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From the beginning, the plan for a proposed The Adventures of Tintin trilogy was to have Steven Spielberg direct the first film and Peter Jackson direct the second. It may have seemed like the second film was in doubt after The Secret of the Unicorn failed to do a ton at the U.S. box office, but it more than made up for it overseas, where the character is considerably more popular. So the second film was never really in jeopardy of getting the greenlight, the question was just when would Jackson find the time to make it? With a third Hobbit film added to the top of Jackson's to-do list, it would be understandable if the New Zealander didn't get around to ole Tintin for quite some time, but he recently told European press that his entry is planned to go in front of cameras in...

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