|Andy Serkis||Capt. Archibald Haddock|
|Daniel Craig||Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine/Red Rackham|
|Gad Elmaleh||Ben Salaad|
|Kim Stengel||Bianca Castafiore|
|Sonja Fortag||Mrs. Finch|
|Tony Curran||Lt. Delacourt|
While shopping at an outdoor market, young reporter Tintin, accompanied by his faithful dog, Snowy, buys a model of an old ship called the Unicorn. A shady character named Sakharine and later an American named Barnaby try to buy the model from him, but Tintin refuses. The lad discovers that the ship contains a clue about a hidden treasure, but before he can locate it, Tintin is kidnapped and given over to the custody of drunken Capt. Haddock .