It’s been a good while since we’ve heard anything about the planned sequel to The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn – back in March, in fact, when Steven Spielberg said that Peter Jackson would begin his performance capture work with the cast this year, ahead of a release in 2015.
Of course, with Jackson deciding to split his two-part adaptation of The Hobbit into a trilogy, those plans were put on hold, but it seems the filmmaker is set to turn his attention back to the young adventurer once he finishes up his duties in Middle-earth.
“As soon as I’m free of The Hobbit I’ll be going back into doing Tintin,” said Jackson during the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. “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.”
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was directed by Spielberg, with Jackson serving as producer, and featured a cast that included Jamie Bell as Tintin, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Thomson and Thompson.