Steven Spielberg Confirms Hoped-For 2015 Release for TINTIN Sequel; Says He’s Planning Another Film Set in India

by     Posted 1 year, 163 days ago

steven-spielberg-slice

Plans for the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s first foray into animated features, The Adventures of Tintin, appear to be moving right along.  Last we heard, Peter Jackson—who will direct the follow-up—said he hoped to film the performance-capture portion of the movie sometime this year for a planned 2015 release.  Now Steven Spielberg—who will produce the film—has confirmed as much, saying that he still hopes the sequel will be in theaters by Christmas 2015.  Hit the jump for more, including news concerning a new film from Spielberg that takes place in India.

the-adventures-of-tintin-2-sequelSpeaking with India Times (via The Film Stage), Spielberg revealed that the Tintin follow-up has a script and he hopes to start production this year:

“Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I’m producing. We have a script and we’re going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don’t hold me to it, but we’re hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we’re making, we can’t share that now but we’re combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Herge.”

When asked if one of the two books for this next film would be The Blue Lotus, Spielberg admitted that Lotus would probably be the third Tintin film.  Jackson still has a few months of reshoots on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to film this summer, and then there’s the stressful post-production schedule on Smaug which will last right up until the film’s release this December.  Jackson could conceivably shoot the month-long performance-capture component of the Tintin sequel directly after Smaug’s release, which would give the team two solid years to put the animation together in anticipation of a Christmas 2015 release date.

steven-spielberg-peter-jackson-the-adventures-of-tintin-2-sequelAgain, though, things in Hollywood are incredibly fluid so don’t be surprised if the Tintin 2 production date changes yet again, meaning the release date would also likely be pushed back.

Spielberg also revealed plans for a new film set in India while speaking with the India Times, though it looks like he’ll only be a producer on the project:

“We have finalized a script for a movie that DreamWorks (the studio he co-owns) and our partners Reliance Entertainment plan to make together. Part of it will take place on the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir. But we’re still trying to figure out the casting, locations and who’s going to direct it.”

Even though he’s not directing, it’s indeed neat to see Spielberg involved with another film shooting in India since it’s been quite a while since he last shot in the country with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

steven-spielberg-indiana-jones-and-the-temple-of-doom




Like Us


Comments:

FB Comments

  • Sandy

    While JP4 still has no director even though its release date of June 2014. Cool stuff

  • Person

    Basically confirms that TINTIN 2 will be Seven Crystal Balls/Prisoners of the Sun. Those were two books telling one continuous story, and they introduce Prof. Calculus, who Spielberg said they wanna introduce in the second movie. I just hope Jackson can balance directing the mo-cap and supervising the animation of this while putting out another two Hobbit movies. Can’t wait!

  • Ryan

    I’d never seen a boring Spielberg film until TINTIN. And then they fuck you over by making the treasure in the place they first visited. So everything that just happened was completely pointless.

    • chanandeler bong

      Your stupidity amazes me. Read the books man!

  • dork

    Temple of doom was NOT shot in India, but in Sri Lanka. Which is an island, and different country.
    Encounters was also NOT shot in India. The article writer must be high on bad intelligence.

    • Rialeb

      @You are wrong, the movie WAS (partially) shot in India, and photographed by Douglas Slocombe. As it is explained on Wikipedia, “the Dharmsala-India exteriors were actually filmed at the small village of Hal near Khalapur 35 miles (56 km) outside Mumbai, India”. And Mumbai, India is… in India.

  • Rialeb

    @You are wrong, the movie WAS (partially) shot in India, and photographed by Douglas Slocombe for the occasion. As it is explained on Wikipedia, \"the Dharmsala-India exteriors were actually filmed at the small village of Hal near Khalapur 35 miles (56 km) outside Mumbai, India\". And Mumbai, India is… in India.

  • Marissa

    I’ve sort of been going back and forth between being excited for ‘Tintin’ and being excited for ‘The Hobbit’. So basically everything Peter Jackson’s been and will be working on for the next few years I’ll be keeping a close eye on.

    This is good news! I’m glad there are still plans for production; I was afraid it would get shelved. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • Pingback: Tintin Sequel eyeing Christmas 2015 Release

  • Pingback: Spielberg Hopeful Of 2015 Release Date For ‘Tintin 2′ - The Hollywood News

  • Gerard V Ridge

    when spielberg said “we’re still trying to figure out the casting, locations and who’s going to direct it” the first thing I thought was JP4, but Dreamworks is off the JP territory… in someway

  • Pingback: Steven Spielberg Aims for Bradley Cooper’s American Sniper | Crazy Surf Movies – Free HD Movies Download

  • Pingback: Peter Jackson Says He’ll TINTIN Sequel Coming After He Finishes THE HOBBIT Trilogy | Collider

Click Here