View Full Version : Harrison to return as Indy

05-31-2002, 12:13 PM
Found the article here:

I'm curious as to what it will be like.Indiana Jones in his late 50s?Still hunting Nazis and trying to find some fabled artifact.I hate the idea that they are having someone else write the Indy movie though..probably wont be as good as the orginals.:rolleyes:

05-31-2002, 12:32 PM
Hi ya ISG! I don't think we have anything to worry about. I mean great people useally associate with great people. If George and Steven think this guy is good, then that's good enough for me. I loved his other movies(Shawshank, Green Mile). They have a real twist in them, some real mystery. That would work very well in an Indy movie. Since George wanted M. Night then the story he came up with must be very intriging. I can't believe that M. Night passed. Seems to me that guy would have jumped at the chance to work with the two greatest movie makes of our time (perhaps all time). I can't wait. We have some real awsome movies comeing up in the near future. It truely is the second golden age of Hollywood!

06-01-2002, 12:09 AM
does anyone know if this film is going to be set around the WW2 era, or are they gonna wisely set it 15-20 years forward, the 1960's maybe, to accurately portray indy's(harrison's) age?

maybe instead of battling 1940's era nazis, indy can tangle with 1960's era soviets?

06-01-2002, 05:31 AM
Why does Indy have to battle Nazis? In Temple of Doom there isn't a Nazi in sight. Maybe Indy could battle a cult or something.


Eternal Padawan
06-01-2002, 07:51 AM
Here's the article for those to lazy to link:

HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) -- After more than a decade of silence, "Indiana Jones" will be cracking his famous bullwhip on the big screen once again.

Variety reports Frank Darabont, the writer/director of "The Majestic," has been offered the job of writing the fourth installment of the "Indiana Jones" franchise and a deal is expected to be signed imminently. Paramount insiders say the picture will be aimed at a July 2005 holiday weekend berth.

The road to a "Jones" sequel has been long and twisting since the trio of producer George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and topliner Harrison Ford agreed in 1993 to make a fourth picture.

Lucas previously courted "The Sixth Sense" writer/director M. Night Shyamalan and "Shakespeare in Love" co-writer Tom Stoppard to write the screenplay. Now Darabont is expected to take control and knock out a screenplay for a story that was hatched by Lucas and given a thumbs-up by both Spielberg and Ford.

Darabont has been Oscar-nominated twice for his writing -- in 1995 for his adaptation of "The Shawshank Redemption" and in 2000 for "The Green Mile."

While not the first, Darabont is likely the most qualified to do the job: Aside from a long association with Lucas and Spielberg, Darabont has experience with the Joneses. He wrote several episodes of the 1992-93 TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," as well as several editions of the Sean Patrick Flanery-toplined pictures "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones."

In 1996, he penned the series "Young Indiana Jones Travels With Father" for Lucas with longtime Lucas collaborator Jonathan Hales, with whom Lucas wrote "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones."

More recently, Spielberg and Darabont worked together on the screenplay for the upcoming Tom Cruise starrer "Minority Report," and while Darabont's work is uncredited, the two are understood to have expressed an interest in working together again more formally. The next "Jones" seemed a good fit.

Dating back to 1981, the Indiana Jones pictures have produced more than $1.2 billion in worldwide theatrical grosses.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" raked in $432 million, while followups "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" harvested $348 million, and $418 million, respectively.

The movie will be set in the 50's to reflect Indy's age. There's been several ideas for a fourth movie thrown around, including Indy in Area 51, Indy searching for Excalibur, and Indy finding Atlantis, but I don't know if Darabont will go with one of these ideas or start from scratch. My guess is that George, Steve, and Harry have a story all ready to go and just need Frank to stick dialogue in it and flesh out the details.

Steven has said once he's done with "Catch Me If You Can" he'll devote all his time to Indy4. Hurrah!

06-01-2002, 10:41 AM
Wonder if they're gonna use staples for his hat again or pollute it with CGI.

06-01-2002, 03:03 PM
okay E.P.,

i need just the highlights of your post, and i'm still waiting for your return of the king synopsis.:)

just joking. i read the whole thing. i'm just trying to help you get to 2000 posts so you can assume a new identity. :D

but you are right, i am pretty lazy.:)

06-01-2002, 03:14 PM

I hope Indy4 isnt a CGI playground either.Lets keep the hat stapled to his head,or use duct tape:DSo E.P.,you say its going to be in the 50s.I dont know about Indy searching in Area 51,although that was a big topic of the time period.

06-04-2002, 08:11 AM
Indy is timeless like James Bond. He never ages a day. Just like every hero.

Exhaust Port
06-04-2002, 08:36 AM
I can't imagine anyone else playing Indy than Harrison Ford. It's just like 007. There is only 1 James Bond, now and forever....Sean Connery. All the rest are stand-ins until Sean decides to return. I'd rather see a 70 year old Connery battling the Russians than these other guys. The same would hold true for Indy.

Eternal Padawan
06-04-2002, 10:05 AM
I always thought a new Indy movie (or trilogy) with a young Indy, Marion, Sallah, and Professor Ravenwood would be cool to see.

06-04-2002, 12:20 PM
And what happened when Sean Connery did return to the role? :eek:

Mandalorian Candidat
06-04-2002, 02:25 PM
Any thoughts on the title for Indy4? I have my money on Indiana Jones and the Midlife Crisis. :D

06-04-2002, 07:03 PM
Indiana Jones and the Search for the Last Buck

I get a bad feeling from this, Indy works because of great elements and part of that is the era he's in.

Eternal Padawan
06-04-2002, 07:49 PM
Should there be a 4th Indy movie?

Let me put it to you this way:

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Batman & Robin
Alien: Ressurection
Lethal Weapon 4
Highlander: Endgame
Star Wars Episode 1 :The Phantom Menace ;)

06-05-2002, 11:10 PM

how do you know indy 4 will be set inthe 1950's? it wasn't in the link IJG posted.

Eternal Padawan
06-06-2002, 08:58 AM
Previous interviews with all the major players (Harry, Steve, George) have said the movie will reflect Indy's age being in his 50's. Since Indy was born in 1899, the film would then have to take place in the 50's. George also once said the entire Indy series (both the TV show and the movies) would be sort of a history of the first half of the 20th century.

Master Goeweins
06-06-2002, 09:09 AM
I heard a rumor a while ago that Indy would have to team up or rescue his brother. They mentioned that Tom Selleck was in talks.
Now this sounds too much of a fan started rumor since he was originally cast as Indy, but I heard from a fairly reputable site. Of course they could have been mislead as well.

I think this movie will be great, especially with the return of Marian and Willy, even if for only one scene.

06-20-2002, 02:39 PM
I was watching The Fox Report last night and in the G Block they reported that Sean Connery was coming back to Indy 4.Anyone have the article or see this too??

Darth Shifty
06-20-2002, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Master Goeweins
I heard a rumor a while ago that Indy would have to team up or rescue his brother. They mentioned that Tom Selleck was in talks.
Now this sounds too much of a fan started rumor since he was originally cast as Indy, but I heard from a fairly reputable site. Of course they could have been mislead as well.

Supposedly it has been confirmed by Lucas that Indy is going to have a son in this one. Maybe that was where the brother rumor came from.


06-21-2002, 01:11 PM
IMDB reports that Ford muscled to get Calista Flockhart a role in the movie. Hard to believe that this is the same franchise that started with Raiders...

06-22-2002, 01:40 AM
Ugh, Thrawn just told me about that Flockhart thing, that'd be simply repellant unless they can pull off a blind-sider on this... and I really don't see that happening.

06-25-2002, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by JediTricks
Ugh, Thrawn just told me about that Flockhart thing, that'd be simply repellant unless they can pull off a blind-sider on this... and I really don't see that happening.

Ugh..Why did SHE have to be in there..:rolleyes: Hopefully,Flockhart is not in a leading roll,I think her acting stinks.:happy:

06-26-2002, 12:31 AM
howard stern played an interview of ford promoting K-19, and ford denied the flockhart rumor. then howard went back to making fun of ford for being so boring in interviews.

06-26-2002, 12:42 AM
Harrison said no flockahrt - no deal, so she will lead.

I am a huge IJ fan, and I used to have an IJ collectibles website 5 years ago. I have all the vintage toys, books, comics and on and on....bad news though....

Harrison Ford Casts Doubt On Indiana Jones Sequel

Despite official announcements from producer George Lucas about an Indiana Jones sequel - Harrison Ford cannot guarantee the movie will definitely be made. The Hollywood veteran is set to reprise his role as the archeologist in Indiana Jones 4 in 2005 in the Steven Spielberg-directed flick - but Ford admits he's concerned about the script. Harrison explains, "Well, it's official that we have an ambition to make the film, but unless we get a script that we're all happy with, I don't think it's sure that will happen. So, I'm very happy about the fact that we've all committed to a certain idea, and we're developing it and hoping it will be fruitful."

06-26-2002, 12:52 AM
If you haven't seen it, this was posted Monday over at StarWars.Com:

Lucas on Indy IV (June 24, 2002)

Frank Darabont has been selected to write the screenplay for a fourth Indiana Jones movie, based on a story by George Lucas. Steven Spielberg will once again direct, Lucas will be the executive producer, and Harrison Ford will star in the film. Frank Marshall will again serve as producer.

"I'm excited to be able to revisit a character I created a generation ago," Lucas said. "Steven, Harrison and I have wanted to do this for some time, and this feels like the right moment."

In addition to the earlier three films, Lucas created The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, a multi-award winning television series. Darabont wrote several episodes of the series. He also wrote the screenplays for, and directed, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.


Jar Jar Binks

06-26-2002, 11:01 AM
Darabont is the jewel in the crown here.
The Shawshank Redemption is one of the few perfect films ever made and Green Mile is also awesome.

Haven't seen Majestic - heard only bad things.

Now if he could only muscle his way into writing E3.

06-27-2002, 02:44 AM
Its called "Indiana Jones and the Fight for the Aged Pension"

Jacen Solo
07-17-2002, 08:53 PM
If Indy has a son it should be Me.