Peter Jackson Directing TINTIN 2 After THE HOBBIT

The Adventures of TinTin was amazing, with a nice mix of story and action. Steven Spielberg directed the first animated/performance capture adaptation of Hergé’s comic book series. Peter Jackson served as producer, on what is planned as a trilogy. TotalFilm spoke with Spielberg recently, and we have an update on the sequel.

Here is what Spielberg had to say about the sequel:

Peter [Jackson]’s doing it. I wanted to do it, but Peter has to because we made a deal. I said, ‘I’ll direct the first one, you direct the second one.

And Peter, of course, is going to do it right after he finishes photography on The Hobbit. He’ll go right into the 31, 21 days of performance capture. 'We’re not telling the world what books we’re basing the second movie on yet.'

Earlier reports by Kathleen Kennedy stated that the sequel would be based on The Calculus Affair. Spielberg had a different story:

We haven’t decided that yet. She’s throwing a monkey wrench into your story! It could be that. I like The Calculus Affair. So it could be.

We have completed a story outline now. We have a writer on it. I’m just not declaring what it is. It will be more than one book, but no more than two.

I loved The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn and am looking forward to watching it again when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on March 19, 2012. What are your thoughts on this news? Did you like the first film?

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