Peter Jackson's 'Tintin' Sequel Will Be Up Next Following 'The Hobbit'

February 14, 2012
Source: Total Film

Peter Jackson / Steven Spielberg

Peter Jackson is currently hard at work filming two Hobbit movies in New Zealand, but recently he found the time to produce Amy Berg's documentary West of Memphis, which chronicles the story of Damien Echols and the West Memphis 3. The doc got a ton of buzz at Sundance 2012 (read Ethan's review), and according to The Adventures of Tintin director Steven Spielberg, it looks like Jackson is going to stay busy by transitioning straight from one big budget playground to another. Spielberg spoke with Total Film and revealed that Jackson is going to go straight from Middle Earth back to the world of Hergé. Read on!

Spielberg says Jackson will begin directing the as-yet-untitled Adventures of Tintin sequel "right after he finishes photography on The Hobbit. He'll go right into the 31, 21 days of performance capture." But as we know, that still means there may be a year or two ahead for rendering work to be finished. Which of Herge's books will the new film be based on? Producer Kathleen Kennedy claimed it would be The Calculus Affair, but Spielberg isn't so sure: "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." The Secret of the Unicorn was actually based on three books, so it would appear they're scaling back story elements a bit for the sequel.

The first movie made well over $300 million worldwide (though much of that came from outside the United States), so it looks like plans for a trilogy are still moving along. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn hits Blu-Ray/DVD on March 19, and Jackson is expected to start capturing the sequel this summer.

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Based on three? Are you counting Red Rackham's Treasure in with Secret and Crab With The Golden Claws, or am I just forgetting something?

Matt Ellis on Feb 15, 2012


Why not. Already forgot about the first one... would have loved it in 2D (made from the guy who did The Illusionist or something) more resembling the style of Hergé but... would be coiol to compare Jacksons filmto SPielbergs.

Ryderup on Feb 15, 2012


Darn. A year or two before it's complete. How is it possible to wait for something so good for so long!?!

Veronica on Feb 15, 2012


I LOVED the Adventures of TinTin movie, probably the best 3D I've seen (suck it, fans of Hugo), I cannot wait for the next installment....Id be happy with the Calculus Affair! Guess we'd need Calculus to be introduced in order to go to....THE MOON (I'd love to see them do that one)

Voice of Reason on Feb 15, 2012


I'm surprised to see Tin Tin not do that well in America. Who cares, the first movie was awesome and I can't wait for the sequel. $300 million worldwide from box office receipts alone is good enough to warrant a sequel.

Mithun Divakaran on Feb 15, 2012


Clearly Tin Tin is a poor property to market in the US. I have no interest in the character and stories either.

Max Renn on Feb 16, 2012


Then you are a fool, because it was the best thing Spielberg has directed in the last 15 years. The tank chase sequence alone was worth the price of admission. 

Lebowski on Feb 16, 2012


I don't think he is a fool! The characters seemed too much hollow. Except for the chase, everything was dissappointing, even the 3D...

ASB on Jun 14, 2012


I had never heard of these books before. I took my son to see the movie, and now he is reading the books. We liked the movie. The first time we have gone to see a movie as a family in years. Thanks Spielburg for bringing back the classics. When the movie comes to America, I know we will go the movie house to see it.

Sandy Sa on Dec 13, 2012

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