Peter Jackson to Film Tintin First, Finish The Hobbit Second

…well, this is a few days old, and the headline is exactly what it sounds like, but it’s worth mentioning if you ask me. We’re at the height of Hobbit furor over here (at least I am; Bill had a different take on it than I did), so what better way to maintain continuity than by reporting on Jackson-specific news?

Of course, I don’t have that much to say about the matter. I liked The Hobbit; I liked The Adventures of Tintin; I like Jackson, even though he let me down with his ’05 and ’09 efforts. There’s something incongruous about the idea of Jackson halting post on The Hobbit to shoot motion capture for an entirely different picture, and I’m not sure that Jackson needs a change of setting while he’s up to his elbows in hobbits and orcs.

At the same time, this decision means we’ll have Jackson fare released in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Even though King Kong and The Lovely Bones were big artistic whiffs, and even though The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been met with decidedly mixed reviews, the promise of a Jackson film a year for the next few years is one that’s kind of hard notto get excited about. Maybe in his working frenzy, he’ll climb back to the height of his powers and put out top-notch films; then again, maybe he’s just setting himself up for failure. Either way, Jackson making movies is a good thing, so I’m intrigued.

(Source: Bleeding Cool)