Back in 2007 it was announced that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson were teaming up to bring Herge’s The Adventures of Tintin to the big screen, with Spielberg directing a first movie, Jackson helming the sequel, and the duo teaming up to round out the trilogy by co-directing the third.
Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin arrived in 2011 and was met with positive reviews and a decent global box office of $374 million. However, by that point, Jackson was back in Middle-earth developing what ultimately became a trilogy of Hobbit movies, and talk of the sequel seemed to fizzle out.
Well, Spielberg has now confirmed that the second movie is still in the works, with Jackson remaining attached as director, although he’s set to helm a mystery project for Amblin first:
“Peter was so busy with The Hobbit that it took him away from Tintin and he’s doing another film for my company now,” Spielberg tells The New Zealand Herald. “It’s a secret, nobody knows about it. Then after that he’ll do Tintin.”
Previous reports have suggested that the second Tintin movie will adapt The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun, – going by the title of Tintin and the Temple of the Sun – and both Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis are due to reprise their roles as Tintin and Captain Haddock.
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