Spielberg talks Tintin sequel and Jurassic Park 4

Steven Spielberg has been doing plenty of press recently in order to plug equine war movie War Horse , and has given an update on the upcoming Tintin sequel as well as the status of Jurassic Park 4 .

We’ll deal with Tintin first, with Spielberg confirming that he and Peter Jackson will swap roles for the sequel, with the Kiwi occupying the director’s chair and Spielberg handling production duties.

“I’m not going to say which stories have been chosen for Peter Jackson’s sequel because Peter and I agreed that we weren’t going to let that information out yet,” says Spielberg. “The script is now being written. It’s more than one book, but it’s not three books, so that means it’s two books. It’s two and a half books that we’re combining with The Secret of the Unicorn .”

“Peter will start working on the film this year,” continues the director. “When he’s done shooting The Hobbit , he’ll begin his performance capture work with the actors later in 2012, which I’m very excited about. And of course, I’m hoping I’ll be able to direct the third one. I’d love to do the third one because I had so much fun on the first one.”

As for Jurassic Park 4 , the Beard was less forthcoming, although he did confirm that he will not be directing the next instalment in the franchise.

“I don’t want to talk about Jurassic Park 4 yet,” he said. “It’s too early. But I can tell you that I’m not directing it. I’m producing it though.”

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