Following the release of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the end of this month, producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy will be entering 2009 with a number of high-profile projects on the table.
First up is the motion capture project based on Herge’s legendary comic book character, Tintin. Kennedy confirms that the series is still moving ahead as a trilogy and that a third director will not be brought in for the third part.
Q: When are we going to get our first look at “Tintin”?
Kathleen Kennedy: We’re shooting all the capture beginning in February.
Q: Is it still planned for three movies?
Q: Do you have a director for the third one?
Kennedy: It’ll be Peter [Jackson] or Steven [Spielberg]. They’re going to do all of them.
Frank Marshall will then move on to M. Night Shymalan’s The Last Airbender, which he says is set to begin production in March.
Kennedy added that, “Steven and I are probably going to be doing ‘Lincoln’ in the spring,” also confirming that Liam Neeson is still attached to play the lead.
Additionally, Marshall is planning to return to the director’s chair with — a “passion project” still in the early stages — a biopic based on the life of musician Django Reinhardt.