First of all Spielberg has confirmed that his equally bearded Tintin cohort Peter Jackson, producer of the first film, will be taking on directorial duties this time around as soon as he has finished filming the Hobbit. Spielberg said: “Peter’s doing it. I wanted to do it, but Peter has to because we made a deal. I said, ‘I’ll direct the first one, you direct the second one.’
“And Peter, of course, is going to do it right after he finishes photography on The Hobbit. He’ll go right into the 31, 21 days of performance capture.
“We’re not telling the world what books we’re basing the second movie on yet.”
However Spielberg played down comments made by his long term producing partner Kathleen Kennedy that this instalment would be based on The Calculus Affair, in but did confirm that like the first film the story would draw inspiration from more than one of Hergé’s original adventures.
He said: “We haven’t decided that yet. She’s throwing a monkey wrench into your story! It could be that. I like The Calculus Affair. So it could be.
“We have completed a story outline now. We have a writer on it. I’m just not declaring what it is. It will be more than one book, but no more than two.”
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on 19 March 2012.
Source: Total Film