NEW ZEALAND – Peter Jackson today admitted that he forgot to make the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

“Everything was prepared and ready to go,“ said a candid Jackson.

I’d got into the car fully intent on going to the office and starting production when I stopped off for a Double Sausage & Egg McMuffin meal at my local McDonald’s. For some reason I finished my food and instead of driving to work, I drove home. I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure what happened.

Jackson went on to say that he was surprised his collaborator on the project, Steven Spielberg, has never mentioned it:

I must have spoken to Steven about a hundred times since that day and he’s never said a word. Maybe he doesn’t want to embarrass me but the strange thing is when my wife reminded me that I was supposed to be making it, I immediately called Steven up and apologised but he just started coughing and then we got cut off. I’ve tried to call him since but it says the number is no longer available.

Asked if he still intended to make the film, Jackson started coughing:

Ack, sorry about that. I just ate a hashbrown and it went down the wrong way.

Asked about the current status of his long-awaited Dam Busters project, Jackson started coughing again:

Jesus, sorry. I’m choking to death here. I’m going to have to go and stick my fingers down my throat.

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun and the Dam Busters will be released, probably never.