Steven Spielberg says the Tintin sequel could shoot this year
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
"Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I'm producing," Spielberg tells Times of India. "We have a script and we're going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don't hold me to it, but we're hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we're making, we can't share that now but we're combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Herge." When quizzed about the possibility of The Blue Lotus being one of the books, Spielberg stated that it would probably be adapted in the third Tintin film.
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was released in 2011 and featured Jamie Bell (Man on a Ledge) as Tintin, Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) as Captain Haddock, Daniel Craig (Skyfall) as Red Rackham and Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz duo Nick Frost and Simon Pegg and Thomson and Thompson.