Peter Jackson: 'Adventures of Tintin' Sequel Still Coming After 'Hobbit'

December 11, 2013
Source: Bad Taste

Adventures of Tintin

Last February we learned that Peter Jackson was still planning on directing the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin, which he produced with Steven Spielberg, the director of the first film. Jackson said he would tackle the sequel after he was completely finished with The Hobbit trilogy and almost exactly a year ago, Jackson said he was hoping to get the motion-capture animated film into theaters in 2015. Jackson was again asked about the return of Tintin as he made the rounds for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (hitting theaters this week), and he reiterated the sequel is coming after The Hobbit is all finished.

Here's what Jackson told Bad Taste (via ComingSoon):

"As soon as I'm free of 'The Hobbit,' I'll be going back into doing 'Tintin.' It was held up by The Hobbit, but we have every intention of doing another Tintin movie and it's just waiting on me to be done with these 'Hobbit' movies."

Now that there's a bloodbath of blockbusters set for 2015, we're betting that Jackson might not have the same release plan. After all, he still has one more film in The Hobbit trilogy to release late in 2014, so he'll probably be working in post-production on that well into next year. It seems more likely that a sequel to The Adventures of Tintin would arrive in 2016 instead. After all, the first film wasn't a runaway hit in the United States (it did better internationally), but a film from Spielberg and Jackson still has an audience.

As for what kind of story we'll see this time, last we heard from producer Kathleen Kennedy was the sequel would be based on The Calculus Affair. Other rumors have pegged Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun as the inspiration for the sequel. Either way, Spielberg previously has 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." We'll see just how soon a Tintin sequel gets off the ground, but we'll likely be waiting awhile before any real updates come through. Do you still want an Adventures of Tintin sequel?

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I'm excited! The first film was a real treat!

Nathan Williams on Dec 11, 2013


First one was awsome! And Serkis was great as Cptn. Haddok.

LosZombies on Dec 11, 2013


Come On mr.Jackson Shock Me Again , Surprise Me , Hit Me , Kick Me , Punch Me Take Me To The Another World , A World of Adventures COME ON Mr.JACKSON....COMEONMAN

Ehsan Davodi on Dec 11, 2013


The first one had the feel of all the great adventures I had taken with Tintin as a kid

Gavin Valmont on Dec 11, 2013


A big yes from me in Canada! Loved the first one, and have been thinking a lot about it recently and hoping for a second movie.

cmjsrevihc on Dec 12, 2013


I notice that *both* the suggested storylines; "The Calculus Affair" and the "Seven Crystal Balls/Prisoners of the Sun" two-parter, are stories that involve Calculus getting kidnapped, so it seems very likely that that will become part of the plot. But they haven't even introduced Calculus yet. In the albums, he's already close friends with Tintin and Haddock by that point, but they'll have to add some extra motivation to get them to rescue him in the movie if he's just been introduced. My guess is that "Prisoners of the Sun" will provide the main plot, but elements may be borrowed from the other two, like "The Crab with the Golden Claws" and "Red Rackham's Treasure" provided scenes for the last movie. I suppose they'll have to include the introduction of Calculus from "Red Rackham's Treasure" for the new movie.

yngvarfo on Dec 12, 2013


I'm wary. The first one obliterated the original story.

Neets on Dec 12, 2013


I hope Jackson learned from his mistakes. He's a great director and I hope he does better next time.

Samik Sengupta on Dec 12, 2013


First one didn't suck.

cobrazombie on Dec 12, 2013


If you read the comics, you'd know it wasn't exactly as great as the comics. The movie tried to cram three books togather and it did not go as expected.

Samik Sengupta on Dec 12, 2013


The first one is an amazing adventure film that totally captures the spirit and energy of the books. It's a kids movie with some balls. I end up re-watching it every few months. Yes, i would like to see more of them. But I want Spielberg to keep directing them. Keep Jackson away.

JB Sapienza on Dec 12, 2013


I'm more excited about Tintin that about The Hobbit

Miguel Garay Boszeta on Dec 12, 2013


YES!!!!! More Tintin films! I hope they eventually do Tintin in Tibet. That is my favorite story of them all.

Hugomarink on Dec 12, 2013


The first movie eluded many of the Tintin humor and charm, although it was still there at times. The movie was turned into a total cartoon instead of a semi-realistic adventure, which the comics were. (Captain getting stuck in the airplane propeller and pouring whiskey breath into the plane engine comes to mind, which Herge would never do in his more later works). As if the target audience were little children instead of the more "adventure loving" youth audience (which Hollywood just can't seem to grasp). The story tried to shoehorn elements from THREE books but did not do a great job to make it memorable. It had a near-cheesy villain and the climax was very very disappointing if you've read the comics. (Just because you can change it doesn't mean you can change it for the worse). The book "Red Rackham's Treasure" alone makes an epic adventure and the movie did not do it justice. It was NOT very faithful to the plot of the comics, which seemed to be the writer's intent. I'm sure Herge would not have been pleased if he seen this. They should have started with "Crab with the Golden Claws" story and introduced Professor Calculus in a later "Secret of the Unicorn" and it's sequel "Red Rackham's Treasure" storyline. I hope Peter Jackson impresses me next time and remains faithful to the comics.

Samik Sengupta on Dec 12, 2013

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