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Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
Exclusive: Dream team talk sequel

21 August 2006  |  Written by   

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Getting one of the Indiana Jones triumvirate to talk about the fourth sequel is a rare opportunity, but getting George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford to spill at the same time is as infrequent as finding a needle in a haystack under some hen's teeth on a blue moony night at the end of a month of Sundays.

But Empire was lucky enough to speak with the trio as part of our massive Indiana Jones 25th anniversary celebrations and it seems that Indy IV is going to be a tad controversial.

“We’re basically going to do The Phantom Menace”, says Lucas (stay with him here, he’s making a point). “People’s expectations are way higher than you can deliver. You could just get killed for the whole thing…We would do it for fun and just take the hit with the critics and the fans...But nobody wants to get into it unless they are really happy with it”.

The ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ situation has freed up an idea for a plot that was originally deemed too incendiary.

“I discovered a McGuffin,” continues Lucas, still reluctant to name said McGuffin. “I told the guys about it and they were a little dubious about it, but it’s the best one we’ve ever found… Unfortunately, it was a little too ‘connected’ for the others. They were afraid of what the critics would think. They said, “Can’t we do it with a different McGuffin? Can’t we do this?” and I said “No”. So we pottered around with that for a couple of years. And then Harrison really wanted to do it and Steve said, “Okay”. I said, “We’ll have to go back to that original MacGuffin and take out the offending parts of it and we’ll still use that area of the supernatural do deal with it”.

“Hopefully it will be different in all the right ways and the same in all the familiar ways,” adds Spielberg.

As for timing, Lucas says that filming is scheduled for mid-2007, for a 2008 release but getting the gang back together is a tricky proposition. “Before I was just working with Steven and Harrison. Now everybody’s a superstar, so it’s a little bit more difficult than it was then”. “But there’s a good chance it will happen,” assures Ford. “There are things left for this character to do”.

For more on Indy IV, plus over 30 pages of celebration of the Indiana Jones series, featuring interviews with every cast and crew member you can think of (except the monkey) pick up a copy of the new issue of Empire, on sale from August 25.


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Indy IV Title
Read that the new title will be Indiana Jones and the Ravages of Time. Sounds ok, therefore, will Lucus' macguffin regard some sort of time/supernatural element as well as a nod to Ford's age? More

Posted by Bond1971 at 14:28 on 31 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Penitant Man Kneels Before Krakajak06
It's a theory going around the Indy forums. Another name for Garden of Eden, however if that were the 'McGuffin' It could still be controversial (as George has apparently mentioned in the interview) because of the Islamic belief that a soul when a person dies goes to paradise, not too far off from Chrisitianity's heaven. It may be possible that Eden is one and the same. It can be a film that relates to both death and rebirth. And with the addition of the heavily rumoured "Indy's daughter" More

Posted by Violet Indy at 23:56 on 30 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Penitant Man Kneels Before Krakajak06
What is the garden of life? Is it similiar to the fountain of youth, because if it is, I think it would work well with Indy's aging problem and create a nice dillemma for an aging hero: Do I drink to stay young and keep fighting evil or do I pass and accept that my time is coming to an end? But then again, the holy grail offered eternal life already, so that may be too much of a repeated idea. More

Posted by Crakajak06 at 02:51 on 30 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Penitant Man Kneels Before Krakajak06
Your last post seemed rather angry, not to mention chock full of beautiful mental images, so let me attempt somewhat of a truce, if at all possible. This shall be done via the adressing of a few points. (dont worry not all of the same 9 from the last few posts)  1. When I mentioned the quick shooting of the movies, I was trying to get the point across that Spielberg was more concerned with the movies being fun than perfect, so the hair thing becomes small and completely unimportant. More

Posted by Crakajak06 at 05:13 on 29 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Penitant Man Kneels Before Krakajak06
Sorry that last reply was meant for Bad Santa. My mistake. More

Posted by Crakajak06 at 05:13 on 29 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Penitant Man Kneels Before Krakajak06
Your last post seemed rather angry, not to mention chock full of beautiful mental images, so let me attempt somewhat of a truce, if at all possible. This shall be done via the adressing of a few points. (dont worry not all of the same 9 from the last few posts)    1. When I mentioned the quick shooting of the movies, I was trying to get the point across that Spielberg was more concerned with the movies being fun than perfect, so the hair thing becomes small and completely unimpor More

Posted by Crakajak06 at 05:11 on 29 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Penitant Man Kneels Before Krakajak06
My theory is the 'Garden of Life." The other theories posted in this thread are already games, books and comics. Some are also rumours already debunked. More

Posted by Violet Indy at 03:49 on 27 August 2006 | Report This Post

The Penitant Man Kneels Before Krakajak06
Thank you for condescending to put me in my place. You certainly told me!!! By way of punishment I've amended my original comments: 1. You're right, the opening sequence is absolutely brilliant. And characters such as Indiana Jones are much more interesting with their mystique removed. 2. As you say, Spielberg shot the film so quickly Harrison Ford wouldn't have had time to grow his hair between takes. I must be punished for that one. By the way, what's a 'filp-flub'? 3. Since you gr More

Posted by badsanta at 23:30 on 26 August 2006 | Report This Post

INDY IV
this is good news, and I hope geroge Lucas chooses Natalie Portman to play miss Jones, cause it wil look like han solo and padme together, and I hope the natzi's fight in it too. I hope its about some thing about god, like maybe the stick moses used. More

Posted by aussietrooper20 at 05:41 on 26 August 2006 | Report This Post

the fourth sequel????
Sorry to be a pedant, but this would be the third sequel, or are you telling us there is also going to be a 5th movie?? More

Posted by Eyecatching at 19:44 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Let It Go Shhhon
It's okay that you don't know why I'm bothering with you, you wouldn't understand why. True Indy fans, however, know exactly why such erroneous statements must be confronted and thoroughly refuted.  p.s. I believe the Dazzla, as well as myself, fit this category. More

Posted by Crakajak06 at 19:37 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Let It Go Shhhon
I'm not an Indie fan as such, but I do think that all three films so far have been very enjoyable. I welcome a fourth on the condition that it is of the standard of its predecessors, which I think it will be. More

Posted by mlavagna at 15:15 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

Let It Go Shhhon
'If you don't think the relationship of Indy and Sean Connery was surprising, charming, or ever witty, then I do not even know why im bothering with you. ' I don't know why you're bothering with me, either. More

Posted by badsanta at 14:10 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Let It Go Shhhon
L: Crakajak06 Reasons for you being wrong: 1. The "five minute" adventure works well for the movie, I mean do you want a thirty minute intro that takes you through years of Indy aquiring his whip hat and scar before the plot of the movie really begins? Sure it's a tad bit "convinient" but its fun, too, which is what Indiana Jones is all about. 2. Small filp-flubs like the hair thing are ABUNDANT in the Indy films, yes even the "love-bestowed" Raiders film. Spielberg chose to shoo More

Posted by thedazzla at 14:09 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE:
Already done- "Constantine" .Perhaps Mr Reeves can be his son. More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 12:14 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

i think that the filmwillrevolve around the Spear of Destiny - hence the worry that it would be too similar to the Holy Grail More

Posted by Rhubarb at 11:14 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Let It Go Shhhon
Reasons for you being wrong:   1. The "five minute" adventure works well for the movie, I mean do you want a thirty minute intro that takes you through years of Indy aquiring his whip hat and scar before the plot of the movie really begins? Sure it's a tad bit "convinient" but its fun, too, which is what Indiana Jones is all about.   2. Small filp-flubs like the hair thing are ABUNDANT in the Indy films, yes even the "love-bestowed" Raiders film. Spielberg chose to shoot all t More

Posted by Crakajak06 at 05:28 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE:
L: mlavagna I heard a rumour that the movie's gonna revolve around the lost city of Atlantis, or some place similar. Indiana also has a son who he only just discovers exists during the course of the movie. This rumour was debunked ages ago. There already is a video game called "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I have the comics of that at home. As for the son, you're actually referring to a fan written script known as the "Sons of Darkness" in which Marion is dead, for only Indy t More

Posted by Violet Indy at 02:07 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Indy IV Opening... as I imagine it
And Karen Allen hasn't expressed interest in being Marion again?aybe Indy falls for Marion in the end, realising that Willie is nothing but a banshee. More

Posted by Violet Indy at 02:04 on 25 August 2006 | Report This Post

Let It Go Shhhon
Reasons for The Last Crusade being crap: 1. the pre-credit sequence which tells us that Indy's fear of snakes; acquirement of scar and hat; and taste for the whip as a handy tool all took place conveniently in one five minute adventure 2. the continuity error that causes Harrison Ford's hair (at the back) to grow and then shorten during the bike chase (Pedantic, yes, but Raiders had quality and love bestowed upon it; The Last Crusade feels like a factory produced product.) 3. All that c More

Posted by badsanta at 23:44 on 24 August 2006 | Report This Post

Let it Go Shhhhon!
Reasons for The Last Crusade being crap: 1. the pre-credit sequence which neatly reveals that Indy's fear of snakes; acquirement of scar and hat; and taste for the whip as a handy weapon all took place in one five minute adventure 2. the continuity error that causes Harrison Ford's hair (at the back) to grown and then shorten during the bike chase 3. the crappy back-projection (Raiders put Ford in a REAL plane; no fuzzy lines) 4. the tank chase which is pale imitation of the truck chas More

Posted by badsanta at 08:37 on 24 August 2006 | Report This Post

"It's not the years, it's the mileage"
films from this era of cinema were great , perhaps because of the lack of computer effects that make everything seem so unremarkable, or because of the "in camera" stunt work that really does make you sit up and gasp in awe, but when a belated sequel is made so many years after the last one, you just know it's gonna suck. The accepted law of sequels is that they cost twice as much and are half as good, now as a movie fan I welcome sequels as much as the next guy, I love to see more of More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 00:34 on 24 August 2006 | Report This Post

Whoop-de-doo!
Wahey! Can't wait for this one! Another George Lucas movie so soon after Revenge of the Sith? We are truly blessed. How, I wonder, will George choose to piss on the memory of this particular franchise? Indiana Jones and the Border Dispute? Digital Jones and the CGI Tax Inspector? Fuck me, the anticipation's almost too much to bear. More

Posted by thechidz at 22:38 on 23 August 2006 | Report This Post

Whoop-de-doo!
Wahey! Can't wait for this one! Another George Lucas movie so soon after Revenge of the Sith? We are truly blessed. How, I wonder, will George choose to piss on the memory of this particular franchise? Indiana Jones and the Border Dispute? Digital Jones and the CGI Tax Inspector? Fuck me, the anticipation's almost too much to bear. More

Posted by thechidz at 22:38 on 23 August 2006 | Report This Post

Whoop-de-doo!
Wahey! Can't wait for this one! Another George Lucas movie so soon after Revenge of the Sith? We are truly blessed. How, I wonder, will George choose to piss on the memory of this particular franchise? Indiana Jones and the Border Dispute? Digital Jones and the CGI Tax Inspector? Fuck me, the anticipation's almost too much to bear. More

Posted by thechidz at 22:38 on 23 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: "I've got a bad feeling about this"
I don't think Indie 4 will be as dissapointing as Superman Returns. At least we're getting the star back for the sequel. Listen, if the script is as good as the previous films I have no doubt this movie will be as good as the other three. I have confidence in Lucas, Speilberg and Ford with this movie. The only questionable thing to me is the quality of the script which I have yet to see. Also, I don't think it matters that there has been a sixteen year gap since the last one. Sure, ki More

Posted by mlavagna at 20:48 on 23 August 2006 | Report This Post

"I've got a bad feeling about this"
as much as we would all love to see Indiana Jones back in action riding into danger to the sound of John williams iconic score, I think it's just been too long a gap since the last one. Audiences will not be particularly interested in the return of this character in much the same way that Superman failed to inspire ,despite being the most satisfying and welcome blockbuster of the summer. George Lucas is absolutely right to mention the Phantom menace in the same breath as a potential new Indy fil More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 16:08 on 23 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Indy IV Opening... as I imagine it
I couldn't agree more that Marion Ravenwood is one of cinema's greatest heroines, but while Kate Capshaw is Mrs Spielberg, and showing a lot of interest to reprise the role of Willy, I think she will end up Indy's wife. However, if you read my little imagined set-up piece, what will happen while Marion is helping Indy in Paris, as he searches for Willy and the Key Of Solomon?Shame my tale will not be the film.  More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 09:34 on 23 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Indy IV Opening... as I imagine it
NO!!!!!!!!!! Marion should be Indy's wife! As I say on the Raven Indy forum: BRING BACK MARION!!! BRING BACK MARION!!! BRING BACK MARION!!! More

Posted by Violet Indy at 04:21 on 23 August 2006 | Report This Post

CURE GASTROPARESIS
new indy can not and will not live up to expectations. especially after the new starwars trilogy. however its still gonna b made as hollywood running out of ideas and this is a bankable blockbuster. i'll still go and see a new average indy movie (feel guilty admitting). its gotta b better than tomb raider and the mummy right? mayb spielberg can inject his magic? maybe an idea is film focusing on indys son and harrison ford (indy) plays father kinda like sean connery did with harrison ford if u k More

Posted by dan8210 at 23:53 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

CURE GASTROPARESIS
new indy can not and will not live up to expectations. especially after the new starwars trilogy. however its still gonna b made as hollywood running out of ideas and this is a bankable blockbuster. i'll still go and see a new average indy movie (feel guilty admitting). its gotta b better than tomb raider and the mummy right? mayb spielberg can inject his magic? maybe an idea is film focusing on indys son and harrison ford (indy) plays father kinda like sean connery did with harrison ford if u k More

Posted by dan8210 at 23:51 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

I met...
I was lucky enough to work with Pat Roach on Three Wishes For Jamie and I met Terry Richards (Arab Swordsman) while working on Robin Of Sherwood as a kid.  As an Indy fanatic, I was delighted to chat with both gents in my youth.  They were very patient.  I remember a crew member on Robin wearing a trilby and a leather jacket just to tease Terry Richards. Just thought I would share that... In the meantime, pop over to my Indy-inspired travels at www.mystictraveller.blog More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 17:00 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

It'd be funny seeing Indie having to do the opposite. A kind of role reversal. That is, Indie having to steal something from a museum which belongs to a people in order to return it to them and its rightful place. More

Posted by mlavagna at 10:49 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

To be frank, Last Crusade is the best of the series. Nonetheless Indiana is always a great character due to his human frailties, in all three films. With Ford's ageing, this will certainly work once more. As for villains, well, Nazis are out due to this being set in the 50s to make Ford's age make sense. Villains don't matter as long as Indy has an interesting point: "It belongs in a museum!" More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 09:47 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

I heard a rumour that the movie's gonna revolve around the lost city of Atlantis, or some place similar. Indiana also has a son who he only just discovers exists during the course of the movie. More

Posted by mlavagna at 09:32 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

Last Crusade crap ?
you can hardly call the Last Crusade crap. It was so much fun it was almost a guilty pleasure.........and thats the whole point of these films. theyre not meant to be realistic, or deep, theyre pure escapist entertainment. More

Posted by scotsdiver at 09:13 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

Raiders is the greatest action film of all time; Temple of Doom was a lot of fun, but not as good; The Last Crusade was crap: a watered down Raiders. I only hope IV is an improvement. More

Posted by badsanta at 05:57 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Indy IV Opening... as I imagine it
L: El-Branden Brazil The Paramount Logo melts into an embroidered version of a "Home Sweet Home " type framed image in a simple bedroom.  Indiana Jones is dressed in a suit. The music is dramatic. Panic is on his face, and he jams a chair against the door. Outside, footsteps are getting closer. Indy eyes frantically about the room, wiping sweat from his brow. There's a knock at the door and Indy grunts. We now here the familiar voice of Henry Jones Sr (Sean Connery) outsid More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 03:12 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

No Parodying On Perfection...
I also just rewatched Raiders...and what a fine film it is. Where this succeeds and the sequels fail is in tone and respect to character. In the sequels, especially in The Last Crusade, all the characters become parodies. Indy had a real life gravitas in Raiders, but becomes hyper-real as Ford becomes too comfortable in the role, overemphasising the character's traits in the sequels. Sallah, becomes a bumbling buffoon, as does Marcus Brody; both of which were beautifully performed by both a More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 02:58 on 22 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Can anyone tell me...
 Thanks for the good advice Mr C, I actually did the next best thing and watched  "Raiders" with a cold one(  or two or three)  .Damn thats one fine film!!!.Why in the name of all thats good and great in cinema can't we have more like that!!!Its been far too long.All credit to Empire for raising the memories again.Those covers look strong enough to put on the wall! Instead they will join the hundred odd issues stacked in the cupboard. Lets hope the next y More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 23:44 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

no time for love dr jones!
Three things i wanna say: 1 No annoying children! That bloody boy annoyed teh crap out of me in the last crusade! 2 Sean Connery! He hasnt done anythign for a while an it'd be nice to see him on screen again 3 (this is gonna spark controversey i know but...) No Nazi's! they've had they're day. Try and come up with another villian, maybe an ancient cult or a tribe of amazonion warriors dressed in skimpi bikini's led by Angelina jolie who's bikini slips...i think i'll stop there! But you g More

Posted by clarkkent at 23:14 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Indiana Jones IV... Commies?
Yep, this is what we want! The McGuffin is only a plot device, so who cares? I wonder what it will be though? It obviously has been done before in some other movie? Atlantis? El Dorado? Shangri-La? (I know they are places rather than objects, but I can't think of any just now!) Oh wait, Roswell and the Alien Ship? More

Posted by Private Hudson at 22:57 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

hope hes not to old
time for a new indy ala bond,whilst i'll watch it i cant help thinking he's clinging to his youth More

Posted by danbo1138 at 22:57 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Can anyone tell me...
Take a stiff shot of brandy and lie down for ten minutes-you'll be right as rain.Failing that,my apologies for that callous remark. More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 21:37 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Can anyone tell me...
You know Cuchulainn you've just broken my heart with that thought! More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 20:49 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Can anyone tell me...
L: Dances with Weasels  A MacGuffin is a plot device that has little to do with the actual plot itself,its just the motivation for what happens.Most recent famous Mac Guffins are "The Brief Case" in " Pulp Fiction" that nobody knows whats in it but drives everyone crazy trying to guess and "The Rabbits Foot" in MI3 which is a WMD but how it does that again is anyone guess.So you see George maybe on very tricky ground in that Indie as an archeologist does go for very real objects that More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 20:43 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Can anyone tell me...
 A MacGuffin is a plot device that has little to do with the actual plot itself,its just the motivation for what happens.Most recent famous Mac Guffins are "The Brief Case" in " Pulp Fiction" that nobody knows whats in it but drives everyone crazy trying to guess and "The Rabbits Foot" in MI3 which is a WMD but how it does that again is anyone guess.So you see George maybe on very tricky ground in that Indie as an archeologist does go for very real objects that have powers ie Ark,Stones,Gr More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 20:11 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Dr Jones
covers, love the subscribers ones which I shall be receiving. I personnally don't want an Indy IV but if they must make it they need to remember what made the trilogy so good was its sense of fun and adventure. Don't make it overly complicated, you don't need complex charaterisation; just a good story. More

Posted by Dave B at 20:08 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Dr Jones
I can't help but think that this would be so much better (and probably be in production now) if Lucas wasn't involved.I know it's his baby and all,but Spielberg has already gone on record saying how good Frank Darabont's screenplay was,yet Lucas put the kibosh on that incarnation. There's been far too much wanking around for this to truly amaze when it finally appears,although I,along with almost everybody else I imagine,will be praying for a last hurrah worthy of the hero himself.Oh,and seei More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 18:44 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Can anyone tell me...
What's a McGuffin !?! Am I missing some kind of movie mumbo jumbo that only buffs know? :-) More

Posted by Bubba76 at 18:44 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Dr Jones
another one? this could go really wrong... More

Posted by jemba at 18:34 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Nice covers Empire! Nice to be back to the proper sort instead of the crappy ones weve had recently! More

Posted by Ripper at 18:08 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Cool covers Empire. Oh, and I don't care what Indy IV is about: as long as it's a great "old hero's last adventure" film and another Spielberg classic, I'll be happy. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 18:06 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

McGuffin you too Lucas!
You can speak that sh*t lucas but no-one can understand it! So because peoples expectations were high thats why the Phantom Menace was a pile of sh*te falling drunkenly out of the cinema saying to the police "i blame the Jedi's" has he been talking to Mel Gibson! i hope he dosent write the thing or direct it but just assists its progress...fat chance. More

Posted by punchdrunk at 18:06 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE:
In that case I suggest the title for it  would be "Indiana Jones and the Resurrection of Doom ." More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 17:30 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

it's not going to happen. i hate to say it, but one of these guys will have a heart attack or some shit, a few months during the pre vis & it'lll just get canned. More

Posted by Chaos Engine at 17:24 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Spear Of Longinus
I hate to be such a grumble guts, but hearing Harrison, Spielberg or Lucas saying 'we're close to getting started' isnt actually 'news'. they've been saying that about Indy 4 for quite some time now. do you not remember the article Empire did about what was coming in 2005? with the picture of King Kong and Indy behind him on a zimmer frame? we were all sooooo sure then. ill get excited about this once the first days shooting has begun and theres (hopefully) no turning back in getting the f More

Posted by doobydoo at 16:58 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: The Spear Of Longinus
L: Cuchulainn Could the lance that skewered the side of Christ be the McGuffin to which Lucas cryptically refers? sp; cool idea! More

Posted by Wentworth at 16:40 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
Gladiator,all of Rome salutes you!!!   I'll give you that one Monkeyshaver!! Just but only just.Damn.Now why didn't I remember that one? More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 15:41 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
L: Dances with Weasels Can anyone tell me where the fourth film in the franchise has been any good? ice Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 15:28 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
    I'm not against it being made.Hell I'd love to see Indie that last time.But do I think it can be done well?.The odds are heavily against it.Four is a really unlucky number in  a series.Can anyone tell me where the fourth film in the franchise has been any good?Superman IV? Alien:Ressurection? Starwars :The Phantom Menace?(Ok its supposed to be the first but was the fourth one shot).Star Trek :The Voyage Home?(though I did like some of the tongue in cheek j More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 15:11 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: CURE GASTROPARESIS
I think it can be done but you just have to watch it as a film and try not to let the intervening years build it up to more than that. The original films were such good fun and if they can recapture 10% of that, then the admission will be money well spent. More

Posted by Wilbert at 15:00 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

CURE GASTROPARESIS
new indy can not and will not live up to expectations. especially after the new starwars trilogy. however its still gonna b made as hollywood running out of ideas and this is a bankable blockbuster. i'll still go and see a new average indy movie (feel guilty admitting). its gotta b better than tomb raider and the mummy right? mayb spielberg can inject his magic? maybe an idea is film focusing on indys son and harrison ford (indy) plays father kinda like sean connery did with harrison ford if u k More

Posted by dan8210 at 14:56 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
rs have said, Last Crusade perfectly ended the series. Another one just seems like a t for the moneyWhy can't Lucas come up with something original rather than returning to past glories? More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 14:46 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
Spielberg is still coming out with decent stuff and it will be cool to see all three join forces for one last battle against the forces of evil! I like the lance-that-killed-Jesus idea as well   I am totally up for seeing it made More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 14:09 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
L: Dances with Weasels This could be very ,very scary. George had an idea that the others said " Uh Oh!!!!" and then "said can't we get another one!!!!!." A  Mac Guffin is a plot device that motivates the characters and advances the story but has little relevance to the plot itself.It was best used by the esteemed Mr Hitchcock in such classis as "North by North West","Notorious", and "Psycho ".Hitchcock says it is the object around which the p More

Posted by TheGreatEye at 13:50 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Bring back Shortround!
By far one of the best characters in the Indy movies, played by the chinese kid in the goonies. Jet Li would be perfect to play the grown up "Shortie" and thus catapult him from Hong Kong Superstar to Ultra Super Mega Hollywood Heavyweight in one foul, ass-kicking swoop. This should lighten the load somewhat for the ageing HF in the impending "impossible situation" fight scenes. No Shanghai Noon comments please! More

Posted by kanedapen at 13:46 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Despite ROTS being decent enough its hard for me to have faith in any Lucas project. I agree that the ending to last crusade is perfect and it should be left alone. More

Posted by The Moog at 13:42 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg, Ford and Lucas on Indy IV
This could be very ,very scary. George had an idea that the others said " Uh Oh!!!!" and then "said can't we get another one!!!!!." A  Mac Guffin is a plot device that motivates the characters and advances the story but has little relevance to the plot itself.It was best used by the esteemed Mr Hitchcock in such classics as "North by North West","Notorious", and "Psycho ".Hitchcock says it is the object around which the plot goes around but the aud More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 13:41 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Indy IV Opening... as I imagine it
L: El-Branden Brazil Short Round. Indy walks towards the pulpit, and he looks around. Who is he marrying, Marion Ravenwood or Willy Scott? He peers at the crowd, and there is Marion looking beautiful. She winks with a knowing smile... The familiar wedding music begins, and... p; ...The WW2  German truck which chauffeurs Marion turns too quickly, rolling onto its side, exploding and killing her instantly, thus ruining her and Indy's big day. More

Posted by TheGreatEye at 13:40 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

The Spear Of Longinus
Could the lance that skewered the side of Christ be the McGuffin to which Lucas cryptically refers? More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 13:27 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Indy IV Opening... as I imagine it
The Paramount Logo melts into an embroidered version of a "Home Sweet Home " type framed image in a simple bedroom.  Indiana Jones is dressed in a suit. The music is dramatic. Panic is on his face, and he jams a chair against the door. Outside, footsteps are getting closing. Indy eyes frantically about the room, wiping sweat from his brow. There's a knock at the door and Indy grunts. We now here the familiar voice of Henry Jones Sr (Sean Connery) outside. He says: "It's time, J More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 13:09 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Indy IV
Don't do it! You have, in "Last Crusade", a perfect ending to maybe the best trilogy in movie history. Does anyone involved think, really believe, that Part 4 is going to add something valuable, and not take something away from the first three? More

Posted by alastairnoakes at 13:04 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

Woo hoo, I get the special subscriber's issue!!! In regards to the interview, I can't wait! It should hopefully be good, even if Ford is knocking on a bit. More

Posted by i007_Bond_007i at 13:03 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

The Key Of Solomon
Could it be that Indy is going to be tunnelling under the Holy Mount in Jerusalem? Now, that would be incediary. Can't wait for this, and I have total faith that THE BEARDED ONE will get this right! In the meantime, maybe Steven would like to take a look at my gorgeous shots from Egypt at www.mysticegypt.blogspot.com/. More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 12:59 on 21 August 2006 | Report This Post

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