While it’s not getting all that much buzz around these parts at the moment, the first Adventures of Tintin movie is making its way out internationally, as well it should, and it’s garnering some very solid reviews and definitely looking to do well at the box office. Tintin isn’t hugely familiar for a lot of American audiences (it’s big for me, as my father worked for the US publisher of the books in the 70’s) so there isn’t quite the built in base here that there is in Europe and elsewhere. We’ve been hearing more and more about this opening feature being the Indiana Jones sequel that Spielberg was never able to make, so it’s definitely going to be getting more interest as its December release gets closer. But with what’s being seen overseas, it looks like a sequel is a lock and Peter Jackson wants to board it after he finishes with The Hobbit movies.
“[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,” added Spielberg. “So we can launch pretty quickly on a second movie. The script is already written.”
Anthony Horowitz has finished the script for the sequel, based on the “Tintin” stories “The Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun.”
[Source: MTV News]