Director Steven Spielberg has confirmed that a sequel to Tintin, The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham’s Treasure is planned for 2015.

Speaking to The Times of India about the follow-up to 2011’s The Adventures of the Unicorn, Spielberg said filming will start soon: "...probably at the end of this year.

"Don’t hold me to it, but we’re hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015."

He added: "We know which books we're making, we can't share that now but we're combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Hergé."

He also spoke about a project that he plans to make in India: "We have finalized a script for a movie that DreamWorks and our partners Reliance Entertainment plan to make together.

"Part of it will take place on the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir. But we’re still trying to figure out the casting, locations and who’s going to direct it."

In addition he renewed talk of a Martin Luther King film: "DreamWorks-Reliance is also planning a movie on Martin Luther King Jr.

"I wouldn’t call it a biopic, it’s more a story of King and the movement and also about how his admiration for Mahatma Gandhi helped to shape his moral core."