The reason Peter Jackson isn’t directing The Hobbit is due to this little Tintin trilogy that’s going on. Steven Spielberg will be directing the first movie, Peter Jackson the second and there is a good chance both will direct the third. I suppose this trilogy could be rather good don’t you?
Andy Serkis who brought Gollum and King Kong to life will be playing Captain Haddock, and spoke to the BBC about the status of the first film.
“I’m really excited about it. We’ve done a few (screen) tests and we’re just about to start shooting principal photography in September. There isn’t a finished script as yet so I don’t really know exactly which way it’s going to go.
“We’ve had a look at some sequences and done some test sequences which may or may not be in the movie.”
On working with both Jackson and Spielberg:
“Working with the two of them together is a real joy. It’s a great relationship, really superb, two people at the top of their game kind, just having a lot of fun really,” he said. “Peter’s always in control of his material, he’s got so many brilliant ideas, he’s such a visionary so they’re just bouncing off each other in a really exciting way. It’s fantastic to be around.”
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