The Indiana Jones films are pure classic stuntwork extravaganzas
performed by some of the best stuntmen in the business. Among them
was the now legendary Vic
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?
Hollywood Reporter may have brought us the answer we're seeking!
announce that action designer Dan
Bradley has been hired as the second unit director for the 22nd
James Bond film:
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 same
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
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 Frank Marshall.
Thanks to Jared Barrett for the heads up!