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Peter Jackson Says 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Sequel Is Still Coming

by Gabe Toro
December 13, 2013 10:19 AM
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Hey, remember Tintin? "The Adventures Of Tintin" made $373 million worldwide, and while it was a much bigger hit overseas, it doesn't seem like anyone was waiting on that cliffhanger ending. Which is a pity, given that you'd think there would be more excitement over a collaboration between Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg. The first one, helmed by Spielberg, did have it's moments, and the plan was always for Jackson to direct the second film. But Jackson returned to Middle Earth instead, and three "Hobbit" films later, Tintin remains dormant, so what gives?

Speaking to BadTaste.It (via Coming Soon), Jackson claims as soon as he returns from Hobbit-ville, he's getting right on the horse. "As soon as I'm free of 'The Hobbit,' I'll be going back into doing 'Tintin,'" he says, as if being held captive. "It was held up by 'The Hobbit' but we have every intention of doing another 'Tintin' movie and it's just waiting on me to be done with these 'Hobbit' movies." Geez, give this guy a vacation. The next film reportedly adapts both "Prisoners Of The Sun" and "The Calculus Affair" (sounds thrilling!) into one film, but that was also when the plan was to shoot this year.

The plan was also to release the film in the now hyper-competitive 2015 release schedule, but now that seems unlikely. Still, Jackson and Spielberg seem dead-set on making this movie. Maybe someone out there is just as excited to watch. With "The Hobbit: There And Back Again" slated for release next winter, Jackson's free time should materialize in the coming months, and we can stop resting on pins and needles for that "Tintin" sequel that keeps us awake at night, longing for more.

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  • HYLOGUY | March 13, 2014 12:51 PMReply

    Combining "Prisoners Of The Sun" and "The Calculus Affair" into one movie? Fascinating idea. In "Prisoners", Professor Calculus is kidnapped by a secret tribe of still-living Incas because he inadvertently defiles a sacred relic. In "Calculus Affair" he is kidnapped again, this time by a totalitarian country because they want to use his invention as a super-weapon. So it's pretty safe to say that "Calculus gets kidnapped, Tintin and Haddock to the rescue" is the basic plot of the movie; but who does the kidnapping? High-tech Incas who want super-weapons for religious reasons? Hmm.

  • ANTICIPATOR | December 27, 2013 7:57 AMReply

    Yes! Professor Calculus is awesome. We know the hard work that goes into making such an amazing movie so we'll be waiting patiently!

  • Alan B | December 13, 2013 5:56 PMReply

    Do you know what a cliffhanger ending is?

  • The Hack | December 13, 2013 6:16 PM

    Alan is a hack.

  • hank | December 13, 2013 6:11 PM

    don't waste your time Alan, this hack writer doesn't know his own ass.

  • | December 13, 2013 11:07 AMReply

    hells ya, i own the blu-ray!

  • JJ | December 13, 2013 10:38 AMReply

    The Adventures of Tintin is fantastic, it's pure fun. And, most importantly, they absolutely nailed the characters. Haddock and Tintin felt like they stepped straight from the pages. As a lifelong Tintin-fan I was thrilled to see that they didn't give Tintin a love interest or a stupid backstory or something and that Haddock was an unapologetic drunk like he is supposed to be.
    I understand that a lot of people think it was too action-packed for a Tintin movie, but I enjoyed all of the setpieces. Especially the pirate-sequence which is better than all those Pirates of the Caribbean movies combined.
    A comicbook-adaptation should always honor the source material but also add enough new things to make it more than 'just an adaptation'. The screenwriters did exactly that. They also beautifully combined story-elements from The Secret of the Unicorn and The Crab With The Golden Claws.

    I am looking forward to the sequel which is bound to introduce Professor Calculus, which is arguably the best character in the Tintin universe. I'm sure they'll nail it. Casting suggestion: John Hurt.

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