Anthony Horowitz Writing Tintin Sequel For Director Peter Jackson

Friday, April 8 by

Deep breath: The first adaptation of the Tintin series of comics by French artist Herge, The Secret of the Unicorn, is coming out in the United States around Christmas. That movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, was originally supposed to be part of a trilogy, with two sequels, one directed by Peter Jackson, and the other directed by still another director, maybe Robert Zemeckis, to be filmed back to back with Unicorn. But the movies are not a surefire hit, since these damn kids today are too busy playing Paper Mario to appreciate Tintin. So the project was scaled back to just the Spielberg movie with a probable sequel from Jackson. And now that we’ve gotten the Star Wars text out of the way, here’s the actual news:

The sequel to Unicorn, Prisoners of the Sun, now has a screenwriter in author Anthony Horowitz, who’s most famous for creating the Alex Rider young adult series. But this doesn’t mean the movie is getting made for sure – Horowitz recently said “if [the first] film is a success and works and gets an audience, I’m writing the sequel to it, Prisoners of the Sun, which Peter Jackson is going to direct.”

So, if you want to see a Peter Jackson-directed, Anthony Horowitz-written Tintin movie, buy lots of tickets to see The Secret of the Unicorn. And don’t you want to know the secret of the unicorn? Come on, you know you do. (Bleeding Cool)

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  2. April 8, 2011 9:28 am


    How is Prisoners of the Sun the sequel to Secret of the Unicorn? Thats the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Prisoners of the Sun is the sequel to Seven Crystal Balls. Secret of the Unicorn is the prequel to Red Rackhams Treasure. Either the folks in Hollywood are complete morons or this writer is.

  3. April 8, 2011 9:28 am

    Mike Dutton

    They will obviously involve the scenes from Seven Crystal Balls in the film. But because the bigger part of the story is in Prisoners of the Sun, then that’s why it gets the title. Secret of the Unicorn features scenes from Crab with the Golden Claws, but they don’t call it that. They have a linking story to start things off, and then they have the main story. That’s how it will work.

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