Andy Serkis says 'Tintin' work has begun (

Date: Saturday, February 02, 2008

Filming has begun on the dual features adapting Herge's beloved comic strip 'Tintin'. Empire caught up with Andy Serkis who talked a bit about the filming, which is taking place in New Zealand.

"It was on the Avatar' stage," Serkis told Empire, referring to James Cameron's long-anticipated all-CGI  epic. "We had this incredible week. Cameron was there,  Peter Jackson was there (who's directing one of the three Tintin films), and Steven Spielberg was there (who's directing another). All in the same room!"

But what was the process like, Andy?

"You're on a bare, empty stage with actors standing around in blue Lycra with dots on, but [on the monitor] the director is looking into a fully rendered, three-dimensional virtual set, with the actors as their characters," Serkis revealed, discussing the ground-breaking technology Cameron is employing for his film.

Series: Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn