Peter Jackson to Shoot ‘The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun’ in 2013

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ director is eyeing a 2015 release date for this motion-capture sequel to Steven Spielbergs first adventure.
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Peter Jackson to Shoot ‘The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun’ in 2013

Peter Jackson hopes to shoot The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun next year Director Peter Jackson will take a break from Middle Earth next year to shoot The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun. The filmmaker revealed during a Belgian press tour for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that he hopes to shoot the performance capture sequel in 2013 for a 2015 release.

We reported last October that Peter Jackson will direct this sequel after he finishes work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which at the time was only slated to be a two-part film. Now that he has a full-blown trilogy, with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuting next December and The Hobbit: There and Back Again closing out the series in December 2014, it leaves one to wonder where this busy filmmaker will find time in his schedule for a follow-up to last year's The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Steven Spielberg.

We reported last April that Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) is writing the screenplay.

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun was released in 2015.

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  • andrew-thompson • 2 years ago

    I Think He needs to do R.A.Salvatores "The Crystal Shard" Series into a live action movie!

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    • space101 • 2 years ago

      AWESOME!!!! Can't wait for this to come out! Loved the first one! Brought back nice childhood memories...

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      • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

        @dan1 Understandably so, my friend.

        @narrator Well put. That's my thinking also.

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        • dan1 • 2 years ago

          I've tried to get through the first one twice now and fell asleep both times.

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          • narrator • 2 years ago

            Agreed, @thedude-abides. Spielberg's installment was entertaining and visually breathtaking, but definitely messy. I honestly feel this is far more up Jackson's alley. Anyone that watches any of his interviews or production diaries knows that he's a pretty animated chap, and I feel his weird sense of humor and grandeur would work well in this animated series.

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            • redcameraman • 2 years ago

              Sweet. I'd love to see Jackson's take on the sequel now that he's pretty much done with "The Hobbit" (unless he and his crew are still working on the 2nd and 3rd films). While I enjoyed the first film for what it was, I bet the sequel will be even better since Jackson is assigned to direct it. :-)

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              • crypt • 2 years ago

                Eh, didn't even see the first

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                • gumperman • 2 years ago

                  @gallagher The third Hobbit movie is being released in July 2014 isn't it?

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                  • ROFLitschristian • 2 years ago

                    Cool.

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                    • ridgl • 2 years ago

                      great news! Thoroughly enjoyed the first one. Maybe we can get a better script this time.

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                      • moviegeek • 2 years ago

                        :D :D :D :D!!! So excited for this news.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                          @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Domestically, it didn't that is. Overseas, where it was well known, it did well

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                          • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

                            Sweet, loved the first one!

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                              I just hope the Motion Capture tech can show a bit more natural flow in the faces of the characters.

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                              • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                                Hope it's better than Secret of the Unicorn

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                                • zeus • 2 years ago

                                  I still havent seen the first one. Damn it, thats it, Blockbusters here i come..Oh wait a minute, there showing it on Sky this month... I'll be back to comment!!

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                                  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                                    @corey -- I don't know about that; I've heard nothing but good things about it.

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                                    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                      I enjoyed the first Tintin film

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                                      • corey • 2 years ago

                                        I hope with all his work on The Hobbit trilogy he doesn't get lazy with this project. This sequel needs full attention to be a hit. The first didn't exactly grab many audiences.

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                                        • SoksoV • 2 years ago

                                          And I bet he'll shoot this in 48fps... Please god make the 24fps version available...

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