Way back in 2008, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson announced that they would be teaming up on a trilogy of movies based upon Herge’s Tintin series, with Spielberg directing the first and Jackson taking over the reins for the second.
Well, it’s now been seven years since the release of Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and so far we’re yet to hear of any movement on a second movie, with Jackson instead shifting his attention to Middle-earth for The Hobbit, followed by producing duties on Mortal Engines and the upcoming World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old.
However, speaking to Polygon, Jackson has revealed that he still plans to make a second movie, and hopes to begin work on a script in the New Year.
“I’m intending to [make it]” said Jackson. “I’ve got gotta get the script written, but I’m certainly hoping to get another Tintin film, one which I’ve directed. This one, Steven [Spielberg] would produce. It’s within the next year or two, I would hope. I mean, there’s nothing happening this very second, but it does literally need me to sit down and develop a script for it. So probably in the new year, I’ll try to do that.”
“I’ve had certain times where I thought it was going to be this, it’s going to be that,” said Jackson when asked about a potential story to adapt. “For a while, we’ve gone to Prisoners of the Sun. But I’m not necessarily thinking that that would be where we’d go next time. There’s so many good stories, and I just want to see what I feel like making. There’s no one that dictates what it has to be, you know — I get to choose. So I wanna just make that choice carefully because I love the variety, you know? You can go the Indiana Jones-sort of Prisoners of the Sun, or you can go into The Calculus Affair and be more of a Eastern Bloc thriller. There’s the moon ones where you can explore the moon and space. There’s so many choices, and I couldn’t tell you today which way I’m going.”
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