ROME – Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin: the Secret of the Unicorn” will have its Italian premiere at the Rome International Film Festival, organizers announced, screening both in the official selection and in the Alice sidebar for films for children and families.
The 3D production, directed by Spielberg and co-produced by a team that includes both Spielberg and Peter Jackson, stars the voices of Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, and Jamie Bell in the main roles. Rome organizers said that Bell, who gives Tintin his voice, will be in Rome for the premiere.
In this story, villain Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, played by Craig, believes Tintin holds a stolen treasure linked to a group of pirates who sail on a mysterious ship called The Unicorn. Tintin is forced to flee with his dog and the help of Captain Haddock, played by Serkis, leading to a series of adventures around the world as he seeks The Unicorn.
The film, which will screen out of competition in Rome, will open across Europe over the final week of October, including the Italian premiere during the Oct. 27-Nov. 4 festival. It is not scheduled to open in the United States until just before Christmas.