"It's a secret, nobody knows about it."
Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are reportedly working on a new film together, with Spielberg confirming the news earlier this week.
Spielberg is currently doing the press rounds for the forthcoming The BFG and took time out of chatting about the friendly giant to talk collaboration with The Hobbit director.
Speaking to New Zealand Herald’s Time Out magazine, Spielberg said: “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.” Jackson is yet to comment on the revelation.
Released in 2011, The Adventures Of Tintin was directed by Spielberg using computer animation and motion-capture performances from actors including Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell. Jackson served as a producer on the film, which grossed over $373 million (£231 million) worldwide.
Jackson confirmed the Tintin sequel in 2013, “As soon as I’m free of The Hobbit, I’ll be going back into doing Tintin.” Adding, “It was held up by The Hobbit, but we have every intention of doing another Tintin movie and it’s just waiting on me to be done with these Hobbit movies.”
Last month (June 23), Steven Spielberg confirmed that he’ll reunite with Indiana Jones creator George Lucas for the fifth instalment of the iconic adventure series. The film, which is touted for release in 2019, will see Harrison Ford returning as the titular whip-cracking archaeologist, while composer John Williams will score the film once more.