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Second TINTIN film to be penned by Anthony Horowitz; entitled PRISONERS OF THE SUN

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 11th, 2011

With the first film in the burgeoning franchise, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SECRET OF THE UNICORN, not only set to take the title of most ridiculous title ever, but also hopefully burn up the box office, it appears as though a sequel is moving forward rather quickly.

Ever since the project’s inception, it has been deemed as a multi-film franchise, with the likes of Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson taking the directing gigs of respective entries. Well, Spielberg’s film (his first animated feature) hits later this year, and now, Jackson not only has a writer, but a title, for his project.

During an interview with Radio 5 (via Bleeding Cool), writer Anthony Horowitz has revealed that he will not only be writing the upcoming film, but also said that the film will be entitled PRISONERS OF THE SUN.

Based off of Herge’s book of the same name, the story follows Tintin and his crew who “continue their adventures in Peru. There Tintin rescues an orange-seller named Zorrino from being bullied, and the young man becomes their guide in their quest to find the Temple of the Sun. But they find more than they bargained for and end up in a hot spot. The perils of this engaging two-part adventure are especially harrowing in their combination of the supernatural and the real, although the resolution is a little too deus ex machina. Calculus and the Thompsons provide their usual comic relief.”

The fourteenth book in the series, the story sounds actually quite interesting, and given Jackson’s skill behind the camera, it will be really interesting to see just what type of animated feature he’ll be able to create. This won’t be able to get going too soon, simply because Jackson is going to be knee deep in THE HOBBIT, but thankfully, plans appear to be going forward just as planned.  

Horowitz is a famous Brit author, who is best known for penning the children's novels Alex Rider and The Power Of Five. I'm not too familiar with his work, but knowing that he's been given a shot by the likes of Spielberg and Jackson, definitely bodes well.

What do you think?

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