Mainly popular overseas, ‘The Adventures of Tintin” made $77 million in the U.S. box office sales, where the worldwide totals were $373 million. The film didn’t hold a faithful adaptation to the original comic strip.
“The Adventures of Tintin 2” has Jackson at the helm. He’s currently immersed in the production of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” due to be released in 2014. Fans were worried about the heavy project line up Jackson has and whether or not he would have time to begin production on “Tintin 2.” Steven Spielberg had something to say to The Times of India:
Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I’m producing. We have a script and we’re going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don’t hold me to it but we’re hoping the film will come out around Christmas time in 2015. We know which books we’re making, we can’t share that now, but we’re combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Herge.
Spielberg suggested “The Blue Lotus” would be perfect for the finale of the planned trilogy.
Word around the film loving community is that “Tintin 2” will probably be based on Herge’s “The Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun,” but penner Anthony Horowitz states the plans have changed. Horowitz says “Tintin 3” would be a “Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun” combination instead. Confused?
If the “Tintin 3” project contains “Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun,” it still leaves the material for “Tintin 2” as a mystery.
Whatever the case may be, “Tintin 2” is expected to be in theaters in 2015 – but don’t hold them to it.