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Indiana Jones & The Bermuda Triangle?
Your Indy rumour du jour is here

09 June 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Stuff

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Another week, another rumour about the possible plot for Indiana Jones 5 and yet another update on when it might kick off filming. This time, New Zealand news outlet Stuff (via The Playlist) is reporting that Indy might just be tangling with the legendary Bermuda Triangle in his next outing.

Since it quotes those always-reliable unnamed “sources”, we’re going to take this one with enough salt to fill the iconic secret government warehouse for now, but we thought we’d pass along word anyway.

"George (Lucas) and Steven (Spielberg) have been working on a script and it's almost there," Stuff was apparently told, which really just confirms what Team Indy have been saying for a while now, and still doesn’t commit them to actually making the thing.

But wait! "Harrison is on stand-by for filming next year. This looks like being an emotional and exciting conclusion to the franchise, with Indy facing his biggest challenge yet." And here’s our favourite bit: “This will be a blockbuster made in the old fashioned way rather than the CGI efforts of the last movie." In the words of Dr Evil: Riiiiight. A Lucas project that features zero CG is about as likely as Michael Bay’s adaptation of Our Town in staging-appropriate minimalist theatrical style.

And is it really possible that a film featuring the Triangle in any capacity would have zero effects? We’ve got to admit, though, that if (big IF) the mysterious zone is involved, it’ll hopefully mark a return to the franchise’s love of mystery over Big Alien Dimensional Space-Between-Spaces Things.

Assuming that Spielberg and Lucas don’t find some way for his Mutt character to be torn apart by monkeys early on as karmic revenge for his lots-of-people-thought-it comments about the last film, expect Shia LaBeouf to return alongside whoever else they recruit.

We wouldn’t hold your breath for this one just yet, since it’s still strictly in the rumour file, and George and the ‘Berg (incidentally the title of a kids’ show we’re pitching to TV networks soon) will only announce the thing when they’re ready - and right now, they're both working on other things, with Spielberg tinkering with Tintin and Lucas overseeing Red Tails.
 


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Posted by Workshed at 12:44 on 13 June 2010 | Report This Post

Frank Marshall
The whole thing is made up. Marshall confirmed it was "completely false" on Twitter More

Posted by RoryTheRoadie at 18:02 on 11 June 2010 | Report This Post

Indiana Jones
Oh, they should do a story about Indy getting sucked into the Bermuda Triangle to find a lost artifact on a hidden island with all wrecked ships and planes etc and he has to fight a troop of Nazis that set out in the 40's to find this thing and they're still there thinking Hitler is still alive and the war is still on because haven't aged that much etc etc... Good god, my grammar is terrible. You'd never think part of my day job was actually pitching stories to people. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:43 on 10 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: This is obviously....
L: Sphinx Atlantis......my wishlist that won't happen Is Less Mutt, no bloody TNG shit neither! More Marion, the kind we remember her for!! Sallah, shortie explanation please No lazy dialogue like 'They weren't you honey', abso-fucking-lutely NO home applicances, no fridge, no cooker, no ice box, NOTHING!! No letting Mutt hog the limelight. No Brit vilian please! Please! Ray don't know the half of it!! Edit: No monkeys, gophers or ants and for God's sake go ba More

Posted by Sphinx at 18:23 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

This is obviously....
Atlantis......my wishlist that won't happen Is Less Mutt, no bloody TNG shit neither! More Marion, the kind we remember her for!! Sallah, shortie explanation please No lazy dialogue like 'They weren't you honey', abso-fucking-lutely NO home applicances, no fridge, no cooker, no ice box, NOTHING!! No letting Mutt hog the limelight. No Brit vilian please! Please! Ray don't know the half of it!! More

Posted by Sphinx at 18:20 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
The Bermuda Triangle must be where the script for the last Indy disappeared to!! No more of these films spoiling the first three. More

Posted by BOHEMIANBOB at 18:13 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
L: The Hooded Man Starting a movie with the biggest bang instead of ending it didn't exactly ruin Empire Strikes Back * *can't think of another example apart from Superman Returns and the space plane rescue bit. t's possible to argue that 'I know' and 'I am your father' were bigger bangs in Empire than the actual fireworks. To match the comparison, a nuke at the start would have to imply something even more explosive at the end in character terms. Skull didn't have it. It tri More

Posted by jobloffski at 17:56 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
Starting a movie with the biggest bang instead of ending it didn't exactly ruin Empire Strikes Back * *can't think of another example apart from Superman Returns and the space plane rescue bit. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 16:14 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
Purely instinctive reaction: Get the title right and all else follows. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull just sounded clunky, too many syllables, an 'and the' and an ' of the' in the same title, just feels wrong. Just like Raiders of the Lost Ark now feels wrong with its now official title of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark). The and the/of the adds clunkification. I had to make up a clunky sounding word to express the point. Indiana Jones and the Berm More

Posted by jobloffski at 15:57 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
It could be good, the aliens in the last film ruined what was otherwise a respectable sequel for me. More

Posted by MarcE at 15:12 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
While I didn't hate the fourth one, I'm not exactly filled with an overwhelming desire to see another.    I still think usade have been the very last.  It ended perfectly. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 14:24 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
You would have swore Lucas and Spielberg raped someone the way some people reacted to a film that wasn't as good as they hoped it would be. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 13:13 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Lets not forget something...
Hooray. I can't wait to see 'Indiana Jones & The Quite Impossible to Live Up to a Gazillion Obscured Childhood Memories' . In 3D! More

Posted by UTB at 13:07 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
L: jkemal I'm not offended at all, and I had no intention of being confrontational. It's just a shame the only way you seem to be able to express an opinion is by insulting a film maker you disagree with rather than coming up with a constructive argument for your beliefs. As for whether children use these forums or not, I really don't know, all I know is that they can, and besides it would be nice to introduce these forums to kids as an effective way for them to comment on and review More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:43 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
I'm not offended at all, and I had no intention of being confrontational. It's just a shame the only way you seem to be able to express an opinion is by insulting a film maker you disagree with rather than coming up with a constructive argument for your beliefs. As for whether children use these forums or not, I really don't know, all I know is that they can, and besides it would be nice to introduce these forums to kids as an effective way for them to comment on and review films they hav More

Posted by jkemal at 12:35 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
L: coljohnmatrix L: lukeyboy L: jkemal Do you really need to use language like this, don't get me wrong I think it's good for people to have strong opinions but the use of language including the f and c word?. Children quite likely access this and I really don't think people who don't have the intelligence to express their opinions without the kind of language that this post uses should be allowed to express their opinions at all. Well i'm sorry if your offended. That's yo More

Posted by efc91 at 12:32 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
L: coljohnmatrix L: lukeyboy L: jkemal Do you really need to use language like this, don't get me wrong I think it's good for people to have strong opinions but the use of language including the f and c word?. Children quite likely access this and I really don't think people who don't have the intelligence to express their opinions without the kind of language that this post uses should be allowed to express their opinions at all. Well i'm sorry if your offended. That's yo More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:29 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
L: lukeyboy L: jkemal Do you really need to use language like this, don't get me wrong I think it's good for people to have strong opinions but the use of language including the f and c word?. Children quite likely access this and I really don't think people who don't have the intelligence to express their opinions without the kind of language that this post uses should be allowed to express their opinions at all. Well i'm sorry if your offended. That's your opinion and your e More

Posted by coljohnmatrix at 12:10 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
kind of surprising the BT hasnt been the focus of a big movie yet (just a load of TV movies and STVHS stuff) - probably the most well known is last years Triangle and Bryan Singers 2005 mini series (which wasnt very good) so Indy 5 would be the first really big movie about the Bermuda Triangle...maybe they could tie it into Atlantis too sounds like if they are planning on shooting next year theyd be aiming for Summer 2012? pretty crowded as it is - Avengers, Batman, Spidey, Star Trek, Wolv More

Posted by jackcarter at 11:39 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
L: jkemal Do you really need to use language like this, don't get me wrong I think it's good for people to have strong opinions but the use of language including the f and c word?. Children quite likely access this and I really don't think people who don't have the intelligence to express their opinions without the kind of language that this post uses should be allowed to express their opinions at all. sp; Well i'm sorry if your offended. That's your opinion and your entitled to i More

Posted by lukeyboy at 11:25 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
Do you really need to use language like this, don't get me wrong I think it's good for people to have strong opinions but the use of language including the f and c word?. Children quite likely access this and I really don't think people who don't have the intelligence to express their opinions without the kind of language that this post uses should be allowed to express their opinions at all. More

Posted by jkemal at 11:09 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I would rather.....
L: chris wootton Does that mean you don't want to see it? sp; Meh,....i'm indifferent! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 11:08 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

RE: re:Indiana Jones & The Devil's Triangle
Indy 4 was the franchise's Phantom Menance, I have no reason to believe this won't be its Attack of the Clones. Lucas is nothing more than a businessman now, and Ford no longer has a personality.  More

Posted by hatebox at 10:09 on 09 June 2010 | Report This Post

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