while watching trailers for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's giant Tintin movie. But we're happy to report that this brand new collection of clips has whisked us all away into a REAL world and not a mo-cap nightmare. It's… »10/12/11 11:10am10/12/11 11:10am