Steven Spielberg’s sequel to The Adventures of Tintin, which will be directed by Peter Jackson, has been delayed due to Jackson’s commitments to The Hobbit trilogy, but is still very much in the works says star Jamie Bell.
IGN sat down Jamie Bell, who voices Tintin, recently at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour to discuss his upcoming AMC series Turn.
Bell confirms the status of the film.
“It’s being written,” Bell said when asked if he’d read a script yet.
“It’s weird,”Bell contained.
“I saw Steven [Spielberg] recently, randomly. I bumped into him. I hadn’t seen him for awhile, and we were talking. I asked him to sign a Tintin book for me to my unborn son and stuff, and we were talking about it. He was like, ‘Yeah, it’s happening. It’s being written. As soon as Peter’s back from Middle-earth, we’re going to do it.'” So now I’m just waiting.”
“It’s funny,” Bell said of Jackson’s involvement. “Peter is such a loyal person. I worked with him on King Kong, like, years ago, and obviously he was very much present when we were doing Tintin. So when I hear Peter, I’m just like, ‘Oh, Peter! I love him. He’s such a great, creative genius.’ Holy sh**, he’s an empire unto himself. Him doing a Tintin movie is great. I’m excited about that, and I think his stuff on The Hobbit’s great.”
The Adventures of Tintin 2 was originally aiming for a Christmas 2015 release, but that will be moved back much further.
“It takes ’em pretty much a year to animate everything, render everything.”
Bell is a fan of the motion capture tech used in the first film and discussed it as well.
“It gives you a sense of freedom and creativity,” Bell said of performing in motion capture. “When I did motion capture, I put a rib out of place, I was really worn out, I was exhausted, I was sweating at the end of every take. So you’re working. There isn’t a version of it where it’s like, ‘Oh, this isn’t really acting.’ I mean, you’re acting, in the fullest sense of the word. You’re giving the data to that puppet to come alive. Without me, the puppet doesn’t move. It’ll look the same, but it won’t emote. So it’s just one of those things.”
Check out the full IGN interview HERE