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Harrison Ford, Sean Connery
(both unconfirmed), Michelle Yeoh (unconfirmed)
Written by Steven Gaghan
Directed by Steven Spielberg
the trailer: n/a
by Paramount Pictures
ETA: Unknown, probably
2004 Plot: The continuing
saga of archaeologist Indiana Jones. Plot is unknown as so
many writers have been attached to the film. Some rumours
have said that the fiilm could be set toward the end of Indy's
life in the 50's or 60's, but again nothing is confirmed.
May 2002: Indiana Jones 4 Update: MTV
have been talking to George Lucas about Indy 4, and he had
the following to say,
"I'm working on a story right now," Lucas said,
"I've got something that both Steven Spielberg and Harrison
in the process of hiring a writer, and hopefully we'll be
able to start shooting ... not next year, but probably the
year after. It'll take a while to write the script and all
that sort of thing."
Another name that has been coming up over the past few days
is The Shawshank Redemption writer. director Frank darabont,
who may pen the screenplay for Indy 4. This has neither been
confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm as of yet.
8th May 2002: Indiana Jones Update:
It Cool News report that Sean Connery will return as Henry
Jones' in the fourth Indiana Jones movie. A prime time news
programme on Canale 5 in Italy revealed that Connery will
return as Jones's father. Read
the full report here.
The word is that Spielberg, Lucas and
Ford are after Shakespeare In Love writer Tom Stoppard to
write the screenplay for the fourth Indiana Jones movie. Stoppard
has just finished rewriting on Harrison Ford starrer K19:
The Widowmaker for director Kathryn Bigalow.
And so the rumour mill starts once again......On
US show Entertainment Tonight, George Lucas and Harrison
Ford were interviewed by Leonard Matlin. The question of 'whether
Indy 4 is going to happen' came up and Ford replied,
going to happen. It's going to happen. We have what we all
believe to be a good idea. There's a lot of work ahead of
us, but we are all looking foward to it."
And then this came from the mouth of Lucas himself,
"If I finish up with Episode 2 this week I have to
begin work in INDY 4 next week."
So here we go.........................................
Having been away in Prague all week,
I haven't been able to update on news concerning a forth Indy
film. At a post-awards party after the Golden Globes the other
nigh, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford apparently confirmed
that they will do Indy 4. In fact Spielberg said that he will
concentrate on the film as soon as he completes the Tom Hanks
vehicle Catch Me If You Can. Spielberg said, "We have
a title, but we're not ready to announce it, I will give you
one clue, though. Kate is in it" Spielberg reffered
to his wife Kate Capshaw, who appeared in Indiana Jones &
The Temple Of Doom. Ford also
commented, "It was always about getting the right
script, and now we have it...There's one left in me. The question
is whether George (Lucas) and Steven (Spielberg) do".
(thanks to Dark Horizons).
Reports have been coming in all day
that Paramount may have lost the rights to the Indiana Jones
movies. Well, production rights to release a fourth movie
anyway. It seems that they only had the sequel rights for
twenty years, which has now expired (as ov November), so the
rights for a fourth film are available. The news came from
an interview Steven Spielberg gave to Starlog and Empire magazine.
'"he and Lucas are having problems with Paramount in
getting the fourth Indiana Jones installment launched".
So the rights may end up with Spielbergs Dreamworks, depending
where George Lucas, who owns the rights, wants to take it.
The first three films video rights remain at the moment with
Over the last few days or so a number
of different rumours have been floating around the web and
in the international press that there is deffinately going
to be an Indiana Jones 4. The Sun newspaper here in the last
week stated that Harrison Ford will return for a fee of around
£18 million ($25-28 million) and Sean Connery would
also return to play the role of Henry Jones too. Both Spielberg
and Lucas would be involved in directing nad producing roles.
It Cool also ran a story that said that the film will
be entitled Indiana Jones and the Call of Cthulhu. What is
going on? Well, I went to see what else I could find out.
This is what I found on various internet sites. Dark
Horizons has a small piece on Friday that Paramount were
greenlighted to look at script submissions for the fourth
film. Thestudio do, however, want the original credits. That'll
be Harrison starring, Lucas producing and Speilberg directing.
Ford, as we know, will command a hefty fee of around $25 million
plus a back end deal and both Lucas and Spielberg will opt
for a lesser fee plus a cut of the films profits. The whole
thing will cost Paramount in the region of $150 million. It
will therefore be a little difficult for the studio to make
a profit after the three take their cash once the film starts
to make money. The studio say that they have three scripts
that they are interested in developing, however Spielberg
and Lucas have said that they want writing control. Over to
those rumours are shot down as the BBC News site posted this
quoting a Paramount spokesman, "These rumors come
round every couple of months. It's idle gossip."
. Lastly, HarrisonFordWeb
posted this little article quoted from E! News Daily, an interview
with Steven Spielberg himself, (on his next project) Well..
to tell you the truth.. I am going to take some time off this
summer and then start with Mr Lucas on another INDIANA JONES
movie. "E" Asked another question. "really!
will Harrison Ford play Indiana?" Mr Spielberg replied......."yes...we
just signed him last week" . More news as I get it.
Page created. This one is probably one of the most anticipated
movies ever (after the Star Wars
sequels and possibly The Matrix
2). But it seems as if 2002 is the earliest date that
this project could go ahead. It may possibly be later. George
Lucas is tied up with those Star
Wars sequels, Spielberg has at least two more movies in
production yet, the first being Minority
Report with Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford has a busy schedule
too. It's all just a case of the mvoie going ahead when everybody
is free. But, Ford isn't getting any younger either, he's
58 this year, so the fourth film may take a different path
of the earlier movie with the plot set later in his life.
Casting wise, only Ford is set to return at the moment and
nobody has been confirmed. But, we cannot really expectanything
until the film has a definate start date. Harrison Ford recentley
appeared on 'Inside The Actor's Studion' on cable over here
in the UK and the question of whether there will be a fourth
movie was put to him. He replied, 'yes'. The audience applauded,
then Ford added 'only because I want there to be' and then
went on to say that once everyone was free, the film would
probably happen. Again no confirmations. Michelle Yeoh who
recentley found fame in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and
also appeared in 'Tomorrow Never Dies' is also apparently
in talks to star in the film. No news yet on Sean Connery
though. It seems, from what I have read, that it is the general
opinion that fans want him to return to his role as Indy's
Dad that he made famous back in the third movie, which seems
like eons ago back in 1989.
As I round off this opening article, here's a little news
that popped up on Saturday. This years 'Power List' was published
in Premiere magazine this month and both Harrison Ford and
George Lucas made it into the top50. Here's a little quote
that appeared under Ford's name; 'Still up for doing a fourth
Indiana Jones adventure, which producer Lucas just set up
at Paramount.' So, is the film finally in pre-production?