It is common for directors to stick with actors they know and work well with. There is Depp and Burton, Carter and Burton, Crowe and Scott, and now you can safely say there is Serkis and Jackson. Andy Serkis’s career was going steady until he landed the role of Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings. Everyone wanted to know who the man behind the CGI was, and that is when Serkis became well known. He then re-teamed with Jackson for King Kong, and landed a few other good roles in movies like The Prestige and Flushed Away. Now he is to reteam with Jackson again for Tintin.
Tintin will not be your average blockbuster. Not when Steven Spielberg AND Peter Jackson have said they want to work together, and direct one film each. Whoever ends up directing the thrid film will have a LOT of pressure to live up to the previous films, especially as they will be in 3D and probably amazing.
Filming is expected to start next September.