When director Steven Spielberg’s animated pic The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was first announced, Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson made it clear that their intention was to switch roles on a proposed sequel, with Jackson then taking the helm as director and Spielberg assuming the role of producer. Though not a massive success domestically, Tintin did swell business overseas, raking in a worldwide total of $373.9 million. We’ve been hearing from both Spielberg and Jackson that they still plan on making the Tintin sequel for the past couple of years now, but production has yet to begin. The latest we heard was from Spielberg earlier this year, who said they were hoping to have the follow-up ready for a 2015 release.
So what’s the holdup? Well you can chalk it up to Jackson expanding his The Hobbit adaptation to three films. The director recently provided an update on Tintin, revealing that he plans on moving back on to Tintin once he’s finished with The Hobbit. Hit the jump to read on.