Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Harrison Ford Says the Story for 'Indiana Jones 5' is Ready

After "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" unearthed a box office treasure of $787 million globally, another adventure was guaranteed.

Back in June, Shia LaBeouf - who played Indy's son Mutt in the previous movie - said director Steven Spielberg had 'cracked the story' for the next film.

After that, all went quiet, but now Harrison Ford has told People: "The story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form.

"Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work. If the script is good, I'll be very happy to put the costume on again."

With Cate Blanchett's villain suffering an alien brain overload in "Crystal Skull," we'll need a new enemy for the intrepid archaeologist. It seems likely that Shia LaBeouf will return, though that's not confirmed.

But do we need an "Indiana Jones 5" after the last film? The original trilogy is considered a classic while "Crystal Skull" is...well, not considered a classic. Harrison Ford, at 67, might still be able to crack the whip like he used to but the story needs lots of work, especially the bastardization of the brilliance that was the father-son story in "The Last Crusade," between Ford and Sean Connery, that is now between Ford and LaBeouf.

We can also hope there are no more extraterrestrials in the new screenplay.

More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: First Showing, The Geek Files


Space Monkey Mikey said...

That pic is hilarious.

I would like to see a 5th movie, but no aliens, definitely. Crystal Skull just seems out of place with the rest of the series. I still watch it every now and then, but the aliens and the Looney Tunes type of action still bother me quite a bit.

george lucas said...

Shia as the villain? He needs a good whip in the face.

Head Hero said...

I love Indiana Jones and if there are no aliens, then a fifth movie might be okay.

I am just not so sure on the relationship between Mutt and Indy yet (though I do like Indy and Marion finally tying the knot).

I just realized from the writing of that one paragraph that it does sound like I am inferring to Shia being a villain.

Maybe he turns to the dark side, George.