Jamie Bell Says Adventures of Tintin 2 Is Being Written
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.17.2014
The script is moving forward...
Jamie Bell spoke with IGN about the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin and more. Check out the highlights:
On the script's status: "It's being written...It's weird. I saw Steven [Spielberg] recently, randomly. I bumped into him. I hadn't seen him for awhile, and we were talking. I asked him to sign a Tintin book for me to my unborn son and stuff, and we were talking about it. He was like, 'Yeah, it's happening. It's being written. As soon as Peter's back from Middle-earth, we're going to do it.'" So now I'm just waiting."
On Peter Jackson's involvement: "It's funny. Peter is such a loyal person. I worked with him on King Kong, like, years ago, and obviously he was very much present when we were doing Tintin. So when I hear Peter, I'm just like, 'Oh, Peter! I love him. He's such a great, creative genius.' Holy sh**, he's an empire unto himself. Him doing a Tintin movie is great. I'm excited about that, and I think his stuff on The Hobbit's great."
On whether the film will miss the previously-reported 2015 release date: "Yeah. It takes 'em pretty much a year to animate everything, render everything."
On motion-capture performance: "It gives you a sense of freedom and creativity. When I did motion capture, I put a rib out of place, I was really worn out, I was exhausted, I was sweating at the end of every take. So you're working. There isn't a version of it where it's like, 'Oh, this isn't really acting.' I mean, you're acting, in the fullest sense of the word. You're giving the data to that puppet to come alive. Without me, the puppet doesn't move. It'll look the same, but it won't emote. So it's just one of those things."
On when motion capture will be recognized for awards: "I think Andy Serkis in particular has done incredible work. Does it need to go acknowledged? It's still amazing work, but I think the more and more that we use this as a medium to create characters that we love, I think there is going to come a time when we have to recognize it. I don't see why it's such a big deal."