Is Indy 4 coming soon?
Monday January 10,
Isn't it odd that both
Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg's next projects haven't been
announced yet? Ford is already done with What Lies Beneath and Spielberg dropped out of Minority Report. Are they both
waiting to make the official announcement of Indy 4? I
think I remember Spielberg saying a while back that filming could
happen in the summer of 2000. Let's all hope!!
4 script ready?!
George Lucas has
completed a script for a fourth Indiana Jones movie, but neither
potential star Harrison Ford nor director Steven Spielberg has seen it
yet. Without Ford's or Spielberg's approval, a fourth movie is
unlikely, according to USA Today columnist Jeannie Williams.
they all loved, they would kill themselves to clear
their schedules," Ford's agent, Patricia McQueeney, told
"They love it so
much, but they can't seem to get their heads together on a script they
are all enthusiastic about."
Ford just completed the
supernatural thriller What Lies Beneath. Source: Scifi.Com
on Indy 4 again
Attractions had someone sent some Indy 4 news again. The
scooper was at a taping of an interview with Ford and he again
reaffirmed his strong desire to play Indiana Jones again. Here's a part
of the interview:
Harrison Ford: "Oh Yehhh...(audience claps)......(laughs). Now wait,
I'm not making" any announcement here tonight. I want it to happen.
There is no script yet that everybody is REALLY happy with. George is a
bit pre-occupied with that "other" movie (audience laughs), but Steven
and I are very ambitious to do it. But we all realize it has to be
An Indy 4 article
Just received a link to
an Indy 4 article from Mave. It's nothing really new but it is
interesting to read. Click here to read the (news) article.
Is Indy 4 finally coming?
Variety has just reported
that Harrison Ford dropped Steven Soderbergh film Traffic.
According to his agent, it is done so that he can take on action movie.
With Spielberg not directing Harry Potter anymore, could it be
the next Indiana Jones? Well with recent reports from Ford and Lucas on
the script, it may or may not be. Only time will tell. Read the full
Again thanks to the Spielberg-DreamWorks Fansite for the news.
on Indy 4
Steven Spielberg was
honored with a Life Achievement Award by the Directors Guild of
America yesterday. Today an Italian newspaper runs a story about Steven
Spielberg, who honored with a Life Achievement Award by the
Directors Guild of America last Sunday. The newspaper asked Spielberg
something about the fact that he always talks about movies in his
family. Here's what Steven answered:
to the same question all the time: 'Dad, when are you
going to film a new Indiana Jones movie?' But tonight I want to make a
promise: Indiana Jones is coming back soon."
Thanks to FilmForce.net for
official!! Steven Spielberg his next film will be A.I. ("Artificial Intelligence"). That's the movie that Kubrick was
working on when he died and now Spielberg will continue. After A.I. Spielberg will start working on Minority Report.
Spielberg also said that Indy 4 will come soon. Let's all
For more info go to the Spielberg-DreamWorks Fansite.
on Indy 4
A Cinescape contributor
had a chat with Harrison Ford on his new What Lies Beneath film
with Michelle Pfeiffer. Ford also said something on Indy 4.
Here's what he said:
I'll play his father."
Not informative but I say
it's a funny quote from Ford on the state of Indy 4.
4 in Pre-Production
Thursday May 25,
Steven Spielberg took a
break from working on the Band of Brothers TV series to give a
'cyber-lecture' to Liverpool John Moores University on Wednesday, May
24, and confirmed a fourth Indiana Jones flick is "is currently in
IGN Filmforce posted some Indy 4 news today. One of it's visitors was
trading some stock on Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX.com) and came
across some interesting stuff about Indy 4. This is what
he found when he was looking for George Lucas stocks:
the Lost Conti (Producer) & (Screenwriter)
This might be the true
title but Indy 4 can't come out in 2001 when Spielbers is
working on A.I., Lucas is working on Star Wars:
Epîsode 2, and Ford on Tom Clancy's The Sum of All Fears.
I hope not, that we may add this title to Indy
4's other potentials: Indiana Jones and the Sons of Darkness and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Fallen Empire.
For more info visit IGN Filmforce and HSX.com.
write Indy 4
Thursday June 22,
Around this time last
year not many people knew M.Night (the writer/director behind the
Sleeper Hit, The Sixth Sense). Now a kid on every block knows
of him. Not to mention the three biggest kids in Hollywood. Ford, Lucas
and Spielberg are in talks with M.Night to pen down the script for Indy
4. According to Variety, everyone is getting ready for 2002
shoot which obviously puts the movie for summer 2003 release. This is
perhaps the best Indy 4 news in the longest time. If you wish
to read the full Variety article which includes news on Terminator
3 click here. Thanks to 'Jim,' 'Bowfinger,' 'Slayman' and Sean.
for Indy 4
Last week there was the
news that Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford were in talks with M. Night
Shyamalan (check news here under) about writing the script for Indiana
4. MovieHeadlines called up Lucasfilm's Jeanne Cole
to get the full story. Turns out that the news report was partially
correct. M. Night Shyamalan is only 1 of the several writers being
considered for writing the Indy 4 script. There is currently no
deal with M. Night and the other writers are still being
considered. They also asked if Indy 4 is a project
actively being worked on, Jeanne confirmed it is and that it is a
project that Spielberg, Lucas, and Ford all enthusiastically want to
do. Check back later for more news on Indy 4 and maybe more
names of potential Indy 4 script writers.
latest Indy 4 rumors?
Thursday July 6,
Remember the last 2
rumors on the state of Indy 4? Variety reported that
Spielberg, Lucas and Ford contacted M. Night and that they will start
working on it in 2002... a few days later MovieHeadlines posted that M. Night was 1 of the writers who was contacted. Fellow
Indyfan Ken wanted to find out more about the rumors so he contacted MovieHeadlines.
talked to any one person yet. They're talking to
several people. The Variety article made it sound as if they
were only talking to M. Night Shyamalan and nobody else. It even makes
it sound like they're in the final stages of discussion.
Do we believe Variety,
or MovieHeadlines (who also run TheForce.net and we know they have good sources
at Lucasfilm)? Everybody is excited to read about the possible
2002 start date, but that also still a rumor. Entertainment Weekly posted the same news today
and they wrote that 2002 could be the date but so can 2007.
I say that we must take
all the upcoming Indy 4 news as rumors until many different
sources tell us the same. As for these rumors, they did contact
various script writers and M. Night might be one of them.
about Indy 4
The Calgary Sun talked with Harrison Ford recently.
Here is what he said about Indy 4:
to do a fourth Indy. It's a great character and
the movies are great entertainment. A lot of groundwork has been sown
on this character and these films. It deserves to be revisited. Steven,
George and I have spent many, many hours discussing a direction for a
fourth adventure. I'd personally love to see Sean Connery be with me in
the next chapter."
The Hollywood trade
papers recently announced that M. Night Shyamalan, who wrote and
directed The Sixth Sense, is working on Indiana Jones 4.
this "is just another
industry rumor. There have been so many rumors connected with this
project. If he really is working on a
script, it's something I haven't been made aware of."
here to read the full article.
More Indy 4 talk by Harrison Ford
Tuesday July 18,
Harrison Ford was on E!
Daily. Here's his quote regarding Indy 4:
down 3 months ago and talked about a number of ideas.
As soon as George is free from the burden of coming up with the stories
for the next 2 Star Wars films he will turn his attention to this. I
would expect sometime in the NEXT COUPLE YEARS that we will get a
script and we will make a 4th Indiana Jones."
It tells us a bit more
about what Harrison said yesterday. A good step into the right
direction... Thanks to Ken for the news.
Wednesday July 19,
Harrison Ford confirmed,
while talking to Scifi.com, that he has met and talked with M.
Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense writer and director, who might
be one of several writers working on a Indy 4 script. They
asked if M. Night was the primary writer, Ford replied, "Can't really tell you that at the moment." As
for whether the next film will feature Sean Connery, Indy's daddy, Ford
said, "Actually, I don't know. I hope so."
You may expect more Indy 4 Ford talk now Harrison is taking
many What Lies Beneat promotion interviews. Source: Cinescape
more Indy 4/Ford talk
Thursday July 20,
According to MovieHeadlines.Net,
(The Sixth Sense) called Howard Stern and
told him that he's only talking to Steven Spielberg about doing Indy
4. Nothing is official on the writing of Indy 4.
This was taken from a NY Post article yesterday: Ford confirms
that Indy 4 is in the works from director Steven Spielberg and
writer George Lucas. But there are reports the creative duo and Ford
aren't flexible enough to begin shooting until 2004, when the actor
will be 62.
"Well, I don't know about that date, but yeah,
OK, I accept the math. And how old would that make Sean Connery if he
agrees to play my father?"
(Answer: 74.) By casting
heroes in their golden years, are Spielberg and Lucas playing raiders
of the lost spark? When asked how long he thinks he can keep up this
business, Ford shrugs.
"It just depends on what the action hero's
obstacles are. There are racing-car drivers in their 70s, including
Paul Newman. There are guys I wouldn't want to come up against in an
alley who are in their early 70s, like Clint Eastwood. I don't think
it's really a question of chronological age as much as it is vitality."
Ford admits the next
Indiana Jones movie will probably have to include some reference to the
character's battle with the calendar.
"I think it would be fun to address. The issue is
really whether the character can age; whether the character's virtues
are based on his youth, or on some other aspects of human nature which
continue to be interesting to the audience - his wisdom, his
intelligence, his indomitability or other skills that might be more
appropriate than pure animal magnetism. I don't know that being a sex
symbol is exactly the requirement for playing Indiana Jones."
Many thanks to Ken for
this great article.
Friday July 21,
Here's some more Harrison
Ford Indy 4 talk that should have been posted yesterday:
NY Daily News talked with Harrison Ford about Indy 4. Will he do his
"I’m looking forward to Indiana Jones."
Harrison said Tuesday at the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie, What
Beneath. That would be the fourth Indiana Jones movie, now in
development and still a few years away.
"I can’t tell you whether all the special effects
will be used or not. But if you’re asking me if computer animation is
going to be used because I’m too old and creaky to do the action, then
absolutely no. I’m still up for it,"
Harrison said. Source: Cinescape and Ken.
Here are some more Harrison Ford quotes taken from the same The
Post article from yesterday. He discusses his old Indy
"I lost the anterior cruciate ligament in my
right knee on the first Indiana Jones. No,
the first Indiana Jones, the right knee was The
Fugitive. I herniated several discs in the second Indiana Jones -
or maybe it was the third. I separated my shoulder, knocked out my
Here's some more M. Night
news about yesterday's Howard Stern call: On yesterday's Howard
Stern show, writer M. Night Shamaylan called in and said he was
collaborating with Steven Spielberg on a project. Howard said that he
had heard something about M. Night doing Indy 4. M. Night was
nervous and said that he couldn't talk about it. But Howard plugged on
and on, asking "are you doing Indy 4?",
until M. Night very wearily responded, "yeah".
we have confirmation finally.
Source: Dark Horizons.
Saturday July 22,
I have received a
question regarding the Howard Stern and M. Night news from yesterday.
Ken wanted to check the news at the source page, Dark Horizons,
but their post contains nothing about M. Night saying "yeah" to writing the script. The news did come
Horizons so I couldn't understand why he didn't find it. I checked
their news again and noticed that it has changed. Here's what it's says
"Howard tried to get
information out of him concerning his project with Spielberg. At first,
he was hesitant to answer their questions. Howard finally asked "Are you doing the next Raiders of the Lost Ark movie?" M. Night responded that him and Spielberg are currently
only in talks about doing the new Indiana Jones movie and nothing is
final. Howard Stern then got into how it would be possible to do a new
Indy flick because loved the original Raiders movie and Ford is
now about 60 years old. M. Night said he loved the Indy series and he
would like to write the script for Indy 4. He also said he
likes the idea of writing a story of an aging Indy.
answers Indy 4 question...
Tuesday August 8,
Yesterday (I guess) were
Rick McCallum and Nick Gillard invited to an interview session about Star
2 in Australia. Someone asked to, stunt co-ordinator,
Nick Gillard if George Lucas approached him about Indy 4 yet.
Nick responded (with a smile) that "he might have"
don't know but when people answer
with something like that, I understand "yes, but we can't say yes".
Anyway, this is better than nothing.
Click here to read the full interview report, includes some Star Wars: Episode
2 news, at Dark
Sunday August 20,
Before you're getting
excited or afraid... this is an unconfirmed rumor! This could
very well be a joke from a guy with a bad sense of humor, and that's
why I was first planning to not post this "rumor"... but I felt I had
Attractions reported 2 days ago that one of their scoopers told
"Apparently from the set of Star Wars Episode
II, Natalie Portman has asked George Lucas the possibility of
playing Indiana Jones's daughter in the next installment. Looks like
another tie in between the two franchises... and Natalie does have the
looks and resemblances to actually make this rather likely..."
I also want to add that
there isn't even a confirmed Indy 4 script so nobody knows if
Indy will have a daughter in the movie. But do you remember that the
old Indy from The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles has a
daughter? So why not adding a daughter in Indy 4, and Natalie
would do very well. (my opinion)
old for Indy 4
September 13, 2000
told Popcorn.co.uk that he is not too old to play Indiana Jones. Harrison, who is now 58
years young, didn't say much new about Indy 4, but he confirmed
again that he'd love to return to the franchise in the very near
future. Here's what he said:
play Indiana Jones if we can get a script we can all
agree on and make a film that is at least as good as the ones we've
(We have heard this part before)
"Steven is enthusiastic, I'm enthusiastic, even
Lucas is enthusiastic. And you may know that M Night Shyamalan is
anxious to write the script. I hope the
deal can be made and I would hope to do it in the next couple of years."
Hit the link above to
read the full article.
4 script news update
The person who posted
yesterday's Indy 4 script news, on the Indyfan.com forum,
gave away some more details. I want to add again that this is still a
rumor so don't get too excited. I personally have some doubts believing
the 'possible' Indy 4 plot because Indy has experienced
adventures with it's subject before. Click
here to read the post that holds some possible spoilers!!
in Indy 4?
Coming Soon reported yesterday that Hong Kong
action star Michelle Yeoh revealed to Cinescape that
she has been in talks with Steven Spielberg to co-star in Indy 4.
martial arts epic Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon, Yeoh said:
meetings, and we did talk about (Indy 4). He is one guy
who has a passion for filmmaking. He's inspiring. And I love the
Indiana Jones films. Would I be interested? Of course I'm going to jump
up and say, 'Yes, please!"
Maybe she'll be Indy's
next female sidekick... not a bad idea! Click
here to find out more about Michelle Yeoh.
4 official in Production?!
A certain Patterson has
posted a message on the Indyfan.com Forum in which
is written that he has heard that Lucasfilm has placed a
moratorium on licensing Indiana Jones merchandise as Indy 4 is
in production. According to Patterson, the same thing started about 18
months before the release of Last Crusade. This may also be the
explanation why the Indy DVD's aren't coming, yet. Will the release of Indy
4 be for 2002? Or is everybody too optimistic? Hit the link above
to read the forum message.
- Indy 4 interview
Movieheadlines.Net has posted that IMDB had an interview with Harrison Ford. It's a very good interview worth
checking out. Here's a part of it:
details, but I'm pretty confident we're going
to do another Indy although it might be at least a year or more before
our respective schedules allow us to do it. I'd personally love to work
with Sean Connery again. I think audiences would enjoy seeing us back
Hit one of the 2 links
above to read more!
Ain't It Cool News has a
spy who told them the following about Indy 4:
Lucas and Spielberg
plan to make 2 more Indy films not one. I didn't know what to think of
this one until I remembered that Jeffery Boam completed a script before
he died that Lucas and Spielberg said they were going to shoot, then
suddenly M. Night Whatever has just completed one. What if this wasn't
a new draft but a second script based on a new story?
They already have trouble
getting 1 more Indy movie complete and now they want to do 2 sequels?!
Hold your hopes until this gets confirmed or denied because this seems
rather unlikely. Source: MovieHeadlines.Net
4 filming in 2002
Friday November 3,
At last, there is some
good news on Indiana Jones 4. USAToday is reporting that In today's Variety it was reported that the
film will be going in production in 2002. They didn't say when will it
come out but I can tell you summer 2003.
And Variety reported that the whip-cracking archeologist will return to the big
screen in a fourth installment of Indiana Jones. According to a report
in June in the Hollywood trade paper, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas
and Harrison Ford are courting Sixth Sense director M. Night
Shyamalan to write the new adventure. Spielberg is expected to direct;
filming is scheduled to begin in 2002.
Hit the USAToday link above to read the story.
& Indy 4
November 22, 2000
Premiere.com recently interviewed the sensation M. Night Shyamalan. This 3 page
interview consist of his early life and highly recommended to everyone.
It turns out that M. Night's life was changed forever when he first saw Raiders of the Lost Ark at the age
of 12. Samuel L. Jackson says A lot of directors don’t have shot lists,
let alone storyboards. The only other person I’ve ever seen who had
something like that was Steven (Spielberg) when he was doing Jurassic
Park.” (Perhaps it’s no coincidence, then, that Spielberg and
George Lucas recently talked to Shyamalan about writing a fourth
installment of the Indiana Jones series.) Read the full interview here.
- Indy 4 talks
The Chicago Sun Times talked to M. Night Shyamalan
about what might become his next job, writing Indiana Jones 4. Shyamalan
of Steven Spielberg's wish list to write the next
it," Shyamalan said. "There
are a lot of things on my plate, and with the actors strike coming up,
I'm not sure what I want to do next."
Unfortunately, meeting his hero Spielberg for the first time was like
entering the Temple of Doom. "I was
physically sick that day with the flu. Unbelievably, for that hour of
meeting Spielberg, my body said, `I'll give you a little break.' I
suddenly felt fine for that little window and then felt sick for weeks
Maybe it was the adrenaline. "Steven Spielberg
told me he had seen The Sixth Sense three times." says
Thanks to MovieHeadlines.Net for the news.
Online talked with M. Night Shyamalan about sequels and of course
Spielberg's 4th Indiana Jones sequel. Here's a part from the interview:
One project he
reluctantly confirmed was his ongoing negotiations with Steven
Spielberg over Indy 4, “They were asking me to
write it and I’ve been talking to them about it. We’re just in the very
early stages of it and I don’t know what will happen to it at the end
of the day. There’s a lot of people who have to come together to make
it happen and its complicated. But, it’s very exciting and I’m very
honored to be in that group of people and to even be thinking about
Visit the link above fore
more info. Thanks to MovieHeadlines.Net for the news.
Friday December 8,
Chris has let us know
that the latest U.K. Star Wars magazine contains an interview
with Harrison Ford.
Ford puts the kibosh on rumors that he felt he might 'need' to do an
action picture next, observing "I don't know
where this stuff comes from." He did note, however, that "I have fun rolling around on the floe with the stunt
guys. And it's interesting to try and develop a story in action
Could that mean another
turn as the intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones could be on tap? Well,
maybe. Although Ford made it clear that rumors making the rounds about
a fourth movie movie in the series dreamed up by Lucas and Spielberg
are so far exaggerated, he didn't close the door on the possibility.
"The reason people are still asking is because
we're still saying that we all want to do it. It's simply a matter of
finding a script we all agree upon, that we're equally enthusiastic
about, and finding a time when we can all three work together."
But, he added, no such
script has been written yet. Everybody knows that they are talking with
M. Night about writing a script, it's all up to him. Click here to comment on this news.
Want to know why? Indiana
Editions will be released next year (video or
DVD?) and Indy 4 will start lensing next July! Here's
what TheForce.Net received from Roger Rabbit:
Just finished watching
the Entertainment Tonight Indy special. In it, they announce
that Lucasfilm are about to wrap on the Indy Trilogy
Special Editions to be released next year and Indy 4 will start
lensing next July.
If that isn't good news!!
We'll search for more info, so don't wander off!
4 and Trilogy news are False!
Here's an update to
yesterday's news: Don't believe it, it was a false report!
Neil and Superman UF both
contacted TheForce.Net and reported that there was no statement about an Indy Special
Edition or Indy 4 on the Entertainment Tonight Indy
Special. It was a bogus report. I knew we couldn't trust Roger Rabbit.