Peter Jackson Planning 'Adventures of Tintin' Sequel for 2015 Release
Though one would have thought that a film teaming up Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson would have been a landslide hit, The Adventures of Tintin (The Secret of the Unicorn) only raked in $77 million in the United States. However, the titular intrepid reporter created by Hergé has always been more popular overseas, and worldwide the film landed nearly $300 million. Earlier this year, Spielberg had said Jackson would move right from The Hobbit onto the motion capture stage to start shooting a sequel, and Jackson has confirmed that is still the plan, even with an extra film for The Hobbit also on the way. More below!
RTBF (via Bleeding Cool) has word from Jackson, who was speaking with the Belgian media while doing a press tour for The Hobbit, revealing that he plans to shoot The Adventures of Tintin sequel sometime next year (before the second installment of The Hobbit even hits theaters) and get the motion capture animated film ready for release in 2015. It sounds like Jackson is going to be quite busy these next few years, but that means we get one film from the director each year for four years total. That's a pretty sweet deal for cinephiles, thought Jackson might need a break after all this hard work.
Though some people didn't find Tintin to be all that exciting, it felt like an old school adventure to me, and more like what the fourth Indiana Jones film should have been. The question is where the story will be heading this time. The first film was based on three different books, and the last we heard from producer Kathleen Kennedy was the sequel would be based on The Calculus Affair. But Speilberg had said, "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." Stay tuned as this sequel develops.