It's no secret that Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are looking to make a sequel to their 3-D, performance-capture animated The Adventures of Tintin, even before it opened last December and went on to gross $371 million in worldwide box office.
Last April, Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) admitted that he was hired to write the sequel, which he said would be titled The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun and would have Jackson taking the director's chair from Spielberg. By October, Jackson confirmed that a Tintin sequel would be his next project after finishing work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the two-part prequel to his The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In a recent interview with Total Film, Spielberg revealed that Jackson would launch immediately from The Hobbit to the Tintin sequel.
what will the sequel be based on? >> Posted 02.15.12 by Ryan
Peter [Jackson]’s doing it. I wanted to do it, but Peter has to because we made a deal. 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.
The Adventures of Tintin opens today but that doesn't mean there isn't time for the release of a few more preview clips. Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Steven Spielberg, the 3-D motion-capture animated movie is already a success overseas, where it's earned $239 million. The foreign box office isn't surprising given that the movie is based on the characters and situations created by the late Belgian author and illustrator Hergé. As Jackson told The LA Times, "The challenge we have is getting the people who don't love Tintin to see the movie."
The movie follows the intrepid young reporter Tintin (played by Jamie Bell) as he tries to solve a mystery that involves a unicorn, a scroll, and a poem written in Olde English, accompanied by his loyal dog, Snowy, and Captain Haddock (played by go-to motion-capture actor Andy Serkis). Spielberg "shot" the movie in 40 days using performance-capture technologies and then Jackson Weta visual effects team animated the movie, not unlike how the character of Gollum (again played by Serkis) was created for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jackson says that Weta, or Tintin for that matter, wouldn't exist without Spielberg's Jurassic Park. watch the clips >> Posted 12.21.11 by Ryan
Paramount Pictures' latest IMAX release, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, received an indeterminable "bounce" in ticket sales thanks to the addition of the 6-minute prologue to director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, and it's likely that the studio's next release, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, will benefit in much the same way when it opens on December 21st.
No, Bane (Tom Hardy) won't be stomping around scaring all of the kiddies who arrive early to see Tintin, but the dragon Smaug just might be. Warner Bros. (WB) recently updated its Twitter account with the news that the first trailer for co-writer, producer, and director Peter Jackson's two-part prequel to the The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) trilogy, The Hobbit, will run before screenings of The Adventures of Tintin. be the first to see the trailer >> Posted 12.19.11 by BrentJS
Jurassic Park fans were given a glimmer of hope at the 2011 Comic-Con when director Steven Spielberg revealed that the the long-gestating sequel, Jurassic Park IV, would be made "in the near future", possibly "in the next two or three years". Spielberg claimed that the sequel had a writer, one that was assumed to be screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor), with whom Spielberg had reportedly met with in June to discuss story ideas.
While promoting the upcoming The Adventures of Tintin, Spielberg's longtime collaborator and Jurassic Park producer Kathleen Kennedy didn't confirm the sequel's screenwriter nor did she say a script was being written, but did reveal that they're "talking about" ideas for the screenplay (presumably "they" means Spielberg, the screenwriter and the studio). Kennedy says that the strength of the script will determine whether Jurassic Park IV will ever get made. a tintin sequel is in the works >> Posted 12.05.11 by Ryan
A new TV spot containing snippets of new footage from The Adventures of Tintin recently began airing and it can now be viewed online. Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Steven Spielberg, the 3-D animated movie is based on the characters and situations created by Belgian author and illustrator Hergé.
The plot follows an intrepid young reporter named Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) who embarks upon a globe-trotting adventure with his dog, Snowy, and the well-meaning Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis), to solve the mystery of the Unicorn, a lengendary three-masted sailing ship that sunk into the depths, taking its treasure along with it. Additional celebrity voice talents include Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, Daniel Craig and Toby Jones. watch the new tv spot >> Posted 11.12.11 by BrentJS
Almost from the start, Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg have talked about The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn as being the first part of a planned trilogy of movies based on Belgian author and illustrator Hergé's classic Tintin comic book series. Which is why it really wasn't that surprising when, in April, with The Secret of the Unicorn still eight months away from being released in theaters, it was revealed that Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) had been hired to write the sequel, The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun. It wasn't clear at the time who would direct the second movie, but it has now been revealed that Jackson plans to take the helm after he has finished working on the two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit. what did spielberg say about Tintin? >> Posted 10.26.11 by BrentJS
A third, action-packed trailer for multiple Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg's (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List) upcoming 3-D animated movie, The Adventures of Tintin, was released last week and now five new preview clips from the movie have debuted online.
Adapted from the classic Tintin comic book series by Belgian author and illustrator Hergé, The Adventures of Tintin will begin opening in theaters in Europe in just two weeks time, yet little is known about the plot of the movie. However, the new preview clips do reveal that the intrepid young reporter (voiced by Jamie Bell) winds up neck-deep in trouble with his loyal dog, Snowy, and comrade Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) while investigating a mystery involving a unicorn, a scroll, and a poem written in Olde English. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 10.13.11 by BrentJS
The third trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is 90 seconds of uninterrupted action. That isn't much of a surprise since the movie was made by the dream team of Steven Spielberg (directing) and Peter Jackson (producing).
As far as a synopsis goes, nothing much has been released yet. The official site for the movie only says that Tintin is an "intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure." Jamie Bell, who plays Tintin in the motion-capture animated flick, may have revealed why that is. When the young actor was asked in an interview with Movie Pilot if he could describe the movie in thirty second or so, he simply replied "No." It sounds like we can expect a pretty involved plot from what might look on the surface to be simply family-friendly holiday fare. Watch the trailer >> Posted 10.05.11 by Mandy
This Holiday season, audiences will be able to enjoy not one, but two movies from director Steven Spielberg — the CGI-animated The Adventures of Tintin and period drama War Horse. While both movies were recently rescheduled, they're still opening within days of each other, with War Horse moving to Christmas Day instead of a few days after (TinTin opens first on December 21st).
Set during World War I, War Horse was based on the play adaptation of the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo and follows a horse's journey through England and Europe after it is separated from its original owner (Jeremy Irvine). A previous trailer was released in June, and while the latest trailer offers new footage, they both suggest the same thing: Oscar noms. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.04.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for The Adventures of Tintin gave the world a glimpse at what performance-capture animation will look like with director Steven Spielberg helming the project. (We already knew where the technology could go with producer Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings.)
The newest trailer focuses on the story and the mystery behind the Unicorn. Is it enough to draw in U.S. moviegoers who are not familiar with the comic book series by Belgian writer and illustrator Hergé? watch the new trailer >> Posted 07.11.11 by Chris