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Darabont opens up to MTV about his Indy script
17/04/07, 4:42pm EST

MTV News interviewed filmmaker Frank Darabont just after he finished filming Stephen King's The Mist. Besides chatting about his latest King adaptation Darabont also talked about Fahrenheit 451 and his Indiana Jones 4 misadventure.

MTV: Would you say one of those bad experiences is the time you spent writing the aborted Indiana Jones 4 script?

Darabont: ""Indy" is definitely in that category, topping the list. It showed me how badly things can go. I spent a year of very determined effort on something I was very excited about, working very closely with Steven Spielberg and coming up with a result that I and he felt was terrific. He wanted to direct it as his next movie, and then suddenly the whole thing goes down in flames because George Lucas doesn't like the script."

MTV: Did you ever speak to George Lucas directly?

Darabont: "Yes! I told him he was crazy. I said, "You have a fantastic script. I think you're insane, George." You can say things like that to George, and he doesn't even blink. He's one of the most stubborn men I know."

MTV: Do you know if any remnant of that story lives in the one they're about to start filming?

Darabont: "I have no idea if there's a shred of it left. It was a tremendous disappointment and a waste of a year."

MTV: I would think part of you still wants to share that script with the world.

Darabont: "I would love it, but it's not my material to disseminate. At this point, I don't give much of a damn what George thinks, but I wouldn't want to harm my friendship with Steven."

Head over to MTV News to read the full interview with Frank Darabont.

Thanks to Brett Hopkins for the interview link.


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