'Tintin': 'Hobbit' director Peter Jackson reports for duty ASAP
Look alive, Tintin lovers! You won’t have too long(ish) of a wait for the The Adventures of Tintin 2. Peter Jackson’s Tintin co-producer Steven Spielberg tells Total Film that Jackson will not take a break between the two Hobbit films — which are being produced simultaneously — and the as-yet-untitled sequel. “We made a deal,” said Spielberg. “I said, ‘I’ll direct the first one, you direct the second one.’ Peter, of course, is going to do it right after he finishes photography on The Hobbit. He’ll go right into the…performance capture.”
Jackson’s spokesperson confirmed to EW that he will direct the next Tintin film, swapping roles with Steven Spielberg, who will produce (Jackson produced the installment that came out last year; Spielberg directed). Much of the behind the scenes prep work, including building the digital sets, characters, and locations will happen while The Hobbit is shooting, he said.
The exact content of the second installment of the 3-D, animated film series has yet to be announced, but there is rich material from Belgian creator Hergé’s nearly 60-year catalog. Since the first Tintin drew from three books in the series, there are 21 titles remaining to mine — though Tintin and Alph-Art and Tintin in the Congo seem unlikely contenders. Either way, it looks like Tintin (Jamie Bell) and Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) are in for quite a few more Adventures indeed.