Adventures of Tintin Sequel in the Works

Peter Jackson will direct the sequel to "The Adventures of Tintin."

Peter Jackson will direct the sequel to “The Adventures of Tintin.”

By Shayna Barnhard, ’15

In my last article, I mentioned how, in 7th grade, I was introduced to one of my now favorite book characters, Tintin, through the movie that came out in 2011.The director and producer Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will now be making a second Tintin movie.

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I didn’t talk much about the first movie in my article, but the first movie was awesome!  The CGI in the film was amazing.  Once I started reading the books, I realized there were so many references to the books in just the beginning credits.  For example, on the train dashboard, surrounding the name of the person is the names of the all the places Tintin travels to in the books; China, San Theodoro, Syldavia, the Moon, etc.  There’s so many other references but I won’t spoil anymore from the movie.  Let’s see if you can spot them.  

The movie is based on three of the books; “Secret of the Unicorn” (the basic plot), “Crab with the Golden Claws” (meeting Captain Haddock), and “Red Rackham’s Treasure” (the ending).

Now the sequel.  In the behind the scenes of the movie, Spielberg promised Jackson if they made more than one movie, he would direct the first and Jackson would direct the second.  Well, that’s what’ll happen.  Jackson will direct the sequel.  Also, the actors of Tintin (Jamie Bell), Captain Haddock (Andy Serius), and Thompson and Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) will be returning as their roles.  And there’s going to be a new character appearing in the sequel, Professor Cuthbert Calculus, the practically deaf physicist.

The sequel will be based off the books “Seven Crystal Balls” and “Prisoners of the Sun.” The first one is about seven explorers who find an Inca mummy and back to their country.  Soon after, all seven explorers fall into a deep coma.  Right after the seventh explorer falls, Calculus gets kidnapped.  After that, Tintin and the Captain head to Peru to rescue the professor.

The movie should be released either Christmas of next year or the summer after.  Now your probably wondering, “Are you excited?”  Well, to be honest, I’m excited and bit nervous.  Some sequels aren’t very good, or good at all.  But hopefully they will succeed as well as they did with the first film, and I know when it does come out, I will definitely go and see it.

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