London: Steven Spielberg`s highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the adventures of the comic book hero Tintin is set for release on December 26.
The 3D film`s official trailer debuted on the internet on Wednesday and is already wowing fans with its motion capture animation, reported Daily Mail.
Titled `The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn`, the film is the first in a planned trilogy of motion capture movies based on the books by Georges Remi.
Directed by Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, the film stars the British actor Jamie Bell as the young reporter.
`Bond` star Daniel Craig stars as the villainous `Red Rackham`, while Andy Serkis is Captain Haddock.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook also make appearances.
The second feature in the series is scheduled to be directed by Jackson, but it is not currently known who will take control of the third.
The trailer features the intrepid `Tintin` as he sets out in search of treasure belonging to his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock.
More than 200 million copies of the Tintin books have been sold worldwide, and the popular series has been translated into 70 languages.