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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.

The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Tries To Predict The 2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 5:58 AM
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It would be safe to say that The Playlist is as sick of the just-wrapped-up awards season as anyone. The endless ceremonies, often with the same results, the blind guesses, the half-informed speculation; by the time it reaches March, we're kind of furious with the whole circus.

The Playlist's 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2011 - Part 1

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 3, 2011 8:51 AM
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That’s right, 2010 is already in our rear view and we’re looking far, far ahead into 2011. If 2010 was the year of audiences rewarding original, smart blockbusters (“Inception”) and punishing glossy, but empty big-budget tentpoles (“The Tourist,” “Tron: Legacy”) the new year will find studios hoping once again that comic franchises and sequels can bring in the big bucks. No less than five comic-book movies are on the way with “Thor,” “Captain America,” “Green Lantern,” “Green Hornet” and “X-Men: First Class” all swinging into theaters, while tried-and-true franchises get sequels with “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Transformers 3,” “The Hangover 2” and “Sherlock Holmes 2” among the films looking to bank on previous successes.

New Images From 'Paul' & 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 4:29 AM
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New images have landed for two of our most anticipated films of next year, Greg Mottola's "Paul" and Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." So let's start with the one hitting theaters first.

First Look: Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's 'The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 1, 2010 12:04 PM
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Mondays are usually fairly slow news days, but Empire have landed a doozy of an exclusive to start the week off: our first glimpse of one of the most anticipated blockbusters of next year, and the first collaboration between the two biggest directors in the world that aren't called James Cameron. The cover of the latest issue of the always must-read movie magazine, which is out later in the week, has a first look at "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn," the motion-capture adaptation of the popular comic book series by Belgian creator Herge, as directed by Steven Spielberg in his first venture into animation, and produced by Peter Jackson.

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