The first Tintin film was a pretty big success, bringing in almost $375 million worldwide. It's been over a year and half since that film premiered though, with very few updates on a potential sequel. According to a recent interview with director Steven Spielberg though, we might just see another one in the not too distant future.
Speaking with Times of India, Spielberg revealed that he's hopeful that production might get started as early as this year. He also revealed that he and Peter Jackson are going to be switching roles this time around, with Jackson directing and Spielberg producing.
Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I’m producing. We have a script and we’re going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year… Don’t hold me to it, but we’re hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we’re making, we can’t share that now but we’re combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Herge.
That's good news for Tintin fans, as long as Jackson can find time to direct in between all of the Hobbit stuff going on. As for the books he's referring to, there's no official confirmation, but fans believe that Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun will be the ones adapted.