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Ford Says Indy 5 is "Full of Opportunity"
11/01/10, 10:42am EST

Waiting for news on Indiana Jones 5 has been like the Grail Knight waiting for someone worthy to take his place but while it hasn't been 700 years, it sure feels like it! Finally we hear some news from the man himself!

Harrison Ford premiered his latest film; Extraordinary Measures at his friend and frequent collaborator George Lucas's Letterman Digital Arts Center at the Presido (a building the actor joked that "he helped build"). While Ford's latest has him once again portraying a doctor and man of science, many fans and visitors to this site are really interested seeing him reprise his role as another certain "doctor" from his film past. No it isn't Dr. Richard Kimble or Dr. Richard Walker, but rather the Doctor of Archeology, and Assistant Dean at Marshall College namely Henry Jones, Jr. aka Indiana Jones.

When faithful fans last saw Ford wearing the fedora it was in 2008's, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a film that was a box office success but left some Indyfans wanting more.
Catching up with the famed Corellian star captain, MTVNews asked about what's next for Indiana Jones and would the star be up to the challenge; here are some excerpts from that conversation.:

"I don't think I'll do it in a wheelchair," the legendary actor grinned Friday (January 8). "George [Lucas] is working on an idea, and if it comes to a fruitful stage, all of us are very interested in making another." Ford is promising that the idea Lucas has for the fifth film is outrageous.

"Yeah," he said when reminded of a quote he gave saying that Lucas' idea was "crazy but great." Does he want to elaborate? "No," he responded.

"Some of the best ideas are crazy ideas, you know?" he conceded. "Well-wrought, well-manipulated."

"I think it would be interesting to advance the understanding of the character, as we always have had that ambition throughout the series," Ford said of what he needs to see in an Indy 5 script before he's willing to step on the gas like Short Round in a Shanghai taxi cab. "I think it would be interesting to deepen the relationship between he and his son [Mutt, played by Shia LaBeouf] and play on that relationship. .... It's full of opportunity. The series is full of opportunity."

When talk turned to the biggest character development of Crystal Skull Indy's marriage to Marion Ravenwood Ford seemed amused by the concept that anyone would find scenes of their wedded life as exciting as the series' trademark stunts.

"I think [scenes with a married Indy and Marion] would be nice grace notes," admitted the actor, who will next be seen in Extraordinary Measures, a January 22 drama. "We'll see what we come up with."

"Karen [Allen]'s a wonderful actress, I've always enjoyed working with her," he added. "I'm hoping that there'll be a part for all of us in the next one."

To see the Man with the Hat himself talk about Indiana Jones watch the video clip and read the rest of the article.

Source: MTVNews

Thanks to Matt Moreno, Kevin Parijs, Jared, Swinger, James Clarke, Steven, and especially to IndyCast's host Ed Dolista for letting me know about this before my Google Alert did!

Posted by Mitchell Hallock

Ford says "If I am Alive, I will do Indy 5"
03/02/10, 9:30am EST

Harrison Ford has been jumping around the talk show and interview circuit promoting his new film; Extraordinary Measures and has been asked repeatedly the status of the fifth installment of Indiana Jones. Now while fans had to endure an 18 year development hell for the release of 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Ford has spoken publicly on his desire to get on with it... sooner rather than later.
Speaking to the print edition of Empire magazine and other sources Ford has said this:

"If we find a script and develop a story in less than the 18 years it took to make the last one, if I'm still alive, I'll make myself available," he said.

This coupled with remarks made by Karen Allen that Indy 5 should be in production in spring of 2011 (see the IndyCast #94 podcast flickr page) has made us believe that they are definitely doing their best to give us at lease one more epic ride with everyone's favorite archeologist!

Sources: FemaleFirst Magazine and Hindustan Times.

Posted by Mitchell Hallock

"Germ of an idea" for Indy 5
24/02/10, 12:38pm EST

Harrison Ford has elaborated on the details of the next installment of the Indiana Jones series to the BBC while promoting his latest work; Extraordinary Measures. Ford said this:

"Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we're seeing what comes of it."

But the actor added that fans shouldn't expect the film to come out anytime soon.

"The process works like this," he said. "We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it."

"Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form."

"Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it's ready and we do it."

Oh, well... with the thirtieth anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark happening next year, maybe we will at least get a Blu-ray release of the complete Indy series.
Or maybe Seth McFalane or Seth Green can do an animated celebration of the globe-trotting archeologist. Heck, Indyfans would settle for some stop motion of their action figures being melted with a lighter! Maybe hire the gang at the IndyCast to do a new version of Raiders: The Adaptation?

Source: BBC Newsbeat

Posted by Mitchell Hallock


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