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The Lincoln director is keen for his follow up to The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn to come out in two years.

He told The Times of India (via Stuff) that The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun may begin filming at the end of this year:

is directing the next one, I'm producing. We have a script and we're going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year, which means - don't hold me to this - we're hoping hoping the film will come out around Christmas time in 2015.

Spielberg has previously confirmed that the sequel will be based on Herge's book Prisoners of the Sun, whose comic story found Tintin and Captain Haddock heading to South America to save Professor Calculus. But speculation has been rife that other books will also be incorporated in the movie, too.

It's difficult to imagine that Jackson will have the time to hang out on a motion-capture stage with a movie the size of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug dropping worldwide. That doesn't mean it's impossible, though. Keep in mind that Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin arrived in theaters within just a few days of War Horse, which he also directed.

Regardless of when it actually happens, and will once again slip into motion-capture unitards to play Tintin and Haddock. Excited?

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