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2000

 

Indy Music site
Sunday January 02, 2000

A new Indy site is open.  Indy Music is a complete guide to the music from the Indiana Jones movies.  The site contains much info about the Indy CD's and most important, lots of mp3 tracks!!

 

No Minority Report for Steven
Tuesday January 04, 2000

Recent indications are hinting that Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" project is looking DOA, Spielberg is turning his attention onto something new which as yet remains unknown (though is expected to be announced shortly). Adding weight to the rumour is the news last week that the four of FOX's major soundstages that were being reserved for "Minority Report" have now been made available for use to other FOX productions. So what will he be doing "A.I.", "Memoirs of a Geisha", "Jurassic Park 3"? The only clue available comes from 'Jawad' over at Dreamworks SKG Fanpage
Jawad said:  I have been told that there will be an official announcement sometime this week or in coming few weeks regarding his next film. All I can say that there will be some disappointments as to why he picked on this film instead of other films on his slate. However, some of you will be glad that he chose this after all. Whereas my stand on this is that he made the right decision.

 

Harrison Ford News
Tuesday January 11, 2000

Variety reported that Harrison Ford will decide in early February whether or not he approves of the latest script revision of the film adaptation of the Tom Clancy bestseller "The Sum of All Fears."

A Hollywood feeding frenzy is underway as a half-dozen agencies vie to add Harrison Ford to their client roster. Ford has not employed an agent since he exited the Gersh Agency 15 years ago, and has instead been represented by longtime manager Pat McQueeney. However, they have now decided that hooking up with an agency might be a good way to generate better access to material and young filmmakers. (Pat) McQueeney will maintain her status as Ford's primary agent, continuing a 30-year relationship that began when Ford was better known in Hollywood for his work as a carpenter than as an actor. They spent the weekend being pitched by Endeavor, United Talent Agency, Creative Artists Agency, William Morris, International Creative Management and Michael Ovitz' fledgling production/management banner Artists Management Group, and will announce their decision shortly. The winning agency won't deal directly with Ford, but rather with McQueeney on material matters. Despite that lack of direct access, Ford is still a lucrative, must-have client.
Source of todays news is Variety.

 

Indy Scrapbook
Thursday January 13, 2000

IndianaJones.com has just opened a new section called Scrapbook that will have 'Picture of the Day' from the sets or the production or the film itself of the Indy Trilogies. Click here to see the first scrapbook image from Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom.

 

Spielberg doing Harry Porter
Monday January 17, 2000

Spielberg his next film will be: "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone".  Ain't it Cool News and Spielberg-DreamWorks Fansite reported the news.  Is might be a big disappointed to many of you.  But Harry Potter will be a children movie and we all know that Spielberg is the best director to do this movie.   Sorry fellow Indyfans.

 

New Indy Site!
Tuesday January 25, 2000

There is a new Indy site coming!  Indy's Diary will be the name and there is already a Demo online.  It looks very cool and might bring a mixture of Indy and real life archaeology, looking to the great graphics.  A must visit!!

 

Jeffrey Boam died
Friday January 28, 2000

Screenwriter Jeffrey Boam, who helped writing  the Last Crusade and might work on the Indy 4 died Wednesday of heart failure related to a rare lung disease. He was 50 from November last year.  Our sympathies to his family and friends.  We will never forget him.

 

More info of Ford's AFI Ceremony
Wednesday February 23, 2000

You want some more pics of the American Film Institute honoring Harrison Ford?  Then go to this page.  And here on the same site you can find some more info about the AFI Ceremony, including some quotes from George Lucas and Harrison about George.

 

No Harry Potter for Steven
Wednesday February 23, 2000

Spielberg has no confirmed that he will not be doing the first entry to the Harry Potter series. He officially made an announcement saying that "I have every certainty that the series of ‘Harry Potter’ movies will be phenomenally successful. However, at this time, my directorial interests are taking me in another direction." With Harry Potter out of his list, Spielberg now has three choices. They are Minority Report, A.I. and Memoirs of A Geisha. Which one will he go for now?
Thanks to the Spielberg-Dreamworks Fansite for the news.

 

An Indy Novel article
Friday February 25, 2000

FilmForce.net posted an article that looks back at the existing Indiana Jones Novels.  It's interesting to check out.  Click here to read the article written by Scott Chitwood.

 

No Minority Report for Cruise
Friday February 25, 2000

My partner Jawad posted more news regarding Indy 4 on his Spielberg-Dreamworks Fansite.  Here's what he wrote:
Is it just me or there is something fishy going around here? First Spielberg drops Potter then Ford steps back from Traffic and now Cruise is in talks to star in a Robert Redford's next film A Beautiful Mind. Redford wishes to start production in fall which may coincide with Minority Report if not started early.

 

Indy Widescreens on Sci-Fi
Monday February 28, 2000

The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Indiana Jones films in Widescreen! This is probably the first time it has been shown in this format on TV! Here's the event dates:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (LBX)
Airs Tuesday, March 7 at 8PM & 10:30PM ET

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (LBX)
Airs Wednesday, March 8 at 8PM & 10:30PM ET

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Airs Thursday, March 9 at 8PM & 10:30PM ET

 

And Steven's next film is ...
Wednesday March 15, 2000

Okay, it's official!!  Steven Spielberg his next film will be A.I. ("Artificial Intelligence").  That's the movie that Kubrick was working on when he died and now Spielberg will continue.  After A.I. Spielberg will start working on "Minority Report".  Spielberg also said that Indy 4 will come soon.  Let's all hope!
For more info go to the Spielberg-DreamWorks Fansite.

 

Young Indy Storyboard screen
Wednesday March 22, 2000

FilmForce.net came up with a cool pic of a Last Crusade storyboard page that shows a scene from the Young Indy on the train.  Certainly worth a look here.

 

2 New Indy Sites
Friday March 24, 2000

There's 1 new Indy site named Raider Of The Lost Artifacts and there's another Indy site coming www.indylore.com and if I should believe the rumors, that might become the biggest Indy site on the net.   We will know it soon.

 

Ford on A&E's Biography
Wednesday March 29, 2000

Harrison Ford will be featured on A&E's Biography tonight. Clips from some of Ford's greatest film work, including American Graffiti, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, ... and some rare home movies, behind-the-scenes footage and family photographs.
You'll have to check local listings for this show.

 

indianajones.com has been hijacked!
Wednesday April 12, 2000

Yep, you read it right.  The server of www.indianajones.com has been stolen and is now owned by someone from Serbia.  FilmForce.net has much more info on this so click here to read more about it.  I hope this gets solved soon.

 

Indy 4 article in Cinescape?!
Wednesday April 19, 2000

I'm just back from visiting the Cinescape site and I saw the cover of it's latest issue, The magazine might have an article on about 40 movie sequels with Indy 4 on #1.  Might be interesting.  ;-)

 

2 cool Indy things in 1 day!
Wednesday May 03, 2000

FilmForce talks about French Indiana Jones Lottery tickets and actually has pics of them.  There are 6 different tickets and they all are very cool!!
Also new is that Roger Ebert recently added Raiders of the Lost Ark to his "100 Great Movies".
You must check it out by clicking here!  ;-)

 

Ford revealed first Indy 4 scene!!
Saturday, May 27, 2000

"You don't believe me?  You will ..."  I found a very cool Flash 4 animation that shows an interview with Harrison Ford (a bit older than now).  The animation shows a scene of Ford's latest films: Indy 4 and a sequel to "Six Days Seven Nights".  The animation is very entertaining!  Click here and then select a modem speed to view the animation.

 

Spielberg does Comedy Short
Tuesday, May 30, 2000

In a report by Entertainment Weekly Online, Spielberg is doing a short film for Pop.com which will be a comedy. The film is expected to debut sometime in June of this year. Director Ron Howard is also working on a short film and whoever finishes first will have the 'honor of launching Pop.com.' Nothing more is known other than the fact that both films will be less than five minutes and one or other film includes casts Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, and Steve Martin. Be sure to check Pop.com frequently because it can be any day starting Thursday that it will be launched. Do you wish to submit your short film? Click here to do so.

 

Here's a great Indy custom figure
Wednesday, May 31, 2000

A fellow Indyfan named Chris made an Indy custom figure.  Click here to view his superb figure.  He made this figure out of a Han Solo Bespin, custom made the bag,  he even has a brown strap for more detail, custom made the gun and molded the hat. The whip is like a braided thick string. and the graphics he made up on his PC. He is planning on making more of these plus, he intends on making TOD and LC figures, he also has a Henry Jones figure in the works right now that comes with a grail diary, bag and umbrella.   I can't wait to see his next custom figure!!

 

Ford on 'Inside the Actors Studio'
Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Bravo is showing the repeat of Inside the Actors Studio with Harrison Ford on August 20th. The show originally aired the week of February 17th film. If my memory serves me well, Harrison did talk about 'Indy 4.' Mark your calendars folks.

 

More Indy custom figures pictures
Thursday, June 1, 2000

Fellow Indyfan Chris has send me 2 more of his self made Indy custom figures.  First there's an Indy map room figure, which is a prototype. The next one will have the corrected colored outfit, instead of tan it will be a dirty white color as opposed to the photo.  And the second pic is an Indy variation figure, it was made using a Han Solo Endor gear outfit, and cutting the cape for the jacket.  I say it looks even better than his first Indy custom figure (see yesterday).

 

Blade Runner, theatrical version on TV
Friday, June 2, 2000

The famous SF film Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, will be shown on the Sci-Fi chanel this sunday.  Now you are thinking, what's the big news... Well, they will show the uncut widescreen theatrical version.   For the first time on television!  This sunday June 4th at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT on the Sci-Fi chanel.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!  Click here to view a very nice presentation of the event.

 

Spielberg ducu on Encore Channel
Monday, June 5, 2000

Eileen, of Harrison Ford Web, has send me some news that is not about Harrison Ford!!  (very strange)  Steven Spielberg will be showcased in a documentary this Wednesday June 7th on the Encore channel. It is an hour long and will also have interview clips of Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks.  Check it out and tell us if they said something about Indy 4, you never know.

 

New custom figures pictures
Tuesday, June 6, 2000

FanWork Museum contributor Chris has send me 2 more of his self made custom figures.  First there's an Indy Temple of Doom figure complete with Shankara stones. The second pic is a Short Round figure complete with backpack and poker playing cards.  A Willie figure is on the way, plus a new variation of Indy from Raiders. It will be Indiana Jones on the Streets of Cairo. Indy will look just like he did while trying to protect Marion in Cairo.

 

Ford doesn't like 'Fears'
Thursday, June 8, 2000

'Templer' has sent in some interesting info on Ford's next project. In a report from Hollywood Reporter, Harrison Ford has decided against reprising his role as Jack Ryan in Paramount Pictures' "The Sum of All Fears," since but couldn't agree on the script. What does that mean for Ford and Indy fans? You can think of anything you like. Thanks to Harrison Ford Headquarters.

 

New Young Indy movies + new Indy site
Thursday, June 8, 2000

Indyfan.com received the news that that USA network will be airing 5 Young Indy movies for the first time.  The last time USA aired Young Indy Movies, the videos soon followed.  The movies will air from July 10 to14 at 2pm ET.

A new Indy fansite is due to hit the net in the next month or so. Indiana Jones and the Web of Knowledge will include the usual stuff, plus exclusive downloads and fan art. It will also include a new style of webring. There are pages on real historical events and people.

And last but not least.  "Indiana Jones Jr. and the Lucky Hat" is Russell's Indy 4 idea. Here's the story that comes with the fanwork: Indy's son, Henry Jones III is in search of his father's lost hat. Communist Cubans are also looking  for because they think it contains a computer chip needed in their plot to nuke the U.S. At the end, Indy Jr. gets the original hat and computer chip. The  Cubans bring the wrong chip to Castro, so he gives them some wonderful cigars he got from the States.  Might be a neat film.

 

Clip from 'What Lies Beneath'
Thursday, June 8, 2000

DreamWorks SKG Fansite-What Lies Beneath has posted a 40 second clip from the film which aired on Rosie O' Donnel Show two weeks back. The film which is scheduled for July 21st release is bound to attract crowds with its theme and star power. Click here to watch the clip.

 

Spielberg ducu repeats
Friday, June 9, 2000

In case you missed the Steven Spielberg documentary, Encore channel will be showing repeats throughout the month of July.  The dates are July 18th, 19th, 22nd, 27th and 30th.
Thanks to Eileen of Harrison Ford Web.

 

More Indy FanWork
Friday, June 9, 2000

We have received some good FanArt today.  I'll start with a new and talented artist, Paul Shipper.  He mailed us 3 paintings:  a Marion, Indy, Sallah painting, an Indy tipsthefedora painting and a Spielberg painting.
And our Museum contributor Chris has send us 2 more of his fanwork.  First, he finished a new custom figure, Marion Ravenwood complete with a familiar Monkey figure. And last but not least: his latest Indy drawing.  Check them out!!

 

Ford and the 'Jack Ryan' Series
Thursday, June 15, 2000

According to the popular film news website Popcorn.Co.Uk Harrison Ford is still Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan and will be in the next feature that will be brought to the big screen.
The news site just released excepts from an interview that was done with Phillip Noyce (director of "Patriot Games" & "Clear and Present Danger"). Mr. Noyce claims that Harrison Ford has not left the Jack Ryan franchise altogether. And that he was merely turning down the latest script for "The Sum of All Fears."
The director also claims he, Paramount Pictures, producer Mace Neufeld, and Harrison Ford are all trying to figure out what to do with the franchise now. The 'Fears' project might be scratched in order to bring another Ryan story to the big screen. But which Clancy novel will be adapted next? Maybe "Debt of Honor?" "Maybe Executive Orders?" Or the upcoming new novel "The Bear and the Dragon?"
Mr. Noyce says, "It's not so much that Harrison has passed on playing Jack Ryan, it's just the he's uncertain about the 'The Sum Of All Fears' which was written in 1991 and how appropriate that is in 2001." Phillip Noyce also explains that even if Harrison Ford passes on "The Sum of All Fears," everyone involved (including Harrison) may just adapt another Clancy novel entirely for the big screen.
If "The Sum of All Fears" would to be scratched, this wouldn't be anything new for the team involved behind these Clancy adaptations. The planned big screen version of Tom Clancy's "Cardinal of the Kremlin" at one point was to be made into a Harrison Ford - Jack Ryan feature. But, the makers decided to dump that film because of the outdated story line. This prompted everyone involved to make "The Sum of All Fears" the next feature instead.
To read the new director Philip Noyce article, and to hear the director's voice in audio discuss the Harrison Ford - Jack Ryan news, go to this page right here:
http://www.popcorn.co.uk/news/story.jhtml?id=34600
What's not mentioned in this article is that Harrison Ford signed a three-picture - $50 Million Dollar deal with Paramount Pictures (to play Jack Ryan three more times) after the success of his first Jack Ryan film "Patriot Games" in 1992. After "Patriot Games" came the 1994 mega-blockbuster "Clear And Present Danger," and Harrison Ford still has two Jack Ryan movies to go before his obligation to Paramount Pictures is complete in the Ryan universe.
So, the possibility of Harrison Ford being replaced with another actor in the Jack Ryan role is very unlikely. We'll probably just have to wait for another script revision for 'Fears' or another Clancy adaptation to be chosen before we see Harrison Ford return to the big screen as one of his most famous & successful characters.

 

Indy Trilogy voted best action film series!!
Thursday, June 15, 2000

According to the Daily Southdown, a Chicago based newspaper, The Indiana Jones Trilogy was voted the best action film series of all time. Indy fought off tough competition from the spy series featuring James Bond. Each film received the same number of first-place votes, but Indy got more total points based on 2nd- and 3rd-place votes. Also in the running were "Mission: Impossible," no doubt helped along by the current hype and box-office juggernaut status of the second installment; and "Star Wars," another series that featured Ford in a principal role. Especially impressive about Indy's victory is the fact that all its major contenders are currently in the public psyche through recent theatrical or video releases. Without a major theatrical release in more than 10 years, Indy has apparently withstood the test of time. Some readers who explained their voting said they were guided in making their choices by the consistency of the films themselves; others said they were influenced by the stellar performances of the lead actors. Special thanks to Harrison Ford Web for the news.

 

Indiana Jones is STILL popular
Sunday, June 18, 2000

A few days ago we found out that the Indy Trilogy was voted as best action film series ever (see last news here under) which proved that the world hasn't forgot Indy and now on Adventure Gamer they are holding a Poll about which adventure game should be made into a movie.   The poll is spread over, at this moment, 4 rounds and Indy's Infernal Machine is included in round 4.  When I look at the latest round with Indy 3D included and the past 3 rounds,  the Infernal Machine is the most one people want to see as a movie!!   WoooHooo.  I know, it's not big news but just something I had to mention.
You can still vote on them, just click here and scroll a bit down.

 

Lara Croft vs. Indiana Jones
Monday, June 19, 2000

There is a new movie news site named MovieHeadlines.Net and it has it's own Indiana Jones section. Check it out, It looks really great.
Wizard Magazine has a monthly article,  "Last Man Standing", in which they imagine what it would be like if 2 characters got into a battle together. This month it's the time for the 2 most famous adventurers in the world: Indiana Jones and Lara Croft. Who would win?!   Click here to read about the fight and to view a great picture "of the battle".  Thanks to Scott from MovieHeadlines.Net for the news.
We also received a cool Indy pencil drawing from Wes Dahl today.  Great FanWork!

 

Indy in 'Chicken Run' and more
Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Hey Guys. Jawad here. Last Thursday I had the opportunity to see Advance Screening of 'Chicken Run' courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures. This is by far the best movie of the year. It is extremely funny, clever and full of action. Especially for all you Indy fans. There are lots of direct references to the Indy Trilogy and the ones that I was able to pick up were from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and 'Indiana Jones & the Temple of the Doom.' I highly recommend it. You can read my full review here.
Also if you wish to see the famous 'Chicken Run' spoof trailers of 'Gladiator' and 'Mission Impossible 2' be sure to click here.

When DCC Compact Classics released the Raiders of the Lost Ark expanded CD in 1995, there was a 2LP edition at the same time that included 6 extra minutes from 'The Well of the Souls', which is not available on the CD version. Well, John Williams Central  has the missing part in MP3 format!  Go check it out!!
We also received 2 superb Indy FanWork.  The first one is made by Edward C. Draganski after he saw the Last Crusade.  Great work.  The second one is by Jason Davies.  It's already his third artwork.  Keep up the good work you 2!

 

A few Indy contests are coming soon
Friday, July 7, 2000

Indiana Jones Chronicles announced yesterday that you may expect a big contest. Their first Treasure Hunt will start on July 15th . This will be a game for Indiana Jones fans like no other game or contest before, they say.  The contest will be spread over 7 weeks, from July 15th to September 2nd. "Each week a new game to keep the summer adventurous."  Click here for more info and to view the prizes.
There are plans for a big Fan Art Contest on Indyfan.com. We will have to wait until Micah (Indyfan's webmaster) is back from vacation before making anything definite. Click here for a bit more info on the Art Contest.

 

The Web of Knowledge
Friday, July 7, 2000

A cool and informative Indysite has been launched on the internet.  Indiana Jones and the Web of Knowledge is it's name. The site has some original ideas and it's design is simple but good. I mean that you won't get lost there. Looks much promising for the future. Check it out now!

 

Indyfan Screensaver and Movie
Friday, July 14, 2000

Star Wars Desktop is a bright site where you will find screensavers, wallpapers, and desktop themes about Star Wars. But why do I tell you this?! There have been so many Indy 4 rumors that they created a screensaver in honor of the most beloved adventurer of all time, our Indy of course. The screensaver features some memorable sequences from the trilogy and also includes "The Raiders March". Click here for more info and to download it.
Indiana John and the Towers of Tahiara ... that's the name of a homemade Indy movie that was made in 1986 on vhs. Johnny, I think he's the man behind that movie, has send me the url where you can view a 1:36 min. trailer of the movie. Check it out and thank you Johnny!!

 

Next week is Harrison's week
Friday, July 14, 2000

It was Harrison's 58th birthday yesterday. "Happy Birthday Harrison". We haven't forgotten it but couldn't say it yesterday... Better late than never.
Harrison Ford has charisma, talent and a great sense of humor which made him big in the movie industry. His success is imminent with his roles as Indiana Jones and Han Solo and all the other terrific movies. For those reasons AskMen.com, one of the Internet's premier men's web sites, will be featuring Harrison as its man of the week from July 16th to July 22nd. They wants to let people see more pictures and learn more about the renowned star.  AskMen.com premium pictures and biography of Harrison Ford.
Harrison's latest film What Lies Beneath will premier on July 19 and that will be the subject of Ford's visit on the Letterman show the 24th and on Late Night with Conan O'Brian show the 25th (check your local listings for the hours). Thanks to Harrison Ford Web for the news.

 

The Treasure Hunts have begun!
Saturday, July 15, 2000

Indiana Jones Chronicles just started it's Treasure Hunt. Game 1, of seven, is a creative game where you will have to invent cool dialogues for a photo story. For more info click here. And Indyfan.com announced their new art contest, designed to encourage fans into creating new Indy-themed works of art and showcase them on the web. The contest is open to everyone, of all ages, and the work may be a drawing, sculpture, computer/digital rendering, etc... Check it out.

 

Raiders once again on the silver screen
Monday, July 17, 2000

On August 21st, The Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, will be screening a brand-new print of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Don't miss this great opportunity!!
John Williams Central has something everybody will like. They have an info page concerning the Last Crusade Expanded Edition CD and also a page where you can download all it's unreleased tracks. Hush hush.  ;-)

 

No more Jack Ryan for Harrison Ford
Thursday, July 20, 2000

Harrison Ford was asked by many reporters if the news was true that he has departed from the Jack Ryan franchise. Harrison Ford responded with yes... he has left the universe of Jack Ryan. Here's a response of Ford's when asked by the Calgary Sun if he has in fact left the franchise altogether:
"(I have) declined to continue with the Jack Ryan character, (because I) didn't like the script they were offering me. I didn't think it would work for me."
Looks like Harrison is waiting for something good... are you hoping what I'm hoping? The quote can be found in the article Acting enigma at Jam Showbiz.com. Thanks to Sean from the Harrison Ford HQ for the news.

 

What Lies Beneath Premiere Video
Friday, July 21, 2000

You can now download a clip from the Premiere of What Lies Beneath which was held few days back. You must view the video, You can see Harrison answer an Indy 4 question, much more reliable than any other news from this week. The movie is available in three formats.
Source: Hollywood.com & HarrisonFordWeb.

At the Premiere (.MOV)
At the Premiere (ASX)
At the Premiere (Real Video)

 

Raiders show in San Francisco TODAY
Saturday, July 22, 2000

I hope I'm not too late with this news. Helene alerted TheForce.net the following at SF Gate in San Francisco, that will take place today!!

"Raiders of The Lost Ark will thrill nighttime movie goers this weekend during Film Night in the Park. Harrison Ford plays Indiana Jones in the classic adventure film, which spawned two sequels. Conceived by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas," Raiders was the special-effects extravaganza of its time. The film gets introduced, by the way, with a video presentation and details about its special effects by a spokesperson from Industrial Light and Magic.

MILL VALLEY 8:35 p.m. today, Old Mill Park, 300 block of Throckmorton Avenue. $4 adults, $2 kids. Bring low chairs and blankets. (415) 453-4333

 

Past & Future Indy 4 scripts article
Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Many fake Indy 4 scripts have been made the last few years. And recent rumors say that M. Night Shamaylan, writer and director of The Sixth Sense, has been contacted to write the Indy 4 script. And it isn't a rumor anymore, if we may believe it. Jam Showbiz has an article about all these rumored scripts and possible script ideas. Go check it out.
Source: MovieHeadlines.Net

 

You Don't Know Harrison... quiz
Thursday, July 27, 2000

Indyfan.com reported that the upcoming issue of People Magazine (Aug 7, 2000) will feature Harrison Ford on the cover. The article inside is light on Indy content for the most part but there is a rare behind-the-scene photo of Ford and Spielberg between takes. Check out the photo at Indyfan.com. People Magazine has also made a Harrison Ford quiz to play online!

 

This night on the Tonight Show!!
Friday, July 28, 2000

Harrison Ford will come to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC this night (Friday, July 28) at 11:35 pm ET.
Harrison also visited the Conan O'Brian Show past Tuesday, Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee the day later, and also had a chat with TV Guide Onlinethis week. They all asked him about Indy 4 and Ford always answered with
"If we have a script that George, Steven, and I agree on."
Nothing new... but maybe he reveals something new to Jay Leno tonight. My fingers are crossed, are yours?

Almost forgot to mention this. USA Today has an article about superstars and their sequels. It looks like that Harrison Ford is the winner with 6 follow-ups. 2 Star Wars sequels, 3 Indiana Jones sequels (Indy 4 included, why not) and 1 Jack Ryan sequel. On the second place are superstars Mel Gibson and Eddie Murphy.
Source: MovieHeadlines.Net

 

Lucasfilm and a little fairy's tale
Friday, July 28, 2000

Lucasfilm is reported to become partners with a Japanese animation company Anime World Osaka. The focus of this collaboration is an anime movie The Tiny Fairy Mirun (Chiisana Yosei Mirun in Japanese). It's about a very little fairy who flutters down to Earth and is able to communicate with people with the help of a crow. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported that George Lucas will produce the $18.5 million project. The details for which are due to be finalized when Lucas visits Osaka in September. If Lucas is about to produce a other project while working on the SW Episode 2 then he might also be able to produce Indy 4 while he works on SW Episode 3, by the time Spielberg is finished with A.I. and Minority Report. Source: Empire Online

 

When Ford visited Jay and Conan...
Sunday, July 30, 2000

As we announced, Harrison Ford visited the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday. TheForce.Net posted  what happened during that show. Did Harrison mention something about Indy 4?... Nope, nothing. And maybe if he had mentioned something, it would probably be the same thing that he said when he was with Conan O'Brian. TheForce.Net also has a 10Mb Quictime movie about Harrison's appearance in Conan's show from last Tuesday. You must check out the movie, it's 10 minutes fun, guarantied!!

 

John Williams' next works
Thursday, August 3, 2000

Today, I have received a mail from Ken who has visited a John Williams concert on August 1 in Lenox. Ken had a short chat with John, here's his report:
As he was signing an autograph for me I asked him the following question: Has Mr. Spielberg contacted u about Indy 4 yet? He responded... "I heard a rumour that it's going to happen, but I have to do A.I. and then Minority Report first." Then I asked him... "Episode 2 also right?" Then he just nodded his head. I then shook his hand and thanked him for his work and his autograph.

 

Spielberg's Wealth and Power on tv
Friday, August 4, 2000

Here's some other info I have received from Mike today.
Last night (Thursday) on the History Channel, there was a story about Steven Spielberg in their series called Wealth and Power. It talked about Steven's early directing career, in television, and his first blockbuster movie, Jaws. The show explained that though Jaws made tons of money, Steven didn't. He had been paid on a salary, and had not recieved royalties. This continued until he made Raiders of the Lost Ark. Spielberg was the first director to receive royalties for the success of the films. This is now common practice today. If you have the History Channel, they usually rerun these types of shows the following weekend.

 

Our Hero Harrison
Sunday, August 6, 2000

It seems that Harrisson Ford played a real hero on Saturday. Last night, New York City's News 4 had a story saying that Ford rescued a woman suffering from altitude sickness in the Idaho mountains. Ford owns a helicopter which he pilots for the Idaho rescue squad. Thanks to Mike for the news.

Here's some more recent Harrison Ford rescue news. Harrison Ford Web reported that "Ford walked out of a series of interviews at the launch of his new movie What Lies Beneath when he noticed a couple struggling to fix their vehicle. He then wandered over and offered to help them before removing his tuxedo, rolling up his sleeves and getting to work under the hood. About 10 minutes later the car roared back to life and Ford went back to his glitzy showbiz bash, but not before writing a contact number on a signed photo and telling the shocked pair to call him if the car kept acting up. Harrison Ford may be one of the biggest movie stars in the world but he started life as a carpenter and went on to train as a motor mechanic. He fixes all his own vehicles."

 

Harry dressed up as Indy ...
Wednesday, August 9, 2000

Regular visitors to Ain't It Cool News will know that the site shows a short parody animation of a famous movie almost every day. Today it's  Indiana Jones' time. The animation shows their man Harry dressed up as Indy in the Temple of Doom. But Mola Ram's hand is grabbing Harry's heart, while he is still alive!! Go check it out on their main page by clicking on the link above... before it's too late.

 

Harrison will achieve a milestone today
Thursday, August 10, 2000

Today Harrison Ford will achieve a milestone that no other actor in motion picture history has ever done (probably never will either).
When What Lies Beneath surpasses the $100 million dollar domestic gross today, Ford will be the only actor to have $100 million dollar films domestic in four decades. Harrison deserves a big congratulations across the boarder.
Here is the run-down by decade (numbers rounded and courtesy of boxofficereport.com)

The 1970's:
  American Graffiti ($147 million)
  Star Wars ($461 million)

The 1980's:
  Empire Strikes Back ($290 million)
  Raiders of The Lost Ark ($242 million)
  Return of The Jedi ($309 million)
  Temple of Doom ($180 million)
  The Last Crusade ($197 million)

The 1990's:
  The Fugitive ($184 million)
  Clear & Present Danger ($122 million)
  Air Force One ($173 million)

2000:
  What Lies Beneath ($100 million and rising)

Special thanks to Eileen, from Harrison Ford Web, for the news.

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark screening coming
Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Raiders of the Lost Ark will be playing Saturday, September 16th at 9:15 PM on the most suitable screen in the world for it, Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre!
Renovated and reopened a little over a year ago, this beautiful theater now has a state-of-the-art sound system and a gorgeous architectural design and a really big screen. Raiders will be playing as part of an Egyptian-themed festival: In the Land of the Pharaohs -- Ancient Evenings at the Egyptian. Other films will include The Ten Commandments  (with Carlton Heston in person), The Mummy (1932 version), and more.
The theater is right in the heart of Hollywood, a block from Mann's Chinese. And Don't be surprised to find a few celebrities here and there, especially for the Raiders screening!!
Special thanks to Adam for the news.

 

USA Network shows more Young Indy
Saturday, August 19, 2000

USA Network will show five more Young Indiana Jones Episodes in September. Four of the five movies haven't been released on video yet. Here's the schedule:

Mon, Sep 18 - Passion for Life
Tue, Sep 19 - The Perils of Cupid
Wed, Sep 20 - The Winds of Change
Thu, Sep 21 - Scandal of 1920
Fri, Sep 22 - Mystery of the Blues (with Ford!)

All Episodes will be shown on 2:00 pm US Eastern time. Click here to view the schedule at USA Network. Thanks to Philip for the news.

 

Inside Actors Studio: Harrison Ford
Sunday, August 20, 2000

We want to remind you that Bravo will show the long awaited Inside the Actors Studio with Harrison Ford at 8:00 pm Eastern Time today. The show is 60 min. long and will be followed wby Force 10 from Navarone, starring the 36 year old Harrison Ford!! Not one of his best movies but still worth checking out, if you haven't seen it yet. The same Inside the Actors Studio show will also air at 12:00 am tomorrow. In case you're not able to watch it today.

 

Happy Birthday Jonathan and Corey
Sunday, August 20, 2000

Today it is Jonathan Ke Quan's 29th birthday. Jonathan became famous with his role in Temple of Doom as Short Round, first time he acted. He also played in other movies like The Goonies and some less known movies. If you are wondering what he is doing now... he was the editor, producer, and cinematographer of the 1999 short comedy Voodoo. But he was stunt co-ordinator of this year's hit movie X-Men, by Bryan Singer... Whoa!!

Today, it is also Corey Carrier's 20th birthday. You all know him as the 8 years old Indy. His last work was in 1996 when he played the 10 year old Indy in Young Indiana Jones Travels with Father. By the way, he also played Richard Nixon at age 12 in Oliver Stone's Nixon.

 

New Lucasfilm Logo
Thursday, August 24, 2000

TheForce.Net has received some info this morning of a new Lucasfilm logo that is ready to be trademarked. The new logo might be for the DVD. Those Indiana Jones and Star Wars DVD's will come out, but when?! Click here to view a vague picture of the new Lucasfilm logo.

 

Happy Birthday Sean Connery
Friday, August 25, 2000

Yes, today we may celebrate the Scottish movie legend, Sean Connery, his 70th birthday. We all know him as Indy's father, Henry Jones, but he was also the first actor who played the most feared (and liked) British 'kick ass' spy James Bond! By the way, he received an Oscar for his performance as a Chicago cop in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables.

Blackstar
is having a special birthday celebration for Sean Connery. All movies featuring him have 20% knocked off they're price. Unfortunately, this doesn't apply to the Last Crusade Widescreen edition.
Thanks to Rich from the ex-site Indiana Jones and the Web of Knowledge. Who also announced that there will soon to be another Indy reference site on the internet "IndyWeb". More information on that later.

 

IndyWeb is coming soon...
Saturday, August 26, 2000

Rich has send me some more info about his upcoming new Indy reference site. People can now go to the domain at www.indy-web.com, but the site won't be completely launched for about another month. IndyWeb will have tons of info - with games, IndyWear and Movie sections. Their most original feature however, will be revealed when the site is opened.

 

Harrison Ford saved Baby
Sunday, August 27, 2000

The Sun reported yesterday that Harrison Ford rescued a baby locked in a baking hot car.
Harrison was coming out of a bank when he heard the baby's mother yelling for help after she shut her keys in the vehicle. Harrison rushed back into the (Los Angeles) bank and took a broom. Then he slid it through a gap in a rear window to click the lock open. Again a real "heroic" deed from our favorite actor and hero!!

 

The Return of Star Wars, on video!
Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Yeah, you have read it right... the new Star Wars trilogy release will come out on November 21 in widescreen and pan-and-scan. George Lucas has hidden 10 minutes of  Episode II production information on the new trilogy, which will also feature discussion about how Episode II will fit in to the saga, including interviews with  release, as well as new and returning cast and crew members. Everyone except Kenny Baker, I have heard. Check IGN's article about the new release.

 

Will Ford's next movie be Insomnia?
Saturday, September 9, 2000

Harrison Ford Web reports that Harrison Ford and director Jonathan Demme are at work on an adaptation of the 1997 Norwegian thriller Insomnia. The film is about a police detective  who becomes entangled in a web of blackmail and corruption after accidentally shooting his partner during a killer hunt.
The screenplay for the remake is written by Hillary Seitz (Enchanted) and Erik Skoldbjaerg (writer & director of the original Insomnia) will also receive screenwriting credit. The script is already completed, so the production might begin soon. Check back for 'official info' soon.

Popcorn.co.uk had an article last week that Harrison Ford is a bit worried about what'll happen when he's dead because of all the computer technology. His worries started after he was 'cyber-scanned' for his role in What Lies Beneath.
Cyber-scanned is a technique that allows filmmakers to make adjustments to an actors performance through a computer, but Ford wasn't impressed. "It's just like getting a dental x-ray. They end up with a wire grid matrix of your face. I'm a little disquieted by the idea of this supplanting of intellectual property rights." Harrison is more concerned with what could happen once he's not around to give his consent to something. Click here to read the fill article.

 

This week at USA Network...
Sunday, September 17, 2000

USA Network will show 5 more Young Indy movies starting tomorrow, till Friday. Here's the list of the movies, they all start at 2pm ET:
 - Sept. 18: Passion for Life
 - Sept. 19: The Perils of Cupid
 - Sept. 20: The Winds of Change
 - Sept. 21: Scandal of 1920
 - Sept. 22: Mystery of the Blues (with Ford!)

If a recent Home Theater Forum chat with Paramount is right, this may be the last time to see these movies. Martin Blythe of Paramount Home Video said "We're undecided whether to release more Young Indy's on tape..." Does he mean that The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones video series will be uncompleted?! Let's hope not!

 

Indyfan's Art Showcase Results
Saturday, September 23, 2000

Indyfan.com announced the winners of the Art Showcase. They have received some impressive work. All their best entries can be viewed in the Showcase, the other remaining works will be shown soon. It's just a shame that we only get to see so much Indyfan works when there's something to win with it.

 

Amnesty International Spotlight Award
Sunday, September 24, 2000

Tomorrow, September 25th, Harrison Ford will receive Amnesty International's Media Spotlight Award for Leadership. That awards salutes the contributions of journalists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, actors and other media industry leadership in the promotion of human rights. Congratulations Harrison. Read much more about the award at Harrison Ford Web.

 

Ford on Indy 4 in Empire Magazine
Monday, September 25, 2000

In an interview in the upcoming November issue of Empire Magazine, Harrison Ford pre-empts doubts about his fitness for the Indiana Jones role. He said that "There is no barrier to Indiana Jones growing older, there's no reason why Indiana Jones can't be the same age as I am. - I don't do stunts. I do running, jumping, I do falling down. I get hit by people and I hit people. A stunt is something that I don't do." Check Empire Online for more Info, or you can also read the fill interview in the November issue of Empire Magazine, on sale 1 October 2000.

 

A Stuntman's Diary
Thursday, September 28, 2000

Ever wanted to see a guy playing with a whip while dressed as Indiana Jones?! Before Indy was Indy, A Stuntman's Diaryis a short movie, made by 2 brothers, about a stuntman perfecting his whipping stunt. The 'stuntman' more looks like an Indyfan who wants to swing on his whip. The movie is about 14MB big, in black and white, and no sound ... except the Raider's March. Hit the link above to find out more and to download it.

 

Indiana Jones WebRings
Saturday, September 30, 2000

I have found 2 Indiana Jones Fansites Webrings. The first site is Indiana Jones TopSites. This site is made by the person who also made the very first Indy webring. The second site is, I think, very new and is named Super Indiana Jones Top Site, or something like that, it's not very clear. It only has 2 sites linked. Go check them out, you might even find some new Indy Fansites.

 

Harrison Ford, the Soviet Captain!
Tuesday, October 3, 2000

Variety.com reported today that Harrison Ford is negotiating to star in K-19, a modern drama about a Soviet submarine crew's attempt to keep the payload on their vessel from a nuclear meltdown. Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days) will direct. Assuming Ford's $20 million acting deal closes, the film will begin production next February. Hit the link above to find out more. Thanks to Harrison Ford Web for the lead.

 

The Monkey King Script Review
Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Indiana Jones and the Monkey King could have been Indy's next adventure on the big, silver screen. But why didn't we see that film?! MovieHeadlines has reviewed Chris Columbus' Monkey King, and it's reviewer also wonders why we didn't see it play on film. You must check out that review! It's great!!

 

Raiders 20th Anniversary Trailer
Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Remember the Anonymous Director who made the Episode II fan trailer couple of months back. That anonymous has returned with the re-release campaign trailer of Raiders of the Lost Ark. This die hard fan wishes to see the film on the big screen next year as Raider's turns 20. In order to make it happen, TheForce.Net and MovieHeadlines have teamed up to host the trailer and run a site Indy20.com that will help this promotion. Come on folks. Let's make it happen. Cast your vote here and watch the trailer here.

 

Happy Birthday Sean Patrick Flanery
Wednesday, October 11, 2000

It's Young Indiana Jones, a.k.a. Sean Patrick Flanery's 35th birthday. Sean is not a very known actor, yet. We all know him from his role as the young Indy from The Adventures of Indiana Jones TV-series. One of his latest movies is Body Shots (1999) that came out this summer in Europe.

 

IndyWeb's Grand Opening!
Friday, October 13, 2000

IndyWeb, a new Indiana Jones website will open on on the 20th of October 2000. On it's opening day, IndyWeb will have a competition at which players can win $170 worth of prizes! It'll be a Fan Fiction Competition. For more detail on the competition, including the prizes, check out www.indy-web.com on October 20.

 

M. Night Shyamalan feature in Premiere
Saturday, October 14, 2000

MovieHeadlines.Net has announced that the November 2000 issue of Premiere has a feature on M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense). M. Night is one of several candidates who have been approached to write Indy 4.It turns out he has quite a few connection to Indiana Jones. Here's a part of the feature:
Manoj Shyamalan was a small and fearful boy of 12, the only Hindu in his Catholic school - where his parents had enrolled him for discipline - when he entered a Philadelphia movie theater to see Raiders of the Lost Ark and walked out a different person. It wasn't the first film he'd ever seen, of course. And he'd be hard pressed years later to remember what it was, exactly, that bowled him over. But something about that movie got into his bloodstream and it changed his life forever.
Hit the link above to read more.

 

The Music of Temple of Doom article
Wednesday, October 18, 2000

John Williams Central is proud to present a comprehensive look at John Williams' landmark score to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It's a detailed article, written by John Takis, featuring background information and the history of the score, comments on the original CD release, and more. In addition, specially created audio files which eliminate most of the film's dialogue and many effects have been prepared for your listening pleasure. Hit the link above to start an adventure you don't want to miss!

 

The Goonies part 2 is in the works!!
Saturday, October 21, 2000

Did you also love that Spielberg 80's production The Goonies?! Then I have good news for you. Ain't It Cool News has received info that a sequel to The Goonies is really in the works. Right now it is at Richard Donner's company and Spielberg's Amblin. Not only that but there is a screenwriting duo that are still working on it. Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, the producers on the Bruce Campbell TV series: Jack of All Trades. AICN's source also said that Corey 'Mouth' Feldman has been approached and is delighted to be involved with the project. But has Sean 'Mikey' Astin, who is now playing Sam in Tolkien/Jackson's Lord of the Rings, been approached and has he committed? Hit one of the links above for more info.

 

Harrison Ford interview in Total Film
Wednesday, October 25, 2000

I bought Total Film Magazine which features a short interview with Harrison Ford on What Lies Beneath. They also asked him about Indy 4. Here's the part from the interview:
What's happening with Indiana Jones 4?
We're hoping to settle on a writer and agree on an idea in the next couple of months.
Isn't M. Night Shyamalan meant to be writing it?
Um... ah... That's not for me to announce or...
But you're not denying it?
No. And I'm not announcing it.
You're 58 now. Do you think people will accept that Indiana has grown older?

(Incredulous) What barriers are there to the character of Indiana Jones growing older? Was he attractive because of his youth or because of the things he was involved in? He was never a character based on his youth, so I see no problem.
The interview took place in the Excelsior Hotel at the Venice Film Festival. Check Total Film Magazine issue 46, Nov 2000 for the complete interview.

 

What Lies Beneath on Video & DVD
Monday, October 30, 2000 - Jawad M

DreamWorks has announced the official release date of 'What Lies Beneath' on video. It is scheduled for January 2nd, 2001 (most likely for sale on VHS). No word on DVD yet but most knowing DreamWorks history, it should be out on the same day. Click here for more information on What Lies Beneath.

 

Indy Trilogy on Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - Gilles V

Indy-Web reported that the Indiana Jones Trilogy will be shown on USA Network. The trilogy will be broadcast on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. The schedule is as follows:
  Raiders of the Lost Ark at 4.00pm EST;
  Temple of Doom at 6.30pm EST;
  the Last Crusade at 9.00pm EST.

 

Harrison Ford is like Indiana Jones
Thursday, November 2, 2000 - Gilles V

The Age talks about Harrison Ford and compares him to a character he played, Indiana Jones:
Harrison Ford is a straight-talking' Indiana Jones kind of guy. He doesn't mince words. It's often not what he says but how he says it that gets us in, with that deep baritone smile at the edge of the mouth. As an actor he knows how to draw on such small gestures, but star is not a role in which he is comfortable. Presenting his new film, What Lies Beneath, at the Deauville Film Festival, he says in a slow, monotone drawl: "I hope you enjoy watching this film as much as I enjoyed making it." He looked worse for wear, in the same gray suit and open-neck shirt he'd been wearing all day for his press rounds. He'd put more hair gel into his thinning hair, too, but that hadn't quite worked.
Check MovieHeadlines.Net for more...

 

Happy Birthday Kate Capshaw
Friday, November 3, 2000 - Gilles V

Kate Capshaw started as a teacher with a desire to be an actress. That led her to New York where she landed a role on the soap Edge of Night. Then she got a role in 2 smaller movies until she was selected out about 120 actresses for the female lead in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. That's also how she has met her present husband Steven Spielberg, who is that? But that hasn't stopped her from acting...
Happy (47th) birthday Kate Capshaw!!

 

New Indiana Jones Fansite
Sunday, November 5, 2000 - Gilles V

A new Indiana Jones fansite has opened it's doors today, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is it's name.  It contains a forum, a poll, a small gear section, and a couple of new pictures.

 

Harrison Ford Movie Marathon
Friday, November 17, 2000 - Gilles V

Next Thanksgiving week, November 20th through November 24th, USA Networks on TV will be having their annual Harrison Ford Movie Marathon. Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, 11/23/00) will be the biggest day of them all, with the airing of the entire Indiana Jones Trilogy and the sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

Here is the entire listing:

Monday (11/20/00)
  Regarding Henry at 9:00pm EST

Tuesday (11/21/00)
  Blade Runner
at 9:00pm EST

Wednesday (11/22/00)
  Patriot Games
at 9:00pm EST

Thursday (11/23/00)
  Raiders of the Lost Ark at 4:00pm EST
  the Temple of Doom at 6:30pm EST
  the Last Crusade at 9:00pm EST
  Blade Runner at 11:30pm EST

Friday (11/24/00)
  Clear and Present Danger at 9:00pm EST

On Thanksgiving Day as well, at 3:00pm EST on the Bravo Channel, there will be a re-broadcast of Inside the Actors Studio with Harrison Ford. Harrison Ford's Actors Studio segment was filmed last February, and was originally aired on the Bravo Channel this past summer. Special thanks to Harrison Ford Headquarters for the news.

 

Happy Birthday George Hall
Sunday, November 19, 2000 - Gilles V

Today we may celebrate George Hall's 84 years old birthday!  Wondering who George is? He's the actor who played the 93 year old Indy in the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles in 1992. The last movie he had a role in was Big Daddy (1999), with Adam Sandler. George played the Elderly Driver, that's how the credits named his character.  Happy birthday George Hall.

 

Want to own Ford his whip from TOD?
Tuesday, November 21, 2000 - Gilles V

Of course, it's a dream of every Indyfan. Here's your chance: Christies of London will be having their annual Film and Entertainment Auction on December 12, 2000. The infamous whip Harrison Ford used in the motion picture Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is just one of several items this year. Christie's say that this whip could estimated bring in $9,000 dollars. Material from such blockbusters as Titanic, Gladiator, Notting Hill, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and a movie poster for Star Wars signed by various cast members.  Read more about Christies Auction at NYPost.com. Thanks to Harrison Ford Web for the news.

 

Hitler's Search for the Holy Grail
Thursday, November 23, 2000 - Gilles V

When Steven Spielberg made a movie about an intrepid archaeologist’s fight to keep a precious and powerful artifact, the Holy Grail, out of the hands of the Nazis, it was not widely known that the tale was based on truth... History meets Indiana Jones in Hitler's Search for the Holy Grail, a one-hour documentary airing on PBS Monday, November 27, 10:00 p.m. ET. The docu will explore how history was used as a political tool and how the theories of the Nazi historical department provided the ideology used by the SS to justify genocide. Click here to read more. Thanks to Simon for the news.

 

New Breed of Indiana Jones
Friday, December 1, 2000 - Gilles V

On a website named NeoPets, you can play Techo Safari. In this game you join the great adventuring Techo on his travels through the deepest Jungle. Help his trusty side-kick Blooplum avoid being eaten by the Cocos and maybe even find hidden treasure. But what's so special about it? Well, the lizard Techo wears a fedora, leather jacket, a shoulder bag and even a bullwhip... get the picture? You need to have the Flash 5 plug-in on your computer to play the game. Go hit the link above and play the game, it's really hilarious!! Thanks to Anna for letting us know.

 

New Indiana Jones fansite, in Flash!
Monday, December 4, 2000 - Gilles V

There's a new Indiana Jones fansite called Indiana Jones Information Center. The website contains Flash animations, and they look cool! At the moment only the Raiders section is open. The other sections will come later. Also coming soon to the website are self-made Flash Games and a bigger Behind the Scenes Section.  Hit the link above to visit this new and different Indy fansite.

 

What's going on with Indylore.net?
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 - Gilles V

Are you wondering why Indylore is still not released? Then you should continue reading. We have received some info from Indylore :
To many, it seems that Indylore has failed during it's production phase. This is both true and false.  Indylore is still under development. It is currently being drawn-up for a newer generation of interactivity: PHP technology, Databases, Webrings, etc. For this reason, the Indylore staff can say that the website is not dead. However, word got out 6 months ago (approximately) that Indylore was being released. Now, Indylore was scheduled for release by December of this year.  Due to prior commitments Indylore has been postponed and soiled with uncertainty of general public announcement of release.
I'm really looking forward to this website, and I'm not alone! Thanks to the Indylore staff for the information.

 

Interview with Rob MacGregor
Tuesday, December 12, 2000 - Gilles V

Indyfan.com has posted an interview with Rob McGregor, the author of the first 6 of the Indy novel series. The interview, which focuses primarily on Seven Veils, reveals some of the motivation and sources behind his settings and characters. Also, apparently Rob is the one to credit (or blame) for the "eye-patched old Indy" character in the Young Indy series. Click here to read the interview. It's very interesting, certainly worth checking out!

 

Grail Diary's sold for $25.000
Thursday, December 14, 2000 - Gilles V

The Grail Diary had been expected to fetch just £9000 when it was sold by London based auctioneers Christie's. But the diary eventually went for almost double that, stunning auctioneers. A spokeswoman for Christie's said: "The diary went to a private collector. It sold really well at auction and was eventually bought for £17,625 ($24.932)" And Indy's whip from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was sold for £12,925 ($18.956), three times its expected price. Source: MovieHeadlines.Net

 

Spielberg turns 54
Monday, December 18, 2000 - Jawad M

If you had forgotten like myself until this morning, its our favorite director's birthday today. That's right folks, Steven Spielberg turns 54 today. The genius who has given us our favorite films like Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, E.T. and Indiana Jones Trilogy just finished filming A.I. the vision that Stanley Kubrick created years back. He is up for three more film over the next few years, those being of course Minority Report, Memoirs Of A Geisha and the long awaited Indiana Jones 4. On behalf of thousands of fans who visit this site everyday, Happy Birthday to Steven Spielberg. For more on him and his new studio, be sure to visit Steven Spielberg & DreamWorks SKG Fansite.

 

Spielberg to receive Knighthood
Friday, December 29, 2000 - Gilles V

Steven Spielberg will be awarded his honorary knighthood on January 29, 2001 by British ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer. Its an honorary knighthood because knighthood per se is just for British citizens. Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy said that the director was “enormously honored and humbled." Levy also said that Spielberg has great affection and respect for the British film industry and the British people. He has always enjoyed every moment he’s spent in the U.K.or anywhere where the British flag flies.
Spielberg has also been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame sometime in the next year. Source: MSNBC.com

 

 

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