Though it has been seven years since its release, director Steven Spielberg has confirmed that a sequel to “The Adventures of Tintin” is still happening with filmmaker Peter Jackson still attached to direct.
It’s expected the sequel will incorporate two of Herge’s books: “The Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun”. Spielberg tells Premiere:
“Peter Jackson has to do the second part. Normally, if all goes well, he will soon start working on the script. As it takes two years of animation work on the film, for you, I would not expect to see it for about three years. But Peter will stick to it. Tintin is not dead!”
How many of the original voice and mo-cap cast like Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost will return is unclear.
The two-part story is set a few months after seven professors return from a Peruvian expedition to discover Incan artifacts. Someone begins putting each of them into a coma via crystal balls containing a powerful gaseous toxin.
Tintin and Haddock race to save the professors and later their colleague Professor Calculus who is kidnapped. The adventure takes them high into the Andes and the discovery of a lost Incan civilization.