Spielberg Won’t Direct “Tintin” Sequel

Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg won’t be taking a seat in the director’s chair for the Tintin follow-up.

A fellow Oscar-winner, Peter Jackson will direct the second.

“Peter [Jackson]’s doing it. I wanted to do it, but Peter has to because we made a deal,” Spielberg told Total Film. “I said, ‘I’ll direct the first one, you direct the second one.’ And Peter, of course, is going to do it right after he finishes photography on The Hobbit. He’ll go right into the 31, 21 days of performance capture.”

Spielberg told Total Film that the story outline for the CG animated sequel to The Secret of the Unicorn is nearly finished, and that it would cover more than one tale from the original comics.

“We’re not telling the world what books we’re basing the second movie on yet,” Spielberg said. “We have completed a story outline now. We have a writer on it. I’m just not declaring what it is. It will be more than one book, but no more than two.”


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