Spielberg On “Tintin 2” & “Robopocalypse”

Out doing “War Horse” promotion in Paris, filmmaker Steven Spielberg talked with the local French media (via Collider) and answered a few questions about his upcoming films.

He’s in the midst of editing “Lincoln” so wouldn’t speak about that, nor would he say anything about a fourth “Jurassic Park” other than he’s only producing – not directing.

In regards to a sequel to “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn”, Spielberg confirms they’ll be adapting two of the books for the sequel (as compared with two-and-a-half for the first film). However he won’t reveal which ones yet, though a schedule is already in place.

“Peter and I agreed that we weren’t going to let that information out yet. The script is now being written and Peter will start working on the film this year. When he’s done shooting “The Hobbit”, he’ll begin his performance capture work with the actors later in 2012, which I’m very excited about.”

What about a potential third one, who would helm that? “I’m hoping I’ll be able to direct the third one. I’d love to do the third one because I had so much fun on the first one.”

He also spoke with Time Out about his sci-fi film “Robopocalypse” which he’ll probably begin shooting in September.

He says the tone is akin to “Minority Report” and takes place in 15 or 20 years, so “it’ll be another future we can relate to. it’s about the consequences of creating technologies which make our lives easier, and what happens when that technology becomes smarter than we are.”