Tintin Sequel Dates Already Planned?

A sequel to this year’s “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” could hit by late 2014 or Summer 2015 according to producer Kathleen Kennedy.

With the well-reviewed first film already soaring past $200 million overseas in its first month and with the film still to open in several markets, including the United States, a sequel now seems a certainty at this point.

Kennedy and Peter Jackson produced the Steven Spielberg-directed first film and Jackson has already been slated to direct the second. The question hasn’t really been if it would happen but rather more about scheduling – when would they shoot the motion capture elements for the film and when would it be out?

“It is being moved forward, in fact Steven and I were talking about it this morning. we’re working on a script right now, we’ll see a script probably February or March. If we can do some camera capture this summer, which I think we could do, then we would be on track to have the movie either Christmas 2014 or summer 2015, and so that’s what we’re looking at right now” Kennedy tells Collider.

The main mo-cap shoot for the first ‘Tintin’ took just under five weeks. Best guess would be Jackson would conduct that late next Summer once he wraps shooting on “The Hobbit” films and during a period when post-production requires the least amount of his involvement.