Indiana Jones 4
in New Haven: Day 3
01/07/07, 4:40pm EST
back with another great report from the third day
of filming Indy 4 on the streets of New Haven yesterday!
Indiana Jones 4 in
New Haven Day 3
Indiana Jones helps us discover the
Fountain of Youth.
A beautiful sunny, summer Saturday
out with the family, and a trip to New Haven, to meet up with old
co-workers and their families, walk around the park, the shops, get a
bite to eat, visit to the Yale Peabody Museum to see the dinosaurs, and
oh yeah,. see how the filming of Indy IV was going. But, the
big star that we all knew and loved was working today - that's right,
my pal from college was an extra today and we wouldn't miss that for
You see, this blog isn't a testament
or how to guide to be an obsessed fan. It is a report on how the
filming is really just an attention-getter, or novelty in the
background that brings a lot of curious folks out to see their first
ever glimpse of a film production. It has become the equivalent to
going to our local Bridgeport Bluefish baseball games, they are being
managed this season by legendary New York Yankees pitcher, Tommy John.
We take the kids to the games and the parents just talk, the kids run
around, we watch the game peripherally. The mid 30s-40s dads perk up if
Tommy John comes out and gives a wave - and instantly we are all
teenagers again and Tommy is in his prime and 20 years ago go away in
what seems like a blink of an eye. This is what Indy IV has
become - nostalgia come to life, as old friends meet up and remember
when we were all younger back in the 80s. Sometimes it is the years and
not the mileage.
Plus, today, my wife wanted to see
what all the "big to do" Indy IV was about, as the kids had
told her about it, and I mentioned seeing Ford and Spielberg. Although,
I worry if she ever saw Harrison Ford close-up, she would say "why
would the bloodthirsty, murdering crooks in "Firewall" ever kidnap the
family dog"? But, honestly, my dear wife could care less, she is not
impressed by Hollywood - and as we are in both in marketing - know it
is more often, if not always, about business than artistic expression.
Also, back in college in New Haven she worked at Scoozi's restaurant,
near the famous Yale Repertory Theatre, where she waited on actors or
actresses, and never knew who they were. Many a night she would call me
up and say at her table was "the guy that was in that "Incidental
Tourist-thing", William Hurt? Jason Rhubarb? Stacey Peach? Mertyl
Strep? Paul Redford? Robert Newman? I would always correct her and she
would say - "whatever". My next question to her would always be - did
they tip well?
We arrived in New Haven at noon,
walked around Chapel Street. The boys were excited to see the new "old"
store dressings, like the old fashioned Bozo Fun Phone, the mechanical
horse, (which sadly Owen couldn't ride as it was a prop), and read
flyers. It was fun to watch them play with the scales and gumball
machines. Wait until next May 22nd, they will be them pointing at the
screen and "hey that's our Bozo Phone Indy walked by". Questions came
up from Spencer, as he read the pamphlets. What was a "commie" or
"atomic bomb", and who were the Marshall Patriots and when were they
playing football against Northern Connecticut University? Note: There
are three directionally named universities in Connecticut - Eastern,
Western, and the one I graduated from, Southern - but none called
Northern). I explained that it was materials from the fictitious
Marshall College that Indiana Jones
It was quiet today, no Shia LaBeouf
sporting a pompadour that would give Elvis a run for his money. No
Harrison Ford or his stunt double zooming by, either. We looked around
and saw that there was some Indy IV filming going on inside the
Yale courtyard (where we used to crash Yalie parties back in college)
and the Green (where we went to dozens of free summer concerts that had
such greats like Ray Charles), and old cars were parked along College
Street (where we once found a knocked over parking meter and thought if
took it home we'd be rich - but it weighed a ton and we were 10 years
old). This filming has really become a big tourist attraction, so much
so, we saw bus unload a huge group of tourist nearby and they quickly
came towards the roped off filming area with cameras clicking. I kid
We met up with our friends and their
kids and played catch with the boys, only to stop to watch the extras
come by dressed like students, teachers and regular towns folk in their
1950s clothes. We looked amongst the group and spotted our friend in
his costume, complete with shoes - he looked cool, like a picture of my
grandfather. The kids were excited as he waved to us, they told all
their friends at school, they knew a real movie star. So what he will
be a fuzzy, image on screen for less than a nanosecond - today he was
the man! He was standing around women who looked like Lois Lane from
the old, black and white, Superman show with George Reeves.
During a break he came over to say a quick "hi" to the kids. Twenty
years earlier, he would be playing in bands at clubs across the street
from where we stood, and I would do stand-up and film public access
comedy shows, both dreaming about fame, fortune and glory. Now, we
stood there as my kids asked if even his socks were from the 50s - he
said they probably were- but everything was authentic, pipes, lighters,
glasses, cigarette packages, newspapers and all the women were wearing
real 50s style underwear, so they fit the costumes properly. My wife
wanted to know how he knew what the women had under their dresses - to
which he replied with a raised eyebrow that would have made John
Belushi proud and made a quick exit back to the Indy IV set.
Authentic underwear: just another example of the painstaking detail
that these Lucasfilm/Paramount folks put into this film. We left for
lunch at the Black Bear Grill and my son asked a crewman how much did
all this cost - he laughed and said that we will probably never see a
film of this large scale so close up, again. To which Owen replied,
does "large scale" mean everyone was fat who worked there? Oh, to be a
When we came back we noticed one of
the old car drivers was really a local high school principal. Then
started talking with a fellow (who I soon discovered sat near me at the
Billy Joel concert on October 30, 1996, during which Joel kept stopping
the show to give the crowd updates on the Boston Red Sox/ New York Met
World Series) said Steven Spielberg had just come out and not only
stopped to wave to the crowd, but turned the cameras on them literally!
As they all snapped away with their various cameras at Mr. Spielberg,
he pulled out a camera and started taking their pictures. Now they
could all go home with a great story - they had the same thing in
common with Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Richard Dryfuss and Harrison Ford -
they had just had their picture taking through the camera lens of an
Academy Award-winning director! I mentioned that I had a great photo of
Spielberg and Ford yesterday, but had to delete it - the "old concert
acquaintance" said no problem, and emailed me the shots (they look
great) it was like being a kid trading baseball cards.
Seconds later Harrison Ford made his
through Yale's Phelps Gate (where I asked my first girlfriend out), he
stopped and waved at the crowd twice, as they cheered and snapped
pictures. This time, I let my son Owen, who sat on my shoulders play
cameraman, and he took a few somewhat blurry shots of everyone's
favorite globe-trotting archaeologist.
Everyone was having a good day, as
we made our way to the car and some ice cream at the Tasty-Di, across
from the British Art Gallery. We watched them film more cars driving
down High Street and then we headed over to the Yale Peabody Museum .
If you are ever in New Haven, you must stop there, its our version of
the Museum of Natural History, and where every kid went with their
parents or third grade class. It has meteor rocks, a vast collection of
dinosaur fossils, and a mummy - the kind of place you could imagine
Indiana Jones looking for a wayward Marcus Brody.
The last few days have been amazing,
as we met old friends, met new ones, learned about movie making up
close from the best in the business, and about promising, upcoming
filmmakers. Truly, what an adventure it has been.
Driving away, I looked back and
thought about how Indiana Jones was somewhere around these streets
getting himself into all sorts of trouble like he did in the old days.
And somewhere in our memories we were also running around the same
streets, just like we did in the old days.
With the big Indy-pendence Day
approaching, cookouts, fireworks at the beach, and getting going on
finding a new marketing/public relations job (I wish writing about
movies would pay the bills - but this is just something I have been
doing for fun for my friends - both old and new) I am taking a
break from the New Haven filming.
Big thanks to Mitchell
Hallock for his set reports.
shooting in New Haven weekend roundup
02/07/07, 4:11pm EST
from the Indiana Jones 4 set in New Haven
appeared online over the weekend. Including a first dozen of spy video
WARNING: I'd like to
warn you that while these photos and video clips reveal no significant Indy
4 story plot points, they do SPOIL many details about this
particular chase scene filmed in New Haven!
So if you want to be kept in the dark about Indiana Jones 4 as
much as possible - which would be the most wise & in the end also
most enjoyable choice - don't click on any of the following links!
(This also counts for all future spy photos and videos.)
The biggest spy report comes from
'IESB.net' where you'll find a series of 10 spy video clips from the
set of Indiana Jones 4.
And the most exciting action spy photos of the week can be found on
'Shiafan.com'. But BEWARE as the photos also have the highest level of
SPOILERS so far! - Maybe I shouldn't have said that?
Thanks to Stefan Zwanzger, Mitchell
Hallock, Steve and the many fans at The Raven for
the heads up!
Indiana Jones 4
in New Haven: Day 4
02/07/07, 5:09pm EST
returns today with another great report from
the already fourth day of filming Indy 4 on the streets of New
Indiana Jones 4
in New Haven Day 4
Raiders of the Lost Generation:
Reintroducing Indiana Jones
I am hearing from my friends that
the filming of Indy IV in New Haven is pretty much the same
filming as it has been the last few days; street scenes, cars driving
around, and filming at the Congressional Church in neighboring West
Haven. West Haven once had a famous waterfront amusement park, back for
decades and was a huge attraction for people in New England. It was the
kind of place in the 1950s Indiana Jones would have been challenged to
a drag race by Bob Falfa. But today Indiana Jones was in town, maybe
attending "Sunday School". My friend, the extra, was still recovering
from his day of fame. He said it was a very surreal experience watching
Rick Deckard from Blade Runner in front of him acting. The only
thing that reminded him that it was real was the shoes that were
killing his feet for from 5:00am to 9:00pm. Apparently, Dr. Scholl's
foot pads weren't invented yet! I also received an email from a huge
Indy fan that got to work with the crew on Saturday. He said it was a
long day, but it will be something he will remember his whole life!
As I have been writing these blogs
over the last week about the buzz around the filming of Indiana Jones
in New Haven, I began to notice a trend amongst my friend's kids. While
my friends, who are around my age, (I will be 41 on July 10, and my
wife 3x on July 12) all know instantly who Indiana Jones was, their
children did not.
My nephew, who is 13, and a huge Star Wars prequel fan, wasn't
interested in any of the filming and he lived 10 minutes from the Yale
filming. When I asked why, he said he hadn't ever seen an Indy film.
Now, my sons were telling all their friends about the filming of
Indiana Jones they saw on Sunday, you would hear the same question -
I mentioned this observation to my
wife, and she said, that the majority of the people she saw standing
around watching the filming were around 35 and up. With the Last
Crusade coming out 1989, and the next film coming out 2008, that's
19 years - or an entire generation that hadn't thrilled to the
adventures of the globe-trotting archeologist. Indiana Jones has been
out of sight for almost twenty years like that crate with the serial
number 9906753 (yes - I am a geek) located in that huge warehouse at
the end of Raiders. So what would be cool ways to get the kids
to know how great these films are?
Theatrical Reissues and
Seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark last Tuesday night on the New
Haven Green and hearing the cheers, laughs and applause by thousands
made me miss the theatre going experience. The kids loved eating the
popcorn and watching it all before their eyes - now imagine if it was
in a digital theatre with THX sound! Re-release all three films a month
apart like they did with Star Wars and introduce them with
Newsreel-like teaser trailers for Indy IV; setting up the world
of 1957 and the threats that faced the world back then to whet
appetites. That would be a great teaser campaign - A flashback to the
old black and white "Worldwide News Features" spotlighting the news of
the day like communists, a-bombs, 50 rock and roll dance marathons,
rebel motorcycle gangs, and a mysterious find that has scientist
baffled - and then lead into the Raiders March and have Indy burst
through on a motorcycle or back of one- heck I get chills just thinking
With the onslaught of Indy IV
merchandise coming at us like a giant rolling boulder, that will herald
the films premiere next year, it will no doubt catch the public's
attention. Admit it, you can't wait for a Rene Belloq Burger King toy
where you squeeze his head and it explodes! But between now and then, I
think it would be a great time to sit down and have an Indiana Jones
family movie night. Just keep your hands on the remote to fast forward
through the "scary" parts. My kids are in the Boy Scouts, and the dads
and I are already talking about having an Indy movie night during a
camping trip in the coming year.
Back in New Haven, I wonder if the
Blockbuster Video store on Chapel Street has had a surge in Indiana
Jones movie rentals. Because all you heard from the parents watching
the filming was them telling their kids, "we'll have to go and rent
some Indiana Jones movies".
Now, that's great news!
Big thanks to Mitchell
Hallock for writing these excellent set reports.
Rumors about the
character John Hurt could play
03/07/07, 4:38pm EST
Indiana Jones 4 page at 'The
Database' will certainly have noticed that there is a character name
attached to John Hurt in the film's cast list. The name of the assumed dead Abner Ravenwood (Marion's father
from Raiders) has been linked to John Hurt for over a
week now at IMDb.com
and if true; it can count as a BIG SPOILER! Therefore the name is
hidden on this page and can only be read when highlighted.
While you should never take IMDb.com’s
info too seriously, as they frequently have incorrect listings for
upcoming movies, Devin Faraci from 'CHUD.com' is certain that John Hurt
will indeed play Abner Ravenwood. He
even calls it "official".
And while Devin advises everybody not to reveal facts about Indy 4
- "to keep the movie from getting ruined" - he himself continues by
hinting on more Indy 4 character details. So you better not pay
a visit to CHUD.com if you want to stay SPOILER clean!
Especially as some of Devin's previous rumors/spoilers now appear to be
Another article on the subject of John
Hurt's character can be found at Cinema Fusion.
Thanks to Brett Hopkins, Sven Spriz
and Rogelio Diaz for the heads up.
Indiana Jones 4
in New Haven: Day 5
04/07/07, 5:24pm EST
is back with his fifth, and last, great report
from the filming of Indy 4 on the streets of New Haven!
Indiana Jones 4 in
New Haven Day 5
Like father, like sons.
Today, I asked the boys if they
wanted to go to the movies to see Transformers or Ratouille.
they asked why we weren’t going to watch them make
movies. I was shocked, as I thought they had written this off as boring
but to my surprise today they had more fun than ever. The kids wanted
to bring our dog, Indiana, to play downtown. But I figured if I took
any pictures and posted them as photos of “Indiana on the New Haven
sets”, someone at Genre Productions might have a conniption.
All the streets were open, a sign
that things were ending. In fact, I had heard the crew was had finished
up yesterday and moved to another part of the state. Sadly, the
majority of the facades and store fronts on Chapel Street were
reverting back from 1957 to 2007, Gone already was the newsstand,
Bedford Grill, pawn shop and Marshall College pamphlets. The kids
climbed into an old phone booth and were amazed to use a rotary phone
(talk about feeling ancient).
Elodie with Spielberg.
Now that I have become, “New Haven
Mitch”, in the past few weeks, I also have received a great amount of
emails and calls from folks telling me about great meetings and
autographs with Shia LeBeouf, Steven Spielberg and some other “big”
names. I heard yesterday a bearded, gentleman was walking onto College
Street and was told that they were filming. The gentleman replied, “That’s O.K., I know my way around a movie set.”
Yes, I am told it was none other than George Lucas, one of Indiana’s
co-creators, and the director of a few movies himself you may have
heard of. To validate this, a few other fans were lucky enough to get a
few photos with Mr. “Star Wars” near the catering tent on the Green.
Another story that made the papers was Elodie from Switzerland, who
made a quest of meeting Steven Spielberg – one that she achieved yesterday. It made the New Haven Register, along with a mention of mio
fratello, Antoni, from Bologna, Italy who came in to New Haven. He
missed Indiana Jones in Venice as a boy back in 1988, but made up for
that by watching the filming of Indy IV. Even tonight on the
way home, NPR had a piece on Indiana Jones fans coming to New Haven.
The boys had fun playing
archeologist as they found tons of tags that said thrift store, with
$1.99 and $7.99. We figured the tags might be scraps from extras
authentic 1950s clothing. The best was walking across the Old Yale
campus, the scene of a lot excitement on Saturday and Monday was back
to normal life. Groups of modern day Yale students were enjoying the
summer day, totally oblivious of the scraps of the filming that were
scattered all around. The kids were playing with “anti-communist”
propaganda leftover from the filming. A man walked up to me and said if
I knew what that was, I said props leftover from shooting. He replied,
they were an “eBay goldmine”, to which my youngest looked up and
corrected him that it was just trash. We walked over to the statue and
the kids soon found scraps of it lying around and used it write some
sidewalk graffiti. Ironic isn’t it, one day a pricey movie prop the
next day sidewalk chalk – that’s Hollywood. The boys started playing a
quick game of baseball with students and stumbled across a set that was
somewhat of a spoiler. But as this blog is about movie making coming to
our neighborhood, we’ll just keep it to ourselves and you’ll have to
see it next May.
Outside Phelps Gate, the vintage
cars and buses were still parked. The highlight was the New Britain Bus
from the 1950s was open for the curious. The boys and I sat inside the
same bus we had just seen barreling down the street last Friday. And to
the delight of the boys, and irritation of the adults, discovered
everything worked – especially the horn! Owen had a blast pretending to
drive the bus and now wants to be a stunt driver. We found out the
buses were from a museum and the Genre rep there said depending on
where I had taken as a kid, I might have ridden on that bus as kid.
Gee, did I feel old!
Our friend who was an extra on
Saturday came by during his lunch break and was playing with the kids.
They asked him about all he had seen during filming but as he didn’t
want to spoil anything all he said was the film was in color, and quite
possibly a “talkie”. Again, you’ll have to wait until next year. I did
point to a car we saw on Saturday and said that must have been the bad
guy’s car. To which Owen said it couldn’t have been because it wasn’t
Mitchell's sons posing in front of the Marshall College sign.
We walked pass those beautiful
wooden doors, now exquisitely painted to look as if they had been there
for 100 years rather than just a week ago. The boys posed for a picture
at the Marshall College sign nearby. Bravo – set designers!
We went to grab some pizza at Naples
on Wall Street, and got caught in a sea of extras headed down the
College Street. It is very surreal to see modern day cars driving by
dozens of college students that look like they are going to a pep rally
in 1957. We watched them go by, only to see Stephen Spielberg climb out
a car, wave and blow a kiss to the dozens of fans calling his name and
taking his picture. Owen asked who he was and Spencer said he was the
man who made Jurassic Park and Goonies and had billions
of dollars. Owen was amazed by that, and said, “Wow,
Spielberg guy can buy a lot of ice cream and video games if
he wanted to.” We waited with the crowd as the rumor was that
Harrison Ford was next to show up, another car but it was crew and
make-up people. Who were greeted with instant excitement followed by
instant disappointment – you could hear the groans. We waited a while,
but heard that Mr. Ford was already inside filming – so much for the
rumor that they had moved to another part of the state. It was getting
late and we changed our mind to grab a quick pizza to go from New
Haven’s famous Wooster Street Pizza Parlors. You can keep your New
York, Chicago and California pizzas – New Haven is where real pizza is
made! Besides it was getting late and we wanted to go home and hit some
golf balls and light some fireworks.
That is all for now – thanks for
letters saying, “thanks – for making me feel like I am there” or “these
have been great, and thanks for keeping the secrets under wraps”. I had
the time off so I figured this a once in a lifetime opportunity, so why
not. In return, I thank you for all the emails and reports with so much
of them I can stay home this week!
Special thanks to Mitchell
Hallock for writing these very enjoyable set reports. We'll miss
Interview with Indy
4 producer Frank Marshall
05/07/07, 2:27am EST
New Haven Register scores the first interview with
Indiana Jones 4 producer Frank
Marshall since the start of production on the fourth Indy film last
month. Frank Marshall talks about how fantastic it was for him and the
whole Indy 4 crew to shoot in New Haven. He also apologizes to
anybody who was treated rudely by crew or security people "because that's not how it should be done." said
Frank Marshall also confirmed that Indiana
4 is being shot in the same style as the first three. Meaning
no digital cameras! "Steven is very aware of the
process and we're not cheating with CG (computer graphics) at all,"
"It keeps the B movie feel."
like a giant circus army that descends on a location," he said,
recognizing that closing major downtown arteries and moving bus stops
for days at a time has inconvenienced many.
"We like to
try to make it as easy as we can, and everybody here has been …
amenable to things we've had to do."
The producer's job is to secure
financing, hire the crew and in myriad ways "help
the director get their vision up on the screen." Marshall said
that while he's enjoyed being in New Haven, most of his tasks have been
concerned with looking ahead. After shooting a scene Thursday at the
Essex Steam Train, the production will move to Hawaii.
But if something unexpected were to
come up, such as a rainy day, Marshall has to come up with a plan. "That's why I like to be on the set," he said. "A lot of producers never leave the office."
Besides being producer of the Indiana
Jones films, Frank Marshall is
also responsible for other classic films like the Back to the Future
trilogy, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit and most recently
also the Bourne series of which The Bourne Ultimatum
comes out next month.
Visit the New Haven Register site to read the full
Thanks to Mitchell Hallock for the
Has actor Andrew
Divoff joined Indy 4?
05/07/07, 7:07am EST
About two weeks ago Moviehole first mentioned a new possible addition
to an already impressive Indiana Jones 4 cast. Earlier this
week this rumor found its way onto JoBlo.com.
is a topic of discussion on every Indiana Jones message
board out there; is Andrew Divoff cast in Indy 4?
Andrew Divoff in LOST.
His name may not ring a bell but
you'll certainly recognize Andrew Divoff's face from somewhere. Andrew played
one of the terrorists holding Harrison Ford's family hostage in Air
Force One. The horror fans may know him as The Djinn from Wes
Craven's Wishmaster. And the many LOST fans will
certainly know him as the cool eye-patched Russian Mikhail Bakunin.
Yes, Andrew usually plays bad guys, probably because he is very good at
But the question remains; is Andrew Divoff cast in Indy 4?
According to Moviehole Andrew Divoff has indeed been added to
the Indy 4 cast. So if this is indeed true; it's only a matter
of time before we receive an official confirmation.
Could be a great addition to an
already impressive Indiana Jones 4 cast. Andrew Divoff's
Russian character really stirred things up in the third season of LOST.
that the new villains in Indy 4 are also
UPDATE 2: New Indy
4 filming location today
05/07/07, 3:17pm EST
As producer Frank Marshall mentioned to the New Haven Register yesterday, the Indiana
Jones 4 team is filming a scene at the Essex Steam Train in
Essex Steam Train.
What they will be filming at Essex is
unknown but it must be a brief scene as the shooting is limited to only one
You can view photos of the Essex Steam
Train filming location online here. But don't look at the photos if you are
trying to avoid any kind of SPOILERS. The photos also reveal a location
name: the train station has been named 'Bedford
Station'. The photos were taken by Keith W.
Steam Train is one of the most famous and popular Essex
attractions. The main station is located in Centerbrook, with other
stations in Deep River, Chester, and Haddam. The regular train ride
goes from Essex to Deep River and then the Becky Thatcher Riverboat
takes the passengers up to the Haddam area. The Essex Clipper Dinner
Train goes from Essex all the way up to Haddam. (source: Wikipedia)
galleries with photos from yesterday's shooting at the Essex Train
station can be viewed online here:
||40 set photos by Adam Ouellette
photos by Neil Ducoff
The Indiana Jones 4 film
crew's next stop is Hawaii.
Additional source: Unofficial Indiana Jones Movieblog
The New Haven
chase scene summary clarified?
06/07/07, 6:24pm EST
plausible explanation of what was filmed on set in New
Haven earlier this week. Although their source seems to be a site
visitor who has been hearing "things"; or what we would call "rumors"!
So in case there is truth to this
explanation, highlight to read SPOILERS: Jones
is teaching a class when he spots a dead man, the guys over at Chud.com
are right, John Hurt is playing Abner Ravenwood.
Abner has come looking for help from Dr. Jones but he is under
surveillance by the Russians and the U.S. Government.
After spotting Abner, Indy goes outside but a chase through the campus
begins that ultimately ends up with a car going through a metal gate
and finally flipping and exploding.
I’m not quite sure why Shia’s character is there, did Abner bring his
grandson down for help or back up and did Abner get kidnapped by the
bad guys and that is why we see Harrison and Shia on a motorcycle
chasing down a car?
What I do know is that by the end of the scene Abner, Mutt (Shia’s
character) and Indy finally get a chance to sit down and talk about the
new adventure Indy is about to embark on, yes, Area 51, Crystal Skulls
You can read the original article
online at IESB.net but beware as the possible SPOILERS are
in plain sight on that page!
A slightly different version of this
New Haven scene explanation can be found at The Movie Scorecard News Blog. Again I warn you
for possible SPOILERS in plain sight.
And this explanation reminds me of
something SPOILER-ish a New Haven extra said to The New York Observer last week.
Thanks to Brett Hopkins and the fans
at The Raven
for the heads up.
Final series of Indy
4 in New Haven reports
07/07/07, 3:30pm EST
All the following links contain a certain level of SPOILERS. So you
better not click on any of them if you wish to stay Indiana Jones 4
Movie Scorecard posted a whole series of SPOILER photos and videos
of the scenes shot on the streets of New Haven. Including photos of who
they believe is actor Ray Winstone in costume - although many people
doubt it's him.
published an article about all scenes filmed in and around New Haven
this past week. Including a scene that hasn't been mentioned before
Highlight to read SPOILER by IGN.com:
There are also
new hints about a possible
wedding scene that may appear in the film. Could Indy be tying the knot
after all of these years? We don't know, but filming for the rumored
on-screen nuptials is taking place outside the First Congregational
Church. A New Haven Public Works employee told the Register, "It's my
understanding there is supposed to be some kind of wedding inside the
church." The actual wedding scene, whoever it includes, will reportedly
be shot in Hollywood.
Here follows a collection of new
articles, photo galleries and videos covering the shooting of Indy 4
in New Haven this past week. Again, beware for small and big SPOILERS:
Thanks to Steve, Mitchell Hallock,
Rick Marshall, Christine and the Indyfans at The Raven for
the related links.
production starts in Hawaii on Tuesday
09/07/07, 5:14pm EST
Indiana Jones 4 in New Haven is
over. Next stop: the Hamakua Coast of the island of Hawaii. And they
start shooting there tomorrow!
Here follows an overview of Indy 4
in Hawaii info written by local Indyfan 'Horrorbot':
TMZ.com is reporting that Indiana Jones 4
is being filmed on the island of Kauai - it's not. Its true they are
filming on the Hamakua Coast of the island of Hawaii, as the town now
is buzzing about it.
Waipio Valley along
the Hamakua Coast.
Ryan's Reel Hawaii has a ton of information starting from a few
months ago when the movie was still under the name "The Untitled
Genre Project". It states that location scouts were here as early
as December looking for places to shoot, including other things like
the extreme secrecy going in to the project (signed agreements).
A recent post says that Hawaii's film commission did not sign a
confidentiality agreement, so be sure you'll hear a lot of information
as soon as they come.
Also, our local paper here in Hilo
has been reporting a lot about the production. In the Hawaii Tribune newspaper today, there is also a
bit about how Harrison Ford may spend his 65th birthday here and when
filming will start.
It was first reported that filming will start in the mid-August, but it
has been fast forwarded to this Tuesday.
In another article from the same
newspaper it was revealed that they are filming near one of the many
waterfalls on the Hamakua Coast. Also, they are filming the opening shots of the movie, featuring a ton of
Russian soldiers (there was a casting call here earlier this
year). Its being reported that they will be filming here for 3 weeks,
but I believe that to be false. Stephen Spielberg is only going to be
here for two weeks, he has a house rented only for that amount of time.
Kaluahine waterfall on
the Hamakua Coast
I ('Horrorbot') would also like to
add that this is a very small town, and lots of information about the
production is constantly being given. Also, in account to size, a lot
of the locations they are filming on are along scenic sights, therefore
anyone with a car driving through (if they know where to look) will be
able to see filming taking place.
Special thanks to 'Horrorbot' for
writing this report. And I'd also like to thank 'Dr. Sartorius and
Robert Leese for the heads up!
New Footage of Indy
4 on ET this evening
11/07/07, 1:58pm EST
Entertainment Tonight will air an exclusive behind-the-scenes video
of Indiana Jones 4!
A preview ET aired yesterday showed
images from the Deming, New Mexico, set including an appearance of
Harrison Ford in his Indiana Jones gear; fedora, whip and everything!
You can view a preview of tonight's Indy
4 clip directly on the top right corner of ET's homepage. If
the video clip won't load, you can still find a few screenshots at our The Raven forums.
So be sure to watch Entertainment
Tonight this evening! And if you can, please record the Indy 4
video clip and place it online for the fans around the world who can't
view tonight's ET show.
Thanks to John Alexander and Rocky
Ponti for the heads up.
12/07/07, 1:11am EST
IndianaJones.com posted the exact same video clip
Entertainment Tonight aired yesterday online, and in much better
Hat? Check. Jacket? Check. Bullwhip?
Check. As cameras roll on the new Indiana Jones adventure, Director
Steven Spielberg shares with us a brief video of Harrison Ford
returning to his classic role.
You can view this video clip
featuring Harrison Ford in his Indiana Jones gear online at IndianaJones.com now.
Indiana Jones 4
at the San Diego Comic-Con
12/07/07, 4:00pm EST
Comic-Con has posted the full schedule for their 2007
convention, taking place from July 26 till 29. And the highly
anticipated Indiana Jones 4 will indeed get some Comic-Con
attention as well on Thursday, July 26, between 1:30 and 3:30 pm!
Pictures—Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Nickelodeon
Movies present a bold new vision for the future of adventure. Be here
for a one-of-a-kind presentation put together just for the fans at
Comic-Con as you get a look at such highly anticipated films as Beowulf,
The Spiderwick Chronicles,
Stardust, Hot Rod, Iron Man, and the next
installments of Indiana Jones and Star Trek,
plus a few surprises. Appearing in person: JJ Abrams, Neil Gaiman,
Roger Avary, and SNL's Andy Samberg. Hall H
And in case you hope to attend this
Seating in all event rooms at Comic-Con is on a first-come,
first-served basis. Because of the sheer number of attendees, simply
having a badge does not guarantee a seat in programs and events, nor an
autograph from a specific celebrity.
Visit the San
Comic-Con to view their full programs schedule.
Thanks to Heiko and ComingSoon.net
for the news.
First week of
shooting Indy 4 in Hawaii
14/07/07, 5:07pm EST
4 producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall held a press
conference at a hotel in Hawaii yesterday. Reports from this press
conference can be found at Yahoo! News and The Honolulu Advertiser.
Ford did not attend the news
conference, but he is working on the Big Island along with Cate
Blanchett, John Hurt and Shia LaBeouf, the executives said.
Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in a
photo by Tim Wright.
The Hawaii Channel also posted a very nice video
report of the press conference with producers Kennedy and Marshall
yesterday. Their video report also shows a few areas of where Indy 4
will be shot and a brief interview with a local crew member. So
definitely worth checking out.
Here follow some excepts from Yahoo! News report of yesterday's press
Producers of the adventure,
currently being filmed on Hawaii's Big Island, say there's no need to
worry. Ford is as fit as ever.
"I have to say,
he looks amazing," said Kathleen Kennedy, the film's
co-executive producer, along with George Lucas. "He
The action star [Harrison Ford] is
actually doing many of his own stunts in the latest film.
"He's doing them, he just has a few more ice
packs and a few more massages," Kennedy said.
"And a lot of Celebrex," producer Frank
The film's biggest action sequences
are being filmed in Hawaii. Marshall compared one scene to the
thrilling, white-knuckled truck chase in the desert in Raiders.
"It's that level," he said.
Ford, Lucas, Spielberg, Kennedy and
Marshall all worked together on the first three films, so this latest
is a homecoming of sorts. "We're having a great
time. It's so much fun being together," said Marshall, who has
produced more than 50 films. "Nobody's worried
about their careers any more," he said.
Here follows a list if Indiana
Jones 4 in Hawaii info gathered from the reports and by local
Indyfans Horrorbot and Yvonne:
- The film's biggest action sequences
are being filmed in Hawaii.
- Hawaii will be featured in about 20
percent of the film. About half of this will be from sets in Los
- The movie just completed the first
of three weeks of filming in Hawaii.
- This week they've been filming
battle scenes in a private lot in the Shipman area, next week they
start filming at one of the many waterfalls on the Hamakua coast.
- The Hamakua Coast area will double
for a South America rain forest.
- The Indy 4 crew in Hawaii
counts a crew of about 400, including about 125 Hawaii hires, and put
together dozens of special effects and stunts.
- There are 25 to 30 stunt performers
working on the Big Island portion of the production.
- One stunt referred to is sending a
specially designed vehicle over a waterfall. And it will cost
over a million dollars to produce just that stunt alone.
- Budget for the film is rumored to
be 125 million.
- The filming for the still-unnamed
movie is being done on private property and out of view of the public.
- The production is based at the Hilo
Hawaiian Hotel. One problem affecting the producers has been finding
several 'upscale' homes with 45 minutes of Hilo for the films lead
- The cast and crew are expected to
finish and leave for the next location between July 21 and July 24.
The Hawaii Tribune Herald published a report of
Harrison Ford's arrival on the Big Island on Tuesday, July 10.
Special thanks to Horrorbot, Yvonne,
Norm and Justin for the info and links.
Many more Indiana
Jones films planned?
& gossip site IESB.net, young Indy 4 star Shia LaBeouf
has signed a four picture deal as the archeologist’s "offspring"(?).
This would mean that LaBeouf has signed on for 3 more Indiana Jones
movies after the one they are currently filming.
The site also claims Harrison Ford has signed a three picture deal,
"his final stint as the whip wielding adventurer will be a trilogy".
Meaning two more Indy films after Indiana Jones 4.
But is there any truth to this rumor?
While IESB.net says they got this from very well respected Paramount
studio source, Indiana Jones production partner Lucasfilm denies it.
a rumor,” Lucasfilm’s Director of Publicity John Singh told MTV News. “Idle chatter
among Internet fans.”
Our own contacts at DreamWorks and
Paramount Pictures had no further comment on this news, the people at
IESB.net seem convinced the rumor they are spreading is 100% fact. Only
time will tell!
This remains a rumor until an official
source confirms or debunks it!
By the way: IESB.net also mentions Lucasfilm is thinking about
an animated Indiana Jones TV series in the same vein as the Star
Wars Clone Wars animated series.
Thanks to Brett Hopkins,Paul Shipper,
Nathan Hartman, Chuck Halverson, David Gruwez, Jayson Crittenden,
Charlie Ostlie and Jeremiah Kelleher for the heads up.
Indy news spreads
news of Indiana Jones 4. When Director Steven
Spielberg gave a glimpse of behind-the-scenes footage of Harrison Ford
as Indy last week (you can see it here), it quickly spread around the world. IndianaJones.com presents a compilation of news
clips celebrating the return of the globe-trotting adventurer.
So definitely check out their fun new Indy news spreads worldwide clip. It gives a whole
new definition to the word "exclusive".
returns in Indiana Jones 4!
26/07/07, 7:22pm EST
Paramount’s 1:30 - 3:30 pm presentation today: Marion
Ravenwood is back!
The official Star Wars
blog writes that actress Karen Allen is joining the cast of the
upcoming Indiana Jones movie, reprising her role as spirited Marion
Ravenwood. This was officially announced today during Comic-Con
International in San Diego.
The new movie is in production under the direction of Steven Spielberg,
who is pictured here with Allen during a break in shooting in Hawaii.
Click on the photo for a
The upcoming “Indiana Jones” adventure
is a Lucasfilm Ltd. production and is being distributed by Paramount
Pictures. Frank Marshall returns as producer, with Kathleen Kennedy
joining George Lucas as executive producer. It is planned for worldwide
release on May 22, 2008. (Photo by David James, courtesy Lucasfilm
Come back tomorrow for more details on
the live satellite video connection Paramount had with Steven
Spielberg, Karen Allen, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf and Ray Winstone
from the set of Indiana Jones 4! This took place during the
Paramount panel at the Comic-Con earlier today.
UPDATE: Indy 4
teaser posters from Comic-Con
26/07/07, 8:03pm EST
WorstPreviews gives us a first look at a teaser
poster for Indiana Jones 4 that Paramount was handing out to
attendees of Comic-Con in San Diego today.
The poster is a painted collage of Indiana Jones illustrations made by
Drew Struzan. At the bottom, the date of release says Memorial Day
You can view a larger version of this
Indiana Jones 4 teaser poster at WorstPreviews and Filmwad.
Indy Comic-Con swag & 2 posters featuring art of Drew Struzan.
Update: Star Wars
blog posted more information on the Indiana Jones swag handed out
at the Comic-Con.
Available at the Paramount booth are
two cool items, an Indy poster with various depictions by artist Drew
Struzan and a nice Marshall College Department of Archaeology t-shirt
that’s printed right on the spot! The poster is a quick pick – the
shirt you’ll have to wait in line for.
Those who attended Paramount’s panel
Thursday afternoon also received a great large foldout booklet with
more artwork by Struzan and the promise that Indy returns Memorial Day,
2008! Gotta love that Comic-Con swag!
Visit the official Star Wars
blog for more updates from the Comic-con.
UPDATE: Indy 4
cast greet fans at Comic-Con
27/07/07, 7:31am EST
The Indy 4 "family"
- Photo by Indiana Jones.com
Some of the lead cast and crew members
from Indiana Jones 4 made a live appearance at Comic-Con yesterday via
satellite. They even introduce a new cast member familiar to all Indy fans.
You can read a detailed transcript of
this video greeting at the Star Wars blog and even watch a few sharper photos
News. Or you can just view this G4 video here under.
behind-the-scenes video at IndianaJones.com
28/07/07, 7:29am EST
A new behind-the-scenes of Indiana Jones 4 video Steven
Spielberg shared at the Lucasfilm presentation at Comic-Con yesterday
is now no the official IndianaJones.com!
LaBeouf, Ford &
Spielberg in Hawaii.
The new video takes us on an exciting
tour behind the scenes of Indy 4 on set in New Haven and
Hawaii. We get a glimpse of Indy teaching a class at Marshall College
and the chase scene in the streets of New Haven. Also note the
wonderful Marcus Brody painting!
also added the satellite video with the Indy 4 cast and crew
shown at the Comic-Con on Thursday.
Do we have the
names of Indy's two sidekicks?
29/07/07, 7:50am EST
names of Indy's two sidekick characters played by Shia
LaBeouf and Ray Winstone in the fourth Indiana Jones film.
Beware as the following has not been
confirmed or denied yet by an official source and can be seen as
SPOILERish rumors! So maybe we should take it with a grain of salt.
The LA Times published an article on Robert Zemeckis'
upcoming CG film Beowulf in which Indy sidekick, British actor
Ray Winstone, plays the title role. In the article it is briefly
mentioned that Winstone's character in Indy 4 is named "Mac."
LA Times: Winstone
is actually 50 years old, but thanks to wizardry of motion capture
technology, he and other main characters age onscreen from teenagers to
70-year-olds as the film progresses. "It's been a
long time since I've looked 17 or 18 years old," Winstone said,
on a call from the set of Indiana Jones IV, in which he plays a
character called "Mac."
It is unclear if LA Times got this name from Ray Winstone himself
or from somewhere else.
Now about Shia LaBeouf's part; rumors are circling the web that the --
greaser; wearing jeans and a black leather jacket and riding around on
a motorcycle -- character Shia LaBeouf appears to be playing is going
by the named "Mutt". And if you look closely at that Comic-Con
satellite video at IndianaJones.com, you can see such a name
embroidered on Shia's black leather jacket. But it might not be "Mutt"!
According to Mike Sampson from JoBlo.com,
the jacket is "Matt"; as from Matthew.
items you might want to keep your eyes out for Indy's son is apparently Matthew Jones,
given away by the name "Matt" embroidered on Shia LaBeouf's leather
The last name if Shia LaBeouf's
character is a different rumor story for another time.
Thanks to Tim Wilson for the LA Times
Empire talked with
John Hurt about Indy 4
29/07/07, 2:48pm EST
Empire Magazine had a chat with one of the big Indiana
4 stars right before the start of the San Diego Comic-Con
last week. Speaking in L.A. John Hurt told Empire that things were progressing very nicely.
"I've done the
odd scene with Shia [LaBoeuf]" John Hurt continued. "He's a very good young actor indeed and a very nice
guy too. And working with Steven [Spielberg] is wonderful. It feels
like I've worked with him many, many times before and I never have."
When Empire asked the actor to tell
them a bit about his role in next year's most anticipated movie, his
reply was somewhat predicable: "Well, I'm not
allowed to tell you about my character - it's under tight control for
good reason. It's not meant to be 'boo to you sucks' type of thing -
it's because it makes sense...and it wouldn't help you to know what I
was playing anyway."
And what of his hopes for the film? "My motto all the way through my life has been that if
something stands the chance of succeeding on the level that it is
intended to succeed on, then it's worth having a look at. And nobody
could possibly say that this series has not absolutely fulfilled its
Head over to Empire to read the full article.
Thanks to David Gruwez for the heads
The return of
Marion was Frank Darabont's suggestion
29/07/07, 3:20pm EST
had the opportunity to get a chance to talk to three-time Oscar-nominee
Frank Darabont about the chilling adaptation of Stephen King's The
Near the end of the interview Darabont
is asked how it was like to write a script for the new Indiana Jones
film. The announced return of Marion Ravenwood is mentioned to what
Frank Darabont proudly comments:
"That was, by
the way, my suggestion. Let's bring Marion back. I'm taking full credit
for that. I don't wanna hear shit from anyone else. That was my idea.
Thank you very mutch."
Darabont then happily adds that he had
a big crush on Karen Allen at that time. He loved the Marion Ravenwood
character and he wanted her back.
Well dear Frank Darabont; the great majority of all Indiana Jones fans
love Marion as well and we are very excited about her return in Indiana
4. So thank you very much indeed for suggesting Marion's
return to Spielberg!
Head over to LatinoReview.com
and be sure to view their video
interview with Frank Darabont.
Trivia: In 2003, Frank Darabont
completed the very first Indiana Jones 4 screenplay. Steven
Spielberg loved Darabont's script but George Lucas didn't find the
material good enough. So they went looking for another screenplay
writer. How many of Darabont's script ideas made it to the final film
is still unknown.
surrounding the crate number 9906573
31/07/07, 5:12pm EST
received a new design with as
center image a large wooden crate that bears the text "Property of Dr.
Jones - 9906573".
Since that day, fans have been
talking about the number 9906573 and its possible meaning as it "looks
very much like" the serial number on the crate in which the Ark is
placed at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Fellow Indyfans saw a message from
Lucasfilm in this number: "the Ark of the Covenant will make a return
in Indiana Jones 4."
But in that case, isn't the number 9906573 wrong? As the number that
appears on the crate at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark is
9906753. The 7 and 5 are switched...
What intrigued and confused visitors
even more are two mysterious websites; 9906573.com and 9906753.com. Both
sites appeared online only days after the release of the new IndianaJones.com.
sites created by Lucasfilm as part of an online marketing
9906573.com initially contained the release date
of Indy 4 with a link to a wikipedia page of the Ark of the
Covenant. Later this link got replaced by a reference to a bible text.
And now it appears completely empty.
9906753.com shows a close-up image of that number
on a crate with a link to the official Indy 4 site and a
quote from Raiders: "That thing represents everything we got
into archaeology for in the first place"
Well, I've received word from
Lucasfilm that they have nothing to do with these two websites.
And about the number on the Indiana Jones 4 teaser poster &
website; Lucasfilm says 9906573 is not meant to reflect the Ark of the
Covenant at all. It is just another catalog number like the one seen on
the crate containing the Ark in Raiders.
So both number sites are definitely
made by fans!
Karen Allen talks
about her return as Marion
06/08/07, 5:32pm EST
Berkshire Eagle Online published an article about
Karen Allen's return to Indy's most popular female companion Marion
Ravenwood. Although she can hardly say a word about the details, Karen
says she is "having a blast" in reviving
the role after 27 years. (filming of Raiders took place in the
summer of 1980.)
In July, she was on location — she
can't say where — for three weeks. She will return — she can't say
where — in two weeks for a longer stint, through October.
Meanwhile, she has been getting
buffed up in the gym with daily workouts.
"You want to
get in shape for all kinds of reasons: You want to look good, and it's
physically demanding, and you need stamina and energy," said
Allen, 55, who has practiced yoga for years. "I
put my iPod on and boogie."
Asked about her new/old role as
Marion Ravenwood (whose bar, "The Raven," burned down in a prior
episode), she still can't comment much.
action-adventure role, because that's really the nature of these films.
They are shot-out-of-a-cannon kinds of films — there is a lot going on
from the moment it starts until the moment it ends," she said.
Visit Berkshire Eagle Online to read the full article.
Thanks to Alessandro Bonini and Alan
Spencer for the heads up.
filed for six Indy 4 titles
12/08/07, 8:22am EST
/Film reports that Lucasfilm has filed for six
possible titles for Indiana Jones 4 with the Motion Pictures
Association of America. The proposed titles include:
- Indiana Jones and the City of Gods
- Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds
- Indiana Jones and the Fourth Corner of the Earth
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Gold
- Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Covenant
The City of Gods has been long
rumored to be the working title of the production. And while a
Spielberg spokesperson told me City of Gods is not it (that was
in May 2007), fans and news reporters still say this is the most
We'll just have to wait and see if
George Lucas and Spielberg go with one of these titles or something
Thanks to Maxime Ferland and Tim
Wilson for the heads up.
13/08/07, 2:47pm EST
Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Harrison Ford, Kathleen Kennedy, and
George Lucas discuss getting the Indiana Jones family back together for
the next adventure in the Indiana Jones series.
The new video shows clips from the
previous three Indiana Jones films -- calling it the "Indy Trilogy"
seems no longer appropriate -- as well as a few brief behind-the-scenes
glimpses of Indiana Jones 4!
Definitely worth checking out at IndianaJones.com.
On the set of Indiana
16/08/07, 5:29pm EST
BBC Birmingham has published a great article by
Brett Birks who recently interviewed film student Dan Yeates. Dan is
the godson of Ray Winstone and he has just spent four days on the set
of Indiana Jones 4.
We'll "Try not
to hate him too much" but it's hard when you read Dan Yeates'
comments on his experience:
"When Ray was
up doing his scenes I'd sit in his chair," Dan says. "Steven Spielberg was sat one side of me, George Lucas
the other. Meanwhile Ray was doing a scene with Harrison Ford. It was
Dan – who's studying Television
Production and Journalism at university– jumped at the chance to visit
Ray in LA, where the cockney actor plays Indiana Jones' sidekick in the
swashbuckling adventure film.
"It was just
incredible," he says. "I was stunned at
how big the production is. In the studio we were in they must have had
six or seven gigantic sets all built there."
For every true fanboy though, Dan
got to live the ultimate dream: witnessing Indiana Jones – kitted out
in full attire – use his bullwhip to fend off some baddies.
Ford walked on set - wow! He's quite shy and reserved. I know people
are worried about him playing Indy at his age but I can tell you first
hand that as soon as Steven yelled 'Action!' Harrison was throwing
himself into everything, doing all the stunts they'd let him."
You can read the full article, with more exciting quotes from Dan
Yeates, online at BBC Birmingham.
UPDATE: Indy 4
set photos from Hawaii
20/08/07, 4:52pm EST
A source working in the photo dept. for a major magazine in the USA
received these Indy 4 Hawaii set photos on July 15th. This
source told me that the agency that took these photos is called Splash News and
their caption info indicates they were taken on July 14.
Russian photo agency EastNews has a
series of 8 new spy-photos from the Hawaii set of Indiana Jones 4
available for registered members. Regular visitors, like ourselves,
have to do it with only small thumbnail versions of these photos. But
that doesn't make them any less SPOILER HEAVY!
So if you like SPOILERS; click here to view the Hawaii set of Indy 4
photo thumbnails. You can also view these same thumbnails at the Harrison Ford
When these photos were taken is
unknown. The shooting on location in Hawaii ended a couple of weeks
ago. They are now filming Indy 4 on closed sets in Los Angeles
at the moment.
Jones 4 sets in Los Angeles
27/08/07, 2:24pm EST
'Indiana Jones 4 Blog' has received a report by an anonymous
friend who had a few things to share and show from the Indiana
Jones 4 sets in Los Angeles.
You can read the unedited Indy 4
set report here. And don't be afraid of SPOILERS as they appear hidden.
The report also comes with quite a few revealing set photos which you
can view at the Indiana Jones 4 Blog... and thus be SPOILED!
Have you been up all night like me
just sweating about what is going on in LA with Jones IV? Well,
wonder no more IndyFans!
Looks like Jones IV is
filming on 4 stages over at Spielbergo’s home away from home, Universal
Studios & security is tighter then Belloq’s pants! One of the code
names for Jones IV is “GENRE”. If you are going to a
Universal Studio Tour, don’t expect your tour guide ‘Babs’ to talk
Jones either. Its like the thing ain’t even happening! Hush! Hush!
But…. so what is going on?
SPOILER: Well, there is a pyramid set. What’s
going on at the pyramid set? Lots of soldiers (maybe Russian) coming
out. That’s about it.
There is a street at Universal
called “Mexican Street” that whenever I see it,
I think of all the great scenes from Three Amigos that were
filmed there…. but yes, Jones has taken over Mexican Street.
So where else is Jones IV
filming? A place called Downey Studios which is a former airstrip and a
place where several space shuttles were built! Recent flicks like Spiderman,
Terminator 3 & Austin
Powers all filmed there.
And as seen as if you were walking
into it, like I do in my dreams. Word on the street is that lots of Russian lookin’ tanks have been comin’ in
& out of here! What is going on!? And how can I get in
An edited & extended version of
this anonymous Indy 4 set report can be found at Harrison Ford
Web. BEWARE for those same revealing set photos though!
And the info that Spielberg and crew
are filming scenes for Indiana Jones 4 at the Downey studios
was already mentioned by Variety.com last week. In an article entitled Bases harnessed for double duty Variety talks
about the US film industry creatives enjoying military collaborations;
... such as Steven Spielberg and
company, who have set up camp at Downey Studios to film portions of the
latest "Indiana Jones" movie. The former NASA/Boeing site where the
first four Space Shuttles were built boasts a cavernous
627,000-square-foot building, with ceiling heights as high as 45 feet.
By contrast, the 34 soundstages on the Warner Bros. lot range in size
from 6,000 to 34,000 square feet.
At the Downey facility, where the
Spielberg film is referred to as "The Genre Project," the
production is akin to classified information, with nobody allowed to go
on the record.
People who are trying to avoid any
kind of Indy 4 spoilers are safe at TheRaider.net as I
won't post any revealing set photos here. Same goes for spoiler-ish
text info which will only be visible to readers who choose to be
Source: Indiana Jones
Big size Indy 4
Hawaii set pics
29/08/07, 5:05pm EST
has published (with permission of SplashNews) big
size versions of the earlier
mentioned Indiana Jones 4 Hawaii set photos taken on July
Visit Harrison Ford
Web to view these photos. But beware as they reveal big SPOILERS!
Jones 4 set photos & stage rumors
03/09/07, 3:39pm EST
Harrison Ford Web Forum you can view new
spy/spoiler photos of the Indiana Jones 4 sets currently being
used in Los Angeles. The photos are taken by 'thebacklot' who also adds
some interesting observations here.
production is sprawling, landing at most all of the studios in and
around Los Angeles. Downey Studios, Sony Studios, Universal Studios,
and Warner Brothers Studios.
First, Universal Studios. Yes, the South American temple is
definitively for Indy/Genre. They were shooting exterior day scenes
with a large blue screen this past Wednesday...
Next up, on to Mexico Street . I don't have the most amazing photos, but think of it
as the Cairo street meets HBO's Deadwood, it's very tight,
cluttered, and dirty - in short, it's an amazing set from a
production design standpoint (but I think we're all getting the feeling
that every set is a labor of love from Guy Hendrix Dyas (he also did SUperman
Returns, X-Men 2, and the Brothers Grimm)...
Heading across the Los Angeles river
over to Warner Brothers. The Genre Project is going to be
shooting on Stage 16, and it's under extremely tight security.
Apparently they've been there for a long time constructing sets,
however they'll only be there for about three days of filming. And yes,
it looks like the interior of the South
American temple. The sets are huge. And there may be more than one.
Temple, that is. Or is there? The property department at
Warner Brothers has a few items tucked away in the back with Genre
hold cards on them... but they're Egyptian
artifacts, and the location is listed as; "Ante Chamber."
It's been rumored that...
Read the full report online at the Harrison Ford Web Forum. But beware for the
Some of what thebacklot says has been
mentioned earlier last week at Screamscape who published the following:
(8/28/07) It seems Universal
Studios Hollywood may have changed their tone about the reported
filming of Indiana Jones 4 on the back lot. A Screamscape
reader who took advantage of the new VIP Tour experience were told by
their guide about sets for the film on property in various restricted
access areas and while walking through the Prop House they were told to
keep an eye out for props tagged to be on hold for the movie “Genre”
which is the codeword for the film. While photos are not allowed in the
exclusive VIP areas, our reader did notice several props tagged for Genre,
“AnteChamber” and others for
If you're can't resist some possible
spoiler photos from the sets of Indiana Jones, then pay a visit to the Harrison Ford Web Forum.
Thanks to Indainayeg, Dennis Dickens,
Jeremy Schwinger and Maxime Ferland for the heads up.
Is Dan Bradley
stunt coordinator for Indy 4?
04/09/07, 4:57pm EST
are pure classic stuntwork extravaganzas performed
by some of the best stuntmen in the business. Among them was the now
Armstrong who acted as one of Harrison Ford's three stunt doubles
in all the previous Indy films. Armstrong was also the lead stunt
coordinator for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and other
Spielberg films including War of the Worlds.
It was assumed that he would be the obvious choice to return as Stunt
Coordinator for Indiana Jones 4. But faith apparently chose
differently. While Spielberg & Co are currently filming Indy 4 in
Los Angeles, Vic Armstrong is "action coordinator" of another
action/adventure sequel currently in production; The Mummy 3: Tomb
of the Dragon Emperor.
Then who is coordinating all the
stunts for Indiana Jones 4?
The Hollywood Reporter may have brought us the
answer we're seeking! They have announce that action designer Dan Bradley
has been hired as the second unit director for the 22nd James Bond
Bradley plotted out and directed the
acclaimed fight sequences and car chases as the stunt coordinator and
second unit director of the two Paul Greengrass-helmed Bourne
sequels and will service the working-titled Bond 22 in much the
Bradley is coming off of working on
the latest Indiana Jones movie. His recent credits as second unit
director include the two Spider-Man sequels, Superman
Returns and Seabiscuit.
Apparently, Dan Bradley just finished,
or is about to finish, "his work" on Indiana Jones 4!
While the Indy 4 crew page at IMDb.com
lists many names for stunt performers & doubles, no name is
mentioned for stunt coordinator yet. Though IMDb is not the most
reliable source for films yet-to-be released anyway.
Interesting to add is that 3 of the
most recent films Dan Bradley did the stunt coordination for (Seabiscuit
and The Bourne Identity
sequels) were also produced by the legendary Indiana Jones producer
Thanks to Jared Barrett for the heads
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
10/09/07, 2:23am EST
talent of the Indy 4 castmembers,
announced the official title of the fourth Indiana Jones film yesterday
at MTV's Video Music Awards: Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!
Here follows the official press
release found at IndianaJones.com
as well as the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Sept. 9,
2007) - The title of the new Indiana Jones adventure, now in production
under the direction of Steven Spielberg, is Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it was revealed today by actor Shia
LaBeouf, who stars in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull with Harrison ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone
and John Hurt, announced the title during today's MTV Video Music
Awards, which were broadcast live from Las Vegas. Additional cast
members include Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, and Igor
LaBeouf announcing the
film title yesterday.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal Skull is a Lucasfilm Ltd. production, and is being
distributed by Paramount Pictures. It will be released in the U.S. and
simultaneously in most territories worldwide on Thursday, May 22, 2008.
Frank Marshall returns as producer, with Kathleen Kennedy joining
George Lucas as executive producer.
And this is actually not the first
time the title Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
has ever been heard. Last month, /Film reported that Lucasfilm has filed for six
possible titles for Indiana Jones 4 with the Motion Pictures
Association of America. The proposed titles were:
- Indiana Jones and the City of Gods
- Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds
- Indiana Jones and the Fourth Corner of the Earth
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Gold
- Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Covenant
View the video of Shia announcing the
title at MTV.com or read the official press release again
at announced at IndianaJones.com!
Also exciting is that you can already
order an exclusive Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull movie title T-shirt online at StarWarsShop.com! And the new Indiana Jones 4,
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull (better
to that soon) T-shirt is available to every fan in every country around the
Special thanks to the following people
for informing me:
Charles Provost, Patrick Garcia, Guillermo Varela, Christine Bowes,
David Medina, Bryan Babich, Dan Lucore, Phil Sexton, 'Repairman Jack',
'RYAN OC', Gino and J.R. Royall.
New Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull cast member
11/09/07, 2:18pm EST
With all the excitement surrounding the announced title Indiana
Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull most people seem to have
overlooked a new name mentioned in the latest press release at IndianaJones.com.
Jones film has a new additional cast member, and his
name is Igor Jijikine!
"Igor Jijikine who?" you might ask.
Well, you may have seen Jijikine before in projects such as J.J. Abrams
hit series Alias, in which he was seen at the side of Quentin
Tarantino in the double episode named The Box. Or Clint
Eastwood's Blood Work in which he played a foreign character
And according to his official website, Igor Jijikine is currently
working "on the new Steven Spielberg production"! Which the latest press
Visit Igor Jijikine's official website
or his IMDb
page for more info on this latest Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Special thanks to 'Dr. Sartorius' for
spotting Jijikine's name in the press release as I didn't notice it
talks about the new Indiana Jones
11/09/07, 3:03pm EST
Entertainment Weekly had the chance to talk to
Cate Blanchett at the Toronto Film Festival gala premiere party for Elizabeth:
and asked her about working on Indiana
the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Adam: Speaking of,
what can you tell me about the Indiana Jones film?
Cate: "It's phenomenal to be working with Harrison Ford and
Spielberg and Karen Allen, all of whom were in one of the most amazing
experiences of my childhood, watching that film. And then I'm stepping
into the frame. It's a real Zelig moment for me. It was really
quite moving when Karen filmed her first entry into the film the other
day. You know, Spielberg said, ''I feel so young!'' [Laughs] It was
Adam: And what is
the Spielberg experience?
Cate: "Look, he's an absolute master. He knows the genre like
the back of his hand, and he makes fantastic suggestions. He's really
fast and incredibly creative. Like, if a shot's not working, he'd
completely change it and do something equally as amazing. And it's
weird, because I feel like I know all the movies as an audience
[member]. I know all the lighting, I know all the elements. But it's
coming together in a new way. And Harrison looks f---ing great."
Click here to read Adam B. Vary's full interview
with the brilliant Cate Blanchett.
Thanks to Alessandro Bonini for the
Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull: what's it mean?
14/09/07, 4:33pm EST
contain any Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull story spoilers. At least nothing more than what
people already knew about the Ark of the Covenant before they watched Raiders
Ark in 1981, or the Holy Grail before Last Crusade.
MTV.com published an article about the Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull title and what it could mean. MTV
talked with Harvard lecturer Marc Zender about a possible role of
fictional skulls in fourth Indy flick. Apparently there seems to be
Although crystal skulls were once
displayed in museums across the globe (including the Smithsonian) as
proof of ancient Mayan grinding technology, they're actually all fakes,
most likely manufactured in late 19th-century Germany. Zender said this
makes the artifacts "as perfectly legitimate a
subject for Indy's fictional adventures as either the Ark of the
Covenant or the Holy Grail." ...
... The Holy Grail is an obvious
quest for eternal life, the Ark for power. With so many divergent
theories on crystal skulls, however (and given the fact that the legend
itself is only 70 years old), Zender's assessment is that there is just
no way to tell where this adventure will ultimately take Indy.
attached to any real ancient tradition. Every true believer has a
slightly different take on them," Zender sighed. "As with most romances, by the end of it, the skull
will have to be destroyed and the [ancient] civilization will pass
away. But we'll just have to wait and see how."
At one moment in the article, Harvard lecturer Marc Zender mentions the
story of adventurer, explorer and Atlantis aficionado Frederick
Mitchell-Hedges who claimed his adoptive daughter Anna had discovered a
crystal skull at the Mayan city of Lubaantun, in southern Belizein the
I mention this because you can watch an interesting clip at YouTube of Mitchell-Hedges' daughter Anna talking
about her discovery while "experts" investigate her crystal skull.
Go to MTV.com to read their full
article entitled 'Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull':
What's The Title Mean?.
Thanks to 'thefiddler' for the MTV
talks about his role in Indy 4
17/09/07, 4:18pm EST
Horizons published an excerpt from an upcoming exclusive interview
with actor Jim Broadbent. In this excerpt Broadbent briefly talks about
his role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Here follows the one Indy related excerpt from Dark
Horizons' interview which took place last week at the Toronto Film
Question: And who
are you in Indiana Jones?
Broadbent: "I'm Indiana's academic colleague at Yale. I'm his
friend and colleague - there's a couple of my scenes to go."
here to read the full excerpt from an upcoming interview with actor
Jim Broadbent at Dark
Horizons. In this excerpt Broadbent also confirms he has been cast
as Horace Slughorn in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Thanks to Daniel, Manuel Verreydt and
'indyjonez' for the heads up.
TV Guide has a
conversation with George Lucas
18/09/07, 2:01pm EST
a conversation with TV Guide executive editor
Steve Sonsky, George Lucas talks about the history of San
Francisco-based filmmakers like himself, Coppola and Clint Eastwood,
and looks forward at the future of his Star Wars saga and his own
Lucas also explains why it turned out OK that Sean Connery wouldn't
reprise his role as Harrison Ford's dad in Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Here follows the Indy related excerpt
from the interview with TV Guide:
TV Guide: Speaking of friends
working together... you and Steven Spielberg — how's Indiana Jones and
the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull going?
TV Guide: Were you
disappointed about Sean Connery not coming out of retirement to play
it turned out better. In the beginning, he was just in a
little bit of it, and I think with the strength of Sean Connery, people
would've wanted him to go all the way through the whole thing, and the
story really didn't work that way. And so I think there would've been
some disappointment that [his character] dropped out partway through
the movie. By having somebody else fill that role, you lose him without
any regret, so to speak, even though we got a great actor to play the
part. And I mean, he's not his father, so it's much easier...."
TV Guide: You mean [the other
actor] is not playing Indy's father?
a completely different character, so you're not
invested in him in any way. The fact that that character, after the
first part of the movie, isn't needed doesn't become a problem. Whereas
I think with the scene we had, where [Indy] says goodbye to his dad,
everybody was, "Wait a minute! Isn't he coming back?" So in the end, I
think it turned out for the best. Sean just retired and he wants to
stay retired, and I understand that. [Laughs] I think he just said,
"Look, I've done it, I've done it." He was very tempted, you know, and
we talked for a long time. But in the end, he just said, "Eh, I'm
TV Guide: Anything about the
film that's been out there, wrong Internet buzz, that you want to
read the Internet buzz."
TV Guide: Probably healthy.
involved in all that. A film is what it is. And you know, I
think it's turned out well. It's very funny, it's very exciting, and
it's everything that the other ones were. I can't wait to see it!
Click here to read the complete first part of TV
Guide's conversation with George Lucas.
And thanks to Jayson Crittenden and
Mitchell Hallock for the heads up.
Blanchett be Indy's latest love interest?
18/09/07, 4:53pm EST
with 'MTV News', Cate Blanchett wasn't ready to
share any details on the role the crystal skull plays in the fourth
Indiana Jones films. To hearing the title Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Cate's response was “I went, ‘Oh, that’s what it’s called, is it?’”.
But 'MTV News' went on to find out whether or not Cate Blanchett's
character is Indy's latest love interest:
Cate, who was 12-years-old when Raiders
Ark opened, recalled watching Indy “kiss
Karen Allen when they fall asleep. I can remember
that was a big part for me,” she said. “I
thought, ‘Ooh, gosh. When I grow up I’d like to marry a man like him,
even if he does fall asleep after I kiss him.’”
So we asked
straight away: Did she get her childhood wish? Does she finally get to
kiss Indiana Jones? “[Not] unless they’ve changed the script pages,”
she sighed. “I don’t think so.”
If you wish to read Shawn Adler's full
MTV interview report, including the SPOILERS, you may click here. But beware as the title of 'MTV News'
report is quite revealing on it's own.
Thanks to Brett Hopkins for the heads
getting ready to score Indy 4
21/09/07, 2:37pm EST
his Columbus concert, John Williams talked with Jordan
Gentile, of The Other Paper, about Star Wars,
Spielberg and mentioned he'll start composing the music for Indiana
Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull next month!
The Other Paper: What’s the
current project you’re working on?
put pen down on a viola concerto. And I will be doing a
week for the New York Philharmonic here, and then I’ll be coming out to
Columbus for one day and I’ll be looking forward to meeting the
orchestra. I think they’ll be great. And then I’ll be home in
California the first of October to start on the next Indiana Jones."
The Other Paper: Are you just
going to incorporate music from the earlier movies, or are you writing
any new melodies?
tell you in about two weeks."
Head over to The Other Paper and find out how it comes a most
successful film composer like John Williams never goes to the movies
and rarely listens to classical music.
Thanks to Mitchell Hallock, Dennis
Bruhn, '5IC' and Jeremy Schwinger for the heads up.
for Dr. Jones
25/09/07, 4:15pm EST
a very interesting article about the Strand Bookstore
which provides ready-made libraries for private homes, stores, and
movie sets such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull. Here follows a few excerpts from the article:
Although prop books are meant to be
seen and not read, they have to evoke a mise en scène, inside
and out. For Indiana Jones, the filmmakers specified that the books
cover such topics as paleontology, marine biology, and pre-Columbian
society. They had to be in muted colors and predate 1957. “People have gotten so character-specific nowadays,”
manager at the store, said. “It
can’t just be color anymore. With high-def, they can just freeze the
film and say, ‘Oh, that’s so inappropriate.’ ”...
Downstairs on the shopping floor,
Bibbi Taylor, a Strand manager, perused the Africa aisle for Indiana
Jones material ...
Taylor weaved around some
undergraduates and shifted two bookcases to the left. “Indy’s a philosopher of sorts, so I’d want some
ancient-Greek stuff,” she said. She leaned down to a lower shelf
and pulled out a green book with a faded spine. “Oh,
‘Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture,’ ” she said. “This could be something that he’s read many times.”
“Paideia” in hand, Taylor recalled
other recent projects. For a drug dealer in American Gangster,
books. For the gym-trainer character that
Frances McDormand plays in an upcoming Coen brothers film, she
collected self-help titles and romance novels (“a lot of Fabio”).
Indiana Jones, though, was clearly her favorite client. “Dr. Jones, he’s my hero,” Taylor said. “I get to get inside his mind, touch the books that
Harrison Ford will touch.”
Click here to read The New Yorker's full article
written by Austin Kelley.
And thanks to Kent Markwart for this
What is Indiana
Jones doing this week?
28/09/07, 2:55pm EST
know what Indiana Jones is doing this week, go pay a visit
to Aint It Cool
News. Their 'Moriarty' has received info, from one of his reliable
sources about, about what the Indy 4 crew has build on the
large Downey soundstages in Los Angeles.
Here follows part of 'Moriarty'
explanation. But beware for SPOILERS!
I’m not sure how it all ties in, but sure enough...
as rumored (and I never really believed it until now), on a soundstage
in Downey... they’ve evidently built a reproduction of the warehouse
from the end of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and they’re staging a sequence
there even as you read this.
Head over to Ain't It Cool News to
read the full SPOILER article.
Thanks to Kent Markwart, Dennis Bruhn and
Jayson Crittenden for the heads up.
photos and production details stolen
03/10/07, 2:09pm EST
Los Angeles Times reported that Computers and
photographs for director Steven Spielberg's upcoming Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull were recently stolen.
DreamWorks Pictures SKG has asked
local law enforcement to investigate, a studio spokeswoman said.
"An investigation is being conducted by law
enforcement," said Kristin Stark, a spokeswoman for DreamWorks.
Stark declined to say where and when the theft took place. Officials
from the Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and the Sheriff's
Department could not immediately confirm that they were investigating.
Marvin Levy, Spielberg's spokesman,
said the director was concerned that the thieves might be trying to
sell the materials.
And that's exactly what the thief
started to do. He had send emails to multiple entertainment websites
and offering the stolen goods for a sum of $2000. IESB.Net published more detailed info on the theft
and the investigation that lead to the capture of the thief earlier
Over 2000 production stills, plenty
of sensitive paperwork including a complete production budget
breakdown, possibly the script from Indiana Jones 4 and
multiple computers were stolen from Spielberg’s Universal Studio office.
The good news for Steven Spielberg,
George Lucas and the fine folks over at Paramount, the alleged thief
was apprehended today at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. around
We (IESB.Net) have been told that the thief was
apprehended by LAPD and the FBI with the help of a member of the online
press that had been offered the stolen property. Sources tell us that
an undercover sting operation was set in motion late last night with
the help of the unnamed member of the online press.
Head over to the Los Angeles Times and IESB.Net to read the full story reports. And stay
tuned as we are waiting for a possible official comment by Paramount or
Thanks to Stefan Zwanzger, Jayson
Crittenden, 'Alaska Smith', Jose Angel Villar, Loran Skinkis, David
Gruwez and Ryan from Baltimore for the news article links.
Lucas talks about
the Crystal Skull relic
06/10/07, 7:40pm EST
admitted in a video clip by MTV News that he has been obsessed with these
antique crystal skulls ever since he began doing research for The
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV-series that premiered in 1992.
Here follows an excerpt from the MTV News article:
"We did The
Chronicles, and in the process of that, one of
the scripts we were working on was about a crystal skull. I became
fascinated with it there," Lucas revealed Wednesday on the red
carpet for the American Film Institute's 40th anniversary at the
ArcLight. "We've been through lots of different
versions the last 14 years, with five different writers. There's just a
lot of aspects that seem to fit into our kind of a movie."
"I think this
is actually better, it's up there with the Ark of the Covenant,"
he declared of the fourth film's "McGuffin" (a term coined by Alfred
Hitchcock to describe an object which drives a film's plot). "Sankara Stones and the Holy Grail were a little tough,
but I think this time we've really got a great one."
Lucas emphasized that Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull is shaping up to be the best Indy flick since the
first one, even going so far as to call Skulls tonally most
Believers of the crystal skulls
attribute all sorts of abilities to them; ranging from the skulls being
psychic amplifiers to tools of death to repositories of ancient
knowledge. MTV News of course asked George Lucas which theory
will be in the fourth Indy film. Here is one of MTV's two video clips with George Lucas:
'DisneySea' at Tokyo, Japan, already has an Indiana Jones roller
coaster ride named Temple
Skull! This roller coaster opened to the public on
September 4th, 2001. More info on this crystal skull attraction can be
Blanchett had a
great time working on Indy 4
09/10/07, 5:24pm EST
MTV News about her return to the throne in Elizabeth:
Age, which opens Friday; her daring choice to play Bob
Dylan in I'm Not There, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal Skull; which she calls a "big
bar of chocolate"! Cate added that she had wrapped her scenes in
Indy 4 on Saturday. Here follows an excerpt from MTV's interview:
MTV: Which is your favorite
spot for the first one because I adore Karen Allen. This
one is a big bar of chocolate and you want to eat the whole thing. I'm
really looking forward to this slotting into the boxed set."
MTV: Do you get the sense
that it will fit in and not feel out of place with the others because
so much time has passed?
say, isn't it? I did feel on the first day [like], "I
know the iconography of this." When they were setting up the shot and I
was walking into the frame, it felt familiar and strange at the same
MTV: Have you finished
They have a couple more weeks. It meant a lot to
me. And it meant an enormous amount to my kids. They were on set, and
Steven was great with the children. They loved all the effects and the
stunts. It was a real riot for them."
MTV:Have you gotten bruised
up? I would assume some significant stunt work is involved.
saying he was butching me up."
MTV: Are there any giant
boulders chasing after you?
Maybe that's when I was knocked unconscious."
MTV: There's so much secrecy
around this movie. Who have you shared the plot with? Your family?
take them hostage?"
MTV: Yes, that was my plan.
in that danger. [She laughs.] No, very few people
have seen the script. Only department heads have seen the script."
Cate Blanchett recently told Empire Magazine (beware, they mention SPOILERS!)
that working on the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull is "so much fun,":
"I was such a
fan [of the Indiana Jones movies], I grew up on them. I was completely
in love with Harrison Ford, and still am. He’s a hottie, he’s
definitely stood the test of time. And it’s fantastic to be working in
a genre that Steven and Harrison know like the back of their hands.
They grew up making these films together; it’s like a family, all the
people who’ve worked on this franchise. And they’re so welcoming; it’s
a really happy set to be on."
Click here to read Empire's full (spoilers!) article. And don't
forget to check out MTV News' great interview with the most revered
actress working today!
Thanks to Logan and 'Hammy Skillet' at
The Raven for the heads up.
Many exciting Indiana
4 set reports
10/10/07, 5:41pm EST
It Cool News, JoBlo.com, IESB.net, CHUD.com,
ComingSoon, LatinoReview and Slashfilm were invited to the set of the most
anticipated Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
this week. They all came back with exciting set reports and a surprize
interview with Steven Spielberg himself who shared some great Indy 4
- Indiana Jones 4 will wrap
- The poster for Indiana Jones 4
will be done by Drew Struzan!
- Harrison Ford does most his own
stunts and they are no different than what Ford did on the previous
three Indy films. Harrison still is in great shape for a 64 year old.
- Spielberg announced/confirmed the
are the villains in the film and Spielberg hired Russian actors to
ensure accuracy with their accents.
- The fourth Indy film is shot on
film and not digital. Spielberg would be the last person to shoot on
Click on the links above to read all Indiana
4 set reports.
Thanks to Daniel, Jeff, Jayson
Crittenden, David Gruwez, Isaac and 'Skylover' for the set report
Scenes for Indy
4 will be filmed in Fresno
10/10/07, 6:11pm EST
article at ABC-30 - and the fact that Spielberg annouced
filming will wrap on Thursday - it appears that the last day of
shooting Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
won't be in studio but on location in southwest Fresno, USA, tomorrow!
Here follow some highlights of ABC-30's article with SPOILERS hidden:
About 40 people from paramount
pictures are already here preparing two valley locations for filming of
the new Indiana Jones at chandler airport and at eagle field in Dos
By the end of the week, more than
200 people are expected to be working on shooting scenes for one of
Hollywood's most talked about movie.
Airport workers say production crews
have been preparing Fresno's chandler airport since Saturday, painting
lettering to make it look like Mexico City's
The film is set in 1957, so old cars
have been brought in, along with a DC-3 plane with Pan-America painted
on the side.
Crews also painted "Branford" on the
airport tower, likely to represent the airport in Branford Conneticut,
where some scenes have already been shot.
Head over to ABC-30 to read the full article and to view a
video report on location.
Thanks to Mitchell Hallock and
Alessandro Bonini for the heads up.
Indy 4 tops
poll of Most Anticipated Movies
11/10/07, 2:50pm EST
to all of us Indy fans but it is indeed noteworthy
that Indiana Jones tops list of most anticipated movies:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The latest
Indiana Jones adventure is the most anticipated movie scheduled for
release in the next year, according to a poll of U.S. moviegoers.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull, the fourth movie in Steven Spielberg's adventure
franchise, topped the survey conducted by MovieTickets.com,
followed by the next Batman movie, The Dark Knight.
The poll involved asking more than
2,000 moviegoers to rank their interest level in a list of movies from
1 to 5.
The top 10 also included several
others based on existing film franchises, such as the Chronicles of
Narnia, comic books or old TV shows. Only two originals films -- American
Gangster and I Am Legend -- made it into the top 10.
Based on MovieTickets'
results, the top 10 films are:
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull
- The Dark Knight (Batman Begins 2)
- National Treasure: Book of
- American Gangster
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince
- Iron Man
- I Am Legend
- Get Smart
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon
- Charlie Wilson's War
Thanks to Alessandro Bonini for the
Posted by Jayson
It's a wrap for Kingdom
15/10/07, 5:18pm EST
ABC30 reported that the Indy 4 crew filmed
the last required scenes at Fresno's Chandler Field Friday morning.
That's right, principal photography on Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of The Crystal Skull has wrapped on October 12, 2007!
A local Graphic Designer and Filmmaker
from Fresno, CA. named 'roQue' has published a few photos from the Indy
4 set at Fresno online on his blog. One of his photos captured
Harrison Ford, in full Indiana Jones gear, enjoying a cigar. So roQue's blog is definitely worth checking out if
you don't mind SPOILERS!
roQue also promises to publish a video of Ford & George Lucas
sitting down for tea time later.
Thanks to 'torao' from The Raven for
the blog link.
Posted by Gilles V
Ray Winstone talks
about Indiana Jones 4
23/10/07, 5:07pm EST
at the first ever SCREAM Awards, Ray
Winstone, aka Beowulf and Indy's new sidekick, Mac, talked to
the good folks at IESB.net. Ray discusses his experiences with
Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Shia LeBeouf on the
set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Check out the exclusive video
interview with Ray Winstone at IESB.net.
Posted by Mitchell
Harrison Ford and
the "best of the Indy series yet"
09/11/07, 7:32pm EST
Cessna aircraft plant of Wichita, Kansas welcomed a famous
Pilot in Command (PIC), Harrison Ford, who came by to order a new $16
million CitationSovereign airplane.
The article from the Wichita Eagle talked with Cessna chairman, Jack
Pelton, who said that Ford "couldn't be more
excited about it (Indy 4) being the best of the Indy series yet".
Pelton, also reports that Ford especially likes
the script and cinematography. "He thinks it's
really going to make for a tremendous... film," Pelton says.
Read the full article at the Wichita Eagle website.
Posted by Mitchell
Ray Winstone is
excited he's part of Indy 4
12/11/07, 5:16pm EST
MTV talked with Ray Winstone last Thursday and
asked him about his recent experiences on Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. “You go there,
and you see the first camera move, and then you realize you’re in an
Indiana Jones film,” said Ray excitedly.
“It’s a film I
never thought I’d ever be making. Then you get a little bit [more]
excited, because it’s something your kids are going to be able to
watch. And working with Steven Spielberg and [George Lucas] … They’re
geniuses; these are clever men, and they’re great filmmakers, and you
feel like you’re in the company of these people. What happened? How did
I get from there to here?”
Confirming that he’s worked with
both the trademark Indy hat and whip, Winstone said that the beloved
movie props gave him chills. “Yep, without any
shadow of a doubt — and without even realizing I was going to be like
that,” he grinned. “Harrison really uses
the whip — he can hit a spot on a door with the whip! The man runs
around like a 17-year-old.”
As for the script, Winstone said
that Crystal mixes its action, heartfelt moments and comedy in
equal amounts. “They wouldn’t last forever if
they just had action,” he explained. “If
it all works to plan, which I’m sure it will, it [will have that mix];
it starts off with a gallop, and [the script] just gets quicker and
quicker and quicker. It’s one hell of a story, actually.”
Head over to MTV Movies to read more Kingdom of the Crystal
Skull quotes by Ray Winstone on his co-star Shia LaBeouf and Indy
not delivering “I’m too old for this”-type lines.
Ray Winstone can next be "heard" as
the warrior Beowulf in the animated film, directed by Robert
Zemeckis, which will be released in the U.S. on Friday, November 16,
Thanks to Alessandro Bonini for the
heads up. And my apologies for the late article link.
Posted by Gilles V
hold a grudge for his rejected work
13/11/07, 3:16pm EST
Henry Jones, Senior; Frank Darabont, famed screenwriter of
such classics as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile
and episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles has decided
to "...let it go."
Darabont told MTV News that he’s moved on from earlier
resentment of having written a draft of an Indiana Jones sequel, only
to have it passed on but finding elements turn up in Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull. Darabont does note that why some of his suggestions,
such as casting John Hurt, have come to fruition. The idea of Shia
LaBeouf's character was not.
whole new element that’s been brought in. Shia? I don’t remember
writing that character,” Darabont said.
read the script, [but] at a certain point I will because I’m sure there
will be an arbitration over writing credits,” he revealed. “I keep hearing from people who are near the production
and they keep saying, ‘You know, they’re using more of your ideas here
than you may have thought.’”
Darabont does have faith in Spielberg
and is very optimistic and excited to see Indy's return next May.
“I know Steven
Spielberg is not going to disappoint us. He’s going to make a great
movie,” Darabont praised. “As a fan, I’m
keeping my fingers crossed. I hope it turns out great.”
For now moviegoers can be thrilled and
excited at Darabont's latest adaptation of a Stephen King novel when The
Mist opens in theatres on November 21, 2007.
Read the full article at MTV News.
Thanks to William McCallister and
Alessandro for the heads up.
Posted by Mitchell
New official Indiana
27/11/07, 9:11pm EST
Indy fans! Three new Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
photos have been spotted on the Internet today. The first gives a new
high-resolution glimpse of Harrison Ford as Indy on the set. While the
other two must be the very first official promo photos; Indiana Jones
in full gear and Indy with Shia LaBeouf's character exploring a tomb.
Both are simply gorgeous - as you can see for yourself!
These three new Indiana Jones 4
photos, taken by regular Spielberg set photographer David James, were
not intended to be out on the Internet this soon. But they are
authentic photos from Paramount.
Original post: These
amazing pictures were first released yesterday on AICN.
They were quickly taken down. However, I was able to borrow them before
they vanished. Now I'm fortunate enough to share these glorious hi-res
photos with all of you. Enjoy!
Thanks to Zach Bales, Peter V, Tim
Wilson, Chris and Richard Pettet for letting us know.
Posted by Jayson
Crittenden - update by Gilles V
Indiana Jones 4
03/12/07, 1:06pm EST
the best news in the world that we Indy fans will have
to wait longer for the first official trailer, but the people over at ComingSoon.net have reported:
the first trailer for Steven
Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
is now planned for a debut in February. While we don't know for sure
with which movie it will show, Paramount's biggest film that month is The
Chronicles, so keep your eye on that one. Of course,
it's possible Paramount will decide to debut footage earlier during the
Super Bowl, but we're not sure.
And I'm not sure what happened to the teaser we were supposed to get
over Thanksgiving or why they will wait until February, but I agree
with ComingSoon.net that a trailer will most likely be shown at some
point during the Superbowl.
Check out the full article here at ComingSoon.net
Posted by Jayson
03/12/07, 7:32pm EST
IMDB is definitely not the most reliable casting site on
the net, however it's still interesting to mention that a new actor has
been added to the IMDB.com Indy 4 credit list: Pavel
Lychnikoff. Pavel has an extensive list of credits, including a small
role in Air Force One. This casting, if true, might be right
IMDB also displays Andrew Divoff in
the cast list and he's been nothing more than a rumor for many months.
At the same time, it is important to note that Igor Jijikine has been
officially announced as part of the cast. Though no role is attached to
his name, it's a pretty safe bet that he'll be up against Indy and
One thing is for certain, if Indy is
indeed facing off against SPOILER: [Russians]
installment, lets give the powers that be credit for
Speaking of credits, have a look at IndianaJones.com.
right hand corner of the main page, click on
"CREDITS" for the official credits which will appear on the first Indy
4 poster. Interesting indeed.
Posted by Jayson
was a shock to Karen Allen
05/12/07, 4:31pm EST
with syndicated show biz news program, Entertainment
Tonight, the Raiders of the Lost Ark star said she was
surprised by the call form Steven Spielberg informing her of her return
to the Indy series in next year's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull. Allen went on to say that she began jumping for
joy when she heard that she would once again be playing Indiana Jones
two fisted, fiery girlfriend, Marion Ravenwood.
Karen Allen also said that her co-star, Harrison Ford, was in amazing
shape and was terrific as she watched him perform elaborate fight
scenes again and again!
The return to screen action is a far cry from her business, Karen
Allen Fiber Arts, a company that produces handmade cashmere scarves
and sweaters at her Massachusetts based company, but one that is
welcomed from the legion of Indy fans around the world!
Posted by Mitchell
teaser poster for later this month
06/12/07, 3:04pm EST
not to expect a (teaser) trailer during the coming
holiday weeks. Instead we will get a look at another kind of "teaser"
before the end of this month!
During an interview with ComingSoon.net, Indiana Jones producer Frank
Marshall was asked when we might be seeing some more from the new Indiana
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Marshall's answer: "You're going to see a teaser poster later this month,"
excerpt from the interview:
done is we moved it from the '40s to the ‘50s so we're acknowledging
that everybody's 10 or 15 years older and it plays into the story,"
when asked about how things would be different from the
earlier movies. "We're not trying to hide that
Harrison's older, but we have Shia LaBeouf coming in as his sidekick,
so we've got a young element. The best way to describe the movie is
that it's an Indiana Jones movie. It's got all the style and elements
of the old movies, and we're not really trying to do anything different."
to see a teaser poster later this month," he said when asked
when we might be seeing some more from the movie.
Visit ComingSoon.net to read the full interview with
Frank Marshall and find out what he has to say about a possible Bourne
4 and Jurassic Park 4!
Posted by Gilles V
Indiana Jones 4
writer David Koepp speaks
06/12/07, 6:08pm EST
MTV Movies Blog, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
screenwriter David Koepp addresses some of the pressure in bringing an
Indy film to screen knowing that so many people have been waiting a
long time to see the adventurer's return. Acknowledging that Indy's
first three adventures were "pretty great",
"You've just got to hope to God
you don't screw up."
Speaking of Indy's first adventures,
Koepp states that this new one closely resembles Indy's first screen
adventure, the much beloved, Raiders of the Lost Ark. "I hope it's along the lines of the first one,"
Koepp said. "It's certainly not as dark as the
second one and it's certainly not as humor driven as the third one.
Hopefully it will have its own place [but] it's closest to ['Raiders']."
So now that his words have been
transformed into celluloid images, what does Koepp think of the
finished product? "I've seen some footage and
it's really thrilling," he exclaimed. "When
Harrison Ford back in Indy garb - it's just really cool."
The rest of us will just have to wait
until May 22nd to see that "cool" Indy image!
Read more at: MTV Movies Blog
Posted by Mitchell
& Ray Winstone's characters revealed
07/12/07, 4:48pm EST
The roles Cate Blanchett and Ray
Winstone play in the new Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are no longer a
secret! During an exclusive interview with MTV News
producer Frank Marshall finally revealed some more info on the roles
these actors are playing.
And while you would assume that these actor instantly jumped at the
opportunity to star in the fourth Indiana Jones, it wasn't like that
Marshall laughed. "I think
it's an opportunity that doesn't come along very often — to do these
kinds of big movies — but they talk to Steven and he pitches the role.
[Before they commit], they want to know, rightfully, what the part is."
"Well, Cate [Blanchett] is just
spectacular, one of the finest actresses working today. She went from The
Benjamin Button to playing the villainess in 'Indiana Jones,' so she's up for anything," Marshall
enthused, confirming speculation that the Oscar winner joined the cast
as Indy's main adversary. "She makes a great villain. She had a really
"Ray Winstone, he came from Beowulf
to this," Marshall continued, describing Winstone's character, Mac, as a sort of cross between villain Belloq and
friend Sallah. "He plays an archaeologist competitor to Indy. Friend
And Jim Broadbent? He plays a Yale colleague of Dr. Jones' that "sort of replaces
Marcus Brody," Marshall said.
All three, along with Shia LaBeouf,
Karen Allen, Harrison Ford, Spielberg, Lucas and Marshall himself, face
a particularly "huge expectation" with "Indy 4," the producer said — a pressure to
succeed that led screenwriter David Koepp to recently tell MTV News
that his biggest hope for the film was "just [to
not] screw up."
It's a pressure they've faced and
successfully surpassed, Marshall insisted.
"I think the
best thing I can say about it is it looks like an Indiana Jones movie
in all the best ways. It's the look, it's the way that Steven designs
all the shots, it's the style, it's the lighting, it's the way Indy is
— all of those things. We haven't strayed," he giddily
explained. "It sounds trite, but there's no other
way to describe it. You go, 'Oh — Indy.' There's sort of a language
that Steven developed for this character and for these movies. And
you're going to get exactly what you got in the other three movies,
which is really kind of thrilling when you see it."
Frank Marshall also denied all rumors
that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull would be the start of another
series. Not with Harrison Ford or with Shia LaBeouf.
"I don't think
so. We're all getting too old," Marshall playfully reported. "We have to hand the [adventure] torch to somebody
else. I don't know who that's going to be."
Click here to read MTV's full exclusive interview
with Frank Marshall. But beware are the SPOILERS are in plain sight on
Thanks to Alessandro Bonini for the
Posted by Gilles V
Indiana Jones 4
teaser poster revealed!
on the photo for a higher-res version!
The new poster by long time Indiana
Jones poster genius Drew Struzan has been revealed at IndianaJones.com!
Once again we see our hero with whip
in hand ready to face all the dangers that await on his latest quest
with the ominous crystal skull gleaming behind him! And it all looks
Thanks to John Alexander, Christopher
Carlsen, John Vinci, Jay Cormier, Logan, LVskywalker, HMckennedy and
Sompeetalay for informing us.
Posted by Mitchell
shares more Crystal Skull info
10/12/07, 2:55pm EST
that Indy is back from his "quiet life" since we last saw
Speaking with the USA Today, famed Hollywood producer, Frank
Marshall talks about the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull and reveals some more information.
teaching and having kind of a quiet life," the producer says.
Once the archaeologist is thrust back into danger, the signature
Indiana Jones red line tracing across the map will take him to New Mexico, Connecticut, Mexico City and the jungles
Despite all the gray-hair jokes
(Harrison Ford is 65), Indy is still swinging from dangerous precipices
and absorbing punches.
fallible character. He makes mistakes and gets hurt. He has a few more
aches and pains now," Marshall says. "That's
people like: He's a real character, not a character
Marshall goes on to talk about Indy's
latest "love-hate" relationship in the new
film in the character of Soviet agent, Spalko, played by
Oscar winner Cate Blanchett. She joins Ray Winstone, who plays rival archaeologist, Mac and Shia LaBeouf
as the hero's sidekick, Mutt.
In the article, Marshall also talks
about this films "McGuffin", the Crystal Skulls; "The theory is they are shaped by higher powers or
alien powers or came from another world, or an ancient Mayan
civilization had the powers," Marshall says.
Added to the news of the release of
poster, fans are finding out more and more about the next "ride of
their life" coming on May 22nd 2008.
Visit USA Today to read the full SPOILER filled article.
Thanks to Dr. Sartorius and Keith Voss
for the heads up.
Posted by Mitchell
Teaser for sale at StarWarsShop.com
11/12/07, 4:45pm EST
The legendary Drew Struzan, whose signature style has long been a
favorite of both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, has crafted a
stunning piece of artwork for Indy's fourth cinematic adventure, Indiana
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and it's only available
Struzan of course is no stranger to
Indiana Jones -- he's composed poster artwork for all three Indy films
to date, scores of Indy book and video game covers, and even the key
art for Disney's Indiana Jones Adventure attraction. What better artist
to take on the long-awaited fourth Indy adventure?
With Struzan's brilliant use of color
and composition, the man in the hat has never looked better. Add this
powerful image to your collection today and get ready for the return of
Indiana Jones this summer!
Limited quantities available. Measures
approximately 27" x 40"; Printed as a Double-sided One-Sheet (reverse
image on back), with the original theatrical print run! $19.99 ships
And to commemorate the release of a
brand new Indiana Jones poster in movie theaters, StarWars.com has published an article named The Art of Adventure: Indiana Jones Poster
Retrospective in which they take a look back at some of the more
interesting posters produced for the series both at home in the USA and
Posted by Mitchell
David Koepp talks
about Indy 4 with Cinematic
13/12/07, 5:04pm EST
Cinematical was invited on t the set of Ghost
Town where they spoke exclusively with writer-director David Koepp
about this new film. Cinematical of course also asked Koepp about Indiana
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and wondered if he had
seen any of the finished film yet?
Says Koepp, "Well
death scene, which was very moving. Um, I probably
shouldn't have said that." We both laugh, since Koepp was
obviously joking. He was joking, right? "I saw
little bits here and there, and at first I felt a lot of pressure
[writing the script] because you don't want to be the one who screws up
a beloved franchise. But there's nothing you can do except work extra
hard -- so I worked extra hard. You can't approach it except as you
would any other movie."
Cinematical went on to ask Koepp if he had used
Frank Darabont's denied script as a reference while writing his own
version of the Indiana Jones 4 screenplay. As Darabont has been pretty
outspoken about this recently, admitting that he hasn't seen the final
product, but has heard that elements of his script were used. David
"I looked at
everything that everyone had written. It's been in development since
the early '90s; anything that was any good, I tried to use -- sometimes
it stayed, sometimes it didn't. We're all assistant storytellers; there
was a ton of material there already. Part of my job was shaper, and
part of my job was coming up with new stuff."
Visit Cinematical if you wish to read the full article.
Thanks to Kent Markwart and Mitchell
Hallock for the article link.
Posted by Gilles V
John Hurt opens up
the Crystal Skull
been in Alien, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, 1984
but now faces his ultimate
challenge appearing in the latest adventures of Indiana Jones this May.
Hurt has spoken to Premiere and had a few things to say about working
on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Be forewarned the full interview mentions a hint to a big SPOILER so
choose wisely before you proceed.
Though here follows an edited down - SPOILER FREE - excerpt from
Premiere: Not many
actors would have thought twice, as it sounds like you did, about
accepting a role in an Indiana Jones adventure…
John Hurt: "I want to be careful here, because I don't want to
make it sound as if I'm anti- the film — I'm not at all. But if I was
asked what I would choose to do, it would be lightweight for me, at
least for that sort of time commitment. But having accepted it, I
enjoyed working with Steven hugely, and we had a great cast. I just
wish we'd had something of fabulous interest between each other to act!"
Premiere: Did they
show you the entire script?
John Hurt: "I said, "I can't do it without seeing a script." They
wanted everybody to do it without seeing a script because Steven — you
know, "God" — was doing it. And I said, "Well, I need to have a little
bit of previous knowledge even if God is doing it." So they sent a
courier over with the script from Los Angeles, gave it to me at three
o'clock in the afternoon in London, collected it again at eight o'clock
in the evening, and he returned the next day to Los Angeles. So that
was an expensive read."
Premiere: What was
it like working with Harrison Ford?
John Hurt: "I've not a bad word to say about Harrison. He's a
proper leading actor. He led the company. He knows the franchise
backwards, but he's never cocky with it, he's hard-working, funny,
self-deprecatory, utterly charming."
Premiere: How was
it working with God, a.k.a. Spielberg?
John Hurt: "He has the extraordinary knack of being able to make
you feel as though you've worked with him ten times before, as though
you've known him all his life. That's a great quality for a director to
possess. And his notes are very good — very simple, but very good. He
doesn't hang about. When he's got it, he's got it."
Premiere: Did you
see George Lucas around much?
John Hurt: "Occasionally. George is a bit socially crippled
really. Not good with people. So I just left him alone."
Premiere: Are they
doing it the old-fashioned way as opposed to relying on CGI?
John Hurt: "They shot as much as they possibly could, but they had
some massive blue screens. There will be CGI, but it's based on a lot
of the stuff that we shot, so it's not pure CGI. It's overlayed and so
on. Steven does shoot as much as he possibly can and that's impressive.
I mean we shot on five major Hollywood studios. We shot at Downey,
Sony, Paramount, Warners, and Universal, either in their studios or the
outside lots. We'd do two days here, then trot off and do a week there
and then back to this one, while the other sets were being prepared.
And the sets were fantastic, full of moving parts and things that all
worked. You suddenly realized that you're almost a puppet. You come on
and do your bit, and then you're off to the next one."
Be sure to read the full interview on the Premiere site as John Hurt had more info
(SPOILERS) about working on the set of Indiana Jones 4 to share.
Thanks to Sven for the heads up.
Posted by Mitchell
Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull promo displays
The Spanish Indiana Jones fansite IndianaJones.es has published first photos of Kingdom
Skull promo displays found at the Kinepolis film
theater in Madrid, Spain.
The display consists of two items, a
cardboard suitcase and a big wooden crate as seen in one of the
announcement posters presented at Comic-Con and on the official Indiana
Jones website. Both items have the Indiana Jones 4 film logo
and souvenir stickers on them. On top of the crate you'll also find
Indy's fedora and his whip hanging on a corner.
Text on the front of the wooden crate says: "Property of Dr Jones
9906573" and the reverse side says in Spanish "Do not open until May
Be sure to visit IndianaJones.es
for the full report and to view their photos from the Indy 4
Dutch visitor Marcel de Vrije has
informed me today that this same large wooden crate can also be found
at the film theater at Zoetemeer, in The Netherlands.
Posted by Gilles V