If things had gone as originally planned, Guilermo Del Toro would be directing The Hobbit movies and Peter Jackson would now be busy putting together the second of the Tintin movies. Since he had to step into the Tokien breach, it’s been uncertain if he would indeed still take on a Tintin sequel, but now it’s been confirmed that he will.
While out on the interview circuit, Steven Spielberg answered “Yes” to the question on whether or not Peter Jackson would still step into the director’s seat on the next film, and also revealed that the Prisoners of the Sun screenplay is finished and ready to shoot. “[Sony and Paramount] were willing to do one movie with us,” Spielberg says, “And then give us the financial wherewithal to develop a script, do all the visual storyboards and get it really in launch position. So we can launch pretty quickly on a second movie. The script is already written.”
That means a second Tintin movie is still reliant on the first film being a hit, and finding a slot in Peter Jackson’s schedule. He’s still currently mid-shoot on The Hobbit movies and has two years of post-production ahead of him. As Tintin is motion-capture, he may find it easier to slot it in, but we’ll have to wait and see.
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