Empire Mag – one of the few remaining print movie magazines around; remember the days of Premiere? Movieline? TV Hits? Starlog? – has gotten their well-washed British mitts on the first photos from Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson’s new “Tintin” movie.

Based on books all of us grew up with, ”Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” revolves around young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell from “Billy Elliot”), Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis aka Gollum), and the nefarious pirate Red Rackham (Daniel Craig). Simon Pegg and Nick Frost also pop up in the film as detective twins Thompson and Thomson.