Ardent fans of the Steven Spielberg-Peter Jackson produced The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn can rejoice, as a trilogy is reportedly in the offing; and helming the Part II will be The Lords of the Rings maker Jackson.
“We literally flipped a coin as to who would direct the first film… eventually Steven became the director of the first one and then I’m set to direct the second one… we’re hoping to make as many as we can,” said the 50-year-old from New Zealand.
While the new flick is based on three of the comic books — The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham’s Treasure; Jackson, already has other titles for the sequel in mind.
“There are a lot of great stories — The Seven Crystal Balls, Prisoners of the Sun is terrific; the Moon story (Destination Moon) and Tintin in Tibet. They’re all different — different places, different adventures and different tones,” says Jackson, who is a self-confessed fan of the whipped-hair scribe Tintin.
“I was eight or nine years old when I read my first Tintin books and I’ve literally read them my entire life. You can read them over and over again. They always seem fresh,” Jackson said.
More about Jackson...
Full name: Peter Robert Jackson
Debut: The Valley (1976)
Known for: The Lords of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, District 9
Latest flick: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Future projects: The Hobbit series, Tintin sequel