And it seems studio backers won’t disappoint, as Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg have given official confirmation that the former will get work on the follow-up once they get the thumbs up.
Spielberg told the Hollywood Reporter, “Sony and Paramount were willing to do one movie with us and then give us the financial wherewithal to develop a script, do all the visual storyboards and get it really in launch position. So we can launch pretty quickly on a second movie. The script is already written,”
Based on a vintage comic book by Belgian artist Georges Rémi, the film recieved applause from fans and critics alike, with Empire magazine hailing it as ‘Action-packed, gorgeous, and faithfully whimsical’
According to the British film magazine, one of the drafts of the sequel’s script was written by children’s author Anthony Horowitz, who wrote the Alex Rider series, the first book Stormbreaker being turned into a disappointing flop in 2006.
It is rumoured that the sequel will be called ‘The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun’, which may see the boy reporter investigate a mysterious illness caught by explorers who dare to enter a holy Incan tomb.
But it seems that the sequel will have to wait, as Jackson, director of the noughties hit Lord of the Rings, is busy putting together the greatly anticipated Hobbit films, based on the prequel to Tolkien’s classic trilogy.
Knowing what a visual treat Jackson’s works are, we’re certain that the Hobbit films and the Tintin sequel won’t disappoint.