It seems that Peter Jackson is finally finished with Middle Earth, and I know that there’s many, including myself, who will be breathing a sigh of relief. Even Jackson recently admitted that he “winged it” with his Hobbit trilogy and felt he “he wasn’t on top of it”, a brave but probably true thing to say. Jackson is next going to be working for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Said Spieleberg, interviewed by Tim Out:
“Peter was so busy with The Hobbit that it took him away from Tintin and he’s doing another film for my company now. It’s a secret, nobody knows about it. Then after that he’ll do Tintin“.
“The sequel is called Prisoners of the Sun. We already have a screenplay, Peter’s the director and I’m the producer. We made a deal to do three Tintin movies together. I would direct the first one, Peter would do the second one and then we’d have a director we can’t announce yet lined up for the third one.”
No details are known of the still-secret project that will precede the next Tintin installment, though a spokesman for Jackson has said that the Oscar-winning filmmaker will be happy to discuss it “at the right time”. I personally think that Jackson needs a smaller, more low key film to recharge his batteries….but considering that Spielberg is involved it’s obviously not going to be a sequel to Brain Dead. More’s the pity.