to begin shooting around autumn 2006?
January 9, 2006
producer of all 3 previous Indiana Jones and many more successful
films, gave IESB.net an update on The Bourne Ultimatum,
Jurassic Park 4 and Indiana
Marshall mentioned that The
Ultimatum, the third film of the Bourne Identity
series, will begin shooting on August 1st. He added that it has nothing
to do with the book, only the title is the same.
Frank Marshall also
revealed that Indiana Jones 4 will happen immediately following
The Bourne Ultimatum. He wouldn't
confirm or reveal anything but said it is moving forward and everyone
is happy with what they have read. Frank Marshall has yet to read the
script but said that everyone will be reading it very soon. He would
not say if Sean Connery would return or not.
He also mentioned that Jurassic
4 will begin after Indy 4.
Looks like we may expect
an official Indiana Jones 4 production announcement from Lucas,
Spielberg, Harrison Ford soon. Something we have been waiting for so
many years. A good start for 2006!? Happy New year everybody!
Head over to IESB.net
to read the original report.
Thanks to Heiko for
More on Frank
Marshall's Indy 4 production info
January 10, 2006
On Sunday afternoon
(Jan. 8th), producer Frank Marshall welcomed a group of journalists to
talk about his upcoming IMAX documentary Roving Mars.The focus
of attention eventually became Frank Marshall's comments on the
production state of The Bourne Ultimatum and Indiana Jones 4.
Zap2it.com was also present at Marshall's press
meeting. Here follow some highlights from their news report by Daniel
was being honored by the AFI when this all started,
we were all standing backstage, we saw all the movies and everything
and we were a little nostalgic and mellow and we said, 'You know, that
was fun. We ought to do that. Let's try and do this." Marshall
recounts. "Well that was a while ago. And I think
that what we want is we want it to be as good as the others. These are
not stories based on anything, so it's taking a while. But I'll tell
you, it's on the front burner and we're gonna decide to do this or not
script real soon and now it's a question of getting our
schedules all to where we can do it," is all Marshall can
promise. "There's four of us, so it's hard."
Head over to Zap2it.com to read the full report.
Thanks to "Altern" at The Raven for
Spielberg Indy 4 deadline
Harrison Ford has given
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas a two-year time frame to make the
fourth Indiana Jones film. IMDb.com mentions today that Ford is confident
the next installment of the heroic adventurer's exploits will make it
to the big screen eventually, but he's keen to hurry the process along.
Ford says, "It's looking very good to do another one. I haven't
felt this positive about it happening in a long time... but if it
doesn't happen in the next two years we should all forget it."
news message mentions that production is set to begin in 2007. Nothing
is set for sure so it can still be later this year.
Thanks to Heiko, Der
Prasiden and P. Schwermer for the news.
Lucas hopes to
see Indy 4 finished next year
January 19, 2006
MTV.com has posted an update on Indiana Jones 4
today. Here follows George Lucas' latest comment on the Indy 4
on it," shrugged series writer/producer George
Lucas. "You know, we just write and write and
write and write and write. But we are getting closer, and hopefully
this year we will have a start date and we will have a script that we
all love and hopefully it will come out next year."
Still nothing really new.
But Lucas and Ford both sound a lot more confident about this project.
The buzz is getting bigger than ever before and things look like Indy
4 could start production within a year.
Head over to MTV.com for the full news update.
to Indiana Jones again
This week, ComingSoon.net also published an interview with
producer Frank Marshall about his new IMAX presentation Roving Mars.
which Marshall joined forces with director George Butler
and lead scientist Steve Squyres to document the 2003 NASA
mission to land two unmanned vehicles on the surface of Mars. And
Marshall briefly talks about Indiana Jones 4.
You, Spielberg, Lucas, Harrison
FordÖ you guys have nothing to prove, I would imagine the coffers are
bursting at the seams. That said, what is the motivation for revisiting
wanting to tell a really good story again because it's a wonderful
franchiseÖ When we all saw each other at the AFI tribute to Harrison we
said "you know, that was pretty fun, we ought to do another one of
those." It's really about enjoying working together and having
something that we can be proud of and that's why it's taking so long.
We want to have a great story, cause there's a lot more downside risk
than there is upside risk.
CS: Is it kind of a last hurrah, like reliving
the old days kinda thing?
(Laughter) No really, we had a wonderful time making all three movies
and we rode off into the sunset which is a pretty definite period on
the series, but yeahÖ let's see if we can come up with another idea
cause it was so enjoyable to work together.
Jeff Nathanson's draft is pretty good?
Yeah yeah yeah,
we're getting there.
Head over to ComingSoon.net to read the full interview. And
thanks to Heiko for letting us know.
on Indy 4
January 28, 2006
Harrison Ford is
traveling through the US to promote his latest film, Firewall,
which will be released on February 10th. Ford will be doing a lot of
interviews during the coming weeks and you may be certain that most
interviewers will ask him about Indiana Jones 4. Here follows a
small overview of what Harrison Ford told about Indy 4 during
the past 3 days.
The 63-year-old actor
(Ford) is frank about his age and doesn't hesitate to point out that
he's as physically fit as ever.
"I can't tell you anything about Indiana Jones,
but I think you've just seen a film in which I perform physically to an
extent (that will be) sufficient for Indiana Jones," he told ComingSoon.net.
Ford is referring to a specific scene in his latest thriller, Firewall,
and villain Paul Bettany get into a knock-down, nasty brawl
where Ford is thrown through glass and tumbles over a balcony, just for
No word yet on when a
final script will be approved for Indiana Jones 4, but Ford is
committed to making the movie.
"The audience is there," he said, and, "Everybody involved is anxious to make the film again."
News published the first online review of Firewall.
The reviewer has seen Firewall at a screening including a
Q&A with Harrison Ford afterwards. Here's an except of that
Outside of Firewall,
a whole lot of interest. He said he hopes that Indiana
Jones starts soon ("Hopefully this summer"
were his exact words) and that he has more projects lined up for the
future than he's had in quite a while.
Thanks to ComingSoon.net, Ain't
News and Heiko for the news.
Ford says Indy
4 is on the front burner
February 2, 2006
Harrison Ford was
guest at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Tuesday promoting
his latest thriller Firewall. At one moment Leno asked Ford if
he will do another Indiana Jones. Harrison replied as follows:
Will you do another Indiana Jones?
(5 seconds silence)
Ford: "yes... it's on the front burner".
And on january 30th,
Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX published an interview with
Harrison Ford, mostly about Firewall. They also asked Ford
about Indy 4 to which he answered that he and Spielberg are
currently completing the script and feel they really don't want to miss
with this movie.
Ford then spoke about his career: he said that he,like many other
actors that got famous with genre films, finds very difficult for the
public to recognize him in roles where he is not a leading fearless man
or such. "they just can't see me as a submarine
captain or pretending I cannot fly a plane when they know I can"
said Ford. But Harrison Ford is happy than no else but him can be Dr.
Jones, which as Ford says, "is not just a
Harrison Ford will be
guest at the Late Night with Conan O'Brien show on Tuesday
Thanks to Matt A., Kevin
S., KDuncan and xdiesp from The Raven for the news.
4 quote on MTV site
February 2, 2006
MTV.com posted another quote coming from Harrison
Ford about the fourth Indiana Jones film. Here's what they wrote about
The world has waited 17
years now for another Indiana Jones movie but, according to Harrison
Ford, we'll have to keep waiting until they get the script right. "The deal is that the Internet is full of information,"
that much of it is wrong. "We
have an ambition to make [Indiana Jones 4], we have a possible
time to make it and we have a script that is undergoing some revisions.
That's as much as I can say at the moment."
Click here to read the original MTV article. And
thanks to Brett Hopkins for the link.
Ford's favorite to play Indy's new girl!
February 3, 2006
talked about Indy 4 yet again this week. And this time it's not
something we've heard many times before! Ford told that he'd love to
have his Firewall co-star Virginia Madsen in the fourth Indiana
Jones film! Here's what IMDb.com
Virginia Madsen so impressed co-star Harrison Ford in new thriller Firewall,
frontrunner to play his love interest in the fourth
Indiana Jones adventure.
Madsen plays Ford's wife in the new movie and admits they both found an
unusual chemistry on set - after the ageing action man handpicked her
for the role.
And now Madsen is a clear favorite to play the leading lady in Indiana
4. Ford tells movieline.net, "She was
an absolute delight - professional, very talented and simply, very
sweet. She also took what could have been a fairly one-dimensional
damsel in distress role and added so many layers to it - there isn't
many who could do that. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat. I'm
actually hoping she'll come over for Indiana Jones. We've talked about
This news is no official
announcement that Virginia Madsen will be in Indy 4 but only a
mention that she's likely at the top of the list of possible female
leads for the fourth Indiana Jones film.
I personally think she would be a very good choice to play Indy's love
interest in Indiana Jones 4 as Madsen is a fantastic actress.
She received an Oscar nomination for her role in Sideways
Thanks to Brett Hopkins,
Christopher and Valence for the news link.
Ford's new Firewall and upcoming Indy 4
TMZ.com published an article written by David
Germain about Harrison Ford's Firewall and future projects,
including Indiana Jones 4. Here follows an except from David's
Ford hopes that two
other pet projects will follow closely: Manhunt, a 19th century
drama in which he's cast as the Army detective who tracks down John
Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and that elusive fourth
chapter in the Indiana Jones saga.
Ford, producer George
Lucas and director Steven Spielberg have kicked Indy 4 ideas
around for years as several screenwriters had a go at the script.
"We're now closer than we've ever been,"
Ford said in an interview with The Associated Press in a
beach-front hotel room. "I think it'll happen
At an American Film
Institute bash for Lucas last year, Ford joked that they had to hurry,
or co-star Sean Connery would be too old to play Indy's dad. At 63,
does Ford feel too old to play dashing adventurer Indy?
"No, no. Indiana Jones changes just like
everybody else," Ford said. "I don't have
any issues with that, and I still feel physically adequate to faking it
just like I've been doing for 30 years. I'm looking forward to it. It's
At one time, the three
had hoped to shoot the Indiana Jones sequel in 2004 for release last
year. Now, Ford said, production could begin this year, with the movie
arriving in 2007.
Lucas has laid to rest his sixth and final Star Wars movie,
while Spielberg is fresh from his 2005 two-fer, War of the Worlds
"Part of it is finding a time when all three of
us are available to commit to it," Ford said. "I think we've got that now."
The new Indiana Jones
film will stick to old-fashioned, Saturday-matinee fisticuffs, Ford
Spielberg and Lucas have kept the story a secret, saying only that Indy
4 would take place after World War II. Can Ford add any
"It's set after World War II," Ford
wisecracked, with his characteristic stone face.
And will Connery be back as Indiana's professorial pop?
Without a pause, Ford reiterated, "Sometime after
World War II."
Click here to read the full article on Harrison
Ford's latest projects.
Thanks to Jamie for the
Ford's latest Indy 4 talk round-up
Harrison Ford is
currently busy promoting his latest film Firewall, which will
hit the theatres this friday, February 10th. So a lot of interviews
with Ford have been published in magazines and on websites recently.
Here are some excepts from the interviews in which Ford talks about the
fourth Indiana Jones film.
Paul Fischer from Dark
Horizons recently talked with Harrison Ford about his latest
thriller. Here follows what Ford said on Indy 4:
many times during this junket have you been asked about Indiana Jones 4?
Fischer: Are we
going to see it in Indiana Jones 4?
have that expectation. We have pretty much settled on a story and doing
some script work and hopefully it will happen soon."
different is it going to be doing one 17 years later?
somewhat different because we are...no that is not true it
is going to be exactly the same." [laughter]
Thomas Leupp from JoBlo.com
also interviewed Harrison Ford recently. Here follows a small part of
up with the facial hair? Is it for a role youíre doing?
director, Richard Loncraine, said you were in great shape. How do you
Ford: "Yeah, Iím doing a film called Manhunt
which takes place in Civil War time. Itís about the capture of John
Wilkes Booth. Facial hair was a standard. Plus, I donít have to see
much of my face."
Ford: "I play tennis as much as possible,
four or five times a week if Iím off, probably three times a week when
Iím working. But thatís about it. Iíve suffered a very lucky genetic
regards to that, is there anything youíre doing to get ready for
Indiana Jones 4? What can you tell us about that project?
Ford: "Iím just waiting for the script to be
ready. Everybody agrees that weíre close. Weíre excited about it. Iím
looking forward to working with Steven (Spielberg) again. The audience
is there for it; Iím looking forward to it."
Manhunt, do you have any projects after that or are you waiting for
Indiana Jones 4?
Ford: "I have about four or five things in
development right now which are beginning to bear fruit, so Iím not
sure whatís going to be after Manhunt."
And here follows a quote
from Ford during an interview published in Time magazine,
February 13th edition:
Time: When are
you dusting off your fedora for Indiana Jones 4?
fedora is available. Weíre closer than weíve ever been. Iím looking
forward to it."
Thanks to Christopher and
Brett Hopkins for the interview links.
Ford's latest Indy
4 talk round-up part 2
February 10, 2006
Harrison Ford's latest
thriller Firewall hits the theatres today! And a few more
interviews and articles have been published since our last Ford talk
round-up only 2 days ago. So here follow some more excepts from
interviews in which Ford mentions Indiana Jones 4:
In an Indy 4
article recently published on the site Cinematical you will find the following quote from
Harrison Ford, referring to his work in Firewall:
tell you anything about Indiana Jones, but I think you've just seen a
film in which I perform physically to an extent [that will be]
sufficient for Indiana Jones."
Fellow Indyfan Brett
Hopkins mentioned to me today that it is a shame they don't focus more
on Firewall during interviews with Harrison Ford. And Brett's
correct! But it's still fun to read Ford's quotes on Indy 4,
even when they don't reveal anything new.
And with Brett's words came a link to an interesting article published
on The Mercury News site with as title Ford gets behind `Firewall,' prepares for `Indy 4'.
CBS News site has
published an article, entitled Harrison Ford's Big Secret, about Ford's visit to The
Show this week. The show's co-anchor Harry Smith hit him with
a burning question about a very different subject: is there going to be
a new Indiana Jones movie?
so," said Ford. "We're close. We have
Ford said that Steven Spielberg is still working on the script but
that, "Hopefully, he'll satisfy himself and we'll
get on with it pretty soon."
As to which characters
will be back along with Indiana, Ford wasn't talking. But he hinted
that Indiana's elderly dad, played by Sean Connery, might still be in
"I think everybody is still in pretty good shape,"
Patrick Hodges was so
kind to let me know that Ford made an appearance on the Ellen
Degeneres Show today promoting Firewall. Towards the end of
the interview she asked him if there will be another Indiana Jones.
Harrison replied simply and very assuring: "We're
But probably the most
interesting article of the whole week was published on CNN.com
yesterday. In the article Harrison Ford and the movie machine, Todd Leopold
talks about Fords incredible film career. Here follows an except:
Sometimes he appears --
perhaps understandably -- weary with a question, and his voice trails
off. In one case, it sounds eerily like the computer HAL 9000 in 2001:
He's also guarded about
the new Indiana Jones film, which has been rumored to be in the offing.
announced yet," he says. "And
the script goes through a process: George [Lucas] is the initiator,
then it goes to Steven [Spielberg], and then Steven and I work
together. ... But we're hoping it will get up and going very soon."
But Ford, even at 63,
feels ready for the challenge. "Indiana Jones
changes just like everybody else," he told The Associated
Press. "I don't have any issues with that,
and I still feel physically adequate to faking it just like I've been
doing for 30 years. I'm looking forward to it. It's good fun."
And while it's still only
a big rumor, The Salem News online mentions that Indy 4
will begin shooting this summer.
Thanks to Jamie, Patrick
Hodges, Christopher, Brett Hopkins and Shipwreck for the interview
& article links.
has new film out & talks Indy 4
Indiana Jones actor
Harrison Ford saw his latest film Firewall out last week. And
Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall has a new directed feature
hitting the theatres this week!
Marshall's film is called Eight Bellow and
tells the tale of sled dogs forced to fend for themselves for months in
the deep-frozen Antarctic wilderness following the emergency evacuation
of a group of researchers whoíd used the animals to travel to distant
Frank Marshall recently
talked with TheNewsTribune.com about Eight Bellow.
Near the end of their conversation Marshall also mentioned Indiana
long-awaited, much anticipated Indiana Jones 4.
Spielberg, Marshall, Harrison Ford and George Lucas have been talking
about getting that picture made since at least 2000, but somehow,
either because of difficulties in aligning the schedules of the four
principals or getting a satisfactory script written, itís not yet come
to pass. Lately, though, Ford has said itís on the brink. "Weíre closer now than weíve ever been," he said
in a recent Associated Press story. "I
think itíll happen pretty soon."
Marshall concurs. "It is on the front burner. Weíre talking about it all
ďIt is definitely at the forefront of what weíre
thinking about as something weíre going to do soon.Ē
Soon, like in the next
ďAbsolutely,Ē he said firmly.
Click here to read the full article about Frank
Marshall and visit the official Eight
site if you would like to find out more about Marshall's new
Thanks to Brett Hopkins
for the article link!
about to make Indiana Jones 4
During a recent
interview with Israelís Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper Steven Spielberg
talked about his latest film Munich, politics, and Indiana
Spielberg: "I haven't given up making entertaining films, but over
the last decade I have been making some films that express the respect
I have for history."
"I am about to make Indiana Jones 4,
which is, as far as I am concerned, the sweet dessert I give those who
had to chow down on the bitter herbs that I've used in Munich."
George Lucas already
announced before a big audience that a fourth Indiana Jones film is
coming. Harrison Ford has frequently mentioned that he'll return to
play Indy soon. Frank Marshall mentioned on more than 1 account that Indy
4 will probably start production this year, for a 2007 release. And
now Steven Spielberg even says that he's set to make this long
anticipated film. It never looked more positive for Indiana Jones 4
than today! But as we know by now, things in Hollywood can turn pretty
quickly. To better or worse!
And about Frank
Marshall's words, he recently told the London Free Press that they have a script for Jurassic
Frank Marshall says Jurassic
IV "has a good script now, so we should
have that one up and running next year for release in 2008."
mentioned that they would start on Jurassic Park IV after the
fourth Indiana Jones is completed. This can only mean that they plan to
release Indy 4 in 2007 and around the same time start
production on the next Jurassic Park film.
Thanks to William and ComingSoon.net for the news.
Ford's latest Indy
4 talk coming from Australia
February 21, 2006
Harrison Ford is
currently visiting Australia to promote his latest thriller Firewall.
journalists ask him about the fourth Indiana Jones film.
Ford has just done an
interview in New Zealand on a TV program called Close Up
(interview done in Australia, but aired in NZ) and during the interview
they briefly talked about Indy 4.
up: Will we see another Indy?
Ford: "eum... yeah, I'm looking forward to it. We're close."
And Glenn has let me know
that Harrison Ford appeared on Rove Live earlier today on Channel 10 in
Australia. He visited the Rove Live show to promote Firewall
which opens on March 2 there. Rove rounded off the interview
with some True or False questions for Mr Ford:
Is it true that you wanted Han Solo to die at the end of Episode 6?
Ford: "I thought the Son of a Bitch should die."
Rove: Are you sick of people asking you if there should be an Indiana
Ford: "I thought the Son of a Bitch should die."
Harrison Ford then went
on to seriously say that he believes returning to Indiana Jones will be
fun and hopes to play him again very very soon.
A big thanks to Glenn and
Aaron Wilkinson for the news!
is cancelled, Indy 4 next for Ford?
February 22, 2006
caught up with the always quietly reserved Harrison Ford this morning
for a quick chat in sun-drenched Melbourne.
First bit of news, the
science-fiction film he was going to do, Godspeed, has been
canned. ďGodspeed is gone, that was a space
project with James CameronĒ, he says of the project, which would
have told of a crisis on an international space station.
Rumoured to be his next
project is Manhunt, which is ďabout the
capture of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln.Ē
So is it? ďThat would seem to be nextĒ,
smiles Ford. Um. Seem to be next? Why so tight-lippedÖ
other things that have come to fruition...recently",
Sounds like ĎThe Man in the Hatí Ė um, thatís Indiana Jones for the
three up the back Ė could be ready to go.
full interview with Harrison Ford will be online in the next few days.
Indy 4 talk from Down Under
February 22, 2006
Here's another article
that has appeared on Stuff.co.nz regarding Harrison Ford's Firewall
promo tour in Australia. The short article also mentions Indiana
what part of the equation Misters Lucas and Spielberg
played in that tally."
Those two Misters - directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg - will
soon reunite with Ford for a fourth Indiana Jones movie. They played
major roles in establishing him as one of Hollywood's biggest stars -
the archetypal rugged hero with heart, charm and humour.
"What I appreciate is that people have paid good
money and spent good time with me over the years," said Ford.
And the Sydney
Morning Herald published a video of Harrison Ford's Firewall
press conference on their site. A brief but interesting press conference as
they also asked Harrison Ford if he will be cracking the whip again as
Ford: "I anticipate that it's gonna be sooner than later. We
have a script that is... a degree of agreement on. And it's still in
process. But I am hoping that it'll be pretty soon."
It's always much more
fun to see Ford talking about Indiana Jones than reading his comments
in articles! So be sure to check out Sydney Morning Herald's
video here. (IE seems best to view this page.)
Thanks again to Aaron
Wilkinson for the news.
David Koepp is
now working on the Indy 4 script!
March 7, 2006
told Roger Friedman, from Fox News, at a post-Oscar party that
he is taking 2006 off from directing after a particularly stressful
year making War of the Worlds and Munich back-to-back.
Spielberg will spend the time continuing to develop his Abe Lincoln
biopic as well as Indiana Jones 4.
And now for the bigger news, Spielberg has hired yet another writer to
work on the Indy 4 script. His close friend/writer David Koepp
will be taking over Jeff Nathanson's job and hopefully finish the
script for good.
Friedman: "George Lucas told me recently that thereís a script
and heís happy with the story."
Spielberg: "George Lucas isnít the director. I am."
on it now, and heís my 'closer,'" Spielberg
said, using a baseball reference to the pitcher who comes in during the
9th inning and finishes up a winning ball game.
Spider-Man and War of the
Spielberg said, "so heíll get it done."
I have wondered why they
didn't go for David Koepp earlier. Koepp is a great screenplay writer
who knows how to write excellent adventure films! David Koepp's earlier
work includes films like Jurassic Park, Carlito's Way, Mission:
Impossible, Stir of Echoes, Panic Room, Spider-Man,
War of the Worlds and also the
recent Zathura, which was a modest but very fun film for the
An extra bit of trivia:
David Koepp has a great cameo role in Spielberg's The Lost World:
Jurassic Park. Koepp is the man that is eaten by the T-Rex next to
the video store in San Diego!
You can read Roger
Fiedman's original news message at FOXNews.com.
Thanks to Christopher,
Paul, Brett Hopkins, Eric Roth, Alex Felton, Sean Seaton and Mike for
letting me know.
not completely happy with the Indy 4 script
March 8, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker went to
the Governors Ball at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel (next to
the Kodak Theatre Oscar show) and had a chat with some Academy
Award winners and nominees. One of the people Zwecker spoke with
was Steven Spielberg who gave some more insight at the current state of
the Indiana Jones 4 script:
films? Yes, "there definitely will be a Jurassic
4, and I'm pretty sure we'll be doing an Indiana Jones 4,
but I can't confirm that -- that's up to my boss, George Lucas. ... He
still is not completely happy with the script, so I can't say more
about that until he gives it his OK."
This probably explains
why Spielberg has hired David Koepp to work on the Indy 4
Click here to read Bill Zwecker's full Oscar
reassures that Indy 4 is not on hold again
March 9, 2006
MTV.com published some new quotes from
superproducer Frank Marshall on his Jurassic Park and Indiana
4 is coming to life," he proudly reported. "There's a script, we're getting a director and we're
going to get going probably toward the end of this year."
Referring to the director of Park 3, Marshall added that "Joe Johnston could be back. We want to get the script
right before we go forward, which is exactly what's [happening with
what] your next question is going to be about, Indy 4."
OK then, Frank: What is going on with the next Indiana Jones movie? "We're getting the script right, we're working on it.
It's not one of those things that's on the back burner."
Grinning, Marshall added that he might try to get both films made by
simply combining them. "Indiana Jones goes to the
island," he said. "Indy versus the
raptors. Get him with that whip."
Thanks to Maxime for the
Ford's concerns with the Indy 4 script
March 9, 2006
Starpulse.com published a short article about
Harrison Ford getting prepared play Indiana Jones once again, despite
concerns over the script.
He tells British film
magazine Empire, "If you find out when
it's starting, let me know. The reason it hasn't happened yet is we
haven't had a good enough script. (Is the) script ready? I think that
was a different script... it looms. (M. Night Shyamalan was
writing the script) and I think we lost him
through the failure of George and Steven to attend to him, which is a
This comes from the UK Empire
magazine, which means that this quote from Harrison Ford is certainly
older than 7 days. Could even be recorded a month ago. All before the
recent news that Spielberg might take a break this year and that David
Koepp is now working on the Indy 4 script.
Thanks to Brett Hopkins
for the news link.
approved the Indy 4 script
March 14, 2006
attended last nightís Sony Ericsson Empire Awards to pick up
Best Sci-Fi Film and Scene of the Year awards for Star Wars:
Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. And McCallum took the time to
give a few more tidbits on Lucasfilmís next few projects to Empire Online.
McCallum: ďWeíre working on Red Tails right now. George
is writing the script as we speak. Heís just finished the Indiana Jones
script, and Stevenís having that rewritten and a few things done. And
then we start hopefully in October or November looking for another
writer for Red Tails when George puts together his ideas of what he
wants it to be. Then hopefully next year weíll start on that.Ē
So the deal with the Indy
4 script seems to be as follows:
George Lucas is pleased with the latest script version and handed it
over to Steven Spielberg and, War of the Worlds writer, David
Koepp for a final rewrite. And I think that we shouldn't worry about
them using the word "rewrite". It could just as well be some final
tweaking to reach as close to perfection as possible.
Oh yeah, and the rumor that Harrison Ford has concerns with the Indy
4 script is bogus.
Thanks to Heiko and
Maxime for the news link.
Ford eager to
start Indiana Jones 4
Reuters reported today that Harrison Ford is ready
to jump back into his favorite film role and begin shooting Indiana
Jones 4 soon, a German magazine quoted the Hollywood actor as
saying on Wednesday.
now have a script in hand that we both like. I believe
that we can start with the filming soon," Ford was quoted as
saying in an interview with German lifestyle and entertainment magazine
Fit for Fun.
The third and last Indy
film, 1989 hit Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, starred Ford
as the whip-swinging archaeologist and Sean Connery as his bumbling
Ford, 63, was quoted as
saying that he needed "to do a little practicing
with the whip" to avoid injuries.
Thanks to Ernie and Nick
for the news links!
interviewed George Lucas
March 15, 2006
TIME magazine's Film Critic Richard Corliss had an
interview with George Lucas about his Ďretirementí and the future of
digital filmmaking. They also spoke briefly about Indy 4.
Corliss: If youíre retired, I guess youíll be less involved with
an Indiana Jones 4 than you were in the first three?
"Well, Iíve been working on Indy 4 for
ten years. So Iíve been more involved, so no matter how you count it on
this one Iíll be more involved than Iíll have ever been on the other
three put together. Itís taken forever to get a script of it. Thatís my
part of it."
Isnít Harrison Ford now older than Sean Connery was when he played his
father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?
Lucas: "Uhh, yeah. But the thing is designed for that. And I
think itís funny, itís exciting. You know the problem there, which is
not a problem, is that we donít have to make that movie. All we can do
is hurt ourselves, all itís going to do is get criticized. I mean itís
basically Phantom Menace weíre making. No matter how you do it,
no matter what you do, it wonít be what the other ones were in terms of
the impact or the way people remember them."
But thereís also no need to complete the holes in the epic.
Lucas: "We donít have anything like that. We just had a great
time making those movies. And if we can have a great time doing this
one and we can enjoy ourselves, and make something thatís entertaining
to us, no matter what the world thinks, letís just do it."
Do you say, "Dammit, Steven, do it in digital," and he says, "Dammit,
George, Iím doing it on film"?
Lucas: "Pretty much."
Lucas: "Heíll win. Heís the director. The great thing about
working with Steven is that we donít have agendas. We want to make the
best movie possible, I want him to be happy. If he he wants to shoot it
on film and cut it on a Movieola... Hey, heís got a great editor.
Michael Kahn can cut faster on a Movieola than anybody can cut on an
Avid. And I donít really care. But I do tell him, 'This is your chance
to play with this and experiment with it and blame it all on me'ósay,
ĎHe made me do it.í And then you can go back to film if you want. But
he has relented after all these years to maybe cutting it digitally.
Weíll see what happens."
Head over to TIME.com to read the full interview with George
Lucas. It's quite longe, very interesting and really worth reading!
Thanks to Brett Hopkins
for the news.
The script is
ready, Indy 4 may begin this year!
March 16, 2006
German magazine Fit
for Fun quotes Harrison Ford stating "Steven
Spielberg and I now have a script in hand that we both like. I believe
that we can start with the filming soon".
Rumors of Stevenís year
long leave from filming may have been premature.
Marvin Levy, Spielbergís publicists confirms Fords status of the
project stating "[The script] certainly seems to
be [in the can], but I donít think weíre at the point where we have a
film start date. But it is certainly the closest where weíve been in
this whole development process."
Additionally Levy denies Variety
and Fox reports regarding Spielbergís time off reporting that
he may be "starting something before 2007".
"I think itís much more likely that [Spielberg]
will do an Indy movie before he does ĎLincoln," said Levy.
You can read the full
article online at Yahoo! News.
And thanks to Alex and
Justin for the news link.
Ford is still
capable of doing his own stunts!
March 22, 2006
BBC News has a small video interview with Harrison
Ford on their site. The interview is mainly about Firewall but
Ford also talks about Indiana Jones 4 and the fact that he is
still capable of doing his own stunts at the age of 63.
The presenter in the
video also states that the fourth Indiana Jones film is about to go
into production any day now. Well, that would be very fast if it's
Click here and look for "BBC News: Video and
Audio". Click on the photo of Harrison Ford and you'll get to see the
Thanks to Anthony for the
Indiana Jones 4
During a recent Q&A
session with the Time Out Movie Blog, Harrison Ford talked about
Firewall - which is released in the UK today! - and also briefly
about the fourth Indiana Jones film. Here follows what Ford had to say
about Indy 4:
to be older" Ford explained, "And
the story will therefore take place in a different
historical period of time. We are not going back to World War II and
the Nazis but I think that it will be relatively the same type of tale
- George's special mix of Saturday matinee western serial and
crypto-spiritual sort of stuff."
He continued: "George is the one who generates these movies. Steven
and I make them. We come on board after George has prescribed the
and there was one script in particular that I didn't
like so it was back to the drawing board. Now, after however many
years, I'm delighted that we have something that we all have confidence
Head over to The
TOMB site for the full interview with Harrison Ford.
Thanks to 'Dene' from The Raven for
Indy 4 story & filming
source Herald Sun caught producer Frank Marshall saying
that Indiana Jones's much awaited next round of whip-cracking
adventures may be shot in Australia.
April 3, 2006
the frontburner," said Marshall in Sydney today,
promoting his new film Eight Below which opens nationally on
April 20. "We really have to get the story right.
The story has to be really good for any of us to do it and there are
three pretty strong-willed creative minds involved in saying yes."
Sean Connery played
Jones' father in the original films and is rumored to be in the fourth
installment, although Marshall couldn't confirm this. "Harrison is going to play the character and it is
going to be 10 or 12 years later," said Marshall.
story that makes sense and is believable."
Marshall said the film
would likely go into production early next year and could be shot in
Australia, Europe or the United States. "My job
as producer is to get the movie made so if I can do it better and
cheaper here in Australia, then I am going to do it,"
possibility for Indiana Jones and a couple of other
things I am working on at the moment." said Marshall.
Frank Marshall is most
likely talking about filming "in studio" in Australia. This doesn't
automatically mean the Indiana Jones 4 story will take our hero
on an adventure down under! Remember that Star Wars: Episode III -
Revenge of the Sith was also filmed in studios in Australia.
Click here to read the full news article. And
thanks to Nick and Paul for the news link.
Indy 4 is 99.75% likely to happen
April 4, 2006
As mentioned yesterday, BBC
ONE just aired their first episode of a new programme called Hollywood
Greats tonight. This first episode centered around Harrison Ford's
career and included an extended interview with Ford, by British film
critic Jonathan Ross.
At the end of the great
interview Jonathan asked Ford how much of a chance there was of another
Indiana Jones film.
answer for a few seconds and then responded that
it was "99 and three quarter percent."
likely to happen.
Then further asked if
Sean Connery would return as Indy's father in Indy 4, at which
Ford smiled "I can't really say, but I would hope."
Ross responded with "So he's
going to be in it, then." and Ford just kind of laughed and
didn't say anything.
Nothing really new or
concrete but a 99.75% chance sure sounds very reassuring for Indiana
And we still didn't get a clear answer to the question if we'll get to
see Sean Connery as Indy's father once again. So spreading the news
that Connery WILL make an appearance in Indy 4 would be
premature! But Ford did made it sound like there's a good chance.
Thanks to Matt and
'Ste2652' for the Hollywood Greats programme report.
get Indy 4 into shape
BusinessWeek Online recently interviewed Steven
Spielberg about his recent breakup with Universal. A new
contract with Paramount is underway which will boost some much
needed life back into Viacom. When asked about when he will be
making another film, Spielberg said,
Friday, April 7,
get Indiana Jones 4 into shape. That's a Paramount
picture, and we have had 10 revisions of the script. Right now [War
of the Worlds screenwriter] David Koepp is working on it, and it's
getting close. I'd like to get it going for 2007. And I'd like do
something from Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals,
about Abraham Lincoln."
You'd better hurry on
the Indiana Jones film. Harrison Ford says he's not getting any
"Harrison Ford is still strong enough to pull a
PT Cruiser on his back."
You can read the entire
interview with Steven at BusinessWeek Online.
be a desert scene in Indy 4
During a recent
interview with Empire Magazine producer Frank Marshall reveals
some info on a possible exotic location for Indiana Jones 4:
So whatís the next exotic place
that Indy 4ís gonna go to?
Marshall: "The next exotic Iím gonna be in is London! Indy 4 is
probably going to shoot next year, all around the world again. Weíre
writing the script, itís coming along, and I think itís on a very
So whatís the angle going to be in
the story this time?
Marshall: "Oh, I canít tell you that!"
Oh go onÖ.
Marshall: "I can tell you itís going to be about 10 years later,
itíll be in the 50s, so obviously Indy will be older, so Harrison will
be able to play the role, but other than that my lips are sealed."
Youíve done the Sahara now, I
suppose; any other deserts that we can seeÖ?
"There might be a desert involved, yeah, but
which one I canít tell you."
Click here to read the full interview in which
Frank Marshall also talks about his other upcoming films; Jurassic
Park 4 and The Bourne Ultimatum!
for Indy 4 is finally done!
Thursday, May 11,
MTV had a chat with George Lucas who says the
script for Indiana Jones 4 is finally done! And he added that
the film won't be any louder, bigger or faster than the previous 3
films. Indy 4 will prize dialogue over decibels.
proved that people are getting bored with that kind of
stuff," Lucas said Monday at a Jazz at Lincoln Center dinner
celebrating Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential
people. "What they want to see is something
different. And Indiana Jones, if nothing else, is always different."
And Lucas is, if
nothing else, reliably vague. He's not yet ready to give up the
treasure trove of what lurks in the plot for the first Indiana Jones
movie since 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, except
to say the script is finally done and the flick will "probably" start
shooting next year.
we're working on it," Lucas said. "We've
working on it for 10 years. I think it'll
be a great film, but it's completely different. It's still got a lot of
action, and it's still very funny. I think it works like crazy."
Click here to read the full article. And thanks to
Heiko for the news link!
playing Mrs. Jones in Indy 4
10/06/06, 5:10pm EST
when Harrison Ford was promoting his latest thriller
Firewall, he mentioned that he loved working with Virginia Madsen on
the film and that he wanted to work with her on Indiana Jones IV as
well. "I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
I'm actually hoping she'll come over for Indiana Jones. We've talked
about it." Ford said.
When Madsen was in New York to do
press for Garrison Keiller's A Prairie Home Companion ComingSoon.net had a chance to ask the actress
about this rumor.
that's the best rumor I ever heard about myself," she said,
laughing. "I so hope it's true, but no, we never
really talked about that. I talked to Harrison about it, as a fan. 'Are
you really going to do another Indiana Jones movie? Have you found a
script yet?' I don't know whether that was something that somebody
picked up that he said. I don't know. I'm going to see him next week,
but I'm too shy to ask him. I hope it's not a rumor that's ruining my
Virginia Madsen is good in anything
she does and she would certainly make a good leading lady in the fourth
Indiana Jones film. But that's just my opinion.
Head over to ComingSoon.net to read the full report.
Lucas wants Sean
Connery back in Indy 4!
10/06/06, 5:14pm EST
Hollywood that he is pushing to get Sean
Connery to appear in Indiana Jones 4, which Lucas executive produces.
would love him to be in the next 'Indiana Jones'... maybe I can push
him into it," said Lucas.
Lucas was among those honoring Sean Connery as he received the American
Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on Thursday
When asked if he knew whether or not Connery wanted to appear in the
film, Lucas said, "I think he does."
Lucas jokingly added, "We are writing him in
whether he wants to do it or not."
Indiana Jones 4
scheduled for a 2008 release
gears up for this week's Licensing 2006 International
trade show in New York, there are many hot properties like Spider-Man
3, The Simpsons Movie but the prominent for Spielberg fans
is Indiana Jones.
Howard Roffman, president of Lucas
Licensing, said the Lucasfilm division will be looking for licensing
partners for the summer 2007 release of a new Indiana Jones video game
from LucasArts and the summer 2008 release of a new Indiana Jones movie.
Although the game news is exciting but
Indiana Jones and Spielberg fans alike may have to wait another two
years before they see the much delayed Indiana Jones 4.
Summer 2008 makes more sense since
Spielberg is involved in various TV and film projects where he is
serving as a producer in 2007 like On the Lot and Transformers.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
script expected in a few months
23/06/06, 8:43am EST
Hollywood Reporter has an article on all the
projects that CEO Stacey Snider is working on at DreamWorks Pictures.
The article provides tidbit of an
update on what's happening with the Indian Jones 4 script. Hollywood Reporter reports that 'Snider's current
task will be finding the next picture Spielberg directs. There are
several projects on the drawing board, including an Abraham Lincoln
biopic, an untitled space travel project at Paramount and a script by
Rod Lurie set in the glitzy New York media world as well as Indiana
Jones 4, which Paramount would co-finance with George Lucas'
Lucasfilm. David Koepp's script is expected in two to three months.
Thanks to 'Tina' for heads up.
5 facts about Indiana
AskMen.com has published a fun article on the fourth Indiana Jones film. In
"5 Things You Didnít Know About Indiana Jones 4" their writer
Matt Forsman, talks about the the long gap of years between Indy's Last
Crusade in 1989 and the upcoming Indiana Jones 4. And with
that also comes the 5 most interesting facts/rumors about the
production of the fourth Indiana Jones films.
Although the article doesn't contain any new info on Indy 4,
still worth checking out.
Thanks to Eric Zala for letting us
more Indiana Jones 4
17/07/06, 4:34pm EST
got a chance to talk to Steven
Spielberg this weekend at the Chicago International Film Festivalís
(CIFF) Tribute to Spielberg. Mr. Spielberg was in Chicago to receive a
Lifetime Achievement Award from the CIFF.
Summed up, Spielberg said that David
Koepp is still working on finishing the Indiana Jones script and that
nothing of Frank Darabont's earlier Indy 4 script version has
Awalt: Is Indiana
Jones going to be the Ďsweet dessert after the bitter herbsí of Munich
that youíd mentioned in the one interview?
It's sad to hear that the final version of the Indiana Jones 4
script will contain no parts of Darabont's work. Frank Darabont is such
a talented writer and director. Though this must mean that the script
version David Koepp is finishing is fantastic!
Spielberg: "Well you know, George and I have been promising it for
a lot of years now, but Iím making every attempt to keep my promise. I
just want to make sure that the fanbase is given the best Indiana Jones
anybody could possibly make, and until I can assure myself that at
least Iím trying to make the best Indiana Jones film of all time, the
development will continue. The process of developing the script will
continue, and it continues right now with David Koepp writing the script."
Awalt: That was a
Spielberg: "Well David Koepp is a great closer. And heís done some
great projects for me, you know all of them. And I feel that if anybody
can do it and pull this together, David can."
Awalt: The Darabont
screenplay. Youíve probably read some of the controversy.
Spielberg: "Itís a wonderful screenplay!"
Awalt: Thatís what Iíve
heard you thought of it.
Spielberg: "I liked it a lot."
Awalt: Are you going to use
any parts of it in the final version of the film?
Spielberg: "I am not."
Awalt: Will it ever see the
light of day?
Spielberg: "SomedayÖ [hesitates] No, I donít think it will.
Darabont wrote a wonderful screenplay and Frankís a very close friend
of mine and weíre collaborating on a number of things, but sadly Indy
4 will not be one of them."
And I bet all the Indiana Jones fans
are now hoping Darabont's Indy 4 script version will someday
get published (or find its way onto the internet).
here to read Steven Awalt's full interview with Spielberg.
talks Indy 4 script progress
25/07/06, 5:40pm EST
Head of Fan Relations, talked about upcoming Star
Wars events and Indiana Jones 4 past weekend at the San Diego
Comic-Con in front of a huge crowd.
current status is that Steven Spielberg is having another script
written right now by David Koepp,Ē Sansweet told the crowd at
Comic-Con, ďand we are all hoping that that
script is delivered in the next couple of months, and that Steven and
Harrison and George like it, and that we start production ó
pre-production at least ó sometime late this year, or early next year.
But again, weíve been close to that several times, so itís silly that
anybody says, ĎOh yeah, I know that theyíre definitely going to do it,
or theyíre definitely not gonna do it.í Right now, we really donít
know, but we all have our fingers crossed. I think weíre closer than we
ever have been before, and so weíre hoping we see a new Indy movie in
the next couple of years.Ē
Thanks to Bonnie and ComingSoon.net for the news.
and Ford talk Indy 4
21/08/06, 1:45pm EST
Empire Online had an exclusive chat with George
Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford about the highly anticipated Indiana
4. The film is scheduled to start filming mid-2007 for a 2008
basically going to do The Phantom Menace," says Lucas
(stay with him here, he's making a point). "People's
way higher than you can deliver. You could just get
killed for the whole thingÖWe would do it for fun and just take the hit
with the critics and the fans...But nobody wants to get into it unless
they are really happy with it."
The 'damned if you do, damned if
you don't' situation has freed up an idea for a plot that was
originally deemed too incendiary.
a McGuffin," continues Lucas, still reluctant to name said
McGuffin. "I told the guys about it and they were
a little dubious about it, but it's the best one we've ever found...
Unfortunately, it was a little too 'connected' for the others. They
were afraid of what the critics would think. They said, "Can't we do it
with a different McGuffin? Can't we do this?" and I said "No". So we
pottered around with that for a couple of years. And then Harrison
really wanted to do it and Steve said, "Okay". I said, "We'll have to
go back to that original MacGuffin and take out the offending parts of
it and we'll still use that area of the supernatural do deal with it".
will be different in all the right ways and the same in all the
familiar ways," adds Spielberg.
As for timing, Lucas says that
filming is scheduled for mid-2007, for a 2008 release but getting the
gang back together is a tricky proposition. "Before
just working with Steven and Harrison. Now everybody's a
superstar, so it's a little bit more difficult than it was then. But
there's a good chance it will happen," assures Ford. "There are things left for this character to do."
Click here to read the original article.
Thanks to Chrish and Empire
for the news.
Work on the Indiana
4 script continues
05/10/06, 6:41am EST
talked to George Lucas, who says that Lucasfilm is getting out of the
film business. "We don't want to make movies.
We're about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is concerned,
we've moved away from the feature film thing, because it's too
expensive and it's too risky. I think the secret to the future is
quantity. Because that's where it's going to end up."
But don't panic, Lucasfilm has at
least one feature film commitment left, Indiana Jones 4 is
still in development! "Steve [Spielberg] and I
are still working away, trying to come up with something we're happy
with. Hopefully in a short time we will come to an agreement. Or
something," Lucas said, without a great deal of enthusiasm.
George Lucas is also working on a
film about the Tuskegee airmen of World War II called Red Tails.
"I've been working on that for about 15 years,"
adding he's also been working on Indy 4 for 15
And Lucas Animation does plan to
start making feature films eventually, but head over to Variety.com
for more info on that.
Harrison Ford also mentioned that
there is still some work left on Indiana Jones 4 before they
are ready to go into production. The Rocky Mountain News published a new interview
with Ford on the occasion of the Aspen FilmFest's Independent
Award Harrison Ford received past weekend.
During this interview Ford was of course asked about the progress on Indy
4. "Happily, it's a character that I enjoy,"
the Rocky Mountain News. "I enjoy
working with Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas]. It's unlike
anything else I've done. That makes it a pleasure. There are still
issues to be resolved with the movie. But hopefully they will be, and
we'll be able to shoot some time next year."
Click here to read the full interview with
Indiana Jones is
becoming an old man
09/10/06, 3:48pm EST
MTV talked to George Lucas about his upcoming
CG-animated and live-action Star Wars TV series, his Red
Tails film, and the current status of Indiana Jones 4 of
course. Here follows the Indy 4 related clip from MTV's
Those who haven't been stuck in a
cave for the past five years know all too well that Lucas, Spielberg
and Harrison Ford have been developing a fourth Indiana Jones adventure
for more than a half-decade now, with all three needing to approve the
finished script. When pressed for an update, Spielberg insisted that he
wanted to keep the day's focus on his producing partner; Lucas is
optimistic about the project.
"Steve and I
are still working on the script," Lucas said, but he wouldn't
confirm rumors that Indy will have some sort of young apprentice ó
family member or otherwise ó in the flick. "We
don't know yet, because we haven't got the script finished yet."
Indy's executive producer did,
however, reveal one theme that he's determined to address in the first
"Jones" flick since 1989's The Last Crusade. "Well, he's an old man," Lucas admitted. "That'll be in there."
Old age is clearly on Lucas' mind,
and it seems to be shaping a lot more than just the Indy 4
script. "I'm kind of semi-retired," he
said during the press conference announcing his donation...
George Lucas recently handed over the
largest donation in the history of the University of Southern
California ó giving birth to the college's brand-new School of
Click here to read more about George Lucas' other
Harrison Ford says
he feels "fit to continue"
21/10/06, 1:14pm EST
at the Rome Film Festival on Friday that he was delighted to
team up again with directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for the
"We did three films that stay within the same
block of time. We need to move on for artistic reasons and obvious
physical reasons," Ford said at a news conference. "I feel fit to continue and bring the same physical
Indiana Jones 4 has been in
development for over a decade, but the production has recently gained
momentum. Lucas has said he and Spielberg, who would direct, are
working on a script, though no details have been disclosed.
In the last film, Jones' father was
played by Sean Connery, who Ford said might also appear in the planned
"He's part of the emotional fabric of these
films. I think there may be an opportunity, I believe that Sean is
still willing and I'd be delighted if he joined us," said Ford.
Connery, who attended the Rome event last week, has said that no offer
had been made.
Ford declined to provide details
about a shooting schedule or film locations, adding that the directors
were not yet finished with the script.
"I think it's a real opportunity to make a film
as successful ... as the ones we've made before," he said.
Read the original news message at CNN.com. Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.
And a big thanks to Ward, Pamela
Schultz, Elliott Serrano, Jayson Crittenden and Garrett from The
Raven for the news.
with Darabont on his Indy 4 script
07/11/06, 2:47pm EST
got on the phone with Frank Darabont to talk about his special edition
2 disc set of The Green Mile. Devin couldnít help asking
Darabont about his participation in Indiana Jones 4. Darabont
had spent a lot of time working on that script but his version was
eventually scrapped. Here follows the Indy 4 part of their interview:
difficult is it when someone takes a script of yours and then never
makes it? Iím thinking of the whole Indiana Jones thing.
Darabont: "That was the most frustrating of all, and that was the
straw that broke the back of me wanting to continue in that line of
work. That was terrifically frustrating. I worked for over a year on
that; I worked very close with Steven Spielberg. He was ecstatic with
the result and was ready to shoot it two years ago. He was very, very
happy with the script and said it was the best draft of anything since
Raiders of the Lost Ark. Thatís really high praise and gave me a real
sense of accomplishment, especially when you love the material youíre
working on as much as I love the Indiana Jones films.
And then you
have George Lucas read it and say, ĎYeah, I donít think so, I donít
like it.í And then he resets it to zero when Spielberg is ready to
shoot it that coming year, [which] is a real kick to the nuts. You can
only waste so much time and so many years of your life on experiences
like that, you can only get so emotionally invested and have the rug
pulled out from under you before you say enough of that."
Devin: Coming from
an insiderís perspective on that whole thing, do you think that movieís
ever going to happen?
Darabont: "I donít think so. I donít think so. But thatís just my
opinion, I could be wrong. I just think itís fantastically bizarre that
for a project that people have been trying to crack for ten years and
have a writer come in and finally crack it and have a director who
happens to be Steven Spielberg, one of the greatest directors of all
time, and then say, ĎNo, I donít think soÖí Itís just bizarre to me. I
canít get into Georgeís head."
to read more on Darabont's other projects; The Mist and Fahrenheit
451. They will run the full interview with Frank Darabont next
UPDATED: Indy 4
screenplay finally completed?
30/12/06, 8:25am EST
And 2006 had such a great ending, today is something different.
According to E! Online, Lucasfilm and Amblin commented that
this much celebrated Associate Press story from past Friday might
contain some inaccuracies;
A Lucasfilm spokesman said he
couldn't confirm all the details in the AP story, suggested the report
might contain some inaccuracies and referred E! Online to Spielberg's
company, Amblin, which would oversee the fourth installment.
The Amblin representative in turn
said the AP story didn't appear to be entirely accurate. While
acknowledging that a lot of people want to get the movie to "happen,"
he said the article appeared to make plans sound more definite than
they were at this time as it had omitted such words as "hopefully" from
Lucas' comments. The Amblin rep said the company may announce something
official on Indy 4 this week, but quickly qualified that with
the word "hopefully."
Whether or not he gave a firm start
date, Lucas did say the movie would be a "character
piece" with "very interesting mysteries,"
that Ford, now 64, is "fit to continue"
the fedora-favoring hero. "I think it's
going to be really cool," Lucas said.
According to this new info, the quotes
from Lucas were accurate. But none of these quotes mention the
completion of the Indy 4 script or the May 2008 release date?
Let's first wait for an official comment from Amblin or Lucasfilm.
ORIGINAL STORY: George Lucas
confirmed on Friday that the screenplay for the long-awaited Indiana
4 has FINALLY been approved by all parties and that filming
will start in 2007, for a May 2008 release!
George Lucas said Friday that
filming of the long-awaited Indiana Jones movie will begin next year.
Harrison Ford, who appeared in the three earlier flicks, the last one
coming in 1989, is set to star again. Lucas said he and Steven
Spielberg recently finalized the script for the film.
"It's going to
be fantastic. It's going to be the best one yet," the
62-year-old filmmaker said during a break from preparing for his duties
as grand marshal of Monday's Rose Parade.
Exact film locations have not been
decided yet, but Lucas said part of the movie will be shot in Los
The fourth chapter of the Indiana
Jones saga, which will hit theaters in May 2008, has been in
development for over a decade with several screenwriters taking a crack
at the script, but it only recently gained momentum.
Lucas kept mum about the plot, but
said that the latest action flick will be a "character
piece" that will include "very interesting
"I think it's
going to be really cool," Lucas said.
Lucas praised Ford for breathing
life into his character. "Mostly it's the charm
of Harrison that makes it work," he said.
Source: Alicia Chang, The Associated
Press - Dec. 29, 2006.
Back in July of 2006, Spielberg
mentioned then recently hired screenplay writer David Koepp "is a great closer" for the Indy 4
script. Spielberg was right as Koepp obviously added something that got
approval from everybody involved.
The work on the Indiana Jones 4
screenplay - which only took over 10 years to complete - has finally
ended. And Steven Spielberg's next film will be the first Indiana Jones
cinematic adventure since 1989!
What a wonderful way to end 2006 and
an uncertain decade of Indy 4 script rumors & delays. 2007
will be a busy and exciting year.
Happy New Year everybody!
A big thanks to the following fans for
contacting us with this news:
Brett Hopkins, Jose Rodriguez, Discomurf, Jay Cormier & Craig
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