The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Trailer

Young journalist Tintin and his dog Snowy are browsing in an outdoor market in London, England. Tintin buys a miniature model of a ship, the Unicorn, but is then accosted by Barnaby and Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, who both unsuccessfully try to buy the model from Tintin. Tintin takes the ship home, but it is accidentally broken, resulting in a parchment scroll slipping out of the model and rolling under a piece of furniture. Meanwhile, detectives Thomson and Thompson are on the trail of a pickpocket, Aristides Silk.

Tintin later finds the “Unicorn” model is stolen and his apartment ransacked. He visits Sakharine in Marlinspike Hall and accuses him of the theft when he sees a miniature model of the “Unicorn”, but when he notices that Sakharine’s model is not broken, he realizes that there are two “Unicorn” models. Once Tintin returns home, Snowy shows him the scroll. After reading an old message written on it, he is interrupted by the arrival of Barnaby, who is fatally shot and killed unquestionably. Tintin places the scroll in his wallet, but it is stolen by Silk the next morning.

Later, Tintin is abducted by accomplices of Sakharine and imprisoned on the SS “Karaboudjan”. He learns that Sakharine formed an alliance with the ship’s staff and led a mutiny to take over control. On board, Tintin meets Captain Haddock, the ship’s nominal captain. Haddock is permanently drunk and thus unaware of the happenings on board his ship.

The Adventures of Tintin Theatrical Trailer

Tintin, Haddock, and Snowy eventually escape from the “Karaboudjan” in a lifeboat but the ship’s crew tries to ram it. Presuming them to have survived, Sakharine sends a seaplane to find them, which the trio seize and use to fly towards the fictitious Moroccan port of Bagghar. The seaplane soon crashes into the desert, due to low fuel.

While trekking through the desert, Haddock hallucinates and remembers facts about an ancestor of his, Sir Francis Haddock, who was a 17th-century captain of the “Unicorn”. Sir Francis’ treasure-laden ship was attacked by the crew of a pirate ship, led by Red Rackham. After defeating Red Rackham, Sir Francis sank the “Unicorn” and most of the treasure to prevent it from falling into Rackham’s hands. Sir Francis prepares three “Unicorn” models, each containing a scroll; together, the scrolls can reveal coordinates to the location of the sunken Unicorn and its treasure.

The Adventures of Tintin (also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn) is a 2011 3D motion capture computer-animated epic adventure film based on The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, the film is based on three of Hergé’s albums: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944).[4] The cast includes Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.

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