January 21, 2002
This is the breakthrough
news we have all been waiting for! And for all the people who can't
wait to read the part here below: They finally have the Indy 4
script finished!! Indy 4 will be Spielberg's priority when Catch
You Can is finished! And Kate Capshaw will return as Willie
Scott! There you have it. Now let's have a look what our source FOXNews.com wrote about this:
At the end of a wild
night of partying and celebrating for the 2002 Golden Globes, I (Roger
Friedman) had the rare opportunity of talking with Steven Spielberg,
Kate Capshaw and Harrison Ford. They were sitting together in a small
booth in the basement of Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at
the combined party thrown by DreamWorks, USA Films and Universal
This threesome is
pretty much it in Hollywood. After all, between Spielberg and Ford
they've made some of the highest grossing and best loved films of all
time. Capshaw, who's Mrs. Spielberg, co-starred with Ford in Indiana
the Temple of Doom.
So what's the story, I
wanted to know — with this trio finally in one place, and relaxed
enough to talk, will we ever see Indiana Jones 4?
"Yes," they all said, and confirmed that
once Spielberg films Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio
and Tom Hanks, Indy 4 will be his priority.
"We have a title, but we're not ready to announce
it," Spielberg said. "I will give you one
clue, though. Kate is in it." I asked if he meant that Capshaw's
character would appear via flashbacks, and he replied: "No. She'll be in the present."
Ford said he's ready to take on this last chapter. "It was always about getting the right script, and now
we have it," he said.
This is fantastic news
but let's stay calm. Hopefully we will hear an announcement from Lucasfilm
in the coming days. You may also expect to hear more comments on Indy 4
from Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford around June this year, when
Ford's new film K19-: The Widowmaker and Spielberg's Minority
Report get released.
Hit the link above to
read more. Please stay tuned as we get more information in the near
Indy 4 story
finished but no script!?
January 23, 2002
While talking to E!,
Marvin Levy spoke about the statement made by
the director at the Annual Golden Globes on Friday night. Levy
story for an Indy 4, which George Lucas, Harrison and
Steven have been working toward but they don't have a script."
He also added "It's not his next picture. We
don't know what his next picture's going to be. Right now, Steven's
been described as being in development heaven. They do have a story
they like and they have title, but it's not been revealed."
Of course, this official
news is a bit discouraging for Indiana Jones fans but I am quite
certain that the film will get made and most likely be released after Catch
You Can (slated to hit theaters this December).
looking for a "super idea"?
January 25, 2002
The Italian newspaper Corriere
Sera published an interview with Harrison Ford about the Golden
Globes on Wednesday, January 23. They asked Ford about Indiana
Jones 4 and here's what he said about the project: "Yes, I'm very ready, so is Spielberg and there is a
script with a title. But Lucas still wants to find "a super idea". But
it will be done soon."
Thanks to Loris from
Milan for the news.
will be just a cameo
January 30, 2002
This will be a relief for
the fans who were not very excited about Steven Spielberg's wife, Kate
Capshaw, returning as Willie Scott in the fourth Indiana Jones film.
While talking to Variety,
at DreamWorks say that Kate Capshaw will be
making a cameo in Indiana Jones 4. Anonymous individual said, "actually, there is no 'Jones' script, only a
storyline. And Capshaw's involvement? Limited to a cameo".
All Spielberg said about
Willie's appearance in Indy 4 was: "I
will give you one clue, though. Kate is in it... She'll be in the
present." So Spielberg didn't lie or anything, he just fooled
us. Then who will be Indy's next female sidekick? Karen Allen's Marion
from Raiders of the Lost Ark?
Thanks to Jon McDevitt
Fansite for letting us know.
More Indy 4
comments from Spielberg
January 30, 2002
News has received some more info on Indy 4 today.
The news came for some folks who were present at Steven Spielberg's
appearance at a class at USC. Here's a part of the report:
commented on Indy 4 saying that they do not have a script, but
do have a story. Harrison has in fact agreed to star. And despite
rumors, Lucas is involved just as much as he was with the other films.
It's Lucas' story idea, and they just need a screenwriter to develop it
even more. He does have a title but will not give it out.
When will it be made?
No comment. Lucas is busy with the prequels ofcourse. But don't let any
rumors go around that Lucas will not be there with Steven just as he
was with the original Indys. Spielberg laughed and stated, "The guys my best friend and this is his character...
ofcourse he's involved!"
Visit the link above for
more info on Indy 4 and Goonies 2!
Rhys-Davies talks Indy 4
January 31, 2002
In an exclusive interview
(who played Sallah in Raiders and Last
Crusade) spoke about the possibility of a fourth Indiana Jones film.
to do (another Indy), the thing is, all these great men,
Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and George Lucas, would need to come
together and really want to make a great film. These guys don't need to
work for money, they work to increase their already amazing careers and
they work for pride. If there was any chance that they would even
consider making a fourth Indy, they would all have to think they could
make one of the best films ever made."
We don't know when this
interview with John Rhys-Davies was taken. It could very well be before
Steven Spielberg announce that Indy 4 will get made. So it's
"possible" that John already knew more but was not allowed to share it
with us... yet.
Look for the full John
Rhys-Davies interview online soon and only at TheOneRing.net.
Ford resurrect Indiana Jones?
February 8, 2002
Spielberg and Ford
announced, at this year's Golden Globes, that they have the Indy 4
story and title. But the big question now is if they will have to make
changes to the successful Indiana Jones recipe to make the 21st century
Indiana Jones 4 as exciting as the
the Indy Trilogy back in the 1980s. Entertainment Weekly's EW.com talked to industry
experts to determine what it will take to keep the 20-year-old
franchise fresh in a post-"Matrix" world.
Here's a part of Entertainment
Oldie can be goodie
Though the ancient relic/AARP jokes have already begun, the consensus
is that, even at 60, Ford is capable of filling Indy's shoes. ''Harrison Ford, like Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, and
Sean Connery, is on this short list of actors who audiences buy as
leading men well into their 60s,'' says one Hollywood
development executive. ''He can be old as long as
the story isn't. And Ford has held steady at the box office since his
last Indy stint. The Jack Ryan movies, Air Force One, and The
Fugitive have only built his audience,'' says media analyst
Adam Farasati of ReelSource. ''He could be a
million years old and on crutches, and people will still pay to see him.''
course, it involves Sabrina.
Hit the link above to
read the article.
Marshall talks about Indy 4
February 12, 2002
In an interview with Cinescape's Eric
Moro about M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, Raiders of the Lost
Ark producer Frank Marshall added to the fever of anticipation for
the long in gestation Indiana Jones 4.
optimistic; we all want to do it,” said Marshall. “There was a time when we felt that three movies was
enough, but now Harrison (Ford), Steven (Spielberg), George (Lucas),
myself and everybody else involved feels like, ‘Yeah, it’d be fun to do
one more.’ So, obviously, it’s a complicated deal and it’s complicated
to come up with a good story. We’ve had like four or five ideas that
have reached the working point, but I think now that everybody has
agreed to go forward and really try to flesh out a story, it’s going to
happen in the next three or four years.”
How does this jibe with
George Lucas’s famous resolve not to do it until he’s finished with the
Star Wars prequel?
"It may happen at about the same time,”
says Marshall. “Whether it’s after Episode III
or not, I don’t know because we all have to find the window. Steven is
booked up pretty solidly, too. But Harrison keeps saying, ‘You know,
I’m not getting any younger."
Thanks to Ken for the
Lucas and Ford
say that Indy 4 is coming!
Both George Lucas and
Harrison Ford have said this weekend that there is still a lot of work
on Indy 4! And that it will happen before Star Wars:
Here's a report from one
Ford Web's visitors:
I was watching
Entertainment Tonight last night and both Harrison Ford and George
Lucas were asked about Indy 4 by Leonard Maltin. For people who
didn't know, Lucas was being awarded a lifetime achievement award by Bafta/La.
they both had to say:
Harrison Ford: "It's going to happen. It's going
to happen. We have what we all believe to be a good idea. There's a lot
of work ahead of us, but we are all looking forward to it."
George Lucas: "If I finish up with Episode 2
this week I have to begin work on Indy 4 next week."
You may be certain that
we will hear more good news from Spielberg, Lucas & Ford in the
near future! We will keep you up to date, stay tuned!
Thanks to Josh Langston
Ford Web for the news.
need to know about Indy 4
This just in from one of
our contacts, who has been proven reliable many times over: "Pretty much Indy 4 is on track. Why else did
Mr. Lucas start penning the script for Star Wars Episode III a
bit earlier this time around?"
Here are some other Indy
- Indy 4 will be
filming in 2002.
- Indy 4 may have
something to do with Eden, however the script is being kept hidden from
everyone except the Big Three, so that is an unknown.
- Everyone from the Big
Three have all stated the same fact: They have a script, title, people,
and all they need is the time.
- Lucas has said that he
is starting work on Indy 4. (new as of April 16, 2002)
- Rick McCallum doesn't
know anything about the Indy 4 project.
- Lucas may be in talks
with Paramount to do Indy 4, however he will not
hesitate to go elsewhere to get this project done.
- Indy 4 will be
on the big screen in 2003.
We will keep you up to
date... stay tuned!
talks about Indy's aging
Harrison Ford spoke with Empire
magazine this month and denied that
he was getting too old in the tooth for the action hero role.
"There is no barrier to Indiana Jones growing
older," he told the magazine. "It's not an
age-based character." However Ford did concede that there may be
limitations. "We can't bang him up as much as we
used to, maybe. But I guess I can pretend to have the capacity as well
as I pretended before."
You can read the full
interview with Harrison Ford in the June issue of Empire
magazine which will be out on 26 April.
to write the Indy 4 script?
According to Variety,
George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Paramount
have begun to move forward on Indiana Jones 4. They are getting
Tom Stoppard to write the fourth chapter so that it can be put into
production in 2004. Stoppard has previously worked on projects like Enigma
and Shakespeare in Love.
The trio has been
sidetracked by other projects, and it took time to come to terms with Paramount
on the budget of the film, but Lucas hatched a story the other two
liked. The participation of Tom Stoppard, who just worked with Ford on
rewrites of his upcoming film, K-19: The Widowmaker, is subject
to his availability, as he is simultaneously negotiating to reteam with
Shakespeare in Love director John
Madden on the DreamWorks film Tulip Fever.
And by the way, K-19: The Widowmaker isn't Stoppard's first
rewriting job. He previously worked on scripts rewrites of Tim Burton's
Sleepy Hollow and Indiana
Jones and the Last Crusade - which he got no credit for!
Tom Stoppard might be the
best choice yet! Stoppard is an award winning esteemed British
playwright who has written teleplays and many screenplays for a wide
and eclectic group of world-class directors. He also wrote Terry
Gilliam's Brazil and Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (for
some Spielberg's best film ever) and Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade - thanks to IMDb.com
for revealing that!
Lucas and Ford
reveal one Indy 4 scene
In the May 3rd, 2002
issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine is a little article on
page 14 about the upcoming Indiana Jones 4 film that tells of
bringing back Karen Allen and Kate Capshaw for one scene.
"After years of starts
and stops, the Indiana Jones empire seems to be shaking off its
cobwebs. Producer Kathleen Kennedy says a new writer will begin penning
a script in June, with a first draft due by the fall. (Her office
denies a report that it could be Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love
scribe Tom Stoppard.) The fourth chapter in the Indy saga will be based
on a story recently written by co-creator George Lucas, who tells EW
that the biggest challenge facing Harrison Ford's Dr. Jones this time
may not involve snakes or sword-weilding heavies. "There
scene where a lot of Indy's ex-girlfriends show up, but they are
not major characters," says Lucas, hinting that both Karen Allen
(Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Mrs. Steven Spielberg, Kate
Capshaw (Temple of Doom) might cameo. So what does Indy himself
think of a reunion with his former flames? Says Ford with a wink: "It's probably going to be the best scene in the movie."
Kate Capshaw's rumored
cameo role has been revealed sooner than we could expect and it sounds
even better now that Karen Allen will be in the scene also. Sounds like
we may expect to see a new female lead in Indy 4. Will she be
Indy's next girlfriend, wife or his daughter?... Only time will tell.
Thanks to Coming Soon and
Joe for the news.
Indy 4 to
start production next month?
Monday, May 6,
staff member Aaron H announced last
month that Indy 4 will be filming in 2002. Aaron said it's
a fact but after many responses from visitors I renamed it to a
rumor... but it looks like it might turn out as a fact anyway.
A certain Buster
contacted Ain't It Cool News to say that Indiana Jones 4
is set to start production this June. Here's what he said:
Came off the set of Catch
You Can this past week and I can't say who, but someone very
very up there did indeed reveal that Indiana Jones 4 will not
be happening as everyone thinks in 2004. It goes before camera this
June! When you think about the hints, it makes sense... George Lucas
saying, "if I finished episode two this week I
have to start on Indy 4 next week". There is Spielberg's free
time. Plus Ford not yet signed on anything for the summer. Trust me on
this one, Indy 4 starts shooting soon.
Also good to know is that
Spielberg, Lucas & Ford have open schedules at the moment.
Spielberg's latest film, Catch Me If You Can finished
production last Saturday.
May is going to be an
exciting month, stay tuned!
returning in 2004 for Indy 4
I knew it couldn't be
right: Lucas, Spielberg and Ford won't start production one Indy 4
next month but most likely next year.
Why? First, they have
the Indy 4 storyline, which is being set out to top all
previous Indy stories (M. Night Shyamalan already mentioned it).
Second, they have a writer (yet to be confirmed who) who will need the
time to write a perfect script . Third, Spielberg is going to take one
year vacation, as he is used to do after making 3 films in a row. And
last but not least, according to AICN they are looking to see Indy 4 coming
about July 4th, 2004 (as previous rumors have mentioned also) and if
there are delays, same date 2005.
Ain't It Cool News also reported today that we may
expect to see Henry Jones, Sr. again in Indy 4. Sean Connery
told yesterday (while receiving an achievement from the Italian
television) that he will probably play the role of Indy's father again.
Hit the links above for
location scouting started?
has received an interesting 'location scouting' story from a certain
Paul today. If this rumor is true, it proves that Indy 4 it's
pre-production is moving indeed faster than everybody thinks. Here's
"I spend most of my
afternoon up in Sedona, AZ -- beautiful red rock country where
they shot many westerns in the 1940s and 1950s. Anyway, I was hiking
through and along Oak Creek Canyon, when my friend and I came
across six people with digital cameras and notepads. They were pretty
friendly people; as we took a break nearby, I noticed they were talking
about film speeds and aperture settings and stuff. I then asked them
why they were taking so many notes. They said that they're location
scouts working on the new Indiana Jones film. Apparently, they were
around the Mogollon Rim earlier in the week (southeast of
Sedona, closer to Phoenix), and will be heading up and around the South
the Grand Canyon tomorrow morning. They're looking for "remote, yet somewhat populated desert settings"
for a part of their movie, we were told. I wasn't even really aware
that production was moving on this, but it appears that they're at
least looking for settings. Anyway, the crew was quite nice -- we only
talked for about two minutes in all. They need
to have areas that can easily double for the American Southwest in the
mid-1950s. They said that they'd be back to Oak Creek Canyon in late
August or early September, if they ultimately decided to choose that
location. The crew is heading up to Utah and Joshua
Tree National Park too, if I remember correctly"
Also, it is now certain
that Tom Stoppard is not writing the Indy 4 script as he's
engaged on other projects.
Thanks to Jim B for
letting us know.
Department calling for Indy 4 items
Walt "Sergei" Rybinski
contacted me today with some very interesting Indy 4 information.
the bullwhip section at IndyGear, as well
as help provide content for the whip section of that site. Here's his
first hand account about Indy 4:
"Well this is certainly
good news. I have verified from a direct source that took the call from
the Prop Department. The prop department is in full action stocking for
the necessary items for Indy 4. They were pretty clear who they were
and what they wanted as far as quantity and pricing for the quoted gear.
In addition the prop people did disclose that they have enough whips
with cables (stunt whips), but are totally out of regular whips. No
surprise there since some of these whips went to Spielberg, Lucas, Ford
and the various other stunt guys. Also the prop people mentioned that
there will be more scenes that call for the whip. Woo-Hoooo!!!
In addition to film locations here in desert southwest, they are also
looking at jungles in either South America or Southeast Asia.
One other tidbit is that they are looking for a whip coach due to the
amount of whip scenes and stunt people involved. Leading candidate is
Alex Green but there could be issues with his Canadian citizenship."
Based on recent reports, Indy
4 seems in pre-production stage. Earlier this week, you read about
the location scouting rumors and now the prop report. Personally, I
became very excited when I read that there will be more scenes in Indy
4 that call for the whip. Always wanted to see more whip action and
I think they now have a very good reason to use it more often in Indy
4; Ford/Indy is getting older and will have to be more careful in
hand-to-hand combat... using the whip more often is perfect thinking
for an old adventurer.
Stay tuned, there's more
be writing the Indy 4 script?
IGN FilmForce has reported that reliable sources
have advised them that director Steven Spielberg and producer George
Lucas may have found the scribe they want to pen Indiana Jones 4:
The Oscar-nominated writer-director of such films as The
Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption is no stranger to
scripting the adventures of the whip-cracking archaeologist. Darabont
was one of the writers on the TV series The Adventures of Young
Here's what IGN FilmForce reported:
contacted Darabont's agency who immediately referred us to Lucasfilm.
for an answer regarding Darabont's involvement, Lucasfilm
spokeswoman Jeannie Cole would not confirm or deny it, saying only that
"it's just rumors." "Rumors,"
that have not been reported anywhere else until now. Then why
not outright deny it if it isn't true? This response fits Lucasfilm's
(I.e., if it really wasn't true, they'd just say it's
Read more about this
Frank Darabont rumor at IGN FilmForce. Thanks to Stax Flixburg, Aaron
Grant and Aaron H for letting us know.
Pat Roach most
likely back in Indy 4
Pat Roach, the only actor
who appeared in all three Indy films besides Ford, has said that he
would most likely be in Indy 4. Ain't It Cool News received a mail from visitor
John who has met Pat Roach:
"On Saturday 11th May,
I met Pat Roach signing his autobiography, in Wolverhampton, UK. If you
are a keen Indiana Jones fan, you'll remember Pat from the awesome
airfield fistfight (Pat was the bald German beefcake) in Raiders,
also played the big, bad Indian warrior dude from the
unforgettable conveyor-belt fight in Temple of Doom. Pat has
done a lot here in the UK, from a wrestler, to an actor in one of the
most successful UK drama series' ever made (Auf Weidersehen Pet)
as well as appearing in Conan, Bond, etc.
Pat was a very polite guy, friendly, and came across as a gentle-giant
type of guy. Anyway, I was chatting to him about his Indy days, nearly
getting his head chopped off by Arnie in Conan 2, among other
things. Pat said he would most likely be in Indy 4, if indeed
it goes ahead with Harrison managing to keep the role (he and Pat have
kept in touch). Yay! Hopefully, we will be treated with yet another
incredible climatic fight, that will remain imbedded in cinematic
It would be great to see
Pat Roach fighting with Indy once again! Thanks 'Indy 256' for letting
Jones have a son?
Attractions reported today that the Dutch TV magazine Vara
had a brief interview with George Lucas discussing his latest Attack
Clones. Vara's interviewer couldn't resist asking
about Indiana Jones 4 and George said this: "Spielberg is directing, and Indiana will have a son."
This isn't the first time
they mention offspring for Indiana Jones in the fourth film. In January
2001 the China Morning Post spread the rumor that Natalie
Portman would be up for the role of Indy's daughter in Indy 4
and if you remember the old Indy in the Young Indiana Jones
Chronicles TV-series had a daughter! But now, according to the
interview in Vara, George Lucas says Indy will have a son.
Let's just wait and see if other interviews with Lucas, Spielberg or
Ford say the same. Until then, consider this a rumor!
Thanks to Aaron Gantt for
letting us know.
Lucas on Indy
4 release and Indy's son
Ken has let us know that
the news about Indiana Jones having a son in the 4th film wasn't
complete. There was a small but important detail left out. Ken
contacted the guy who runs Vara magazine and he translated the Indy
Translation of the the
part about Indiana:
"Indiana Jones? Spielberg directs, and Indiana
gets a son. Yes, I know who. But I won't tell you yet."
VARA TV Magazine
Sounds like Lucas knows
who he is going to cast in the role of the son. We guess that the
preproduction is in full gear with all the location scouting and prop
rumors, and this. Sounds like we may expect Indy 4 to be
released around 2004... but then why did George Lucas say in an
interview with his own Star Wars Insider magazine (issue 60)
that there won't be any Indy 4 until after Star Wars:
Episode III - 2005!? Here's what he said exactly:
After Episode III,
there's still a chance he would reunite with Harrison Ford
and Steven Spielberg for a fourth Indiana Jones feature for Paramount
Pictures. "I don't think it will ever be too late,"
"We are trying to come up with a writer
now. If we can get a script that Harrison and Steven both like, then
there will be a movie. But it won't be for a few years."
Thanks to Ken and Aaron
Gantt for letting us know and stay tuned!
Indy 4 to
start shooting in 2004?
In a recent interview
with MTV.com George Lucas said the following about the
progress of the fourth Indiana Jones film:
In what will surely be
joyous news to the legions of fans long yearning to hear the crack of
Indy's whip, George Lucas put a decade of rumors to rest by conceding
that yes, there will definitely be another Indiana Jones film.
"I'm working on a story right now," Lucas
told onetime MTV Movie House reporter Master P at his
Skywalker Ranch . "I've got something that both
Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford like."
"We're in the process of hiring a writer,"
Lucas said, "and hopefully we'll be able to start
shooting ... not next year, but probably the year after. It'll take a
while to write the script and all that sort of thing."
This somehow clarifies
last week's news that Darabont might write the Indy 4 script,
but contradicts the recent location scouting, prop searching and Indy's
son casting talks. Plus it might be that Samuel L. Jackson was jumping
the gun with saying that Indy 4 is Ford's next film...
Thanks to Dark
Horizons for letting us know.
They have the
Indy 4 writer and a release date
Attractions reported the following news on Indiana Jones 4:
Here's the news we've
been waiting for to snap us out of these "too good to be true" blues.
Some developments behind-the-scenes at Lucasfilm have resulted
in two important developments. First of all, Frank Darabont has now
signed the dotted line and will write Indy 4. Expect the
announcement to break any day now, but we know it to be official
already. Also, the studio has selected a release date we can also tell
you is solid. The legacy of Indiana Jones will continue on July 4,
This information comes
to us from one of our most reliable sources and we do not have any
So they have found the
writer for the Indy 4 script, good old Frank Darabont, and already
selected the release date. Great! Now let's wait for that official
announcement, you can never be certain enough with news related to
Lucasfilm. Stay tuned!
Thanks to Captain Katanga
for letting us know.
release date officially announced
Yesterday's Indy 4
writer and release date news has been confirmed by Variety
today. Here's what CNN.com wrote about it:
Frank Darabont, the writer/director of The Majestic, has been
offered the job of writing the fourth installment of the "Indiana
Jones" franchise and a deal is expected to be signed imminently. Paramount
insiders say the picture will be aimed at a July 2005 holiday weekend
has been proven wrong before, they're not the only ones who have
reported this. The very reliable Coming Attractions announced
the same news yesterday. About the "July 2005 holiday weekend" release
date: It can't be Memorial Day because of Star Wars: Episode III
so that leaves us with July 4 weekend. Sounds like we can finally sleep
on both ears from this night on!
Hit the link above for
more info on Darabont's relationship with Lucas, Spielberg and Indiana
Jones. Thanks to Iridium and J. Charles Holt for letting us know.
confirms "Indiana Jones 4"
Just when Coming
Attractions, Variety and Paramount announced Frank
Darabont as the long-awaited choice to write the Indy 4
screenplay, Cinescape got some quotes from Steven Spielberg
himself about the project and Harrison Ford’s skills as maybe the
ultimate action hero:
that Frank Darabont is starting – he’s writing the screenplay,”
told us about The Green Mile, The Shawshank
Redemption writer/director. Darabont also wrote for the now-defunct
Young Indiana Jones series and just did an uncredited rewrite on Minority
Report. “We just made Frank’s deal two weeks
ago. We have the story, which is a story George Lucas wrote. It’s a
wonderful story. We have Harrison Ford, who’s approved the story. He’s
ready to perform in the movie.”
He also confirmed the
timetable for shooting the fourth chapter of the action-adventure
series, “The movie’s going to be shot probably in
May of 2004. When I say probably, it could be April or May of 2004 and
the movie’s going to come out probably for the July 4th weekend of
2005, because the last Star Wars is going to come out the week
before Memorial Day 2005. So we’re coordinating this to be a one-two
punch with the last Star Wars coming out in 2005 in May and Indiana
4 coming out 2005, probably June 29th or July 4th.”
still kick the s**t out of most people half his age,”
Spielberg told us. “I think he’s in great
condition to put the fedora and the hat and the leather jacket back on
and crack that bullwhip a few more times.”
God bless Cinescape! For the full interview with Spielberg
pick up the July issue of Cinescape magazine which will be on
confirms "Indy 4" plans
Chicago Sun-Times found producer Frank Marshall
saying that that plans are progressing nicely for another installment
of Indiana Jones:
to do it," he says. "We're
setting a 2004 production date." As for star Harrison Ford
getting a bit long in the tooth to play Jones, Marshall says that Indy
will still wear the hat proudly, but perhaps with a few aches and
pains. "We will deal with the age issue,"
He adds that the plot "will be set in the 1950s and that's all I'm saying on
One wonders if huge
salary requests is the reason why this next Indy has taken so long to
get off the ground? "No, we're all part of the
Indiana Jones family. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, me, Harrison and
Kathleen Kennedy. The deals are already worked out."
He adds that rumors
Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) will pen the new film
are not exactly true. Marshall says, "There is no
script yet and no one has been hired regardless of what has been
reported." No word either on whether Sean Connery will return as
Indy's pop, although for years Connery has insisted, "Just show me where to show up. I'd love to do it."
Thanks to Westford for
letting us know.
talks about "Indy 4"
Cinescape had an interview with the official Indiana
4 screenwriter Frank Darabont, better known as the screenplay
writer and director of The Shawshank Redemption and The
Green Mile. Darabont confirms—and elaborates on—his new job writing
for Lucas and Spielberg:
great call to get,” Darabont told Cinescape last
week. “George called about a month ago and said,
‘Would you be interested in doing this, we’re looking for a writer.’
And I said, ‘Yeah, George, I’m there.’ It’s the only gig I’ve taken
Now everyone can stop
waiting for producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg to tell
us “when” (the movie incidentally has a tentative July 2005 release
date) and now start wondering “what.”
For Darabont, that
“what” is still even a mystery to him.
“I have no idea at this point what the movie is
about,” says Darabont. “I’m putting my
faith in Steven and George – I will be their writing vessel.”
Click here to read more interesting quotes from
Darabont. There's one quote that simply proves that Darabont is the
best choice to write Indy 4. Here it is:
is a classic,” admits Darabont, who’s looking forward
to the assignment. “Raiders of the Lost Ark
is the one film that would be on a desert island with me.”
Pictures president talks "Indy 4"
After accepting the Dr.
Donald A. Reed award at the 28th annual Saturn Awards, Paramount
Pictures president Sherry Lansing talked about her hopes for the
newly announced Indiana Jones 4:
the deal with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (for Indy
4),” she recounted about the deal everyone’s been talking
about for the last week. “They’ve picked the
screenwriter they want (Frank Darabont) and as soon as they have a daft
they’re happy with, I’m sure I’ll be happy. I think we all will.
They’re playing it very close to the vest, so I don’t know much about
where the plot is going. I’m lighting candles every day, hoping that
this film will be made sooner rather than later.”
talked "Indy 4" at Oprah
Ken reported at The
Raven Bar that Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise were on Oprah
this past Monday, and all though it wasn't features on the show
Spielberg did talk about Indy 4! Here's what Ken reported:
Cruise and Spielberg
did a ten minute Q & A segment and without even being asked he
said, "I am going to do my fourth Indiana Jones
film in 2004." The crowd went nuts!! "With
Harrison?" Oprah asked. "Yes with Harrison.",
And this is the best part, he said, "Remember
great line from Raiders were Harrison said its not the
years honey, it's the mileage? Now he is going to have to say it's not
the mileage it's the years." That's soo cool!!
Then Oprah asked, "So it's coming out in 2004?"
"It's coming out in 2005 and I am
going to make it in 2004."
Visit Oprah.com and check out the 'After the Show'
video clip for yourself. Certainly worth checking out, and not only
because of Indy 4 but because they also answer a lot of
questions about Minority Report.
"Indy 4" could
start shooting later this year
Cinescape reported today that Paramount
Pictures president Sherry Lansing told at the Saturn Awards
that Indiana Jones 4 could start shooting later this year. She
really said that but it's not definite! Here's what Lansing said
exclusively to a Cinescape reporter at the 28th annual Saturn
Awards, Lansing said, “It looks like it’s
real. As you know, we concluded our deal with Steven (Spielberg) and
George (Lucas) and they have a writer writing… As soon as their happy
with it, along with Harrison (Ford), I’m sure we’ll be happy too. I
certainly hope it’s within this year we get to start making this movie.
I don’t know if it will be, but I can hope. We’re really, really
excited, and I know they’re excited. They’re keeping it very close to
their vest.” She said it would still be a 2005 release. But if
it did start shooting this year? “Well you know.
I live in hope,” she said.
Sounds very exciting
indeed but we still have to wait and see if it will really happen this
fast. My fingers are crossed, what about yours?
sequels for Spielberg?
Steven Spielberg told SCI FI Wire that aside from the next installment
in the Indiana Jones series, he does not plan to produce sequels to
many of his most popular films. "There'll never
be another Back to the Future," Spielberg told reporters
at the Saturn Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. "There'll
another E.T. . I won't do another Close Encounters."
As for the sequel,
Spielberg was characteristically mute on the details of the fourth
Indiana Jones film. He did, however, disclose a proposed time frame for
the project. "I can only tell you that our best
estimate of production on this picture is May of '04 to start shooting
and late June to 4th of July for the release in '05," he said.
Nothing new on Indy 4,
Spielberg mentions the starting date of the production
again. And about the other films that will never get an other sequel,
it might be best because I don't think it'll do the original E.T.
or Close Encounters any good.
Oh and I guess Indy 4 isn't Spielberg's only exception, he has
recently told that they are working on the fourth and final Jurassic
Park film! Apparently, Spielberg has found such a good story that
he couldn't resist to produce another JP film. One to unlearn
the Jurassic Park sequel habit?!
Hit the link above to
read the full report and thanks to Adam R. for letting us know.
expects digital battle with Lucas
The Houston Chronicle had an interview with Steven
Spielberg about Minority Report. There's one moment in the
interview in which Spielberg talks about filming Indy 4
digitally. Here's what he said on that:
Lucas is trying to get me to do Indy 4 digitally,"
said of the adventure film, to be set in the 1950s to keep pace with
Ford's age (almost 60).
"But I don't want to shoot digitally. There's a
mystery, a magic and a chemistry in film. Digital isn't chemistry. It's
I absolutely agree with
Spielberg on this. Films recorded digitally look very good but it
doesn't fit into the Indiana Jones spirit. The Indy films have been
made, in the first place, to bring the mystery and magic of the old
adventure serials back to the big screen. The cinematography of the
original Indy Trilogy is based on that and that's also how it should be
for Indy 4!
Hit the link above to
read the interview with Steven Spielberg. Thanks to Aaron for letting
talks "Indy 4" delay
While talking to Sci Fi Wire Harrison Ford discussed the constant
delays of Indiana Jones 4 now due July 2005. Here's what he
"It's not a question of my input, it's a question of
what our collaborative capacity is, working with George Lucas and
Steven Spielberg." The 60 year old actor adds "It's not a question of obtaining control over the
situation, but all of us working together with our combined ambition to
make a film which is as good as the ones we made before."
Connery will be in "Indy 4"
had a chat with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise about Minority
Report. To close the interview JoBlo asked Steven about Indiana
4 and if Sean Connery will be onvolved. Here's what Steven
answered on the Connery question:
bunch of spoilers I don't want to give away now but…yes."
Hit the link above to
read the full interview.
Magazine UK talks "Indy 4"
June 19, 2002
In the newest issue of
the UK fan club Star Wars Magazine (issue #39) there is an
interview with George Lucas. Who, of course, talks Star Wars,
but he also talks about "the prospects" of Indiana Jones 4. I,
for one, wonder what he will say.
For more information on
what else will be contained in that issue or to read the entire article
head on over to here.
Star Wars Magazine
#39 goes on sale in the UK on June 20, 2002.
is not sure about "Indy 4"
Doing the press rounds
for his upcoming submarine drama K-19: The Widowmaker last
weekend, Harrison Ford suggested that while he’s enthused about the
progress on the fourth Indiana Jones film, it’s not exactly time for
the fans to start lining up at theaters.
that we have an ambition to make the film, but unless we
get a script that we’re all happy with, I don’t think it’s sure that
will happen,” Ford told the reporters. “So,
happy about the fact that we’ve all committed to a certain
idea, and we’re developing it and hoping it will be fruitful.”
Harrison Ford turns 60
next month and the reporters asked if he had any concerns about the
audience accepting a version of Indiana Jones who is getting up there
really,” Ford replied. “The audience
will understand and appreciate that Indiana Jones has grown older, but
he’ll still be Indiana Jones -- finding himself in the same kind of
dilemmas, using the same strengths to prevail over those circumstances.
I don’t think it’s a problem. I personally don’t think growing older is
very much of an issue.”
Read the full report at Cincescape.
actress to join the "Indy 4" cast?
Here's some interesting
celebrity news that IMDb.com posted today:
Flockhart is apparently planning to team up with boyfriend Harrison
Ford in the next Indiana Jones movie. Filming on Indiana Jones 4
is due to begin in May 2004, with the film looking more adult than its
1980s predecessors. A source says, "Harrison Ford
had only one demand when he was approached about doing a fourth Indiana
Jones movie - that Calista be written into the new movie. Luckily,
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas loved the idea. They think Calista
will be a perfect romantic interest for Indiana." And having the
ex-Ally McBeal star on board solved one problem for the
filmmakers. The source says, "The Indy team had
no idea what to do with Indy for the fourth movie. Bringing Calista on
board gave them inspiration and they dreamed up the whole story in just
a few hours. Getting Calista into the movie was the kick-in-the-pants
the guys needed."
Consider this is a rumor!
We don't know who this source is and if he's reliable. Just wait with
telling everybody how much you would love or hate to see Calista
Flockhart in Indy 4 until Ford or Spielberg, or someone else
officially involved in Indy 4, confirms this.
Thanks to Roger Close for
letting us know.
talks about "Indiana Jones 4"
Strange things are going
on. It all started with the Spielberg vs. Lucas clash on shooting Indy
4 digitally or not. Yesterday Cinescape reported that
Harrison Ford isn't sure about Indy 4 at the moment. Earlier
today IMDb.com posted the rumor that Ford demanded to add
Calista Flockart to the Indy 4 cast or he wouldn't do a fourth
Indy films?! And now E! Online reported that Ford said that the project
is not waiting for his script approval, since he hasn't seen a script.
of what our collaborative capacity is, working with George
Lucas and Steven Spielberg," says Ford. "It's
of us working together with our combined ambition to make a
film which is as good as the ones we made before." As Whoopi
once said, "Let me try it in my own way: It ain't
on yet, girl."
Are Spielberg and Ford
trying to distract us from something more important? Unlikely but you
never know what's really going on around Hollywood. I've got a feeling
this is only the beginning. Stay tuned!
Does Tom Hanks
want his son in "Indy 4"?
Ain't It Cool News received an interesting e-mail
today. The mail came from a New Zealand reader who saw an interview
with John Rhys-Davies on TV.
Here's what he reported:
I have a small piece of
news on the new "Indiana Jones" movie. Did you know, Colin Hanks will
have a role in the film. Yes, Tom's son. The larger than life, Jonathan
Rhys-Davies is here doing some reshoots for Lord of the Rings and
TV station Prime this week that a new Indiana Jones
movie is in the works, which by the sounds of it, he has a role in... I
remember he had a role in one of the other films?? Now, he says he
knows nothing of the story - but that some of his Indy's old
girlfriends will appear in the film, as will Sean Connery as his Dad
and Spielberg's pal, Tom Hanks, has talked the director into putting
young Colin in the film too. As yet he doesn't know... but I read
somewhere Indy had a son???
First there was the rumor
that Harrison Ford wants girlfriend Calista Flockhart in the fourth
Indiana Jones film and now - if we may believe this - Tom Hanks wants
his son to be in Indy 4... maybe even to play Indy's son. Hmmm,
I won't say if these two would be a good addition to Indy 4 but
I believe that whatever Spielberg decides to do with Flockhart and
Colin Hanks he's making the right decision. Spielberg is know to choose
the right actors for the right part.
Ford said that
the Calista rumor is not true
Seems like last weeks
rumor that Calista Flockhart would be in Indy 4 is false. I
asked you to not believe the rumor until someone of the big three
confirms it and Harrison Ford just debunked the Indy 4 casting
rumor. Here's what Harrison
Thanks to JimB for
posting this in the forum. "Speaking on Access
Hollywood, Harrison said that the Calista rumor is not true. Billy
Bush asked him again if he would like to see her in it, he said no. He
also said that he will do Indy IV if they get a script that
they all agree on."
Never believe a rumor
until it gets confirmed by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas or Harrison
Lucas talk about "Indy 4"
The Official Star Wars Website posted news about
Frank Darabont writing Indiana Jones 4 along with the following
from George Lucas:
Frank Darabont has been
selected to write the screenplay for a fourth Indiana Jones movie,
based on a story by George Lucas. Steven Spielberg will once again
direct, Lucas will be the executive producer, and Harrison Ford will
star in the film. Frank Marshall will again serve as producer.
be able to revisit a character I created a generation ago,"
Lucas said. "Steven, Harrison and I have wanted
to do this for some time, and this feels like the right moment."
In Starlog #300,
George Lucas was interviewed and had the following to say about the
story that (Steven Spielberg and Harrison) want to do. I've got a
writer, and I'm going to get him started. I'm going to get him pushed
off and then I'll write Episode III. Then, Steven takes over.
So that's one of those perfect jobs where all I have to do is get the
script in order and have everybody be happy, and they go off and make
it. I just show up and wave."
Steven Spielberg is also
interviewed in the same Starlog issue. Here's what Spielberg
told about Indy 4:
We have a writer, but I'm not officially allowed to
announce the writer's name until the trades get it. I cannot wait to
make this film. I think it's going to make all of us feel like kids
again. To be able to get Harrison Ford, George Lucas and me back
together again is a dream come true. I was happy just making three. It
was Harrison who really wanted to make another Indiana Jones movie, and
he was very tenacious wherever we were together about reminding me that
there were wonderful stories we hadn't told. So he lit the fire under
both George and me, and that's why we're making it. It's thanks to him."
It's already officially
announced that Frank Darabont will write the Indy 4 script so I
guess that the interviews with Spielberg and Lucas in Starlog
are a bit dated, news spreads faster on the Internet than in magazines,
but it's still great to read that Indy 4 is becoming a fact.
Thanks to Coming Soon for
"Indy 4" will be set in the 1950s
June 26, 2002
Cinescape posted more on their interview with
Harrison Ford on his latest K-19: The Widowmaker. Cinescape
asked Ford about the time frame for the new Indiana Jones adventure and
Ford confirmed that the film would be set in the 1950s.
yeah,” Ford confirmed. What else did he have to say? He
confirmed there have already been meetings with writer Frank Darabont (The
Redemption) and that coordinating everyone schedules
still seems to shake the project.
It’s not like aligning
planets to get Ford, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas free to do the
project, Ford laughed, “It’s more like getting
the Supremes back together. Everybody has there own separate projects
and the main thing is time. Everybody’s got separate projects and we
have a date and we have an idea and we’ll see how it happens… You know
there are three players here whose expectations have to be met. George,
Steven, myself. So if we can all agree on something I hope we’ll be
able to do it.”
we’ve done together have been very good for me and we are
friends and it’s always a pleasure to work with people you have a long
relationship with,” he told Cinescape. “I certainly have an understanding of how seminal those
projects were in the development of my career.”
You may expect to see
more Indy 4 quotes by Harrison Ford now he is on a promoting
tour for K-19: The Widowmaker.
know if 'Indy 4'is the last one
Columnist Cindy Pearlman mentions Steven Spielberg and Indiana
Jones 4. Here's what she wrote about it:
The director of the hit
film Minority Report says that keeping up with the Joneses
isn't easy. Steven Spielberg admits that the upcoming sequel to
"Indiana Jones" wasn't first on his "to do" list. "There
little nagging," he says, laughing about the much-awaited
sequel starring Harrison Ford. "George Lucas
nagged me a little bit on it. But the deal is that George, Harrison
Ford, Kathleen Kennedy and I built a family in the '80s. It was a
wonderful family. A nine-year family. We made three films in nine
years. Now, I would like to go back and have some fun. I'm kind of
saving the candy for the last one," Spielberg says.
Hello, the last one? "Oh, I don't know," Spielberg adds. "Of course, I said the third Indy would be the last
one. And obviously it's not. So I can't even comment whether the fourth
will be the last one or not." As for plot secrets, Spielberg
says, "I'm not looking to redesign the wheel. I
just want to continue the saga." The film is due out in 2004.
Yes, Spielberg's wife, Kate Capshaw, has a cameo.
Now be careful. Spielberg
didn't say that there will also come a fifth Indiana Jones film. He
simply says that you just never know what will happen next in Hollywood.
Click here to read Cindy Pearlman's column.
talks Ford/Indy's action in 'Indy 4'
posted the following about Harrison Ford's age in Indiana
Steven Spielberg is
convinced Harrison Ford's advancing age won't be a barrier to the
upcoming Indiana Jones sequel. The Oscar-winning moviemaker is teaming
up with pal George Lucas to make the new adventure flick - over 20
years after the franchise began in 1981 with Raiders Of The Lost Ark
and over ten years since the last flick, The Last Crusade
(1989). By the time the movie hits theaters in 2005, Ford - who was 38
when the first movie was made - will be 63, but Spielberg isn't worried
about the star reprising the swashbuckling role; he has some decidedly
low-tech plans to conceal Harrison's advancing years. Spielberg says, "Harrison won't act his age: he'll run: he'll swing,
he'll leap, he'll fight. None of that's gonna change. He might 'ooh'
and 'aah' a bit more and there might be a few more scenes where he's
having Vicks Vapor Rub applied to all the sore spots."
Never doubted that
Harrison Ford will still be able to do it. Actually, these 'ooh' and
'aah' moments might even add some extra fun and suspense to the action
with Playboy about 'Indy 4'
The August 2002 issue of Playboy
magazine contains a good interview with Harrison Ford about Indiana
Jones 4. Here's an except from the interview:
Playboy: Why has it
taken you, Lucas and Spielberg so long to do the fourth Indiana Jones?
Ford: "We've all been busy, that's most of it.
Then there were the concepts we didn't all agree on. It has to be the
best damned Jones we ever made or its going to get tarred and feathered."
Playboy: Given the time that has passed, will you make concessions for
the fact that Indiana Jones is getting older?
Ford: "I'll make concessions for the fact that
I'm 15 years older."
Playboy: How is Indiana Jones aging?
Ford: "As you can see, very well. I can still
whip Sean Connery with one hand tied behind my back. We want to
preserve the spirit of the original, but I hope we have some good jokes
in there about it. The character is still Indiana Jones, and it was
always as much fun for the audience to see me get beat up as it was to
see me beat somebody up. That is kind of unique. Part of the appeal of
Indiana Jones is that he was always in over his head. He was always
hurt. As he said in the first film, "Its not the years, its the mileage."
For a complete look at
the 7 page interview get a copy of the August 2002 issue of Playboy.
signed on for 'Indy 4'
The Orange County Register got the honor of
interviewing our favorite composer, John Williams. And while the
interview itself is very fascinating, what gets my attention the most
is this line hidden at the very end:
Williams is already
signed up for Indiana Jones 4 and Star Wars Episode III
with Spielberg and Lucas, as well as Harry Potter and the Prisoner
of Azkaban, projects taking him into 2005.
Yet more confirmation
that Indy will be on the screen at least one more time. Hit the link
above to read the interview.
'Indy 4' with Swedish newspaper
July 10, 2002
A Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, conducted an interview with George
Lucas a few days ago, let's just say it brings about even more official
confirmation. Here's a rough translation from a part of the interview:
(GL) "I wanted to see a movie such as Raiders of the
lost Ark, but I didn't want to make it myself. So I asked
Spielberg, and those kind of movies are what he likes to direct."
(JP) "I understand you are starting the next Indiana Jones?"
(GL) "All I need to do with Indy is to create the
story and select the script-writer. I have come up with a plot that
both Steven and Harrison like, so now I just have to get the writer
going and then I'm done."
Writing Episode III Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are now
waiting for Frank Darabont to write the script based on Lucas's story.
When you are reading this, George Lucas is sitting at his desk at the
(GL) "I am writing both Episode III and Episode
IV in two different series. The third 'Star Wars' and the fourth
They are both scheduled for release in 2005.
There you have it, Star
III and Indy 4 are both "full steam ahead" right now.
We'll see which one crosses the finish line first.
Thanks to TheForce.net
for the news and translation.
about writing 'Indy 4'
Sci Fi Wire talked about Indiana Jones 4
with it's screenplay writer, Frank Darabont. Here's part of their short
but interesting article:
Not surprisingly, Indy
won't be facing down Nazis this time around, Darabont said. "We're going to give you some good villains, let me
just put it that way," he said.
Darabont added that producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg
are allowing Darabont to bring his own ideas to the script. "It winds up being a pretty good collaboration, a good
exchange of ideas," he said. But, he added, "at the end of the day, I'll be writing what they ask
me to. I'll be giving them the story that they want, so in that sense,
I'm an employee. But a very excited and engaged employee. And what a
fun project to work on."
When probed for specific details—such as the rumors that Indy will have
a son—Darabont said, "If I told you, they'd kill
me. I wouldn't leave here alive. I'm sworn to secrecy."
Hit the link above to
read the article.
from Ford on his age in 'Indy 4'
It's not Harrison Ford's
fault, the interviewers just keep asking him questions about Indy 4
and Ford's age during his K-19:
The Widowmaker publicity tour.
Harrison Ford was
interviewed Sunday evening on a local Chicago TV showed entitled 190
North. Much of the interviewed focused on his latest movie K-19
however, the status of Indiana Jones 4 was presented to
Harrison late in the interview. Harrison confirmed that there is a slot
available in 2004 to start filming if the script meets everyone
expectations. The last questions was the best. When asked "If this was it for Indiana Jones or will there be a
fifth, sixth or seventh", Harrison responded "Well, never say never".
The following quotes come
from The Calgary Sun interview with Harrison Ford:
me that we've strung Indiana Jones out this long. I've
agreed to do Indy 4 on the condition we get a really good script. If
and when that happens, I'll get excited about reviving the character."
If Indiana Jones 4 begins filming in 2004, Ford will be 62.
"Indiana Jones has never been defined by his age.
Personally, I don't think about aging. I think about how I feel on any
given day, but, for me, that's not a question of age or aging."
Here are some of Ford's Indy
4 quotes from an interview with the Washington Post:
capable of jumping and falling down. That is not the issue,"
says, his tone a little stern.
"In those cases when you play a character more
than once, you have an obligation to bring something different to the
audience," Ford says. "I always feel the
character has to learn something. We have done that successfully in the
past, through devices like the introduction of his father."
But does it bother him that the entertainment pundits are joking about
the Social Security Indy? "I'm only too old if
Indy is too young," he says, his eyes twinkling a bit. "There is a movie about the young Abraham Lincoln,
there is a movie about the older Abraham Lincoln. Why can't there be a
movie about the older Indiana Jones?"
And Nesday.com also interviewed Ford about his latest
K-19 and of course had to mention Indy
4 and the aging problem:
Ford shrugs. "You can bring up the 'O' word," he says. "Well, what's too old any more when you have Jack
Palance doing one-armed push-ups? Anybody want to ask Regis Philbin if
he's too old? I wouldn't. It's all a reflection of life."
"What astonishes me," he says, "is that people can't imagine Indiana Jones aging at
all. Why expect any character to be frozen in time? The appeal [of
Indiana Jones] isn't his youth but his imagination, his resourcefulness
... His physicality is a big part of it, especially in the way he gets
out of tight situations. But it's not all hitting people and falling
from high places. My ambition in action [movies] is to have the
audience look straight in the face of a character and not at the back
of a capable stuntman's head. I hope to continue to do that, no matter
how old I get."
"Besides, the chance to work with Steven and
George again is certainly something I look forward to."
has an Indy 4 article that is worth checking out. Here are some
Ford quotes taken from the article:
of Indiana Jones, there's a looser structure and concept,"
Ford says. "They're more about the movies than
they are about anything else, like a mythology. They're about the
conventions of the movies, and they're fun because we all sort of know
the shape that they're going to come in."
"At this point, it's not anything that anybody's
thinking about," Ford says. "We're just
trying to come up with the most imaginative circumstances to put him
in. I don't think there'll be much limiting of the action because of
the reality of my age -- we're not talking about reality with these
movies, after all."
"But you know, there are lots of 60-year-old
cowboys breaking horses and falling on their asses and rodeoing. So the
potential, the possibility to give physical expression to these moments
is still there."
We may certainly expect
more Indy 4 quotes from Harrison Ford about his age this
summer. Unless the interviewers can come up with some new questions. We
all know by now what Ford's point on playing Indy at the age of 60 is.
Thanks to Brett Hopkins, Coming Soon and The Indy Experience for
letting us know.
Surprised or not, Paramount
Pictures Corporation has registered the domain name indianajones4movie.com
which will be the future home of the Official Indy 4 Website
due in July 2005.
You can search this
domain name at NetworkSolutions under 'WhoIs' section. Or you can
just click here.
Thanks to 'StarWars3'.
talking 'Indy 4'
July 17, 2002
Here's an other article
which mentions Indy 4. You may expect more such articles now
that K-19: The Widowmaker gets released. It's just part of the
USA Today has an article written for the release
of K-19 with the title: 'At 60, Ford still far from
retirement'. That title should say enough what it is about. Here's the
part of the article that mentions Indy 4:
He (Ford) and Steven
Spielberg are cooking up Indiana Jones 4, with a planned
release in 2005. But Ford says of the script, "We've
begun." He adds confidently enough, "We'll
get there." He'd like Kate Capshaw and
Sean Connery to turn up again. Might Indiana have a son himself? Ford
says that's never been discussed.
Although he'll be past 60 when shooting starts, Ford expects this
Indiana Jones to be as physical as the others. "It's
jumping, falling down. I'll get as sore as I ever did."
Hit the link above to
read the article. Thanks to Ain't It Cool News for the link.
interviewed by Ebert
Harrison Ford has been
interviewed by Chicago Sun-Times' film critic Roger Ebert on his
latest K-19: The Widowmaker. Ford and Ebert also talk about The
all Fears and Indy 4, of course. Here comes the part
on Indy 4:
It is possible that
Ford's movies have grossed more than those of any other actor in
Hollywood history. If you add up 'Star Wars' pictures and the
'Indiana Jones' pictures and all the others, it makes a nice pile. And
now, he said, he and Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are talking
about returning to Indiana Jones for a fourth episode.
meetings and a writer is assigned and scribbling away, and if
we get a script we like, we've all held a slot in 2004. I'd love to do
The Indy series has held up, he thinks, because "we
character a little more every time we went back to him.
And the ambition to make a good film never wavered; that has a lot to
do with Steven taking the obligation of directing every time as well."
Ford just turned 60, which worries him not at all: "The roles are just as interesting, maybe more
interesting. Look at Sean Connery. He's only 12 years older than I am,
even though he plays my father from time to time. So I think I've got
at least 12 more years of useful shelf life."
Hit the link above to
read the full interview.
the whip during Leno
Harrison Ford was on The
Show with Jay Leno past Tuesday. At one moment Jay Leno
offered Ford a whip... Here's what 'Indy Riddle' posted about the Show
at The Raven:
Jay Leno had Harrison
crack a whip on the show. Harrison's first attempt wasn't good. When he
cracked the whip it went flying back and knocked Jay's mug over off his
desk. Ice cubes went all over the chair. Harrison cracked the whip two
more times. He did much better those times, yet he didn't make a
popping sound. And there was no talk about Indy 4, just K-19.
An Indyfan nicknamed
'Rundquist' took or found 7 pictures of Ford cracking the whip and
placed them online at the Indyfan.com forum. Click
here to view the large versions. Enjoy!
talked about 'Indy 4'
Sci Fi Wire posted a short article in which
producer Frank Marshall talks about Indy 4. Here's what it said:
Indiana Jones producer
Frank Marshall told USA Today that the notion of reviving the
film franchise became a reality only after the series' key players
gathered in 2001 at an American Film Institute dinner to honor
Harrison Ford. "[We] all saw each other backstage
in tuxedoes, and it was a nostalgic moment where we got to talking, and
we found how much fun we had on these movies," Marshall said. "But these days it takes us all a while to clear our
Marhsall, who also
produced the upcoming Signs, added, "It's
going to be the same team: George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven
Spielberg and me. We are working on the film as we speak. I think
production will start in 2004 for release in the summer of 2005. There
are certain elements that are in all three movies that we will strive
to maintain: the archaeology aspect, the fun of the movies and a little
bit of the supernatural."
Will Elsa be
featured in 'Indy 4'?
I have received an email
from 'a visitor' who has heard a bit more about the scene in Indy 4
where Indy's ex-girlfriends show up. Here's what he has told me:
I heard a rumor saying
that during the scene where lots of Indy's ex-girlfriends show up , the
woman who played Elsa in Last Crusade will be featured in an
exclusive remembering sequence. Take the news with a grain of salt,
though, as Allison Doody refused to comment the rumor.
Indiana Jones won't have a son!
Good Indy Franchise news!
Harrison Ford debunked the rumor that Indy will have a son in Indiana
4 while talking to Chicago Sun-Times. Here's what Cindy Pearlman
Indy's no daddy: Don't
call it "Indiana Jones: The Babymaker". Harrison Ford Told this column
that the much-awaited next installment of "Indiana Jones" will not
feature him training his screen son to take over the franchise. The
60-year-old Chicago native gave us a look of mock horror and said, "Hey, there's only one son in these movies and I'll
always be Sean Connery's little boy!"
Ford didn't say Indy
won't have a daughter so there's still a chance that the old "Natalie
Portman playing Indy's daughter" rumor can become reality...
talks about not writing 'Indy 4'
Both Calgary Sun and Cinescape have a short article about filmmaker M.
Night Shyamalan, whose film Signs will be released on August
Shyamalan wanted to make
films since he saw Raiders of the Lost Ark on an early age. An
now he is one of the best Hollywood filmmakers thanks to his The
Sixth Sense and producer Frank Markshall (who also produced the
Indiana Jones trilogy). While working on their new Signs
project Frank Marshall approached Shyamalan about writing Indiana
Jones 4... That was a year ago and we all know that Shyamalan
didn't take the job. Shyamalan told Calgary Sun why exactly:
independent person and I sensed Indiana Jones would be a very
collaborative project. It would be so difficult co-ordinating
everything with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford every
step of the way."
Also Cinescape talks about why Shyamalan is not
writing Indy 4:
confirmed he sat down, separately, with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas
and Harrison Ford, and talked about writing the film.
but it didn't work out,” Shyamalan said. “(It)
didn't work out with everybody. It's a tricky,
tricky thing to get four of us together at the same time on the same
page. It was just a tricky time. I didn't think it was the right thing
for me to do. I mean it was. That's the movie that above everything has
affected me and Raiders (of the Lost Ark) was kind of
like hey, fulfillment of a childhood fantasy to kind of say, 'God, I'll
do that one and in a way childhood will be put aside,' and an amazing
circle would have come. But, it didn't work out. Frank Darabont's doing
Thanks to The Indy Experience and Coming Soon for the news.
might shoot 'Indy 4' on digital after all
August 3, 2002
Journal reports that Steven Spielberg is no fan of digital
moviemaking. "I don't want to shoot digital
movies," Spielberg says. "I like film."
on film and I love editing on film. I know that digital
will do the same thing film will do. It will still use lenses. It will
still capture the same images. The difference is that digital is like
acrylic paint. It's so photo-realistic that you don't see any flaws.
With traditional film, where you have it going through shutters in a
film gate, it's alive with grain -- compared to digital, it's like an
impressionist painting. I would still rather see a still life painted
by an impressionist than a still life painted by Norman Rockwell."
But as a favor to George
Lucas on Indiana Jones 4, he might use it. "I'd
for George and if George asked me to shoot Indiana
Jones 4 on digital, I'd do it. But my duties will always be to
shoot on film."
This bit of news was
earlier reported by 'jones' at The
Raven message forum.
Wars: Episode III' & 'Indy 4' schedule
August 13, 2002
Recent Indiana Jones
movie news at TheForce.Net.
Preproduction [for Episode
III] will head into full swing in fall 2002, with the art
department cranking out new ideas and the script being worked on
religiously by George Lucas. In an interesting twist, he's working on Indiana
4 at the same time so we definitely expect Jonathan Hales to
again help with the writing duties [on Episode III].
Hit the link above to
read the complete report.
reserve time in 2004 for 'Indy 4'
September 8, 2002
Good news! Cinema Confidential posted the news that Harrison
Ford told at the American Film Festival that he and Steven Spielberg
have reserved time in 2004 to begin shooting Indiana Jones 4.
Hit the link above to
read the original news message.
hopes for ageing jokes in 'Indy 4'
October 2, 2002
yesterday that Harrison Ford wants to play Indiana Jones again as long
as there's jokes about ageing in Indiana Jones 4. One
consolation for the 60-year old Ford is that Sir Sean Connery will be
reprising his role as Indy's dad at the age of 72. Here's how Harrison
Ford said it:
whip Sean Connery with one hand tied behind my back. We want
to preserve the spirit of the original but I hope we have some good
jokes in there about getting older. It was always as much fun for the
audience to see me get beat up as it was to see me beat somebody up.
That's kind of unique."
about 'Indy 4' with Total Film
October 3, 2002
The latest issue of the
excellent British Total Film magazine contains a very good
interview with Harrison Ford. Ford talks about his latest K-19: The
Widowmaker, his old films, and his future projects... and Indy 4
of course! Here are two questions about Indy 4:
Returning to the character after nearly 12 years must be a bit
daunting. Will we see another side to Indiana?
sword. I mean, once you've done a character, I think
that you're obliged to expand on it in some way, bring more information
to the audience, a different experience or a different level of
experience. With Indiana, there will be different aspects of his
character that we're working on. We'll see him in the 50's in America,
or at least for part of the film, and I think that's an interesting
Total Film: So
what if Spielberg just decided you were too old for the part?
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas tried to replace me, first I'd tell
them to go f*** themselves. Then I'd kill them!"
Look for the November
2002 issue of the Total Film magazine to read the full
to star in 'Indy 4' next year?!
October 8, 2002
Review reported that Harrison Ford will be interviewed by Jonathan
Ross on Film 2002 on BBC1 on the 21st October. The
Z Review adds that it is a must watch because Ford will reveal he
is considering starring in Indiana Jones 4 NEXT YEAR!
Don't believe this before
you actually hear or read it coming from Harrison Ford himself!
Thanks to Dark Horizons
for the news.
4' details on BBC 1
October 22, 2002
Harrison Ford confirmed Indiana
4 details during a half-hour interview on BBC 1's Film
2002 yesterday. Here's what
Dark Horizons posted about the interview:
"As Harrison Ford lays
it out, the basic ideas have been agreed upon and both he and Steven
Spielberg have formally made space in their production schedules for
2004. They are currently waiting on an outline script, which he said is
being worked on by George Lucas and Frank Darabont. For those people
worried about how the then-sixty year old Harrison will hold up as an
action hero, he did say that this was one of the first issues they
discussed and the script and film-making will take that into account.
However, he did say that he very definitely wanted to be the one
looking in the camera during every action scenes, so that the audience
would still feel their connection to the character."
about 'Indy 4' and aging... again
The Age posted a report in which Harrison Ford
talks about playing a Russian commander in K-19: The Widowmaker
and about taking up the whip again as Indiana Jones. Here's a part of
me," Harrison Ford says, "is
that people can't imagine Indiana Jones aging at all. Why expect any
character to be frozen in time? The appeal of Indiana Jones isn't his
youth but his imagination, his resourcefulness ... His physicality is a
big part of it, especially in the way he gets out of tight situations.
But it's not all hitting people and falling from high places. My
ambition in action is to have the audience look straight in the face of
a character and not at the back of a capable stuntman's head. I hope to
continue to do that, no matter how old I get."
The aging of a film or
comic book hero has always been hard to imagine for most of the fans.
But if there is one hero that will still be able to kick ass as an
'older' man it must be Indiana Jones!
Hit the link above to
read the full interview.
the current status of 'Indy 4'
November 18, 2002
News received a report from a reader who visited this
year's 2002 Creative Screenwriting Expo in L.A., which took
place this weekend at the L.A. Convention Center. One of the
guest speakers present at the Expo was Indiana Jones 4
screenwriter Frank Darabont. Here's Indy 4's current status
according to the reader:
Darabont is currently
going through the 1st Act and he has weekly/twice weekly story meetings
with Spielberg. The two of them are still coming up with the 3rd act,
but Lucas has basically handed the ball off to Spielberg. Darabont said
that he's trying to be very true to the character, but without being
repetitive... he doesn't want to simply give us a rehash of the last 3
Hit the link above to
read more about the 2002 Creative Screenwriting Expo.
'Indy 4' release date
November 20, 2002
The latest issue of Star
Insider features an interview with Lucasfilm producer
Rick MacCallum about Indy 4 and it's status. McCallum confirms
that the film will be released in 2005, and that it's production won't
interfere with Star Wars: Episode III at all. Here's the
Fans have been abuzz
with rumors about the start date of the fourth Indiana Jones movie.
When Harrison Ford mentioned a few months ago that filming could start
as early as next summer, we asked McCallum.
We could use more
problems like that one.
“That’s what the plan is. Hopefully, the film will be
completed by 2005.” He noted that the plan is dependent on
getting a screenplay that everyone likes.
Fans who worry that
second Lucasfilm production might distract from Episode III
have nothing to fear. “Steven Spielberg is
directing and Frank [Marshall] is producing, so even though George will
have written the story for it - the screen play is being written by
Frank Darabont now - we’ll be making Star Wars, so we’re locked
away, basically, and they’ll go ahead and make Indy.”
prospect of both an Indiana Jones and Star Wars movie coming
out in 2005, McCallum remarked, “I think it would
be a wonderful summer for Lucasfilm. They’d be separated by
enough time that they won’t compete directly with other.”
This interview and more
can be found in the December 2002/January 2003 Issue #64 of the Star
Indiana Jones in 'Indy 4'?!
November 25, 2002
News received a report from a visitor who was in Melbourne
at a producer's conference the other week. Lucasfilm producer
Rick McCallum was also present and after his speech the AICN visitor
got to ask McCallum some questions about Star Wars and stuff.
Here's what the visitor reported:
We were talking about
film making in the digital age when I asked him about the headscans
that the original Star Wars trilogy cast sat for in the early
nineties, I wanted to know if Lucasfilm was going ahead with an
all digital sequel trilogy (the guy next to me was looking at me like I
was a freak). Rick shot that rumor down but said that one of them may
get some use in an upcoming flashback sequence. He said they're just
adding the CGI fedora and bullwhip to the model now. I was floored "CGI
Indy?" Then he laughed and excused himself to go talk with some other
people. I can't say I'm not excited but I'm also a little afraid, a
computer generated Indiana Jones flashback would be cool but would it
Rick McCallum said that
they might use a CGI Indiana Jones for in a flashback sequence, not the
whole film! Actually this might indeed be cool and with where the CGI
technology will stand in 2 years, we might not even notice it. Except
that Harrison Ford will look younger in that particular scene. By the
way, this is a rumor, not an announcement!
Hit the link above to
read the original report. Thanks to Tim Stevens to let us know.
script is finished and approved
December 13, 2002
Steven Spielbergs latest
masterpiece Catch Me If You Can (the film is receiving raving
reviews) will be released very soon and Spielberg already started doing
interviews about the film. And of course, every interviewer will ask
about Indy 4 at the end of the interview. Who can blame them!
Here are the first Indy 4 quotes from Spielberg.
Zap2it.com reported that during an interview for Catch
You Can, Steven Spielberg told Pat O'Brien that the new
script is written and has been approved, and that he will direct the
project himself! Spielberg also confirmed to Access Hollywood
that Harrison Ford is on board for Indiana Jones 4 and that
production is slated to begin in 2004 for a 2005 release.
Ain't It Cool News has received three Catch Me
If You Can reviews that also mention a special Q&A session with
Steven Spielberg. Here's a part of what Spielberg said during that
Q&A, according to one of the reviewers:
...Spielberg and Tom
Hanks have been talking about a "small film" they would make together
next fall, followed in 2004 by our favorite whip-cracking
archaeologist, for a release in 2005 (and yes, Darabont is sequestered
away writing the script as we speak).
Sean Connery does have a small part in the story, though it remains to
be seen if they can get him to commit for a price. He wouldn't go into
plot but did let slip that it takes place in the 1950's because, "Let's
face it. Harrison Ford is no spring chicken."
Click here to read these three very positive Catch
You Can reviews.
Spielberg talks about 'Indy 4'
December 17, 2002
Cindy Pearlman from Chicago Sun-Times talked to director Steven
Spielberg who says that Indiana Jones 4 will indeed feature all
of Jones' former babes in various cameo roles.
get Karen Allen back for one soundbite, and there are other
Indy girls who had smaller roles who will come back," Spielberg
What about his own wife, Kate Capshaw, who starred in Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Doom? "Maybe or maybe not,"
"Frank Darabont, who is writing
the script, called me and said, 'I'm not sure we can work her (Willie
Scott) into the script, too.'"
Spielberg also mentioned that Sean Connery will be back as well, "Sean Connery as Indy's pop will be back for a few
scenes, and it's set in the early '50s. That's all I'm saying, and I've
already said too much."
Garth Franklin also
posted the following message on his Dark Horizons
In an interview to be
published here tomorrow, Steven Spielberg dropped the following quote
about the next Indy flick and hinted who the instigator of the whole
project seems to be - it may surprise you: "It
was really Harrison who got me into it. He was the guy that said, ‘I
want to do one more,’ and he got George and I interested in working
with him again, so the script’s being written, I’m going to shoot it
late 2004 coming out July ’05 for the July 4 weekend".