The shooting of “Tintin and the Temple of the Sun” could start at the end of 2016 with a release date in 2017, pointed out Jamie Bell, who was Tintin in the first film of the franchise, to the French cinema magazine Première. The second film starring the little Belgian reporter will be directed by New-Zealander Peter Jackson, using the same motion capture technique in order to give life to Herge’s characters on screen. “The project is still on. Now that Peter Jackson is back from shooting ‘Middle Earth’ (Hobbit film), he is due to direct it. I can’t wait to see how he portrays Tintin,” he said to Première? Jamie Bell hopes filming can begin at the beginning of 2016 and that the film will be in cinemas by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
The script of this second film was commissioned to Anthony Horowitz. Andy Serkis, a specialist of motion capture roles (Planet of the Apes, Lord of the Rings, King Kong) and the incarnation of Captain Haddock in the Steven Spielberg film, could be back at the helm in this second cinematographic ship. His involvement is yet to be confirmed.
A trilogy of Tintin films was scheduled by directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. The first one, “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn”, by Steven Spielberg, was released in 2011 and had its world premiere in Brussels. The film blended several Tintin adventures (The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn), and referred to several past adventures which tintinophiles did not fail to notice.
The film is the second adventure to be adapted for the cinema.