“The Adventures of Tintin,” one of many Spielberg projects in 2011, became a box-office hit and even nabbed the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. So it’s no surprise that a sequel is in the works. This time, however, Steven Spielberg will be stepping into the producer role, with Peter Jackson set to direct.
As for when the sequel will be released, Spielberg recently told Times of India, “[They] have a script and [they’re] going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year…[they’re] hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015.”
When asked which Herge comics would be adapted for the sequel, Spielberg wouldn’t say. However, the most popular rumor is that it will be the two-part “Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun”. In addition, Jackson has admitted in the past that he would like to adapt “Destination Moon” and “Explorers on the Moon” for future entries in the series.
Audiences and critics alike are eager for the next Tintin film. While Spielberg has yet to announce any new projects, Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy will continue this December with “The Desolation of Smaug,” which is already highly anticipated.