I remembered that Peter Jackson was penciled in to direct one of the entries in the proposed Tin Tin trilogy and today we have something more concrete re-affirming that fact from Steven Spielberg.
Source: Empire Online
“Sony and Paramount were willing to do one movie with us and then give us the financial wherewithal 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,” Spielberg explained to the Hollywood Reporter…
The script, or at least one of the drafts, comes from author Anthony Horowitz, who was hired last year to develop a story based on an amalgam of two adventures: Prisoners Of The Sun and The Seven Crystal Balls. The finished product will likely be called The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners Of The Sun and find the boy reporter and Captain Haddock investigating the spread of a mysterious illness that befalls explorers who dared to violate a scared Incan tomb.
I like how they’ve planned things out and I shouldn’t expect any less from 2 of the best in the business. I don’t foresee Jackson being able to find time to work on this within any reasonable time-frame as the guy is bogged down with delivering 2 Hobbit movies which will undoubtedly also require his attention when the time comes to prepare the DVD and BluRay releases of those films. Maybe Spielberg can do 1 more to buy him some time?