Where is Peter Jackson? It’s now been over a year and a half since the filmmaker’s last effort, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and while Jackson no doubt was in need of some good, long rest after completing the Hobbit trilogy, we’ve thus far heard very little about what the Oscar-winning director might tackle next aside from an episode of Doctor Who.
So yeah, Jackson needed some time off, but it appears he hasn’t just been sitting idly by. Speaking with New Zealand’s Time Out Magazine (via The Playlist), Steven Spielberg not only revealed that The Adventures of Tintin 2 is still alive, but Jackson is also working on a secret project for the filmmaker’s Amblin Entertainment:
“Peter was so busy with The Hobbit that it took him away from Tintin and he’s doing another film for my company now. It’s a secret, nobody knows about it. Then after that he’ll do Tintin.”
As for Tintin 2, as you’ll remember the initial plan with Spielberg’s first foray into animated feature territory was that Jackson produced that effort, then the two would switch roles for Tintin 2 with Jackson directing. Spielberg’s film wasn’t exactly a smash hit, so audiences weren’t begging for the sequel and the timeline of the follow-up wasn’t so expedited. Will Tintin 2 actually happen?
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