Long Distance Teamwork
Tintin collaborators Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are in touch across the world via a video-conferencing setup for the first installment of the film, using a custom-made iChat-type system by which Jackson can see everything on the set in real time and simultaneously talk with Spielberg. Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is scheduled to hit theaters in 2011. The plan is for Jackson to take on the directorial reins for the next film. Effects house WETA will re-create much of the look of Hergé’s original graphic novels. Of course, both are still multitasking away. Jackson is finishing the Christmas 2009 film The Lovely Bones, which he adapted from the novel, directed and produced for Spielberg’s DreamWorks. He’s also writing and executive producing the new Hobbit films to be directed by Guillermo del Toro.