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Peter Jackson says Yes to helm Tintin sequel

25 October 2011

Tomorrow sees the release of Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and now comes word that Peter Jackson will take the helm of its sequel as expected.

In the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson was asked if he'd be helming the sequel, to which he simply replied "Yes."

Spielberg elaborated that while they don’t have the official green light yet for a followup, the studios have allowed them to develop it to the point where it’s good to go explaining “Sony and Paramount were willing to do one movie with us and then give us the financial werewithal 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."

Alex Rider series creator Anthony Horowitz was hired last year to write the sequel that is based on the adventures Prisoners of the Sun and The Seven Crystal Balls, Crystal Balls reportedly starts the adventure that sees Tintin and Captain Haddock investigating a strange illness that has befallen seven explorers who have discovered an Incan tomb, before traveling to Peru to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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