Who out there saw The Adventures of Tintin when it was released into theatres last year? More people overseas saw the movie than here in the U.S ($300 million made overseas compared to $77 million here) and I’ll admit, it took me about a month after its release to go and see it. But I’m glad I did as it was a great adventure movie in the vein of Indiana Jones. And l for those of you who really enjoyed it like I did, a sequel is on its way….in 2015
The first Tintin movie was directed by Steven Spielberg and was actually the first of two movies he had out last year (the other being War Horse). War Horse got all the accolades but Tintin I felt was a better movie. Peter Jackson was the producer on Tintin and from the very beginning both he and Spielberg talked of each directing a movie while the other produced it. But when Tintin didn’t really register with audiences here in the U.S, the sequel talked sort of died down.
But Jackson, while out promoting the Hobbit stated that he will shoot the performance capture portion of the Tintin sequel next year. And with his obligation the other two Hobbit movies and with the post production work on the motion capture Tintin being quite extensive, the movie will arrive in 2015.
Like I stated before, I really liked the first movie and if you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. The second one, being directed by Jackson, will hopefully be just as entertaining. With all the other big movies slated for 2015, hopefully this one can find a bigger audience. I’ve never read the comic albums of the many adventures of Tintin and I don’t plan to start. But you can give more movies, I am more than cool with that.