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Screenwriter Antony Horowitz Reveals Script For Next 'Tintin' Is Done

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 4:47 PM
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Things have been pretty quiet around the fate of "The Adventures Of Tintin," the franchise with the combined powers of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson behind it, and of course, one of the most popular comic characters of all time. But it has been three years since 'Tintin,' and those initial plans of a Christmas 2014 or summer 2015 release for the next chapter certainly won't be bearing out. But movement does continue to happen and more major step in getting things rolling has been taken.

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

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • 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?

Peter Jackson Says He'll Shoot 'Adventures Of Tintin' Sequel Next Year For 2015 Release

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 4:33 PM
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"The Adventures of TIntin," Steven Spielberg's performance-capture-animation adaptation of Herge's boy reporter comics character, wasn't quite taken to the hearts of American audiences last year. Reviews were lukewarm, and, in a packed Christmas season, the film was crushed by the competition, hobbling to a fairly meagre $77 million domestically; not so great for a film that cost well, well north of $100 million.

Producer Kathleen Kennedy Says 'Tintin' Sequel Tentatively Planned For Christmas 2014 Or Summer 2015

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 5, 2011 12:20 PM
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With the buzz reaching deafening levels for "The Adventures of Tintin," Steven Spielberg's razzle dazzled 3D animated adaptation of the beloved European comic strip (including its giant overseas haul and recent inclusion in David Edelstein's Top 10 List for 2011), it's easy to forget that when the project was initially announced, the plan was for a series of films, with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg switching off director/producer duties for at least the first batch of films. But given both filmmakers' busy schedules, when can we even expect another entry? Producer Kathleen Kennedy (who started out as Spielberg's assistant before becoming one of his closest collaborators) says we can expect the next one fairly soon.

'Prisoners Of The Sun' Won't Be Story For 'Tintin 2' But Probably For 'Tintin 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2011 5:41 AM
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With Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackon's "The Adventures Of Tintin" currently blowing up the box office overseas, sequel talk has already started, even though followup plans were always in the works. As Spielberg revealed last week, Sony and Paramount have given the directing duo enough funds to at least develop a script and do all the visual storyboards to get the next film ready to go as soon as they get a greenlight. Jackson has already said he intends to direct after he wraps up with "The Hobbit." But the question remains, just what the actual story will be.

Peter Jackson Says He'll Direct The Sequel To 'The Adventures Of Tintin' Right After 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 3:24 AM
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Steven Spielberg Reveals Script For ‘Prisoners Of The Sun’ Is Already FinishedRiding on a big wave of positive reviews, the Steven Spielberg-directed, Peter Jackson-produced "The Adventures Of Tintin" begins opening internationally tomorrow and Sony and Paramount will be watching the ticket sales closely. The motion-capture-fueled project was always planned as a trilogy, with plan being that Spielberg would direct the first film, Jackson the second film with the duties on the final installment still not quite mapped out. However, while audiences overseas are familiar with Hergé's animated hero, he's less well known stateside and it will take a strong showing at the box-office to get the followup moving. However, if the early word is any indication, whether you grew up following Tintin in the comics or are brand new to the cowlick haired adventurer, Spielberg and Jackson's film is a pure delight and we called it "one of the best times at the movies we’ve had in a long while." So undoubtedly, the filmmakers are confident that "The Adventures Of Tintin" will connect with audiences as the sequel is already on the horizon.

Comic-Con '11: Steven Spielberg Acknowledges The Common Spirit Between 'Tintin' & 'Indiana Jones'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 7:33 AM
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Spielberg Also Confirms A Story For 'Jurassic Park IV' Has Been Locked DownWhile Peter Jackson made it clear that he wouldn't be attending Comic-Con with "The Hobbit," the fan-friendly director still bought a plane ticket to San Diego and today he was the (not so) surprise guest at the panel for "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.” (And yes, that image above is a brand new look at the film released not-so-coincidentally just before the the festivities this afternoon got underway).

Author Anthony Horowitz Writing Tintin Sequel 'Prisoners of the Sun' For Peter Jackson To Direct

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 8, 2011 1:16 AM
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We're still about eight months (six months if you're in the U.K.) from seeing the long-awaited Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson adaptation of the classic Hergé comic character Tintin, in "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" (the film opens internationally, where the series is a juggernaut, in October, before landing in the U.S. at Christmas). The motion-capture-fueled project was always planned as a trilogy -- the idea was that Spielberg would direct the first film, Jackson the second and another helmer, possibly Robert Zemeckis, the third. While the film's uncertain domestic appeal prevented the original idea of making all three back to back, word has come in that there's been some movement on the second film in the series.

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