Steven Spielberg Offers an Update on THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 2 and Says It's Still Happening
It has been seven years since Steven Spielberg's animated adventure film The Adventures of Tintin was released. Peter Jackson was supposed to direct the sequel after he was finished with The Hobbit trilogy but there's been radio silence on any development of the project for years.
But while Spielberg was making the press rounds for Ready Player One, Premiere asked him for an update and he confirmed that the sequel is still in development, saying:
"Peter Jackson has to do the second part. Normally, if all goes well, he will soon start working on the script. As it takes two years of animation work on the film, for you, I would not expect to see it for about three years. But Peter will stick to it. Tintin is not dead!"
That's good to hear! I really liked the first Tintin film and I've been hoping that the sequel would actually get made. Seems like Jackson is committed to it, so that's good!
There have been rumors that the sequel will be based on a two-part story from the series, Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun, and that it would be called The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun. There is also a chance there would be a third film, maybe even more possibly based on the Tintin book Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon.
The plot of the film apparently involves Tintin and Captain Haddock investigating a strange illness that has befallen seven explorers who have discovered an Incan tomb, before traveling to Peru to get to the bottom of the mystery.
The first film featured motion-capture performances by Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook. I assume the same cast will be back for the sequel.
Did you like the first film and are you happy to hear the the sequel is still in developmewnt?