Steven Spielberg announced that he has selected Peter Jackson to direct a Tintin sequel. We’re rather excited about this. After re-watching the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers tonight (we didn’t remember that it was three hours long!) we are reminded just how good he is.
Steven also indicated that he would like to follow it up with two sequels. As we stated in a previous post, we know which ones we’d like to see developed.
Tintin was released to rave reviews in Europe in October and has been at the tops of the box office in several countries. It landed an estimated $55.8 million (£34.9 million) in its opening weekend.
It is slated to open in North America December 21st.
In a statement, Spielberg says, “The Thompson Twins (Tintin characters) have a much bigger role in the next Tintin movie that Peter Jackson is going to direct. It’s being written right now and he’s directing it after he does The Hobbit and I’ll produce it with him as he’s produced this with me.
“We have the story and we have the book we’re adapting from Hergé and we can’t wait to get started.”
Jackson is currently shooting The Hobbit, in New Zealand. The prequel to The Lord of the Rings will be split into two parts and the first will be released about a year from now.
For all of us North Americans, we still have to wait several days before the Tintin movie hits our theaters. So, in the meantime we’ll just have to be content with the content of this fantastic blog. Here are a bunch of newer screen shots. Feel free to browse through the blog for other entries on Tintin.