Peter Jackson Working On The Adventures Of Tintin Sequel After The Hobbit

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn will open in select countries this weekend and wont premiere in the US until December, but according to Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg they are already to go on the sequel after Jackson finishes The Hobbit.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 10/25/2011
The Adventures Of Tintin looks to already have a sequel in the works, and the first movie isn't even out yet. The popular comics that were created by Hergé have opened up to mostly positive reviews, which means it looks likely that we could see more of Tintin and his beloved dog Snowy. To add to this speculation Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg were interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, via /Film, and when asked if the next Tintin movie will be after the Hobbit Jackson simply stated, "yes." Spielberg added to what Jackson said by saying, "[Sony and Paramount] were willing to do one movie with us and then give us the financial werewithal to develop a script, do all the visual storyboards and get it really in launch position. So we can launch pretty quickly on a second movie. The script is already written." The sequel's script was written by Anthony Horowitz and will be based on two of Tintin's stories, Prisoners of the Sun and The Seven Crystal Balls.

Synopsis for The Seven Crystal Balls:

A mysterious illness is afflicting members of an archaeological expedition recently returned from the Andes, where they had unearthed the tomb of the Inca, Rascar Capac. One by one, the expedition members fall into a mysterious coma. The only clue is shards of crystal found near each victim, which are fragments of shattered crystal balls. Concerned, Tintin, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus go to stay with Calculus's old friend, and expedition member, the ebullient Professor Tarragon, who is keeping Rascar Capac's mummy in his house. But the mummy soon disappears when a lightning storm sends a ball of fire down the chimney, and, after each being visited in their nightmares by the mummy, the three wake to find Tarragon comatose, with the telltale shards of crystal by his bed. How did this happen?


Synopsis for Prisoners of The Sun:

Tintin and Captain Haddock arrive in Peru to look for Professor Calculus, following the events in The Seven Crystal Balls, which ended with Calculus being kidnapped for putting on the bracelet of the mummified Inca, Rascar Capac. Although Tintin and Haddock intercept the ship carrying Calculus, the Pachacamac, near Callao, they are unable to rescue him, and they set off on the trail of the Quechua-speaking natives who have taken him. It leads them to the mountain town of Jauga, where a train is sabotaged in an attempt to kill them. They find both the authorities and the locals extremely unwilling to help them track Calculus' kidnappers.


Thanks to Comic Vine for the synopsis.
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Source: /Film
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Dynamo - 10/25/2011, 1:33 PM
The Seven Crystal Balls? Tin Tin's gonna find the Dragonballs?
The4thWall - 10/25/2011, 2:02 PM
Sounds sweet
headlopper - 10/25/2011, 2:10 PM
Pete, buddy, please focus on the 'Hobbit'.
I need this to be massively EPIC!
I believe in you man.
Smaug FTW.
ManofSteel22 - 10/25/2011, 2:33 PM
youd think 2 of the best directors would of worked on something abit better than tintin
headlopper - 10/25/2011, 2:39 PM
@Thedarksider- Said the same thing a couple of days ago here.
This is their pet-project. They both probably grew up on this Tin-Tin thing. It's just a " We have massive money and 'power' now so lets make whatever we want and not really care if anybody else does". Although ,from what I've read here, there are alot of people who know and like this material, but yeah, they together could have made film history!
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/25/2011, 2:56 PM
My favorite Tintin adventure :)
CapA - 10/25/2011, 2:56 PM
Saw the film tonight with A LOT of people in the theater ; this film is going to score insane numbers in Europe !
3D was great so was the cinematography, some parts really felt like the first Indy movies, there's also an awesome nod to another Spielberg classic. The characters looked great (excepted on a few shots) and the action was non-stop, a shame it didn't take more time to establish more the characters.
SephirothUK - 10/25/2011, 3:41 PM
I remember reading somewhere that the 3rd movie would be based on The Blue Lotus and Tintin in Tibet, which I think would be cool and all but I really want to see some of his adventures on the moon!

Also I saw it yesterday afternoon (UK - early previews) and it was amazing. The 1-shot chase through the moroccan city was simply sublime. The intro of Tintin himself is masterful. Only things I didnt like was that the pace was maybe too quick and there was no Prof Calculus! they're saving him for no2 I think, but overall it's well worth seeing (the 3d was nice and subtle as well - not too in-your-face)
bababoozer - 10/25/2011, 4:12 PM
What sequel? The movie is going to bomb in the US.
mbomb22 - 10/25/2011, 11:13 PM
wow, i cant believe people are already judging this. i cant wait to see it. the seven crystal balls was one of my favorite Tintin stories, and hey, im AMERICAN!
mbomb22 - 10/25/2011, 11:30 PM
and @headlopper-hes working on Tintin AFTER he does the Hobbit. no need to worry
nuck82 - 10/26/2011, 7:51 AM
WANG CHUNG!!!
Dev7 - 10/26/2011, 7:56 AM
@bababoozer, truer words has never been spoken on this site.
thisheart - 10/26/2011, 8:27 AM
bababoozer, this will NOT bomb in the US. It's got great source material, helmed by some of the best storytellers in the world, as well as animated by the same technology as Avatar (which is the highest grossing movie of all time) as well as the same people who made the animated creatures for Lord of the Rings, which was also very successful if I remember correct.

Plus it's getting really good reviews.
mbomb22 - 10/26/2011, 8:34 AM
@Gusto-Tintin was more popular in Europe. it was writen in the 30's, and it didnt even get translated to English until 1958. i wish it had come over here first, but i think the call makes sense
TheCaptain - 10/26/2011, 12:40 PM
Been meaning to ask this: What is Tintin?

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