Dark Horizons wrote yesterday that according to an article in the China Morning
Post that Natalie Portman is up for the role of Indy's daughter in
the fourth Indy movie. Garth from Dark Horizons said that despite it being in a media publication, this is a rumor.
- Indy 4 script Decision this
The Hindu Times report that M. Night Shyamalan
will decide this week whether or not to pen the script to the sequel of
his childhood film hero. Here's a part of the article.
Spielberg and Lucas want him to write, but he has a problem. `It is a
sequel. He always wants to write original stuff''. It is this sheer
originality that struck gold for Manoj. Last year, Sixth Sense was a shockingly divine experience to the American audience who had for
long been fed on violence and computer animation.
So maybe we might find
out more about Indy 4 later this week. Keep your fingers crossed! Hit the link above for more info. Thanks to Harrison
Ford Online for the news.
Traffic screenwriter contacted for Indy 4
February 6, 2001
It looks like that M.
Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) is not planning to write the
Indy 4 script. Or, at least it appears this way because of a recent
article in the New York Times.
This weekend, Golden Globe winner Stephen Gaghan was interviewed by the New York Times. In the interview,
the Traffic screenwriter revealed that he has been offered the
Indy 4 screenplay job. A piece from the article:
One day last week he
had three things happen to him: Paramount Pictures gave approval for
his next movie, Abandon, a thriller based on his own script,
which he will also direct; he received a nomination from the British
Academy of Film and Television Arts for his Traffic screenplay;
and he received a call asking if he was interested in writing the
screenplay for the next Indiana Jones movie.
Click here to read the full article with Stephen
Gaghan. Thanks to Harrison Ford Online and Kenny C. for the news.
for Indy 4 with DreamWorks?
Ananova has reported the following news:
£30 million if he cracks his whip in a
fourth Indiana Jones adventure. Ford will collect a £15 million
fee for appearing in the movie being prepared by Steven Spielberg's
DreamWorks. And shares in profits, merchandising and book deals could
bring him a further £15 million if the film is a worldwide box
Spielberg has been
discussing a spectacular farewell to Indiana movie with Ford to going
into production next spring. They are close friends off-set, a senior
source told Ananova:
cent. The film would bring a classic end
to the series".
The guest star list
Steven has planned is amazing with Connery, his wife Kate Capshaw and
Karen Allen who was in the first Jones movie.
I think that if this is not a rumor, there's a good chance that
Harrison Ford signed on for Indy 4. Thanks to MovieHeadlines.Net for the news.
helming Indy 4?
Is it a rumor or a fact?
Although nothing is official as of yet but I am willing to bet that if DreamWorks does get involved, it would be overseas distribution. The film being
the final installment of the popular trilogy will certainly have a big
budget (perhaps) the biggest for a Spielberg film. Perhaps hitting
close to $100 million with $20-25 million going to Harrison Ford. One
should also consider that this fourth installment comes after the
breakthrough in CGI technology. Even though Spielberg uses his Effects
carefully, expect more FX than any of the three Indy films. That being
the case, two studios financing it seems more appropriate than just one
for Indy 4
April 14, 2001
announced in their May issue. George Lucas and
Harrison Ford have made the list. Lucas on the 18th position and Ford
on the 48th. But more interesting is what is written in Ford's info:
Still up for doing a
fourth Indiana Jones adventure, which producer Lucas just set up at
Does this mean that Indy
4 is finally, after so many rumor years, officially in
pre-production?! I hope we will get a confirmation soon!
Thanks to Brian and DreamWorks SKG Fansite for the news.
latest Indy 4 rumors
The Indy 4 news
you are about to read are only rumors! They are not confirmed neither
reliable but are only interesting enough to mention.
Ford Online has reported that Premiere Magazine's 2001
Power List also includes M. Night Shyamalan. M. Night is still being
sought by Spielberg to pen the fourth Indy film, according to the Power
List. And Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan (Traffic writer) has been
approached to co-write as well.
TheForce.Net posted the report of an attendee of Jedi-Con Germany
in which the attendee writes that Rick McCallum talked about Indy 4,
they start but he didn't make the impression as
if this ever happens.
Just want to add (remind you) that Rick McCallum has been wrong before. TheRaider.net will search for
conformation of these rumors and will post it here as fast as possible.
on Indy 4
Monday, May 7,
Web has reported that the new Cinescape magazine special
issue, Son of Sequel Mania has an update on whether or not M.
Night Shyamalan will be writing Indy 4. Here's what they say:
After spending weeks
mulling over an offer to script the next Indy outing, The Sixth
Sense writer/director M. Night Shyamalan passed on the high-profile
project. That didn't faze Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, however.
They quickly extended an offer to Traffic screenwriter Stephen
Gaghan. Gaghan had other projects on his plate at the time: Paramount
had just given the green light to his thriller script Abandon,
which he plans to direct himself. However, it looks like Gaghan has a
Jones for the assignment. He recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he hopes to start banging out the new Indy adventure in the near
future. Look for it: Summer 2003.
Summer 2003 is still a
long way to go and we know how busy Spielberg, Lucas, and Ford can get.
Plus there has not been an official announcement that Stephen Gaghan
will write the Indy 4 script yet. Stay tuned!
Saturday, May 19,
Just received news that
the new Star Wars Insider talked about Indy 4. Here's
what it said:
Natalie Portman might
play Indy's daughter. Kevin Costner might play Indy's
brother. Just kidding. This joke comes from the Insider.
Here's the real stuff. Harrison Ford told a Magazine "There will be a fourth film." So did Lucas and
Spielberg want to do another film? Yes! It's official they are making
it? They might be in the pre production area. They said that
there are scripts they all like but just might not be good
enough. But there are in the pre production mode! And as
Spielberg said "Indiana Jones is coming back soon."
Thanks to the unknown
visitor for the news.
4 is waiting for Paramount
Thursday, June 7,
In the most recent issue
of Starlog Magazine
25th Anniversary Edition (a must for every moviegoer) features an
exclusive interview with Steven Spielberg about Indiana Jones 4 and his future Sci-Fi Project. On Indy 4 Spielberg said "We are all ready and waiting for Paramount".
Spielberg himself said that it is the studio that is holding them back
but as soon as them things work out Indiana Jones 4 will go
into production. Spielberg also talked about dream future sci-fi
project which he developed and his in early development stages. Be sure
to get this magazine from your local newsstands. It is a must for every DreamWorks and Spielberg fan.
Visit the DreamWorks
Fansite for more info.
latest Indy 4 & Ford news
Friday, June 15,
This appeared in Marilyn
column for June 15th: Ford's Next 'Indy' Looking Iffy By
Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith.
Harrison Ford, who's
wrapping up the film K-19: The Widowmaker in Nova Scotia, won't
be making the fourth Indiana Jones as planned next year. Or perhaps
ever. Indy 4 was slated to be the star's 2002 starring vehicle.
First Sixth Sense filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan had reportedly
been enlisted to pen the script, then Traffic screenwriter
Stephen Gaghan was in talks to take on the project. However, the word
now is that George Lucas has yet to finalize a deal for the picture
with Paramount, and until he does, a writer can't even be
hired. As things stand at the moment, Ford will be spending the summer,
as usual, on his Wyoming ranch with his family. After that, well, it
seems his slate is wide open. He likes to limit himself to one picture
a year and had counted on "Indy" being his 2002 film, but the way
matters look, he's likely open to offers.
The person who reported
us this news, Ken, just read the actual quote from Spielberg in Starlog regarding Indy 4. He never said, "We are
all ready and waiting for Paramount."
What he said was kind of of the same thing but taken out of context.
He said that believe it or not that Paramount is actually given
them a hard time and that it wasn't like this back in the old days when
they made the other three films. He said he himself is just standing by
an that it's up to George and his people to fix things over at Paramount.
gets the call from Lucas saying the film
has been green lit, the film will go into production.
So the question is that
why would Marilyn Beck say that no writer can be hired until a deal is
done? They have had writers on this script for years. Also, this column
said that Ford expected this to be his film for 2002 and that Indy 4 was supposed to film this summer. But, as rumors say, all 3
principles wanted to shoot this film summer 2002 for a May 2003
release. So what are they talking about? We are looking into this...
Thanks to Ken for the
Monday, June 18,
First Rick McCallum said
that everybody's too busy to start working on Indy 4 and that
they can only begin working on it after Star Wars: Episode 3.
Then George Lucas admitted that there still was no good script for Indy
4, one that they all liked.
What then followed was the rumor that M. Night Shyamalan and Stephen
Gaghan were contacted to write the Indy 4 script. We don't know
for sure what their answer on that request is but it's rumored that M.
Night passed the Indy 4. And last week Spielberg said something
like that they are all ready and waiting for Paramount. Does he
mean that the Indy 4 script is also ready?!
Now everybody starts
hoping in a fourth Indiana Jones film and some think that they will
shoot Indy 4 next year, because Harrison Ford doesn't know
which film he will do in 2002 and as far as we know, Steven Spielberg
is also free next year.
And today, producer
Kathleen Kennedy has said the following to AssignmentX:
"I just have to tell you, I wish there was a
script and everybody could get excited that we're about to shoot the
fourth Indiana Jones, but we don't have a script. It could happen.
Everybody would like to see it happen, but until there's a script that
everybody's happy with it won't happen."
Now they are back to
where they have started the rumor mill. I hope this doesn't mean we
will have to wait another year before we hear a new, more original,
excuse. Or maybe the truth for a change. We have come a long way, and
we shouldn't give up now!
Thanks to MovieHeadlines.Net for the news.
Tuesday, July 3,
News just keeps getting
worse for Indiana Jones 4. While talking to Chicago Herald,
it may take long time to make Indiana
Jones 4. Aside from not having a script, she added today that "we don't even have a screenwriter yet". Does
this mean Indiana Jones 4 is going to be dead. Based on the
recent reports, I won't be surprised but I hope for the sake of the
fans, I am wrong. Click here to read more.
4 green lighted!
Thursday, July 5,
Well, the reports
apparently put out by Paramount President Kathleen Kennedy (see
July 3rd news) about there not being any scripts is being debunked by
inside sources at Paramount and in fact, this project is
further along than people have expected. Here's the entire article that
ran in Page Six today:
Twelve years after the
last picture in the series, Paramount Pictures confirms it's "given the green light to look at scripts," a
spokesman for the studio said. In fact, sources tell Page
Six the project is actually much farther along.
"Paramount had meetings last week about the movie,"
"They want the original credits
- George Lucas producing, Steven Spielberg directing and Harrison Ford
to star." Unfortunately, landing all three would cost the studio
a fortune. "Harrison wants at least $25 million
plus some of the back end and George and Steven have said they will
work for a lesser fee than usual, but want a big portion of the movie's
"The entire movie is going to cost them $150
million and Paramount can't figure out how it's going to make
any money with all three of the big names demanding money off the back
There are also script
complications. Industry gossips have pegged the plot as being
everything from Jones' search for the lost city of Atlantis to his
quest to find his long-lost brother. "They
already have three scripts that they think are acceptable, but now
George and Steven say they want to have writing control," an
insider adds. But a rep for Paramount said, "There is no budget yet because there is no script.
Harrison Ford will most likely get $25 million because that is what he
is getting for some of his other movies."
Ford set records as the
priciest star earlier this year when it was confirmed that he would
make $25 million for K-19: The Widowmaker, due out early next
year. Some industry execs laughed when they heard about a new Indiana
Put Harrison Ford in a walker?" said one
industry insider - referring to the fact that Ford turns 59 next month.
The previous Indiana Jones movies were all made in the '80s, when Ford
was in his late 30s and 40s. Raiders of the Lost Ark burst onto
the scene in 1981, followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in '84 and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in '89 - when
Ford was a sprightly 47. Even at his current ripe age, however, Ford
isn't likely to be the oldest face in the flick. Sean Connery has
recently expressed his interest in returning once again as Indy's
This news Originally
appeared at PageSix.com. Thanks to Harrison Ford
Web for letting us know.
positive Indy 4 news
Saturday, July 7,
The latest news said that Paramount had meetings last week
about the Indy 4 movie. However, a spokeswoman at Paramount
Pictures in Los Angeles told BBC News Online: "These
rumors come round every couple of months. It's idle gossip."
Asked if it was likely that Harrison Ford and Sir Sean Connery would
work together again, she said: "You never know."
Thanks to MovieHeadlines.Net for the news.
4: the impossible sequel?
Monday, July 23,
I have just found out,
thanks to a TheForce.Net visitor, that Film
Threat has a 4 part feature on Indiana Jones 4, The Impossible
Sequel as the feature writer likes to call it. Here's a part of the
Every once in a while
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford pop their heads up and
reassure us with pro-Indiana Jones IV vox pops along the lines
of: "We all want to do it; we're really keen; we will do it, but we're
all busy right now, and we're waiting for the right script." They'll be
waiting a long time -- I personally don't think there's any writer in
the world that could write it, and it has nothing to do with the fact
that Harrison Ford is nigh on sixty.
The feature is very
interesting and it will also let you think about if Indy 4 is
such a good idea. Click here to read the feature and Judge for
on Indy 4 script idea
Horizons has a spy who announced an interesting quote by M. Night
Shyamalan (writer and director of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable)
the Indy 4 script rumors. This quote
already fell in some
people their hands before it appeared on Dark
Horizons so please take it with a grain of salt.
Shyamalan: "I was never contacted formally to do the
project, I did publicly express interest, but nothing really ever came
to fruition. I have talked with all of them besides George (Lucas), and
it sounds exciting. They have their ideas and I of course as a fan,
have ideas of how they should do it. They will get it done, I just
don't think it will be completed for some time. It will probably be the
biggest film ever made, I think it would even topple Star Wars and Titanic at this point."
M. Nigh Shyamalan's
supposed quote sounds very exciting though. Let's all cross our fingers
and hope we will hear some official, and trustworthy, news that Indiana
4 will get made soon.
No Indiana Jones 4 before 2006?
Bad news for the
Indyfans. In an interview with Télé 7 Jour, Lucas said that up to
2005 his mind is focused on the Star Wars episodes.
Lucas: "I don't know how I can manage to find time for
Indy before 2006. Steven and Harrison agreed for a new adventure but
due to other projects, we are very busy. The most difficult thing will
be to block on our schedule a whole year to focus only on Indy 4.
working on several projects in the same time,
as writer, producer and director. I cannot do that."
The year 2006 has been
appeared in rumors before but this comes directly from George Lucas his
mind! So it must be true! Anyway, it could be worse...
Visit TheForce.Net for the full interview in English.
about Indy 4
October 25, 2001
to Steven Spielberg is a
must own! It contains a detailed Spielberg biography, a very
informative filmography that covers all his films, interviews
with co-workers and Steven Spielberg himself (and more features). The
interview with Spielberg is very good. It's a rather short interview
but they talk about his whole career. And of course the interviewer had
to ask about the fourth Indiana Jones film. Here's a copy of Empire's
Empire: What is the likelihood of another Indiana Jones film?"
Spielberg: "We're having problems with Paramount in getting this
movie launched. They are, believe it or not, giving us the kind of tsuris they never gave us back in the old days. That's up to George and his
people to straighten out. I'm just standing by. When George says, "It's
clear and we're greenlit to make this movie," we'll make the movie."
Empire: What aspects of Indiana Jones haven't you explored yet?
Spielberg: "I haven't dealt with his ageing process. I think
there's a lot to be explored in the way that there was a lot of
interesting exploration in Robin and Marian, with an older Marian
(Audrey Hepburn) and an older Robin Hood (Sean Connery). Harrison Ford
is a number of years older since the last Indy film came out in 1989. I
think that will benefit his humanity and I think we're going to be
riffing on what it's like to be Indiana Jones, archaeologist and grave
robber at 59."
mentions Indy 4
December 17, 2001
reported in it's January 2002 issue what has happened with Indy 4 so far. Spielberg and Lucas both have to free up their schedules and no
script has been chosen yet. They also recap Spielberg stating that
Indy's age would be a factor in the story. they also add this footnote
on The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan being approached
to write Indy 4:
Apparently, The Sixth
Sense writer-director M. Night Shyamalan won't be one of those
pitching story concepts any time soon. (Producer Kathleen) Kennedy, who
has also worked with Shyamalan, confirms that he was at one point
approached by Lucas and Spielberg, partly in a bid to jump-start the
project before last year's anticipated writer's strike. "There was interest, but it just felt like they were
trying to throw mud against the wall and see what stuck," says a
spokesperson for Shyamalan, who's since moved on to the supernatural
Thanks to MovieHeadlines.Net for the
Latest Indy 4 Rumors
December 20, 2001
SuperShadow.com says that "Lucasfilm is now working on the
development of Indiana Jones 4." But don't believe a word what
SuperShadow reports, knowing his reputation!
And Loris C. has let us
know that an Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, reported
on November 24th, that Ford will start working on Indy 4 in June 2002.