Peter Jackson spoke with BBC about "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" while promoting the premiere of his new film, "The Lovely Bones." He told them that the movie is done and cut together, it'll just take a very long time to render it. About two years, in fact.
"'Tintin' is great. It's made. The movie is cut together and now [we] are turning it into a fully-rendered film. So the movie, to some degree, exists in a very rough state," Jackson said.
As reported previously, Steven Spielberg spent 30 days directing "The Adventures of Tintin" back in March and then handed over the reigns to Peter Jackson, who will now be working on it for two more years (probably at his New Zealand-based effects house Weta Digital).
"Tintin" was long ago revealed to have a release date of December 23, 2011. Two years sounds about right for it being on course to be released when planned. However, a full 24 months being devoted to adding the necessary computer animation is a lot.
Are you surprised "Tintin"’s computer animation is set to take so long or does it sound about right to you?
"The Adventures of Tintin: The Secrets of the Unicorn" is set to hit theaters in late October/early November internationally, and on Dec. 23 in the U.S., both in 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, First Showing