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Exclusive: Peter Jackson Reveals Story Plans For 'Tintin' Sequel

17 August 2009 8:03 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

In town to promote this weekend's debut of "District 9," filmmaker Peter Jackson shared some details about another project he's serving as producer for—and the sequel that he'll be getting behind the camera to direct.

"The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn" is based on the beloved comic strip with a global (and loyal) fanbase, and chronicles boy journalist Tintin's globe-trotting adventures. Jackson is serving as producer on the first film, with Steven Spielberg in the director's chair. The pair will reverse the roles for the sequel, and Jackson shared some details about where they're at with the current film and what fans can expect to see in the follow-up.

"[Spielberg]'s just finished his cut, which he's showing me when I get back home next week," Jackson told MTV News.

The filmmaker acknowledged that, despite being a worldwide phenomenon, the character created by Belgian writer/artist Hergé »

- Rick Marshall

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UK, Europe getting 'Tintin' first

29 May 2009 3:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Steven Spielberg's Tintin movie will open in the UK and Europe two months before its Us bow, Sony Pictures and Paramount have announced. The 3-D motion capture project, titled The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, will debut in European territories in late October and early November 2011 before arriving in the Us on December 23. Adapted from Hergé's cartoon creation, it focuses on an intrepid young reporter who goes on adventures with his faithful dog Snowy. Spielberg was made aware of the character (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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