It has been some time since the release of The Adventures Of Tintin and since it did not do well at US box office it would be easy to understand if you thought that the prospect for a sequel had long since faded away. But while doing the publicity rounds for The BFG, Steven Spielberg disclosed (via the New Zealand Herald) that the Tintin sequel, which will be subtitled Prisoners of the Sun is still going to happen and that Peter Jackson will be directing right after he completes one other “secret” project for Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.
We already have a screenplay, Peter’s the director and I’m the producer… We made a deal to do three ‘Tintin’ movies together. I would direct the first one, Peter would do the second one and then we’d have a director we can’t announce yet lined up for the third one.”
Presumably, the script that Jackson is referring to is still by British writer Anthony Horowitz, who had been announced as the screenwriter for the sequel back when the first Tintin film was announced.
But what about that film that stands between now and the Tintin sequel? Spielberg is playing coy with what it could be, saying “It’s a secret, nobody knows about it.”
Jackson and Spielberg’s Tintin trilogy of motion capture animated films are based on the popular European comic book reporter character whose work carries him on adventures around the world.