Peter Jackson Says Tintin Won't Be Done for Another 2 Years
Yep, you read that right. Although the first film, titled The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, is entirely shot and "in the can" as they say, it will still take two more years to finish creating. Avatar took just as long to finish, but then again two years ago we weren't reporting on that as much as we are now. This project, on the other hand, already has a lot of early buzz despite the December 23rd, 2011 release date set by Paramount. Jackson spoke with the BBC while in town for the premiere of The Lovely Bones and told them that the movie is done and cut together, it'll just take a very long time to render it.
"Tintin is great. It's made. The movie is cut together and now [we] are turning it into a fully-rendered film. So the movie, to some degree, exists in a very rough state," Jackson said. As we reported previously, Steven Spielberg spent 30 days directing The Adventures of Tintin back in March and then handed over the reigns to Peter Jackson, who will now be working on it for two more years (probably at Weta Digital). I just wish they would release a photo of the characters, because although I know what Tintin looks like in the comics, I just want to see how he'll look rendered in CGI. Head over to the BBC for a lil' tidbit on The Hobbit as well.