Tuesday, October 22, 2013

No Tintin 2?

Peter Jackson, in an interview with the New Zealand Herald, stated that after The Hobbit trilogy wraps up, he will be going small-scale...

"We just want to step off the Hollywood blockbuster thing for a while and we’ve had a few New Zealand stories in line for a while that we think would make great films. The Heavenly Creatures mode really. But one thing has led to another and we have never had time. We’ve made a conscious decision that in the limited years we have left to make movies to tell some New Zealand stories..."

As Russ Fischer of /Film pointed out, what does this mean for the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin? Jackson is set to direct that sequel, which should be a 2015 release, but if he's going to ditch the big blockbuster scene for a good while, the sequel may be no more... Unless they get a new director. Maybe Spielberg will find himself returning to the director's chair for the second outing.

Not much has been said about the film for a while, leading me to believe that it might not make it to 2015. In hindsight, it doesn't seem like it will since Jackson will finally finish The Hobbit's final installment sometime in mid-2014. I don't think this will give him enough time for a 2015 Tintin sequel, plus with his recent comments, it seems like the film indeed won't happen for a while... Under his watch, that is.

Again, it's very possible that they'll get another director or bring back Spielberg. I'm just glad that Paramount is still willing to put out a sequel. Tintin was no smash domestically, but it inevitably took off overseas, as the film did gross a good $373 million against its $135 million budget. It was a more profitable film than Paramount's other non-DreamWorks animation release that year, Rango, which did meet their expectations.

I hope a decision is made soon, because Tintin's sequel will be long overdue by 2015...

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