recently caught up with Steven Spielberg, and we got him to spill the beans on the upcoming
Spielberg directed the first instalment of the performance-capture/animated take on Hergé’s spirited comic book series, with Peter Jacskon serving as producer. The pair had planned on a trilogy, and the ending of The Secret Of The Unicorn certainly left things open for a sequel.
So what can Spielberg tell us about Tintin 2 ?
“Peter [ Jackson ]’s doing it. I wanted to do it, but Peter has to because we made a deal. I said, ‘I’ll direct the first one, you direct the second one.’
“And Peter, of course, is going to do it right after he finishes photography on The Hobbit . He’ll go right into the 31, 21 days of performance capture.
“We’re not telling the world what books we’re basing the second movie on yet.”
But didn’t producer Kathleen Kennedy say it’s going to be The Calculus Affair ?
“We haven’t decided that yet. She’s throwing a monkey wrench into your story! It could be that. I like The Calculus Affair . So it could be.
“We have completed a story outline now. We have a writer on it. I’m just not declaring what it is. It will be more than one book, but no more than two.”
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on 19 March 2012.
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