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Is a YOUNG INDIANA JONES movie in the works'''

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with an interesting rumor... I'll let you read the heads up we got below, but I have some thoughts on it below, so stick around!

I work BLEEP at an international software company, and learned some news that might be of interest to you. At a recent all-hands meeting, we discussed what we're working on in the coming year. During the meeting, we learned that we will develop for LucasArts a series of new Young Indiana Jones learning games set from 1916-1919 that will be released to coincide with a 2007 Young Indiana Jones movie.

We were told that the information about the movie came straight from George Lucas to one of our executives.

This is the first I'd heard of this movie, so I thought I'd share.

If you use this, call me Spence.

Now there are a few things about this I'd like to talk about... It's quite possible that Lucas is wanting to launch a YOUNG INDY movie, but I think it's probably more likely that he'd want this series of learning games as support for the long in the pipe-line INDIANA JONES 4. I've heard nothing solid (yet) about INDY 4, but there are some considerable rumblings within Paramount that the stars might be aligning, the chambers in the giant lock finally falling into place and that we may indeed be seeing INDIANA JONES 4 going into official production.

If that is true, then it is entirely possible that this confirms INDY 4 for a 2007 release. If the above rumor is 100% on the mark and this isn't about INDY 4, then we can look forward to a YOUNG INDY movie. Either way, we win... Or at least us that still have fond memories of the YOUNG INDIANA JONES tv series do. What do you folks think of all this?


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  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:32 a.m. CST

    First

    by spindude

    first???

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Who plays Young Indy

    by CeeBeeUK

    All previous versions are out!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Who plays Young Indy?

    by spindude

    I do cause I was first/frist, bitches

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:38 a.m. CST

    CGI or new actor playing Indy

    by docfalken

    I want the late thirty something professor Jones. I don't think I can handle an aged Harrison Ford resuming the role. We all get old. I know, but shouldn't our heroes on the screen be timeless? I'm not looking for a lesson about aging either, I want Nazis with some religious artifact that will give them unlimited power, and I want Dr. Jones to snatch it back away from them. And I want him to do it without the aide of an oxygen tank.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Let it go...

    by RedFive

    I love Dr.Jones just as much as the next guy.But why are they making another movie.Wasnt the last one called THE LAST CRUSADE? What now the very last Crusade?,you know this one is 80% CG also.Which is gonna make it look like a fake video game.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Egads! Not this CGI crap again

    by Lukecash

    Dude, Episode III kicked all SORTS of ass. Major ass... YOUR ASS! Akcnowledge it!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Re: Last Crusade

    by Spaz Medicine

    I don't think the title referred to his adventure, rather an actual Crusade. You know, with the story of those who searched for the Holy Grail and all....

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2 a.m. CST

    Maybe Indy 4 will be the opposite of Last Crusade

    by FrankDrebin

    Instead of a short opening adventure with a young Indy, there'll be a short opening adventure with Harrison Ford leading into the main adventure with a young Indy.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Sure...there'll be such a movie...

    by SG7

    ...direct to DVD.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:12 a.m. CST

    I love the Indy movies....

    by xXRedflyXx

    but I really don't want to see another one.... there was a time and place for the other films .... this will just end up disappointing people...even if it is good.....

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Either way we win!!?? Are you daft?!

    by IndustryKiller

    How exactly do we "win"? We either get a sequel to an almost perfect trilogy made by an aging star who is undeniably not into being an actor anymore, a once brilliant director who has been off his best for at least four movies, and a reclusive billionaire who once wrote great stories but is now EASILY the biggest asshole hack working in the movie industry. (It's sad that not only Episode 3 was so horrible, but that people condoned it). Or we get some whole new young indiana jones story form said billionaire hack which would be the film equivalent of a Nuclear bomb. Either way we lose Quint you moron.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I'm down I suppose.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    We all know Mr. Ford isn't getting any younger, and Star Wars is dead in the theaters. The last days of that magical "Lucasfilm" logo appearing in theaters are near I'm afraid. If they cast a great young Indy, give the movies the budget they need and make them match up with the middle-aged Indy then we might be talking here. -Az

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:41 a.m. CST

    300 to 1 this aint about a new YOUNG movie... it's to coinci

    by Leota Toombs

    betcha if this scoop aint total bullshit, it's some yahoo mixing up his facts -- Lucas has had teams of documentary filmmakers working on Young Indy discs for awhile -- when the DVDs finally come rolling out, why not have a game to sweeten the money pot?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:59 a.m. CST

    "Almost perfect" trilogy? Yeah right.

    by Lazarus Long

    Industry killer, exactly how liberal is your use of "almost"? Because in my world, 1 great movie, one half-baked one and one pretty good one do not equal almost perfect. The sequels to Raiders are not even close to the same level of quality. While people may argue back and forth about how much Temple of Doom actually sucks (I tried to get through it again recently and it was too painful to endure), it's hard to deny there's a HUGE drop off. I'd argue that the Back to the Future series is a more "perfect" trilogy, even if I didn't dig the last one too much. Maybe they should revisit that story, and attribute Michael J Fox's Parkinson's to some kind of side-effect of all the time travel. It would explain Christopher Lloyd as well, come to think of it.

  • the tv series was badly written and dull to watch. nobody cares about a young indy.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Its for the Young Indy DVD release...

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    then again what the fuck do I know.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:21 a.m. CST

    awww cmon

    by Magnethead

    I think they should make it just so people can complain more about their childhoods being raped. There seems to be enough new garbage coming out to rape your adulthood. So why the hell not. BRING IT ON!!! I've got my ten bucks saved up, and a big ol' tube of that warming lubricant just in case. Hell, if the movie ends up being good I'll just put it on my popcorn like buttah.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Lucas

    by Fortunesfool

    Seems wierd that Lucas has been holding out for so long on a 'perfect' script for Indy 4 yet made 3 Star wars films without one. Best left alone if you ask me. All we need is Lucas to get the special Edition bug again and fuck up another classic film. Besides they'd surely cast Orlando (fucking) Bloom or Ewan Mcregor (who'd be good but has a comedy US accent-did you see Black hawk Down- no wonder those Somalis kept trying to blow him up). PS..unrelated but Schraders Exorcist Dominion is screening at the Edinburgh Film Festival this year with the man himself in attendance.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:46 a.m. CST

    All things Indy

    by The Game Master

    I agree that the so-called 2007 "Young Indy" will be the release of the TV series. The prospect of a "young Indy" MOVIE scares me. The fact that the series didn't do so well should prove one thing--it is not that we like Indiana Jones himself, but that we like Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones that is important. It's the combination of the actor and the character that makes the magic. Indiana Jones (despite the presence of Connery as his father) cannot and should not be attempted to be made into a "James Bond" type of series with different actors playing the man. Maybe that would have worked if it was started a decade or more ago, but as there has been the passing of an entire generation from the last Indy film until now, Harrison Ford has become locked into our collective consciousness and culture as the ONLY Indy, and, alas, he is getting too old to do the role. Now, "Raiders" is perhaps my favorite film of all time, so it pains me to say this, but Indiana Jones should be left alone. Perhaps, though, as a token idea to throw out, they might try this: Have some other globetrotting archelogist(s) following in the footsteps of Indiana Jones, thus taking us on more adventures in the same period and genre, but without trashing the iconic character himself. You could have wannabes (Brenden Frasier could do this well, and I don't mean that sarcastically) trying to "do what Indy did", and have all kinds of adventures, referring to him by name, and so forth. Perhaps these could even be some of Indiana's students (the "love you eyes" girl could be the love interest in one of the movies). Anyway, I'm rambling now, so enjoy this food for thought.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:56 a.m. CST

    As long as they don't wheel on Sean Connery as well

    by Bill Fairbanks

    it's got a chance. I think I could handle an ageing Indie as long as age was properly dealt with in the script (references to him being to old for action, possibly injuring himself quite easily). But I don't want to see any younger sidekick doing the 'leg work', or some fossil dragged in whose only use nowadays is that 'he used to be 007'. Speaking of Connery, the film could work if it took a similar line to his portrayal of an ageing Robin Hood in Robin & Marrion. However, I must admit that I don't hold out much hope for this :(

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Matthew Fox to play Indiana Jones

    by Wookie_Weed

    I've been saying it for years. There's something Harrison Ford-ish about Matthew Fox, and after seeing his efforts on Lost recently, he'd make a fantastic Indy. His voice is a little too high-pitched, but with good voice coaching, the man can do it. Harrison himself said he'd like a younger actor to take over the role, ala James Bond. If anyone has Photoshop, I dare you to get a screenshot from Lost, preferably one of Matthew Fox in the jungle, with a ripped shirt, stubble and scratched cheek, and add a fedora. He has the looks, he has the mannerisms, and I strongly believe he has what it takes to become Indiana Jones. I refuse to believe the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles ever happened. It was all a bad dream, right?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Evangeline Lilly as Marion Ravenswood

    by Wookie_Weed

    Hey, stop laughing, I'm fucking serious! She's perfect for the role of Marion Ravenswood. I'm telling ya, photoshop Matthew Fox and put a fedora on his head -- he'll make a great Indy. And Scott Wolf can make a cameo as Shortround.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:59 a.m. CST

    "wasn't the last one called 'Last Crusade?'" = insta

    by Hideo Kojima

    The way I see it, making that comment usually happens as a result of three possible things, all of which lead to an instant failure. 1. the person thought he was cleverly mocking the title of the film and/or a new production of Indy with his oh-so-witty play on words. 2. the person doesn't understand the meaning of the title "the last crusade." 3. the person knows the cliche-ness of the line, and still said it anyways.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Howard the Duckling

    by Wookie_Weed

    What came first, Howard or the egg?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom OWNS. Period.

    by Hideo Kojima

    it is better than the last crusade, by far.. the opening scene at club obi-wan is great. haters can suck my harry linga

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:18 a.m. CST

    If he's introduced in part 4 as his son, I may go for it. B

    by doobieflixx

    Maybe Indy and Marion's lovechild? Or perhaps another young indy. But that would make 3 so far. I don't know. Either way it's thin ice that they are skating on.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Knowing Lucas....

    by Dataset

    We will have an eight year old Indy. "Are you an Angel? I'm an archaeologist, and my name is Indiana! Yippee!"

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Using "ph" instead of "f"

    by RenoNevada2000

    Instant fail.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Here we go again

    by TheLastAngryMan

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Lucas haters

    by TheLastAngryMan

    Another talkback, another bout of Lucas bashing. I appreciate that to the primates out there, Lucas bashing is the 'in' thing these days, but to go back to one of the most widely respected trilogys ever made and tell us that it wasnt actually any good (or only one of the films was) really fucking grinds. Dont worry, it wont be long before you can start on the first Star Wars Trilogy, and tell us all how that isnt any good. Morons.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Followed by the Kidiana Jones cartoon, a remake with, of course,

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Just two years ago I might have reacted to this with hatred and disgust; now, after the 2992595252 remakes, sequels, prequels, crossovers and antiadaptations of books seen since 2000, I doubt I could even muster up enough anger to murder the proposent of the inevitable Exorcist remake (I'm betting on that one being announced in 2006, perhaps 2007, depending on how Dakota Fanning is going to look by that time).

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Until recently I was excited about everything Indiana Jones

    by moviemaniac-7

    I have all the novels, all the movies and have seen all the Young Indy shows. But maybe it's time to let it rest. I really love the trilogy. They are still the mark for entertainment to me in the adventure genre. But it has been so long since the last movie. Too long. I read several drafts of (sometimes bogus) scripts on the net regarding the fourth movie, but every single one of them has disappointed me. Lucky for us, none of them will get made. Lucas should do something completely different now. He and Spielberg are probably the only filmmakers in Hollywood at this moment who can do whatever they want and all they do is continue trends they set two decades ago. Move on, guys!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Who Plays Young Indy? Sean Patrick Flaterly

    by Shel

    Keep him he is young indy to me and harrison is middle aged Indy :) I LOVED the TV series and can't wait for the DVD of the series!!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Blah blah blah

    by DannyOcean01

    Sorry guys, but I really enjoyed the Young Indiana Jones tv series. Reminded me of Tintin in a way. It was fairly corny, but the integration of the historical events was nicely handled.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:01 a.m. CST

    BOOOOOOOOOO.

    by Mosquito March

    The only person with any right to play that part - River Phoenix - is long since dead.The douche from POWDER proved that.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Thanks but no thanks

    by Hobbs

    The dirty little secret about the Indiana Jones series is that there was one really great movie and a fantastic character. After Raiders, the main strength of Temple of Doom and Last Crusade was the character Indiana Jones. Other than that, the storylines were sketchy, the supporting characters (one of the great strengths of Raiders) were weak at best, embarrassing at worst, and the tone became way too comical. Don't get me wrong, they were all good movies because they had a fantastic hero and great action, but if the one redeeming factor in the series is the protagonist and he is now 63 years old, I'm pretty skeptical a quarter century later. So if the idea is to do young Indiana Jones, then the question is this: Is Indy popular because of the way he was created and written by Speilberg and Lucas or is his popularity more a product of Harrison Ford? Another way to think about it, if Tom Selleck had kept the role originally, would the franchise have the same success? No disrespect to Magnum, but probably not. It goes back to Hollywood's bad habit of trying to make cheap money off of sequels and recreations of old TV shows and movies. We don't need a new Indy movie young or old. I'd rather studios and directors expend their energies creating a new hero and a new franchise. Sure, they'll have a bunch of abysmal failures, but when somebody finally gives us "the new Indiana Jones" (nice try, Vin Diesel), it will be much better than walking out of the theatre after seeing Indy 4 and trying to convince yourself it was good.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Only the first film was any good, let it die...

    by ComputerGuy68

    oh and Paramount, since you refused to sell the film alone, I got it off the net for free! Fuck You Parmount.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:39 a.m. CST

    If you were a hot dog would ya eat yerself?

    by Mr Chuff

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Temple of doom

    by Fortunesfool

    is far superior to Last Crusade. Watch them back to back and see how cheap Last Crusade looks...its like a TV movie next to temple of doom....Kate Capshaw is still bloody annoying though.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:49 a.m. CST

    My two cents

    by Hobbs

    I thought Temple of Doom was better than Last Crusade.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:12 a.m. CST

    story idea

    by stvnhthr

    They could do a film about Indy and Nazis searching for the Fountain of Youth and use Harrison's age as a driving plot point rather than trying to disguise his mortality.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Young Indy was (and still is) shit.

    by performingmonkey

    Indy is supposed to be about adventure but Young Indy was just TV series bullshit that droned on until you just wanted to shoot up the world. I pray to anything and everything that the SW series doesn't turn out like this (note to Lucas - check out Galactica, model it to the SW style.). A Young Indy movie would blow. Who wants it? Er, no-one. But who wants Indy 4? Just about everyone. Yes, there are people who are going crazy saying the trilogy is enough and Ford is too old etc. but you know, you fucking know you'll be there on opening day like the rest of us suckers, the same idiots who lined up for Revenge of the Sith when they already knew it was going to be mediocre at best.

  • I no longer mind if they play in this sand box, I really have lost the need to have it all stand up as some untarnished isolated thing. Whatever they do will not diminish my love for the original, though I doubt more and more that they have it in them to recall the spirit of the first Indiana Jones outing. I wish that they could, and I'd like very much for them to at least try. I particularly wish that Ford could rediscover himself on screen. The last 8 years of his career has been a real sad thing to watch. And Spielberg...well, I miss the fun I used to have with his movies. Nothing he's made since...well since Jurassic Park has been really "fun" for me. Lost World had moments, and so did Minority Report, but they were generic and mostly his films are overpowered by a sense of gloom and doom and menace. Oh wait, I enjoyed Catch Me If You Can! Okay, that's one, but a return to Raiders adventuring it was not. There have been so many imitators over the years that I don't really expect them to succeed with a new Indy movie. But again, I hope they'll learn something good from trying at the very least.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:24 a.m. CST

    "No time for love Dr. Jones!"

    by tango fett

    Doom kicks Crusades ass. Honestly, who DOESN'T like watching hearts getting ripped out and catching on fire? The only way Young Indy would work would be the addition of...Vanilla Ice. Go ninja! Go ninja go!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Temple v Crusade

    by Haushinka

    Temple of doom is fer better Last Crusade,The effects in crusade were embarassing even back when it came out.And Capshaw was tasty,but Marion was best.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:36 a.m. CST

    GUYS...It's for the Young Indy DVD

    by Pie_Man_Returns

    I was talking about how by the time Indy 4 comes out it'll be Indiana Jones and the Adult Diaper of Despair or some shit and how he already looked old in his guest appearance on the show and this person told me "Yeah the TV show is coming out soon on DVD." No Young Indy movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:51 a.m. CST

    story

    by Hobbs

    I think the only way I would appreciate a new Indy flick with Harrison at the helm would have to have him tackle his age in a serious way. He could be portrayed as an aging archeologist who has rediscovered his love for the acadmics behind it and the tedium of real archeology and has shunned all the macho adventure, only to be pulled back into the action reluctantly one last time. The problem is that's a bit of a cliched device and knowing Speilberg and Lucas they'd give us two minutes of character examination compared with two hours of a senior citizen battling Nazis.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Either way we win? I don't give a shit about young Indy

    by I Dunno

    That series actually made Indy boring. Quite a feat for such an awesome character and huge canvass to work in. People want to see Harrison Ford, I don't care how old he is. Christ, Sean Connery is still doing action movies, as are Christopher Lee and the queer who played Gandalf. I don't get singling Ford out. Anyway, a young Indy movie wouldn't do half the business a Ford Indy movie would. Bad decision.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:37 a.m. CST

    what do i think?

    by chiahead

    I think you meant to say "Either way, we win... Or at least WE that still have fond memories of the YOUNG INDIANA JONES tv series do." See, the word US does not agree with the verb in this sentence, which is DO. You'd never say "us do". You'd say "we do". And you think I'm knit picking, but stuff like this blows holes through everything you write about be it the incredible "culture" in Austin or whatever. Your intention and your presentation are incongruous and therefore untrustworthy.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:40 a.m. CST

    how about hulk hogan as young indy?

    by ScreamingPenis

    you betrayed Shiva, brother.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST

    ..New Indy Film

    by ParkerMan

    Indiana Bridget Jones and the Temple of Being both Fat and Annoying...simple premise of new film, replace Ford with Shortround...I am tiredzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST

    The *only* good thing to come out of the Young Indy series...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...was that ep with a young, yummy Catherine Zeta-Jones. Face it, Indy 4 will blow. Old Harrison Ford? Yuck. A new, younger actor taking over the role? Equally yuck. And Temple Of Doom *is* better than Last Crusade.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Future of Young Indy?

    by darthkittens

    We have already seen Indiana Jones as an 8 year-old boy and I don't think it will happen again. I can only imagine we have some execs at ABC for nipping that in the bud. When they released Young Indy on VHS, I don't believe they released any of the episodes with the 8 year old because they were so bad. They also have already made a Young Indy movie that was the reverse of "Last Crusade." It was Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues and had 5 minutes of Harrison Ford at the beginning and end in a "Butch Cassidy" style-seige. I'm sure that Lucasfilm said "New Young Indiana Jones DVDs" and that became "new movie" in some marketing guy's head. When they released the Young Indy series on VHS, they numbered all the Episodes and continued the numbering with the films. Lucas can always change his mind, but I think that ship has sailed. If, and that is a big if, Indiana Jones is revisited, it will be for Indy 4 with Harrison Ford one last time.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:26 a.m. CST

    sean connery says he won't act again

    by vicious_bastard

    "I'm fed up with the idiots, the ever-widening gap between people who know how to make movies and the people who green-light the movies."

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:26 a.m. CST

    how much more money does he need?

    by rivercb

    he's sucked the star wars/indiana jones nipple dry.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:38 a.m. CST

    ROTS is 7th on the all time US boxoffice!

    by Colonel_Blimp

    It has passed RotK. Take that Lucas-haters!! And: Lucas doesn't do it for the money, Spielberg is still at the top of his game, Last Crusade and Temple of Doom are equally awesome, Young Indy was a terrific series for the target audience (ie preteens who like to actually LEARN something while they're being entertained. The one with indy in hollywood, meeting von Stroheim and John Ford is great), Harrison Ford needs to rethink his career choices and Indy 4 is not necessarily a good idea (could be great, could be awful). My two cents.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Conected to Young Indy DVD release.......

    by Shaner Jedi

    ...is what I think these games are to coincide with. Paramount and Lucas have been working for years to put together a DVD package that focuses on history pertaining to the era Young indy takes place in. These learning games are most likely to be in parallel with the upcoming Young Indy DVD set.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:46 a.m. CST

    They are all great movies. Period.

    by IndustryKiller

    Raiders needs no defending obvously. I actually enjoy TOD for the reason most people hate it, it's absolutely batshit insane. i think it was a bold route to take. Especially when you have an original film that was going to be impossible to top. Maybe if I had been old enough to anticipate that movie when it first hit theatres I would have been disappointed, but I wasn't so for my generation the Temple holds some of the most memorable iconography of any movie (monkey brains!!, "see you in Hell Molerom") The criticism of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is so fucking perplexing and since I have never seen a strong argument as to why it sucks I'm going to take it as mindless bitching. Lack of strong supporting characters? I'm sorry but Connery, Rhys Davies, and Elliot all do sterling work making loveable characters who the audience can root for and remember for years to come. Are you bitching about the lack of a strong female? Who cares? We always bitch about tacked on love stories so the Ilsa relationship is played barely as a window dressing and it works as such. It plays too much for comedy? That's something to bitch about if the comedy doesn't work, but it does, more or less every single time. And the action sequences are absolutely amazing. And the ending with the riding off intot he sunset is perfect, PERFECT. I would take you guys more seriously but this is the same crowd that actually seemed ot enjoy Fantastic Four and Episode 3 so the credibility around here is pretty much shot.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:55 a.m. CST

    'Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom's

    by OurManInMontr

    lips are sealed around my asshole and I feed it daily. Only 'Raiders' really had the magic flavor, but 'Last Crusade' had good times also and was at least funny, unlike the tragic shitfest that was 'Temple'. And bring it on, children. My mother, like any fairly healthy woman, basically, could no doubt dispose of you scrawny girly-boys in a second.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The 2

    by Darth Maui

    I like Last Crusade . . . and Episode 3. Haven't seen Fantastic Four.

  • So Lucas is milking it with 6 films over 30 years but the Rowlings chick shitting out Harry Potter books and movies every 2 years is fine.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Quest for Peace

    by -sfx-

    And having Hulk Hogan as Indy would certainly bring a whole new feeling of wonder to the series, BROTHER.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Oh, by the fucking way...

    by -sfx-

    MODOK: The Motion Picture lingers in development hell. There. Is. No. God.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Reviving Indy

    by Deckard01

    How about, Indy comes back as Ford, but this time he has a son! A NEW Youn Indiana Jones Jr? He had the kid with Marion way back when. PLEASE keep the film in the period,say the 1950's at the latest? Seeing Ford on the screen as Indy one last time would be super cool, and anyone saying otherwise as aholes! Lucas and Co. make a SOLID script, nothing half baked rushed. Laterz.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:10 p.m. CST

    ***SPOILER!!!*** I've read the new Indy Script!!!

    by www.valiens.com

    It follows the adventures of a young, bumbling "Short Round." He's taller now but he still hasn't mastered English. Or acting.

  • Cmon, let's be honest. These guys might have acted fine, but the way their characters were written was disappointing. They were all buffoons. What makes it so bad is that Brody and Sallah were written as serious characters in the first film but they turn into comic relief in the Last Crusade. Henry Jones Sr had a little bit of depth to him, but he was still a bit too silly for my tastes. As for the Temple of Doom, if they could have toned down Short Round and Willy it would have been much improved. I'll say it again though, all three movies were good, but when the tried inject some comedy into the last two films, they suffered, especially the Last Crusade.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Just like having sex with Pamela Anderson...

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    ...Indy 4. You think you want it - but you don't.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Viggo Mortensen as Indy

    by abovo

    I think that they should phase Viggo Mortensen in as a younger Indy and continue the series like James Bond.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Why let it go? ITS A SERIAL!

    by Norm3

    I'm so sick of people thinking there only needs to be trilogy. Folks its a serial! I would love to see an older Jones but please leave the old man jokes out. That got old real fast in Star Trek 1-6. As long as they still film Indy 4. I wouldn't mind seeing a future Young Indy movie also.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Kate Capshaw's character in 'Temple' and the Brody c

    by HansDelbruck

    Raiders can't be touched.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Viggo Mortenson is only like a decade younger than Ford

    by I Dunno

    Kind of a lateral move if you ask me but then none of this anti-Ford age-ism bullshit makes sense anyway.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by rivercb

    making a bunch of tv shows and endless endless amounts of merchandising over 30 yrs, for only 6 films, mostly from 3, is milking it. i don't need a young indy pez dispenser. he's sucked those nipples purple. At least Rowling is making what she set out to do, not just making it up as she goes along

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Here is my idea for Indy 4

    by blackstormy

    Set it in the mid to late 1950s and have the adventure start on the west coast in like San Fransisco where Indy is teaching at Berekly or something then he finds out he has a son or daughter who is in South America and he has to travel south encountering a number of adventures including Nazis hiding out. If you need more ideas Lucas or Speilberg do not be afraid to contact me. Oh and Temple is awsome.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:52 p.m. CST

    rivercb

    by I Dunno

    Lucas made exactly what he set out to do. He may not have written all the films back in '77 but he only intended to do 9 films and then condensed it down to 6. And if you think that he couldn't have made a SW film every 2 years since 1983 or that he could't keep making SW films if he wanted more money, then you're crazy. As for the money he makes, yeah there's merchandising. Name a major movie that doesn't have merchandising. The differece is that he sinks a huge percentage of that money back into his sound and FX shops, which give hundreds of people jobs and are responsible for Pixar and for films like LOTR and Harry Potter not using claymation. I don't see any other big filmmakers doing anything close to that except maybe Cameron but Lucas is always the one being singled out for being too rich. It really is quite lame and I thought we were done with that shit now that ROTS is finished.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Eion Bailey

    by REDD

    I think Eion Bailey, from Band of Brothers and ER, should play the younger Indy. He's got the look and is a pretty good actor. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0047248/

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford and the Last Crusade

    by one9deuce

    The Last Crusade SUCKS compared to Temple of Doom. Actually, it just sucks period. The absolute key to the first two films was how insanely obsessed Indiana Jones was with acquiring the artifacts. A convoy of Nazi's with the Ark of the Covenant? I'll chase them down by myself, on a horse! A horrific hell pit crawling with Thuggee guards? "I'm not leaving without those stones." The final resting place of the Holy Grail? Sorry, not interested, but I guess I have to save my Dad. Not to mention the fact that he is neutered in the film. Giving up his gun to save Elsa? AREYOUFUCKINGKIDDINGME?! The Indiana Jones from ROTLA and TOD would NEVER have done that. Shitty effects, horrible comic tone, no menace whatsoever, making Salah and Brody ridiculous, changing Indiana Jones from a man of action to a man of re-action, the horrible beginning with Indy stealing an artifact from somebody(!) and causing about 15 deaths in the effort, shitty cinematography and sets making everything look fake as shit, a dumb chase in Venice, terrible main villains, I could go on and on and on. What is good about it? The tank stuff is pretty sweet, and the final shot is incredible. Plus it's a re-tread of the first film in so many ways.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3 p.m. CST

    Jones/Bond

    by Lefty Lefterson

    I've thought they use the Bond-style approach to this franchise for a long time. Don't ask me for casting choices, but imagine 20 Indy movies with 4 or 5 different guys. No one would compare to Ford of course, but it's a solid idea.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by one9deuce

    Nobody is doubting Lucas' contribution to filmmaking. But the Prequel Trilogy sucks, and ROTS is a distant memory.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:06 p.m. CST

    and another thing

    by TheLastAngryMan

    The Hulk Hogan/Brother thing stopped being funny the precise moment after it was first posted. Its only purpose now is to show us who is the biggest twat on the talkback.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I *Love* the Hulk Hogan/Brother Gag

    by LordKensington

    Brother!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Indy actor

    by AntiKris

    Personally, I think Joe Flannigan, who's on Stargate:Atlantis is strongly reminiscent of Harrison Ford. He's got a similar sort of ironic attitude, as well (at least in SG:A). Anyone agree?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:44 p.m. CST

    the FACTS about Indiana Jones 4.

    by Hideo Kojima

    1. George Lucas said something akin to "I was fine with three movies, but then I came up with a great idea and told it to Stephen and Harrison and they both loved it. Let's just say the story is supernatural." 2. It will be set in the late 40's. 3. Spielberg will most likely start shooting it after he does the munich olympics movie + another one.... there may be more facts but I can't think of them off the top of my head

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Some title suggestions for Indy 4

    by Edman

    Raiders of the Lost Memories Indiana Jones and the Nursing Home of Doom Indiana Jones and the Last Depends

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I could see Matthew Fox as Indiana Jones.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    But not as Han Solo.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Tintin...

    by doglips

    Now then, someone mentioned Tintin.....Cannot believe these stories have never been developed. Am sure that I once read someone owns the rights, so where are the films? The cartoons were good, but many of the stories are perfect for live action....Always thought Leo Dicaprio would have made a good Tintin but he is a bit too old now....anyway bring on The Broken Ear and Prisoners of the Sun....If Indy 4 happens, It should be an older Indiana back for one more adventure....without his dad.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:06 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion: Lefty Lefterson, I think you were on to som

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Unfortunately, they would've had to implement that idea fifteen years ago for it to be truly effective. Too much time has passed from the Last Crusade to the present. Because of that lapse, there is only one association of Indy; Harrison Ford. Moreover, Speilberg would have to relinquish directing duties to others. Ultimately, if they make another Indy I'm sure I'll be game but the expectations on that film would be enormous to surmount.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:37 p.m. CST

    One reason why Crusade's not as good...

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    ...as doom. Look everyone, here's an action scene with a train, look everyone, now an action scene with boats, now an action scene with motorbikes, now an action scene with planes, now an action scene with a tank, how about an action scene with fantasy and true imagination? Doom had this in bucketloads, and basically the fantasy fiction element is always what made the Indy films so special. Not saying Crusade doesn't have it, but it doesn't have a lot, and hardly enough to lift it from being not much more than just a down to earth action adventure, and elevating it into having even a slight sci-fi feeling that the first two had. Man, when I think of this film, what I mostly think of is not Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, but the colour of the dirt featured. Pretty boring locations too, as another point. Man, that film looked and felt so bland all the way throughout, it's as if they filmed the whole thing on planet Tatooine. Now, to make a sci fi film in space seem that dull, you really gotta be doing something wrong, Phantom Menace..? Storm's coming Fanny? Ring any bells? Anyway, I'm off outta here, this planet's too boring. Scotty beam us up. Scotty? Scot? Come in Scot? Scotty? Man, what the hell's wrong with that man?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:51 p.m. CST

    An idea I had for Indy 4...

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    Indiana Jones and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. No, don't laugh just yet. Might sound a little silly, but what else hasn't, and you can't say there's no potential here. Armageddon coming, Evil rising, the end of time and mankind, ultimate dark story, man turning against man in the last, ultimate war, Biblical story being told - and all saved by Indiana Jones - and some other help, of course. Not sure how everything would happen, how epic and full scale it could turn out, most probably towards the end, and does Indy defeat the Horsemen, or dissuade them? But, you wanted something real special for the last Indy film, and Spielberg said yeeeeeeaaaaarrrrs ago, that he's only do Indy 4 if it was a 'revelation', and they all basically feel the same way now. Come on, who else thinks this is a good idea. Another thing, I have a feeling that this is at least similar to what they're gonna make Indy 4 anyway, if not exactly. Or if they don't, I doubt it'll be as good as this idea - personally, without being stuck up either. Come on chaps, what do you all think of this idea? OR, what other ideas do you al have for an Indy 4? Let's answer these two last questions here please. Man, George Mucas, might even be reading and take a plageurising leaf out of our books, and use our ideas - the we could sue the toupee (that's nowhere near as good as mine) wearing Cunt, and get money out of him. Now... can someone tell me why Scotty keeps ignoring my order to beam me up?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I don't want a "son" in the next movie. That's boring. I

    by Commando Cody

    Ok, it's a geeky dream, but I'd love it. Introduce that Indy has a brother and hire the guy that was SUPPOSED to be Indiana Jones from Day one but got screwed out of the part by CBS. As for this rumor, I'm sure the video games are in conjunction with the DVD release of the YOUNG INDY show. And if the scooper is so determined to reply "But my boss used the word movie specifically!" just remember that in addition to the one hour episodes there were the 2 hour TV MOVIES they made for Young Indy as well.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Indy Meets Rick Deckard

    by MondoGundark

    Wow, what an idea! Indy jumps thru a time portal and ends up in L.A. circa 2019 just in time to clobber Roy Batty on top of the Bradbury building and save Deckard. Oh, the humanity!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:11 p.m. CST

    George Lucas should have this guy Fired..if it is True of course

    by perfecto_fan

    Thanks for the info..If it is true, I hope George Lucas finds out who you are, and reports to your game department, and you gets your dumb ass canned. Either you are telling the truth and have no loyalty to your company about sensitive info. Or you are just getting a rise out of everybodys expectations.. I can't figure out why I am responding to your comments. It is probably the liquor..Either way, Go to hell.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Hey, how about that two-n Seann guy?

    by Stan the Bat

    He'd be good. Then they could have Will Ferrell as the senior Dr. Jones.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:01 p.m. CST

    All this Indy hating!

    by Bad Wolff

    Look, guys, the three previous Indiana movies are great. Some people want to nit pick individual ones, I think that's crap. A new picture would be fantastic. Old Indy? Great! You see, they aren't just going to ignore Indy being older, it will be an integral part to the story. Who could really hate that? Maybe Indy can't do what he used to be able to do? Great! It fits right in with the comedic foundation of all of the Indy flicks. And guess what? If it sucks, it won't in any way impact on the quality of the previous films! So what's the big deal? You couldn't cut through the bitterness on this site with a butter knife, for Christ's sake!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Dig up River Phoenix!

    by ZeroCorpse

    He was the best in the role!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Did anybody notice...

    by Ho-Chunk

    that ROTS passed ROTK in all time box office over the weekend? Like it or not, 6 of the 25 biggest movies ever are GL's babies. He has earned the right to tell all the haters to suck it and do what he wants, just as sweaty, hairy-palmed fanboys have the right not to show up.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:39 p.m. CST

    I have an idea for a new Indy movie, which actually builds aroun

    by Octaveaeon

    It is 1945, and WW II is ending. Hitler in his bunker. Before committing suicide, he smuggles a package out. Fast forward a few months later, and the contents of the Nag Hammadi library are discovered in Egypt. But there is a mysterious text included, one that may contain explosive information. As soon as this discovery is made, the codex dissapears [insert action set-piece here]. Several years later, Indy's father, having secluded himself after the loss of the grail studying the further origins of ancient myths, stumbles onto a mysterious text while investigating John Dee's - court astronomer to Queen Elizabeth- angel conversations, the voynich manuscript. This is in England. So, after more hilarity ensues, and Indy Jr. and Sr. get their hands on it (Junior is in from the States on personal business, and Sr.'s questioning the meaning of life), they find out it talks about some sacred knowledge about the origins and the end of the world, but for that they have to find the missing clue, which is related to the missing codex from the Nag Hammadi. Again they have to travel the world; thus far we've seen Germany, Egypt, England, so how about sending him to... let's see... it has to remain plausible, so... South of France it is! He finds some clues that take him to a churchyard in a coastal town called Hendaye, where a strange cross has been built by a mysterious alchemist some 350 years ago. But they are not alone, because apparently the same people who stole the codex 10 years ago (yes, that long, we have to make Indy's age believable, but you'll see why..) are here, and they are also interested in the cross. Indy sr.'s knowledge of alchemy, Dee, and Fulcanelli helps him unravel some clues that gives them an advantage, and once they manage to get their hands on, at least temporarily, the voynich manuscript, they manage to unravel the secrets of the cross, which tells them how one can attain the secrets of the universe (yes, many secrets, what do you expect?), and help mankind survive the upcoming apocalypse, but for that they need to travel to.... Peru... Macchu Picchu to be exact, where they will have to meet a secret tribe called the Q'ero indians, who will help them on their way. But for that they will need a special map... Indy sr. realizes that it can only be the Piri Reis map... so off they go to the Topkapi in Istanbul. And yes, here they too get what they want, so off again on the last stretch of their adventure... and the most daunting one at that, both physically and mentally (and spiritually...meaning of life.. remember? Big twist coming! One that will justify an Indy 4 being made in the first place..). You see, all this time both Indy Jr. and Sr. have grown weary of all that they have seen, not least a full-blown war of almost-apocalyptic proportions. And things haven't become much better in the ensuing years, even if things have improved economically... there's still too much fear. So both have grown pessimistic not only of the world, but also of the possibility of averting any sort of cataclysmic disaster. And this has caused tensions between the two. Anyways, drama aside, they get to Peru, struggle through the treacherous jungles, speak to the Q'ero, try some ayahuasca, and... Well, that, you will have to wait to see when the movie comes out! Hasta luego amigos!... (by the way, all these places and artifacts actually do exist, and the chronology is pretty accurate too - for example, although the Q'ero weren't discovered till 1949, the first western expedition wasn't until 1955.. and I just discovered this! Good call on the 10 years...).

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:40 p.m. CST

    hey Colonel_Blimp and ho chunk

    by slappy jones

    take a look at the world wide numbers guys...and eat it.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:41 p.m. CST

    and lets not forget that the old knight at the end of crusade is

    by slappy jones

    a definite film ruiner.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:48 p.m. CST

    and people too...

    by Octaveaeon

    by the way George, I can write this, no problem. And I could use the money too. Call me, mmmkay?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:51 p.m. CST

    He chose.... poorly.

    by Bad Wolff

    I'm sorry, I love the old knight at the end. Some of the best lines ever came from Crusade, guys! Come on!

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Ho-Chunk and i dunno

    by the M'hael

    first, just cause ticket sales are high doesn't mean a movie is good. michael bay anyone? shit movies make tons of money all the time, especially if there are explosions and effects. as far as lucas and his contributions, do you have any idea how many people he laid off after ep III was done? he has a bare skeleton crew at the ranch now, and ILM almost went on strike a little over a year ago. and with pixar, they dont care much for what ilm and lucasarts do. in fact, they scorn it most of the time. the guys at pixar think their shit doesn't stink, which sucks cause they're right. i have very good friends who work at both places, and the big GL is nowhere near as loved as you may think he is.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:03 a.m. CST

    ...................

    by the M'hael

    ..not to mention, he's been quoted many times saying that now he has enough mney to make movies for the next ten years, even if they don't make a dime. now, why do you really think he started his comback to filmaking with THE STAR WARS MOVIES?

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Oh, and the ending has something to do with atlantis...

    by Octaveaeon

    but not the way you may think, or some other people prophecy... You know, seeing the popularity of The Da Vinci Code and even National Treasure, not to mention Indy Jones, this idea could really work... there's been a lot written about these subjects already...

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Not that anyone cares...

    by Octaveaeon

    since everyone's so busy bitching about Lucas and anything pertaining Lucas... too bad, I didn't think it was such a half-assed idea either... Continue your rants, don't let me disturb you.. I'll let myself out now.... bye b*... (the door slowly closing behind him, the young adventurer sets off on to his next destination. Hands in pocket and jacket strapped tight, he walks away towards the deserted highway, slowly glancing behind as he inspects for the last time the source of the now dimming rush of yells and the clatter of flying projectiles meeting their intended, and unintended, targets. Calmly lighting a cigarette, he mumbles to himself, "crazy white folk", and then confidently sets forth towards the dark desert night... )

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Hey M'hael

    by rivercb

    thanks for those good stories, it's cool to hear what really goes on behind the scenes. aint it cool has hinted at some of this stuff as well, i guess a lot more is going to come out now. do you know what's happening with ILM now, if they're cutting so many people?

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:26 a.m. CST

    River Phoenix owned young Indy.

    by antmanx68

    I dont think i could accept anyone but him as a younger harrison ford after Last Crusade, but he's dead. Indy vs. Dracula is something they did in the young indy series which i liked.... Lets have that be Indy 4. Indy has to trot around the globe and stop a cult from gathering Dracula's body parts in order to ressurect him. Call it Indiana Jones and Simon's Quest... jk, but not about the Indy/Drac movie... that would own.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:37 a.m. CST

    the ranch

    by the M'hael

    it wasnt ilm laying off people as much as lucas' own team of concept artists at the main ranch house. he simply has no more need for them now that the SW films are done. the ilm strike was abated, which is good otherwise we would prob still be waiting for ep III...or maybe that woulda been a good thing. at the meeting where the end of the strike was announced, lucas did say that ilm doesn't, in fact, make THAT much money. the cost of keeping it going is so high that it barely pays for itself. to give the man credit, he said the money was more to employ those creative guys who worked there, and to keep it going. but when looked at, it's not exactly a cool thing to say to a bunch of overworked guys who give their all, staying late all the time and going in on the weekends (on salary, mind you, no OT). it wasnt exactly a "go team go!" it was more of an excuse as to why he didnt want to pay them too much money. this from one of the wealthiest men in the world. i personally think it's the competition. ilm is no longer the only game in town, with tippet a few cities over, and the newly crowned king of effects, WETA. there are a ton of companies who can do good effects these days, and lucas needs to upgrade ilm or it'll fade out. dont get me wrong, i loved their work on WOTW, but that was mechanical stuff. their organic stuff isn't a successful as other companies, WETA most obviously.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Antlantean Apocalypse (or Prophecy?)

    by Octaveaeon

    Yeah, forgot the title. Anyways, I'm gone... (unfazed at having to go back inside the diner, the young adventurer quickly picks up what he had forgotten, and nonchalantly walks back outside. He knows full well that no one has noticed. Besides, the really embarassing thing would have been if the bus had shown up and he'd gone up to the chaufeur only to find out at the last moment that he had forgotten his ticket on the counter. He smiles knowingly, and sets off again, wondering what wacky adventures and strange new creatures he will run into next...)

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:53 a.m. CST

    also...

    by the M'hael

    when speilbeg came on board in ep III, george introduced steve to his head honcho in the art department, Ian McCaig. when george introduced him, however, he introduced him as "ewan" or "owen" mccaig. i forget which. the guy's worked for george for NINE years, and helped form the story's that george has made so much money off of. ouch. yeah, that's george, a real "down with the people" kinda guy.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:54 a.m. CST

    now that i think of it...

    by the M'hael

    he called him even. even mccaig.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST

    heh

    by the M'hael

    ..that's spelled evan. now i'm doing it.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 12:55 a.m. CST

    ...................

    by the M'hael

    ...dont do drugs kids.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Ok, one more thing and then I'm really going...

    by Octaveaeon

    The ending remains open. Indy realizes that what had lead him to his ultimate fate, and greatest adventure, is only a prelude to events that will occur far into the future... around the first decade of the new millenium (2010>)... when the final saga will take place (as a trilogy), and a new kind of adventurer with the same spirit as Indy steps up to the task of protecting mankind's ancient wisdoms. In fact, Indy realizes he himself was a just another piece, though crucial, of an even greater puzzle. This way, you get a continuation of the Indy adventures, but in a new setting (and context, so no more Nazi's!), and a new, younger, character, who is also somehow related to Indy... Yet it all ties in with the events of the previous movies (don't forget the atlantean connection). Anyways, this is all going to happen, I'm just letting you all in on it. The details, I will not divulge...

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Ok, I give up... I can't leave.. call the shrink..

    by Octaveaeon

    and there will be parallels with the Star Wars trilogy, and Campbell, for a reason... hehehehe.... and more... much more... Still, the last trilogy will be completely different in tone... much more urgent and esoteric... a real cinematic event...

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:50 a.m. CST

    And will have surreal elements...

    by Octaveaeon

    In the fashion of Andr

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Evan McCaig!

    by rivercb

    George "Evan, I can't ever thank you for all the work you've done for me over the years. But that was then and this is now. Times are tough so I have to let you go" puts on vader helmet and drives a mercedes scooter away.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Wow, pretty lonely round these here parts...

    by Octaveaeon

    Did somebody fart?

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:55 a.m. CST

    to quote shaggy

    by Octaveaeon

    It wasn't me.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 2:31 a.m. CST

    heheheheheheheheheh

    by the M'hael

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 2:49 a.m. CST

    An Ode to Karen Allen (Marion Ravenswood).

    by adolfoliver

    Karen Allen played one of the most kick-ass babes in movie history. Her Marion Ravenswood was the perfect match for Indy. I mean, she was a bartender in Tibet that scammed money from burly sherpas by drinking them under the table for Chrissakes! And she was a natural beauty to boot! If you were a globetrotting archeologist taking on Nazis, there is no one else you would rather have than Marion along as your sidekick/lover. If and when you got in a fight, she would be right there scrapping it out with you. It amazes me that she wasn't even nominated for her performance at the Academy Awards that year. Looking back, she could have justifiably won Best Actress over Hepburn that year, the role was so good, and much more memorable than "On Golden Pond". Compare her to Kate Capshaw in part II and it becomes even more apparent that she was a big reason why the first flick is usually regarded as the best of the series, not to mention one of the best movies ever. Don't get me wrong, the show is all about Harrison Ford, but Karen Allen more than pulled her weight. Every scene she is in is classic and her presence is glaringly missing from the rest of the other flicks. If and when part 4 comes out, I hope she makes a cameo.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Indy's Women

    by Wookie_Weed

    Spielberg, or Ford, I dunno, but one of them said that Karen and Kate will make a cameo in the next Indy film. Or maybe Spielberg said he'd like to make it up to Kate for ruining her career making her scream so shrilly in Temple of Doom (which I think is a better film than Crusade, but I love the father-son scenes in Crusade, so I love 'em both). Oh yeah ... Matthew Fox will make a great Indiana Jones.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 4:46 a.m. CST

    What was her name in Crusade?

    by Wookie_Weed

    My gods was she a boring character. Alison Dodd. I'm sure she's a lovely person, but fucking hell her character in Last Crusade was so fucking cardboard, it could provided all the cardboard for every print run of The Da Vinci Code -- and let me tell you, the characters in that book are cardboard. Matthew Fox. Remember the name.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 4:51 a.m. CST

    and the job goes to....Octaveaeon

    by doglips

    Good story, I,d watch that, Jones Snr can rejoin the cast....

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 4:54 a.m. CST

    sorry...

    by doglips

    I'd watch that...

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Octaveaeon in demand...

    by doglips

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 5:32 a.m. CST

    fuck...

    by doglips

    What I wanted to say before pressing enter, is that when you have finished the Indy4 story, script and screenplay could you turn your attentions to the new Hellboy film please.....I'd like to see Hellboy and Abe in Eastern Europe, a haunted castle, supernatural artifacts and plenty of Baba Yaga.....thanks.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 9:05 a.m. CST

    So, In Indy 4, Ford's Gonna Be Like, What, 102 Years Old?

    by ZombieSolutions

    remove franchise from stove. pick up fork from countertop. insert fork into franchise. oops! looks like it's done! lets eat. ugh, the meat turned! it's filled with worms. worms... why did it have to be worms? (this series ended over ten years ago. lets be nice and let it rest. sweet, deep sleep. we'll always have the memories of that first good movie followed by the two "okay" movies. goodnight Indy Jones! sweet dreams!)

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Hellboy?

    by Octaveaeon

    Now there's another possibility...hmmmm

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Hellboy idea...

    by Octaveaeon

    I was just thinking, since I came across that a 10th planet on our solar system has been discovered, how about having Hellboy investigating some strange artifacts unearthed in the Oldupai Gorge in Eastern Africa which leads him the the Dogon tribe of Mali, more to the West. It concerns the star Sirius, of which the tribe mysteriously posses very detailed knowledge - particularly about a white dwarf star, Sirius B, that wasn't discovered until very recently - ... which is impossible ofcourse. Well, what if there is more to this story, and it talks about, like the Dark Star theory, a planet whose orbit will eventually bring it to the proximity of the earth, but without us knowing it until it's too late? But more, what if these event carries with it more secrets... and a potential portal to a parallel universe (seeing that our own solar system will probably be destroyed by this event). You see, apparently, all this has been continuously been monitored by other entities... aliens from another dimension (much like Hellboy is supposed to come from another dimension..) who have placed a sentinel (see Arthur C. Clarke..) somewhere in our solar system... a planetoid that will reawaken when the time is near: Iapetus, one of Saturn's moons (look at the pictures and the orbit... it is very "strange", and this was also supposed to be where the final monolith/star portal was to be located, not Jupiter, for 2001). However, there are some on Earth who want things to continue unabated for their own mysterious reasons.... Will Hellboy be able to stop them and save our solar system from destruction? Well, there's only one way to find out... if somebody hires me as a screenwriter! Until then, it's back to the books and a new political theory of democratic engagement... (which is fine by me, I don't think I'll have much use for money anyways...).

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST

    not bad Octaveaeon...

    by tango fett

    ...but where the devil is Vanilla Ice involved in this?

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Kate and Shortround ruined TOD...

    by ComputerGuy68

    they are Ewoks, Ani & Jar-Jar rolled into two. I will forever hate that film.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Crusade sucks for other reasons...

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Vanilla Ice Should Be the New Indy Jones -- Indy Jones Jr. -- Be

    by ZombieSolutions

    hey, fraulein, drop that zero and get with the hero. also, bring the ancient artifact with you, and don't fuck with my hat, beeeaoootch. wicky wicky wack.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Octaveaeon for President....

    by doglips

    of Hollywood obviously....Great Hellboy premise, Vanilla Ice will be killed off in the pre credit sequence.... Hellboy could be sent by the Dogon tribe to the Gora Konde Crater, which is located in a very remote region of the Republic of Yakutsk, where little ground survey work has been done, ( It is not known for certain wether Gora Konder crater is the extinct caldera of an ancient volcano or an impact crater from a meteor strike) anyway it's so old a river runs through it and a forest has grown up around it. When Hellboy arrives after a horrific river journey, he finds remains of the alien civilisation sent from the tenth planet in said meteor. Upon further investigation into the Alien tombs it becomes apparent that the B.P.R.D. team are not alone and all matter of mayhem ensues against alien ghosts etc FUCKING BRILLIANT!! I cannot wait to watch this, Although Octavaeeon needs to finish it off..... (with some kind of chicken leg house reference)

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Is there anyone who think Harrison's hair loss ends up on Lu

    by ChileanSeaBass

    The older those tarts get the more they exchange hair...

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 8:24 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES and THE EXPANDING NECKFAT OF DOOM

    by ZombieSolutions

    that's a mystery that needs solving -- what the FUCK is up with Lucas' neckfat?! it's disgustin'.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 8:47 p.m. CST

    You know what makes the Indiana Jones series so great? HARRISON

    by Orionsangels

    Without him, you have no series. That's why the young indiana jones tv series didn't work and tanked, you need Ford!

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 9:04 p.m. CST

    The 153rd Post

    by Wookie_Weed

    Not bad eh? A shit piece of rumour-mongering by AICN has prompted 153 posts, proving we all want Indiana Jones back. And Matthew Fox is the man to play him after Harry (Harry Ford that is, not Knowles ...)

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 9:11 p.m. CST

    doglips, now you're getting the idea...

    by Octaveaeon

    once they get to the Crater, and fight the intruders, they find out that the remains are not so much from an "alien" civilization, but are actual human remains... millions of years old! (see Forbidden Arqueology from Michael Cremo, or read this interview: http://www.biped.info/articles/cremo.html) Further investigation reveals that the planetoid (Iapetus) coming towards them is not really a moon, but an ARTIFICIAL satellite... created by our ancestors! These dudes, who we call 'aliens', have evolved into another race that actually exists in... the future! And, the reason that Iapetus is acting the way it is is because it is actually a signal to some grander relevation... that gravity as we think of it (and reality too) does not really exist. Instead, we live in a cyclical time-loop that is capable of channeling the creation of matter (through the Platonic forms) in the manner that we perceive it, but that after finishing this cycle, breaks out into the infinite. This is only possible by transcending materialist consciousness, which is what Iapetus is meant to catalyze. This happens by destroying some of our most fundamental beliefs on reality... and after some investigations by Hellboy's crew, they come up that the Expansion theory is correct, and that the whole of existance, and the matter within, is actually in a process of continuous, and accelerating, expansion (hence gravity), obliterating in this way the mutual discrepancies between Newtonian physics, general relativity, and quantum mechanics. But, what does this all mean for Earth and its inhabitants, and what can Hellboy do, if anything? What are the aliens here for? Why did they build this planetoid? Stay tuned...

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 9:42 p.m. CST

    vanilla ice

    by Octaveaeon

    That's what they dubbed Iapetus when they could only observe it from it's 'light' side. Once they saw the bizarre contrast between the 'light' and 'dark' sides, they renamed it "vanilla-chocolate ice". This is all bullshit, ofcourse. Anyways, check this out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4157689.stm ** and then this : http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon6.htm ; scroll to the middle of the page or do a 'find' search and type this - deathstar entry port - to help you find a very interesting picture. Iapetus looks a lot like the deathstar, eh? Aahhh, thank the DoD for the internet... (the irony!)...

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 12:18 a.m. CST

    jones

    by El Borak

    all 3 movies are good. i like temple the least with crusade and raiders at the top. you gotta go with nazi villians. i think indy 4 should have sean connery make a guest appearance, but only that. it should revolve around old indy meeting his illegitmate son {not named henry}. jones sr. loves him but indy can't stand him because they are so alike. the new jones needs to be aloof and flippant like indy used to be and to feel superior. this film can have indy and son in adventures like crusade had sr. and jr. except we see them saving each other's asses and new jones is somewhat humbled by what his "old man" can do. there is a gradual feeling that indy's going to teach the boy everything he knows and retire. leaving his boy to take the reins and transition into new adventures.

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 12:29 a.m. CST

    also

    by El Borak

    you could incorporate indy giving his boy the "indiana" moniker if he wants it. that way the elusive adventurer "indiana jones" appears to never age or die and becomes a myth-like hero to the villans.

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 4:33 a.m. CST

    fuck...they have written hellboy2 already!

    by doglips

    This is Hellboy3

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Blimey!! its a new Hellboy3 chapter.....

    by doglips

    O.K. I think a chapter has been missed out - Before they arrive at Gora Konder the Dogon tribe give Hellboy a large stone sphere and one smaller one, ( found in Southern Africa after many attempts by the Dogon Elders )the stones apart from size are identical, each having a crater type indent upon it. The two Hellboy have fit neatly together, the smaller going into the indent on the larger....The Dogon reveal that there are two more stones that must be found/retrieved from whoever holds them ( namely the sect that want Iapteus to reach earths orbit! ) This means that the B.P.R.D. team have to travel to Tibet to the Nyingma-the ancient ones!.....The Nyingma portray their founders as a number of Imperial period figures, but Hellboy gradually discovers that this was a mythos constructed to hide the fact that the their true originator is the eighth century Indian saint Padmasambhav, the only being left on earth by the future aliens!. The Nyingma send Hellboy on what they think is a one way trip into the mountains....where after some gentle demon persuasion...they have revealed the temple of Yumba Lakang-resting place of the other two stones and their protecters...the Yetis. Hellboy defeats the hairy beasts in a large action set piece, gets the remaining stones and discovers the location of the Gora Konder crater, when all the stones are put together... needless to say the Nyingma are pissed and set off in pursuit of the B.P.R.D. team...............................Back at the crater now and it seems that the future aliens have decided that their ongoing galatic experiment ( Earth ) has got a little big for its boots. This is after the Voyager probe passes out of the solar system past their deep space sensor ( Ipateus ). Thus Ipateus is set on its deadly orbit to collide with the only other relic the aliens left behind...the moon!, if this happens earth will be destroyed.....it appears hellboy must find an interdimensional gate!?! and meet the aliens on their own ground......End of Chapter 4........

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Incorrect spelling of saturns moon....

    by doglips

    I apologise to IAPETUS....sorry

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Matt Fox??

    by Slimby

    Does Matt fox have a ludicrous low voice? Does he have the sublimely limited facial expressions?? (Lost aint landed in the UK yet, but remember Party of Five? Wow, Neve and Jennifer, quite an education for a young lad there... mmmmm.. ) Nah, face it chaps, Ford IS Indy. River got close, that was genius. But I don't think I'll be convinced by any one else. I think Indy should just be left to stroll off into the swirling dust. He was the product of two guys who were very different to to who they are now, and what a film from them means. It just won't be the same. Surely. Think about it. As for the Temple Vs Crusade argument... Bollocks, they're both great. Marinade in their greatness. Go make your own materpiece and let's have some fresh material in the theatre! Paramount - leave the money guys, do something else. Georgie boy... Steven... let it go.

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Why Detail How you Heard it But Disquise Your Name?

    by Hate_Speech

    If your boss reads this, or hears about it, don't you think he'll also know the situation in which you heard it and go on a fishing expedition? That is unless this is an intentional trial balloon.

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Are There Any Movies That Don'tI Thought It Was The Overt Ra

    by ZombieSolutions

    yes, of course, all Pakistanis are kali worshipping, monkey brain eating, child slavery ring having viscious psychopaths. the european colonialists, however, are all good, kind, and wonderful to behold.

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 2:59 p.m. CST

    which is to say -- I Thought It Was The Overt Racism That Ruined

    by ZombieSolutions

    geez, i gotta lay offa the weed. oh yeah, TOD also had a serious lack of Nazis for Indy to punch, run away from, and pull various "Hogan's Heroes" like tricks on.

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Oh for the love of Christ, ZombieSolutions

    by I Dunno

    Those last two posts were too incredibly stupid to even address.

  • Aug. 4, 2005, 12:02 a.m. CST

    ZombieSolutions

    by bitterbuffalo

    I should also mention, man, that the British save the day in the end..... man. With their rifles. In Temple of Doom.

  • Aug. 4, 2005, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Montreal?!!?

    by Malebolgia

    Montreal?!?! haha..ha, Montreal:The Last Fag Haven!!

  • Aug. 5, 2005, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones part 26

    by jigzaw

    I'm really disturbed by Lucas' unrelenting obsession with serializing everything. Is there no such thing as a stand-alone worke of art?? He should have been a t.v. series producer instead of a filmmaker. Notice how Raiders has been renamed to: "Chapter 24 in the Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" Son of a bitch!!!