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Spielberg speaks at USC! Updates on INDY 4, JURASSIC PARK 4 and a remake of one of his own films!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some news from the lips of one Mr. Steven Spielberg from a talk he gave at USC. We had a couple spies in the audience and we gleaned some interesting tidbits... First up comes from Marty McSkywalker who sent in a report that covered the same ground as the next report, but in less detail. However, he did catch this one tidbit about Spielberg's desire to remake one of his early films... Can you guess which it is? Read below to find out!!!







Spielberg also talked about how Hitchcock, John Ford, and other directors did remakes of their own pictures. Spielberg mentioned that he, too, is interested in someday remaking one of his own films: The Sugarland Express.




SUGARLAND EXPRESS! Does that mean Spielberg might be coming back to Austin-area to shoot? I love SUGARLAND for Goldie Hawn and William Atherton ("Yes, it's true. This man has no dick... Well, that's what I heard!!!")'s performances, but of all his early films I have no problem with him remaking that. As long as he leaves DUEL (even though it's a TV movie, it has an energy that couldn't be replicated due to the intense, and almost inhuman, shooting schedule they had), JAWS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS alone. Although, if he really wanted to remake a flawed early movie, how about SOMETHING EVIL? I can just see the floaty red eyes in a jar all badass and CGI and cool...

This following report has the goods on everything Spielberg (yet, no mention of the Lincoln project), including the real status on INDY 4, possible 3-D, JP4, MUNICH and THE PACIFIC. Enjoy!!!


Hi there Harry, I've been a visitor of your site for a while and last night I had the opportunity to engage in a Q & A with Steven Spielberg at USC. He touched base on Munich, Indy 4, Jurassic Park 4, 3-D technology, The Pacific, and more. I'll take these subjects one at a time:

MUNICH- He said that John Williams had just started recording the score for Munich yesterday, November 9th, and that he spoke confidently about having it being finished by November 30th. One of my classmates was even bold enough to ask about a potential screening for the class, and Spielberg seemed pretty excited about that possibility. He also said that he did no storyboarding on Munich (he's known for not storyboarding his more personal films) and that he only slept 4 hours a night during shooting, not only because of long days, but because the subject matter refused to let him sleep. I don't know about you guys, but I'm really excited about this one.

INDY 4- Remember a while back when Rick McCallum said that the script for Indy 4 was virutally finished? Well, that doesn't seem to be so. Spielberg said last night that George Lucas is still working on the script with another writer and that Spielberg and Harrison Ford don't really know what is being done to the script.

JURASSIC PARK 4- Spielberg commented on a scene in The Lost World novel that was not included in the movie involving characters on motorcycles outrunning raptors and regretted it not being in The Lost World movie. However, he also said that "that scene IS in Jurassic Park 4."

3-D TECHNOLOGY- There was a recent online article about some new 3-D technology that said that Spielberg was developing some secret technology. Spielberg debunked this rumor. He said that Lucas was developing the 3-D technology and wanted to use it through Spielberg for Indy 4. He commented on the failed attempt at 3-D in the 50's as a way of competing with television and compared it to the current box office situation. He also said that he didn't like the idea of virtually immersing a viewer in a world because he feels it loses the art.

THE PACIFIC- Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are working together on a new HBO miniseries set during World War II, but this time around, it's going to be about the war in the Pacific.

If you use this, you can call me Blue Man For Less Green.



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  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:30 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Ravvy

    Quint told me to do it

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:31 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by CaptainTripsUK

    Wow

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Second then... and thrid..

    by CaptainTripsUK

    Damn you Ravvy!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Are people clamoring for *another* Jurrassic Park movie?!

    by acroyear77

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:35 p.m. CST

    A mixed bag

    by LLcruize2

    Sounds promising in regard to JP4 (my son will be excited about thta). Indy4 appears to be headed for the Superman development from hell pile. Maybe they will take long enough that Ford will be in his 70's! The way Ford's movies have gone lately, it might be his last chance at a blockbuster. Get out the rubbing compound and asprins. Munich I don't know about, that one may be a DVD rental for me.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:37 p.m. CST

    *I* am clamoring for another Jurassic Park movie.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Raarrrr!! Dinosaur smash!!! Come on don't be so grown up. "Uh another dinosaur movie who wants to see that?" I do.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 will never get made

    by Thirteen 13

    They have been talking an Indy 4 for well over a decade now. Not gonna happen. Not gonna happen. Not gonna happen. Not now. Not next year. Not 10 years from now. Nothing but talk. You wanna impress me, then show me actual EVIDENCE that its actually in pre-production rather than coy wishful thinking hints in obscure interviews while your too busy making shitfests like War of the Worlds. And the Jurassic Park's keep getting worse with each one made. Jurassic Park 3 was hideously awful. For number 4 they may have to invent new words to describe how much that will stink.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:42 p.m. CST

    All I can say is....

    by lindyboy

    Indy vs the Soviets damnit! Yes it's cliched of me to want that, but I figure why not?

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The Pacific

    by onefalsemove

    Can it possibly be as good as Band Of Brothers? I am a huge fan of that miniseries, so I can't wait for another one!

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:44 p.m. CST

    At this point.....

    by TheButcher

    I'm not interested in Indy 4.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Hey reporter, was this in Dr. Drew Caspar's class?

    by Lenny Nero

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I'm clamoring if its the crazy John Sayles script

    by modlight

    From everything I read on that it sounded like everything a fanboy would love, but probably won't happen.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Indy 4

    by Barron34

    I am not sure that this film is destined to be made, but I am sympathetic to the filmmakers and the fans that WOULD like to see it. It may just be too late in the day for this film, but I could be wrong. Where is Harrison Ford, anyway? Has he retired from filmmaking? I have mentioned it before, but I always wondered why he has not made a Western. Ford seems born to play a western hero, yet he has strangely never starred in a Western genre film. Why not? I would love to see Ford as the white hat hero going up against some nefarious black hat villain, played by some heavyweight actor like Jack Nicholson. That is the sort of project that Spielberg should consider doing with Ford. Indiana Jones has been done, and done well, with three good prior films and a well-made TV series. Why go back to the well? Why not do something entirely fresh and new? Anyway, that is just my opinion. I wish the filmmakers well, whatever projects they intend to do.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:50 p.m. CST

    No Indy 4 unless they can pull it together soon

    by modlight

    Ford is getting too long in the tooth, the only way to pull it off would be with a son for Indy, Indy, and then Connery. And a son for him would be pushing it. Unless its the love child of him and ShortRound.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:55 p.m. CST

    About "The Pacific"... (which I'm sure is NOT the title)

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I agree with onefalsemove. BoB is the absolute finest thing ever to grace the small screen. But this info has been known for a long time, so it was nothing new. How come no one asked him more about that, like will it be shot simiarly to BoB, and like so, will it follow a single regiment or will it the episodes be standalone narratives about different groups or people? Will the combat scenes have that same "feel" as BoB?

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Great! More Bad Movies!

    by BlueMax

    Seems we can't get enough of 'em in these modern times. Another stupid "Jurrassic Park" flick. Fabulous! More insipid Indiana Jones crap. Glorious! Indeed... G. Lucas is sure to write another winner. Dream on, fan-boys.... 95% of all modern film is garbage.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I know I'm in a very small minority, but

    by Drunken Rage

    I couldn't give less of a shit whether SS makes another movie again. He's like Stephen King-- all this tripe which screams of lowbrow sensibilities. Although a remake of "Something Evil" might be fun as long as we didn't have to hear the "scrumptious" jingle again.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7 p.m. CST

    Barron34: Harrison never in a Western?

    by darth_testine

    http://imdb.com/title/tt0079180/

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7 p.m. CST

    They're waiting to merge the Indy and Grumpy Old Men Franchi

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Hey dickhead you want the idol?

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Ford in a Western?

    by KarmicRelief

    "...yet he has strangely never starred in a Western genre film". What about The Frisco Kid!?!? Gene Wilder and Ford. Sure - he plays a sidekick, but it's a great flick nonetheless.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Shit!

    by KarmicRelief

    darth_testine beat me to it.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:02 p.m. CST

    The best "Jurassic Park" movie yet is about to come out....

    by odysseus

    It's called KING KONG.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:05 p.m. CST

    'Engage in a Q&A' - For fuck's sake!

    by half vader

    Just you and he - and what, 50 or a hundred others? Talk about gilding the lilly! Sorry. I'm grumpy today.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:06 p.m. CST

    YES FOR JURASSIC

    by RezE11even

    I JUST SHIT MYSELF AND I HAVE YET TO READ THE ARTICLE

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Fuck that Ford is too old noise.

    by Citizen Arcane

    Connery did an action movie last year, albeit a shitty one. Would you complain if Clint Eastwood wanted to do one more western? If you're not interested in the film fine but I'm sick of the shit about Ford being too old. Indiana Jones isn't The Terminator or Neo for Chissakes.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Yes, it's true. This man has no dick

    by tHEmOOG

    wasn't this from ghostbusters? bill murray? hello?

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Hey we have our first shooting/murder in the lobby for 50 Cents

    by Thirteen 13

    Happened in West Homestead, PA. Anyone here shocked or surprised. Didn't think so. Okay, back on topic about how Indy 4 will never get made.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Forget about his age, just make it great.

    by half vader

    I'm gonna scream if there's any "I'm too old for this shit" Lethal Weapon-type malarkey. And no plays on the classic line "It's not the years honey it's the mileage" (that's close I think), 'cause that would just cheapen it. Just make up for the insult of the third movie. Sure it had Connery and River Phoenix but you've gotta feel sorry about the racist cartoons that they turned Brody and Sallah into.__________________As for the Frisco kid, I'm happy it's finally coming out on DVD in Feb.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4 (aka KING KONG)!

    by acroyear77

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Spielberg should remake ET instead...

    by indiephantom

    I'm talking Imax 3-D. Man, with the CG available to him now, that little guy could puke Reese's Pieces all over the audience. Could be sweet.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Nothing gets past you, tHEmOOG

    by Citizen Arcane

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Rest Home of Doom

    by Hugh Jass

    No one wants another Indiana Jones picture. How old is Harrison Ford, like 70? Its absurd. And Jurassic Park 4 - God Nooooo! Here's the script. The land on the island. They get chased by the dinosaurs. People get eaten. MIraculous escape. How many times do they think people will pay to ooh and aah over the fuckin CGI dinosaurs? The first movie was cool, the rest were retreads that sucked shit. And Jeff Goldblum is a geek asswipe, not an action hero.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Mario Van Peebles delivers a knock-out performance in Schindler&

    by Bob of the Shire

    The Pacific sounds great. Actually everything he's working on sounds great. Is Spielberg getting his balls back?

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8 p.m. CST

    Indy 4: Indiana Jones and the Babylonian Colostomy Bag

    by Durendal

    Or maybe Indy Jones and the Mesoptomanian Matlock. Indy Jones and the Sumerian Senility. Ford is too fuckin' old. It's like Sean Connery playing Wondergeezer in Entrapment. Did he buy up a bunch of Viagra to pop a boner on Cathrine Zeta-Jones?

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8:04 p.m. CST

    I could go for another JP movie.

    by AristidesTheJust

    I mean, really, as long as it's done well, Steven can make 10 more JP movies for all I care. I just want a new concept that makes sense for the fanchise and is EXECUTED to the max.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8:09 p.m. CST

    well said Citizen Arcane, well said half vader

    by Captain Katanga

    If Indiana Jones was a character from a beloved novel, and was 35 years old, and they were going to give Ford a hairpiece, and use cgi to get rid of his wrinkles, then of course people could justifiably complain that Ford is too old. But he isnt. So for the last time, let the clouds open, and let GOD Himself stick his head through those clouds, and, in a voice as powerful as hurricane katrina, scream the following in the faces of people complaining about Ford's age: "THE FILM WILL BE ABOUT INDIANA JONES AS AN OLDER MAN, CLOSER TO FORD'S ACTUAL AGE!!!". Cheers for that God. Fingers crossed it gets made.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute....

    by bunkhousejb9

    Does anyone remember that script review Moriarty or Quint did of JP4??? So does that mean that PEOPLE are on motorcycles outrunning RAPTORS, or are RAPTORS on motorcycles outrunning PEOPLE??? Help me out here people!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8:23 p.m. CST

    What is Spielberg doing trying to compare himself to Hitchcock a

    by Rasputin77

    In his dreams...

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8:26 p.m. CST

    When I went to see Lost World...

    by Shermdawg

    I was super pissed the motorcycle scene was not in it. Also, I hope they include that chameleon dino, that was in the book. "Open the door. Get on the floor. Everyone do the dinosaur. BOOMBOOM AKALAKA BOOMBOOM, BOOMBOOM AKALAKA BOOM BOOM..."

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Well, I guess we can forget Indy 4.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    It will never happen. Even Spielberg is sick of Lucas at this point.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Ford hasn't done westerns...

    by decfx

    how about Journey to Shiloh and The Frisco Kid

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:03 p.m. CST

    If you guys insist on the Ford is too old jokes at least try to

    by Citizen Arcane

    Or maybe come up with something that hasn't already been posted a thousand times in other threads. Actually, don't bother because you can't. Anyway, as for JP, I don't know about centering a movie around motorcycles outrunning raptors. After Kong I think we're going to be dino-ed out myself but if they do I hope the get Goldblum back.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:10 p.m. CST

    The Frisco Kid

    by Barron34

    OK, you got me, the Frisco Kid. But the Frisco Kid is a comedy. What I am surprised at is that Ford has never been the lead in a conventional Western, like the Eastwood or John Wayne classics. It seems like a genre that Ford is especially suited for. So, I grant you that I missed the Frisco Kid, but it is not a conventional Western, but a comedy, albeit a good one.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Hey Spielberg, how about NO score?

    by Christopher3

    Or some 70s minimalist "Klute"-style piano tinkling. Seriously. You and John could use a break. I'm not saying break up or anything. Just, you know, some time off from each other.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Journey To Shiloh

    by Barron34

    Missed that one also. Never saw the film, either, but it was made in the late sixties, long before Ford was a star and a leading man. Despite that, my point still stands that Ford has not been the lead in a straight-up Western, at least since becoming a star, and it seems like a genre made for him, that he really has not tapped into, despite being in a comedic Western (The Frisco Kid) and in a prior supporting role (Journey To Shiloh). It could also be argued that some of Ford's films are structured like Westerns, or have similar styles and themes (Witness comes to mind, especially the showdown with the dirty cops at the end). Regardless, Ford has not been the lead in a real Western, and I think it would be cool to see him in one.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:27 p.m. CST

    We don't need an Indy 4 or Jurassic 4...

    by jrbarker

    Or a remake of Sugerland Express for that matter. I am looking forward to his other movies like Munich and The Pacific series.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:29 p.m. CST

    JP 4 will rule

    by stvnhthr

    I've been discussing the Jurassic Park property with Universal a bit over the last year and what they have lined up is amazing. As long as Spielberg can get the budget he wants and the director he wants it is going to be a whole new ballgame. Naysayers will be left in the dust and then trampled upon by massive Theropods.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Indy 4: too little too late

    by acroyear77

    I love the Indiana Jones movies, but if Indy 4 ends up not being made, I wouldn't lose any sleep. Honestly, they should could when they are ahead. I'm sure Indy 4 will would be a pretty good movie, but superfluous. Do we need an elderly Indy to take on aliens or Atlantis or whatever it is rumored to be about? If they were to do an Indy 4, they should've done it back in the mid 90's.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:33 p.m. CST

    bunkhousejb9

    by HolyCalamity

    THANK YOU!! I think we are the only two fucks to remember the script for JP4 (aparently it was given the go ahead)... well for those who don't remember the main character is a military guy who trains genetically altered Raptors to be a new kind of weapon for the military! When I read the rumor I thought "that is the dumbest fucking shit I ever heard". THen came the script review, then word that it had been given the go ahead. All I have to say is that if they do this I am gunna buy everyone I know a opening night ticket, and after we see the SHITFEST that is JP4 I will come on AICN and unleash my anger...or maybe I will just save my money and wait til video.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Why not '1941'?

    by Det. John Kimble

    Jim Belushi could star.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Are people clamoring for *another* Indiana Jones movie?!

    by Gargamoth

    Alfred Molina could play the final villian...Satipo's evil twin brother..."Throw me the idol, I'll throw you the whip."

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Sounds cool - all of it.

    by Curtis Spicoli

    Can't wait to see "Munich". Spielberg is one of the all-time greats, and a mediocre Spielberg film still beats most of the other crap dumped in the multiplexes.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 11:01 p.m. CST

    You are all wrong, so wrong.

    by performingmonkey

    I have a feeling that Indy 4 is gonna be great, despite Ford's age and the fact that it's been a long time coming. Let's face it, Spielberg couldn't be shooting it yet anyway, he's been making a couple of his dream projects if you hadn't noticed. What's the point in Lucas delivering the finished script if there's still time to refine it? Anyone who thinks it won't happen now is just in denial (probably because they don't want to see another one of their 'classic', 'unblemished apart from the mediocre third chapter' fanwank franchises go to shit). Pity Lucas didn't do this much work on his OWN fucking scripts for the prequels. At least this time we won't have the gimp directing. The Berg is gonna be really up for this one after the fairly depressing (I should imagine) experience of shooting Munich, and the insanity of WotW. Anyone else think that WotW was a really huge waste of time? Well, it didn't live up to expectations anyway. The last 20 minutes felt so rushed. I think it was screaming out to be a real epic. Should have been 150 minutes. Anyhow, Spielberg seemed quite excited with the direction that JP4 was taking. He said it won't be set on one of the islands, but the embryos that Nedry was carrying WOULD be found, after all this fucking time. Pretty batshit insane concept of the military wanting to breed Raptors. Maybe they should let some of them loose in the White House.

  • Nov. 10, 2005, 11:29 p.m. CST

    JP4 SCRIPT WAS BOGUS!

    by leveldwella

    http://www.spielbergfilms.com/jp4news.html

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I'll probably see MUNICH....

    by BurnHollywood

    ...But I'll keep a CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM DVD handy for afterwards, in case Spielberg gets a little too "gloomy Jewish"...maybe a Sarah Silverman or David Cross CD, too, and that SEINFELD where Jerry makes out with his girl during a showing of SCHINDLER'S LIST.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:30 a.m. CST

    JP4 could be fantastic.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    The problem with The Lost World was the fact that they didn't stay with the book, the book was amazing. I don't have The Lost World, but it was a total missed opportunity. Vince Vaughn's character was supposed to die, not the fat guy. There wasn't supposed to be some enormous evil team, and there wasn't supposed to be a San Diego scene (I don't think, or at least if there was, it was nothing like what actually happened). JP 3 sucked because... it was crap (sam neill's still cool though).

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:53 a.m. CST

    The problem with Lost World

    by Citizen Arcane

    Is that it was the good guys that fucked everything up. The bad guys had all these dinos in cages and the good guys let them out and they destroyed all the radio equipment. So they caused the whole thing. Just sayin'.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Leveldwella

    by drew mcweeny

    Sam Neill is, simply put, wrong. John Sayles himself confirmed that our script review was accurate, and so did Steven Spielberg. Everything we said about the script is accurate as of the second John Sayles draft. If they've developed it more, details may have changed, but Neill either doesn't know what he's talking about (and why would an actor need to read the script this early in development?) or he's intentionally covering the studio's tracks.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:03 a.m. CST

    The rise of the Terminator

    by eclipsedman

    Cmon Harry where is the article about the the new Terminator series and a possible 4th Terminator film? Comingsoon.net has an article on it

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Link to the JP4 script review.

    by TheButcher

    "a DIRTY DOZEN-style mercenary team of hyper-smart dinosaurs in body armor killing drug dealers and rescuing kidnapped children will be impossible to resist"------ I would rather see a wacked out Jp4 with a gang of crazed government controlled killer dinos than another Indy movie.----------- http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=18166

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:14 a.m. CST

    It's to the right on the main page, eclipsedman

    by Citizen Arcane

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:37 a.m. CST

    The pacific has been known about for a year now

    by I wonder

    The announcement about The pacific was announced last year. As for remakes, PLEASE no more remakes....especially The sugarland express! It's one thing to remake someone else's movie, but your own? That's a little weird. And please, no more jurrasic park movies....please????

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:43 a.m. CST

    THIS JUST IN....

    by ljeaster

    I happened accross a thickly bound metal sheet encased docket of the minutes at a recent SKG Dreamworks meeting in the basement of the Oxford library while on sabbatical. Here is an excerpt: Key: SS/Steve Allan Spielberg JK/Jeff Katzenberg DG/Dave Geffen SS: So, um...I'd like to begin this meeting with a really broad outline of some movies and ideas that I've come up with about me and Kate...well, you see we think our children want to see a biopic of us done in 16mm, perhaps done ala Schindler's with the red spandex showing and nothing else, all stark realism you see, and it... JK: Yes yes, we've heard this all before, it was already greenlit, make note of that minute keeper (so noted). What about the dino movie, part four is it? That's been slated for a June release correct? SS: Yes it has but I don't think that's the direction I would like to take this meeting in at the moment, uh, yes Dave, do you have a question? DG: Will there be any nudity in it? Because if there is, we could have disco to that, make it all very up-to-date for the kids. SS: Quite right. Disco will also be in Kate and I's biopic heretofore mentioned. Other business....yes, here it is, the new Indy four script George just faxed me. I must say, it's quite good. JK: Excellent. I've got the best cell-animators waiting for the word. We'll have storyboards up in less than two weeks for it. DG: Yes, and I've got some disco for it. Lots of disco...(inaudible)....Yeah! SS: There storyline is as follows: Indy meets up with his long lost son he had with Marion from Raiders.. JK: Oh I like that, very retro. SS: And I've also talked with Sean and he seems up for a reteaming. And I've also talked with Ryan Seacrest playing his son, I think it'll be absolutely wonderful to have someone from the biz in on this (makes CHA-CHING sound effect while pumping arm). DG: Right on, right on, perhaps have an 'Idol' cross reference to Raiders to the show, sort of like...hey you gotta compete to get the golden idol from Hitler by harmonizing in pitch or your dead sucka! (Jumps up and down) Your dead dead dead suckas! (Laughs shrilly). SS; Yes yes, that or we could have audience participation. Sort of like midway through the first act we could have people dressed like Indy run off and on stage and confuse the heck out of everyone and then, like, ask the audience through opinion poll who they thought was the real indy and pass out laser pointers in their popcorn boxes in the lobby and then have them point with the laser pointers to the screen and then have a booming voice (Changes timbre of voice) going all like "NOW YOU MUST CHOOSE" and have like ornaments and such all over the theater that look like boobee traps and... DG: Disco lights and disco balls..Like noononononono wait, have like Indy running from a giant disco ball down the aisles! SS: Yeah but more like pornography. You know what I mean, like a pornography feel to everything. I was thinking, instead of a third act action denoument or however you spell it, have more like a giant Roman gay orgy in the back of a station wagon looking over the Mediteranneam or however you spell it and like have... DG: Michael Jackson! He could moon walk over the station wagon while (points to SS).. SS: Indy and three generatons of Joneses have hot wild gay orgy sex, monkey sweat sex in the back of an 80's style wagon (raises finger to DG)... DG: While Michael moonwalks over the top of the wagon (points to JK).... JK: In front of a CG fx background of erupting volcanoes with lobsters and chimpanzees and oraguntans jumping up and down (jumps up and down).... SS: Yeah yeah yah yah yah, and like have Michael point to the screen and say, "Hee hee" while grabbing his crotch and that's the money shot. (Get's a certain gleam in his eyes) That's the money shot. You know, ET, Schindlers' List, Always (gets throaty voice), they wont compare....it's like, my best movie. DG: With Disco! SS; Oooooh my God, I'm gonna be rich! I'm gonna..... The rest of the manuscript is cover in a substance that I hope is dark chocolate. That is the only portion of which I can transcribe legably. Hope this helps!

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 2:04 a.m. CST

    YAWN....who gives a crap....

    by sith-vol

    Wow JP4, do we really need this? Guys on motorcycles running from raptors, sounds as cool as raptors being outwitted by gymnastics (ala JP2). Sorry but there is only so much people trapped on dino island that I can take....let it die already. As for Indy 4, if Lucas takes as long to do this script as episode one, Ford will be 90 when they film it.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Is it wrong that the only thing that excited me about that whole

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    I just love love love BoB, I rewatch it through at least 3 times a year, especially now that Rememberance Sunday is coming up. I hadn't heard that the 'Berg and Hanks are doing a new series. If it's anything like BoB, i'll be a happy clam.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 3:40 a.m. CST

    If you want a film about Munich watch 21 HOURS IN MUNICH with Wi

    by Spacesheik

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 3:44 a.m. CST

    JP4

    by Moshi

    Jurassic Park 4. Yes please & can I have it in 3D. Throw us some diferent dinosaurs though, veliciraptors have worn a bit thin. It would only be worth bringing raptors back if they were a feathered variety. How about some mutated dinosaurs, or something that hasn't been discovered by science yet? That would be a bit more creative.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4 a.m. CST

    Hang on.....am I the ONLy one who thinks this treatment with arm

    by The True Priapic

    What the fuck kinda idea is THAT?Sayles must have been toking some fucking humungous bong bangs.What a fucking stupid idea.Solely a means to sella line of dino-soldier toys.Crap.Utter crap.Remake Sugarland...remake,remake,remake....Hollywood has truly fallen as low as it can go.Fucking awful.I now have no interest in an Indy film.I give up.Dino-soldiers?Ceeeeeerrrrraaaapppppppp..

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4:59 a.m. CST

    From greatness to remakness.

    by SalvatoreGravano

    The tagline for "The Steven Spielberg Story".

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Forget Indy and JP4 .

    by TheButcher

    I'd rather see Spielberg direct a live action Samurai Jack movie. With Ken Watanabe as Samurai Jack.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:42 a.m. CST

    jp4 script

    by themanlikedave

    bunkhousejb9 and Holycalamity I remeber that script review, I also remeber thinking that it sounded absurd. Having said that it is the forth film in a series that's about people being chased by cloned dinos so I guess in for a penny in for a pound right?.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Life's too short to be remaking movies that are already bril

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Get on with the lincoln-biopic! Get neeson the oscar he so richly deserves. And give JP4 the aliens/cameron treatment, with full scale war! Are moriarty, quint and harry reading all the talkbacks on this site? I hope they get paid.

  • Just sayin'.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 3, The Search for the Lost Cell Phone

    by amano

    That movie killed the franchise, let it go

  • They could release it on Veteran's Day

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 7:07 a.m. CST

    JAWS will be remake at some point

    by fiester

    It's inevitable. It's also an abominable thought, but it will happen at some future date, of that I have no doubt.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Spielboig is so 80's

    by Hate_Speech

    let soemone else make movies Stevie, there are people waiting, with more talent. Besides, you turn shotguns into walkie talkies, and that's just wrong.

  • This whole "everyone is out to get me/us because I'm/we are _______ (fill in the blank here) gets old real fast and does little to combat whatever type of prejudice (both percieved and real) is out there.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Quit dicking around with the same plot and have JP4 set after th

    by Citizen Arcane

    JP:Extinction. If you're going to make yet another one, have some balls.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 8:56 a.m. CST

    INDY 4 will have 3 baddies!

    by pokadoo

    Steve Martin will play Indys' evil half-brother. A Billionaire trophy hunter who really does crave "fortune and glory" and has a grudge against Indy, because he's a bastard or something. Evil Indy (or 'HANK')is in league with the shadowy new head of Lao-Che Inc. who, in the third-act is revealed (Scrappy-Doo stylee)to be SHORTROUND!! All this surrounds a quest to find a lost island of Dinosaurs (the third big bad), thus killing two birds with one stone.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 9:16 a.m. CST

    A rated R JP

    by JackTarmac

    Would be something I would pay $25 to see. SOmething more like the books, with guts dangling from dino claws and teeth. The chances of seeing it are equivalent to me living to see a manned Mars landing.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 10:02 a.m. CST

    the pacific

    by the_man_from_Rio

    is going to be one of the greatest things ever to grace the small screen...just like BoB...however, i don

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 10:31 a.m. CST

    there is no reason to remake it!!!

    by ufoclub

    I honestly can't understand how he could do better with a remake of sugarland express. HOw many of oyu have seen this film? It is as brilliant and perfectly admirable as all his pre "1941" films. It's a perfect diamond as is. There are no special effects to redo.... what the hell? MAke a new movie! I loved the initial alien entrance in "war of the worlds"... do more new stuff.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 10:48 a.m. CST

    JP4: Planet of the Dinos

    by Syd Mead

    I think two dinos need to go back in time and/ or go back to the future to find an uncaring movie going audience. An audience who will chase them down but the dino couple secretly have an off spring before being captured then killed..with big motorcycle chase and in the end the lone dino baby love child says..."mama...mama." Then show a big THE END?? Don't forget the question marks at the end. Oh, that was done in Planet Of The Apes. Crap. Never mind.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST

    What, no news of Goonies 2?

    by quadrupletree

    I'm just saying..

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 11:45 a.m. CST

    You mean to tell me that people on this TB will not see a big bu

    by FrodosBlueBalls

    I'd pay mucho money to see that flick.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4? Sure, as long as there's no annoying kid ch

    by Aston Lad

    Amblin need to realise that the children who flocked to see the first film are now in their late teens, if not early twenties. So lets hope they go easy on the invincible, acrobatic, computer whiz-kid brats this time. The urge to appeal to younger viewers has been the weak point of every JP film so far. That and the third film feels like it was written in a day, whether or not it actually was...btw, when they talked about remaking an early film, I was mortified it might be Jaws. Quint's right, they should LEAVE THAT ONE ALONE.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Can he do us all a favor and destroy that new version of ET? I c

    by Big Bad Clone

    I couldn't even show it to my kids because it takes away form the movies emotional core. The CGI shit in the Star Wars rehashs didn't matter because it's an action franchise. BUt ET? Fuck, why not redo the Color Purple and add in some digital eyebrows fr Whoopi?

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Does anyone have the link to that old AICN article describing th

    by DarthCorleone

    I thought it was hilarious. But strangely...I have an overwhelming urge to see that movie!

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Oh, and for whoever mentioned the line from Ghostbusters...

    by DarthCorleone

    Yes, it's from Ghostbusters - not Sugarland Express. But it's said in reference to William Atherton's character, who is in Sugarland Express. We mix references around here...

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Glad to hear USC is still hosting.

    by Mister Man

    Twenty years ago, we had some great guests. "Brazil" with Gilliam, "Anatomy of a Murder" with Jimmy Stewart, "Double Indemnity" with Fred MacMurray, "The Haunting" with Robert Wise, "Hitler's Children" with Dmytryk, etc, etc. It was incredible. Plus, we got to dig through the Film Library's incredible script archives......can't forget that 70s sequel to "Gone With the Wind" - ugh.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:32 p.m. CST

    How long until the JP TV show?

    by performingmonkey

    I can just picture it. Evil government agents, characters similar to Stargate, a race of human/Raptor hybrids so they can use men in suits instead of CG dinos, a palentologist uber-bitch played by Michelle Rodriguez, plots involving government conspiracies, dino embryos, cameos from JP cast (including Tim and Lex who are now in an incestuous relationship). The pilot teleplay by David Koepp and J.J. Abrams. After the pilot, several episodes that give us approx. 1 second of plot and 42 minutes of purely extraneous BS that we're supposed to like because it's 'human drama'. Guest writers for the first season - Whedon, Berman & Braga, Manny Coto, Tarantino, Lucas, Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh. All anime, of course.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Sugarland

    by Mister Man

    It's a kick to visit Floresville, Texas - the Baby Langston house is still there, and the locals like to talk about being extras. What the hell happened to Michael Sacks????? He started my infatuation with men in uniform.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST

    New from Speilburg Inc, Jurrasic Park on Ice!

    by Hate_Speech

    see the T-Rex do the double scooter while the raptors flip and zoom through the ring-o-fire.. fun for all ages, make sure you get a t-shirt.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Pete Posthelwaithe (or however you spell his last name) was the

    by Doc_Strange

    If they do JP4, they should bring him back so he can kick some dino ass and hopefully let him have his trophy this time. The whole dinos with dog DNA sounds kind of stupid, though.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Jerriatric Park

    by www.valiens.com

    Um...so there's gonna be a motorcycle scene? And they're escaping raptors? And that's....what? Compelling viewing? Centerpiece of the movie? Is Spielberg going to even have anything to do with the 4th?

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I'm interrupting this discussion to say......

    by Mister Man

    that "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is one of the worst films I have ever seen, excluding MST3K. How Dahl's estate can embrace this horrendous mess is a puzzler. I skipped theaterical, and just caught the DVD. It makes "Candy Man" and "Cheer Up, Charlie" look like gold. Depp is apparently channeling a 12-year-old girl, and the script apes every scene from the original film version, even though Burton supposedly hates it. Total garbage. Gene Wilder, you are still Wonka.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Combine Indy 4 and JP 4 - "Indiana Jones and the Lost World"!

    by Flim Springfield

    Starring a CGI Harrison Ford!

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Mrs. Man

    by cyanide christ

    Instead of catching the DVD I wish you would have caught crabs and clawed your own nuts off. Your taste in film obviously apes that of a 12-year-old hermaphrodite.Oh, and I hope Indy 4 never happens.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 2:09 p.m. CST

    To all those who think Harrison Ford is to old...

    by v3d

    Keep in mind John Wayne was kicking ass and taking names right up til the end. And he was dying of cancer and in his 70's. Ford can pull it off. It's the script that I'm concerned about.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 2:13 p.m. CST

    It's not that Ford's too old...

    by cyanide christ

    ...It's the fact that Spielberg and Lucas seem to want to taint(hehe taint)everything we loved about their earlier epics with the mindless crap that they put out now. They had a good run, but now it's time to stop. PLEASE SOMEONE MAKE THEM STOP.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 2:39 p.m. CST

    by drjones

    ooooooh what a relief. why is every headline proclaiming indy4 would be in 3D??? i am sooo glad spielberg shares kind of my perspective on that issue. especially for indiana jones 3D is so fucking inaproppiate. but what does that tell us if steven s. is talking about how he doesn't know what george lucash and an unknown writer are doing at night in a room? oh my god.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Cyanide

    by Mister Man

    Your comment makes no sense, but I would expect little else from a posing tweener.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Never seen Sugarland, but does it have to do with Sugarland, TX?

    by Big Bad Clone

    Right now the place is the all upper middle class fat ass suburbans and the Suburbans they drive.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 3:51 p.m. CST

    You're right, cyanide christ. They should stop.

    by Citizen Arcane

    When was the last time Lucas or Spielberg made a film that anyone showed up for? Has beens, I say.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 must never get made

    by Rowley Birkin QC

    Last Crusade ended with a still ageless Harrison Ford, a jubilant Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott and John Rhys-Davies riding off into the sunset. That was SiXTEEN years ago. Where does that leave us now? Connery doesn't like making movies any more since working with Stephen Norrington. Ford doesn't like people any more, or making movies. The action hero of the 80s is a grumpy old man. Denholm Elliott is dead from AIDS. Lucas and Spielberg had reasons to make the last three films, even Last Crusade -- Spielberg addressing his father issues, for one. The only reason they would have to return to Indy now is because people won't leave them alone about it. What you would get is a sequel for the sake of a sequel, starring a saggy, worn out Ford and Milla Jovovich, with Wil Wheaton as Jones Junior Junior. The Indiana Jones trilogy remains perfect and timeless and should be left alone. I hope Indy 4 keeps getting pushed back until the very idea of it is as laughable as Goonies 2.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Face it, there's never going to be an Indy 4. It's stuc

    by Orbots Commander

    When Spielberg himself STILL doesn't know what is going on with an Indiana Jones sequel script, after all these years and supposed script rumors, that's a big red flag. There won't ever be an Indy 4. Indy 1-3 were great and the trilogy ended perfectly on a high note, so no big loss. J4? Why not just skip this stage and go directly to the syndicated Saturday morning animated series we're likely to get in a few years anyway? MUNICH I'm really looking forward to, as well as Spielberg's movie about Abe Lincoln.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:07 p.m. CST

    DarthCorleone here is the link: http://www.aintitcool.com/disp

    by TheButcher

    Jp4 should start with a huge invasion of a major metropolitan area by Dinos. Then show the resulting chaos and destruction as the Dinos wreck havoc on the suburbs of America. The armed forces are sent in but have little effect on the dinos. I want to see all of that in a movie. I hate when movies skip out on all the chaos. That's where Reign of Fire screwed up.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:39 p.m. CST

    CG E.T.

    by half vader

    At least he didn't replace the earlier one (and withdraw the original) like that hypocrite Lucas with his revisionist history mania.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Not sure how old Dennis Quaid is, but he looks more like Indy th

    by Neo Zeed

    But that's just me...

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I think Dennis Quaid is as old as Ford was when he made LAST CRU

    by Orbots Commander

    And recasting Quaid as Indy is not a bad idea at all. But that's never going to happen, so whatever. I say, just let it go George, Steven, and Harrison. Let it go.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Taking an educated guess on 3D tech

    by TheGinger Twit

    The technology of the past gives you that blocked cut out look where you have the dimensions of someone in front of something else. I suspect that what we'll be getting is 'angular' definition. Like where you can actually see a wall or a hill moving around or away or towards the screen. I think It's safe to say that Indy 4 WILL be the next project Spielberg takes on. But in all honesty - take as much time as they need, please! A GOOD indy film over a RIGHT NOW indy film anyday!

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Citizen Arcane

    by decfx

    When was the last time Lucas or Spielberg made a film that anyone showed up for? Has beens, I say. Try War of the Worlds (234 mil) and Revenge of the Sith (380 mil). Just dumb.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 9:28 p.m. CST

    A Spielberg/Jackson collaboration? .... A Spielberg/Jackson coll

    by TheGinger Twit

    Jackson "Wanna work together on a remake" Spielberg "Fucking tryhard"

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 9:36 p.m. CST

    hahahahaha

    by TheGinger Twit

    Thats halarious, i was thinking the same thing RB9.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Dennis Quaid? Only one problem with that suggestion.

    by Rowley Birkin QC

    Quaid is SHIT.

  • Nov. 11, 2005, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Hearts of gold?

    by zacdilone

    Are you saying you don't think Spielberg can handle the moral dilemma of what the assasins are doing? That's what the entire movie is about for goodness' sake. Spielberg has already shown he has a pair...don't expose your deficiencies by implying he doesn't.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Well, speaking for myself....

    by TheGinger Twit

    Spielberg will incure the wrath of a LOT of powerful (and somewhat easy to piss) people. Just an observation.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Yuck! more Indy IV script hassles??? sigh....

    by Cherub Rock

    I thought it was finished and Spielberg was just waiting to clear his schedule to shoot next year! Geez...no one with any moviemaking smarts should be letting Lucas near the script, judging from his performance on the SW prequels. I hope he keeps his filthy 3-D mitts off it. Hurry up and make it already Nothing but bad news here (with the exception of the buzz for Munich, which could be an interesting movie). JP4 will be awful, and do we really need *another* WWII epic? ---P.S. Dennis Quaid as Indy? He hasn't got the charm. And one other big problem with that suggestion: it involves Harrison Ford not being Indy

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 2:25 a.m. CST

    "Indiana Jones and the Rest Home of Doom"

    by Cherub Rock

    dude that was funny back in 1993. creativity, people! if we must mock indy IV, new material please!

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 2:26 a.m. CST

    11 11 11 11

    by TonyWilson

    Or thereabouts. HOLD THE WALL!!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 3:21 a.m. CST

    How bout...... Indianna Jones and the bitchslapping of Speilberg

    by TheGinger Twit

    Now that would be an action packed ride. HARRISON FORD WILL BE A WICKET OLD BASTARD INDIANA JONES SO HOW BOUT YOU ALL JUST GET YOUR HANDS OF YOURS COCKS, YOUR FINGERS OUT YOUR ARSE AND START SENDING OUT THE LOVE, DAMNIT. YOU WANT A BAD INDY FILM, KEEP GIVING THE PEOPLE MAKING IT SHIT. BUNCH OF FUCKERS.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 3:25 a.m. CST

    How bout..... Raiders of the lost Arch!

    by TheGinger Twit

    Noah's Arch

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 5:03 a.m. CST

    I still think this will start shooting next year

    by Rindain

    Spielberg could start shooting it in November 2006 and have it ready by the end of June (like he did with WOTW). So that gives Lucas almost a year to finish that script if Spielberg wants to make a Summer 207 release.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 7:43 a.m. CST

    The sayles script...

    by Novaman5000

    Sounded RIDICULOUS. I hope they just do a dinosaurs-getting-to-the-mainland-thing and not a people-training-dinosaurs-to-be-war-machines-and-the-main-character-having-nice-dinosaur-friends-that-help-him-out thing. Gag me.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 8:42 a.m. CST

    RE: Spielberg's Comments About 3D

    by buster00

    "He also said that he didn't like the idea of virtually immersing a viewer in a world because he feels it loses the art." THAT'S rich. Spielbitch telling us what's ART is like Jerry Springer lecturing about journalism. Suck my dick.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I guess your sarcasm detector isn't working, decfx

    by Citizen Arcane

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Citizen Arcane:

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    As I've heard it said before, "Ther great thing about sarcasm is that it works so well in print." PS: Great screen name. You a Dennis Miller fan by any chance?

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Oops... should be "THE great thing," not "Ther".

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    Just doing my er, ah Ted Kennedy impression.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Should Indy 4 Be Made?

    by Barron34

    I say no. Lost Crusade is a fine ending for the character. The principal actors are too old, and there has been too long a lag since the last film. I just think it would be sad too see an aging Harrison Ford as Indy again. I think Ford has plenty of life and career left in him; I just think that Indy should remain youthful in filmgoers memories.***** I have suggested that Harrison Ford should play the lead in a Western, perhaps as a white hat hero against a black hat-type villain played by another major film star, say Jack Nicholson. Ford needs to play new roles, other roles. Why re-tread old characters? Likewise with Spielberg. There are so many possibilities for new characters, new stories new films.*****That said, another Jurrassic film might be OK if the film is about the dinosaurs marauding on the mainland, overwhelming the military in massive fights, as other Talkbackers have suggested. That might be an OK movie. Otherwise, I don't imagine any of the other storylines mentioned being good enough to draw my interest.*****Another idea: why doesn't Spielberg make an outer-space adventure? Perhaps he has been reluctant to make a film too much like his friend George's Star Wars, but it seems like Spielberg would make a great space opera, if he tried. Something new like that would be a better choice than re-visiting Indiana Jones, in my opinion.

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Spielberg should do a Flash Gordon movie.

    by TheButcher

  • Nov. 12, 2005, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Is HArrison Ford old, Barron34? Gee, no one has mentioned that b

    by Citizen Arcane

    The Indiana Jones character was never a young man in the films. Obviously Ford's not going to be dragged by a truck but there's nothing that says he can't still do physical stuff. It's sad to see how many people here plan on sitting around a nursing home when they're in their 60's. If you don't think there should be another one then don't see it. Some of you are acting like they're writing another testament to the Bible or something.

  • Nov. 13, 2005, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Bring on JPIV!

    by Lefty Lefterson

    I'm sorry guys, but this is my 'geek franchise'; not Star Wars, not Lord of the Rings, but Jurassic Park. Unfortunately 3 was a giant turd, but I STILL BELIEVE!! Bring on JPIV!

  • Nov. 13, 2005, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Kind of off-topic, but...

    by Lefty Lefterson

    ...it is my semi-unprofessional professional opinion that The Lost World: JP is vastly underrated. G'head, give it another spin, you'll see. The San Diego sequence is weak, but the rest of the movie holds up pretty well.

  • Nov. 13, 2005, 10:16 a.m. CST

    i must agree with Lefty...

    by sith-vol

    ...JP2 does hold up well except for the last third of the film, Goldblum's gymnastic love child, the idiotic rv vs tag team t-rex action, Goldblum's must run away-must get out-must go faster Shattneresque dialog, Vince Vaughn is in this..oh crap and the "hey check it out, its the Raptors again" sequences. Sorry...had to take a breath, I was drowning in my own sarcasm there. The Lost World was complete shit except for the opening hunting scenes with Pete Pothelswaite...damn I hope I spelled that right..oh well.

  • Nov. 13, 2005, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Lucas is writing another movie?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I await each syllable with the zeal of a young boy abaout to have his cherry popped. "Hold me like you held me by the lake on Naboo." "I look so lovely because I am so much in love." Just shoot me now...I can't go on living in a world like this...

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 10:42 a.m. CST

    George Lucas and Indy IV

    by Palhaco

    "George Lucas is still working on the script with another writer and that Spielberg and Harrison Ford don't really know what is being done to the script." There is no worse news about Indy IV -- or any other movie for that matter. Why does George Lucas hate us?!? 8^) Seriously, though, why can't his bigtime friends convince him of what death he is to scriptwriting?

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 11:02 a.m. CST

    You know, Stevie may not know what's happening...

    by Childe Roland

    ...with the Indy 4 script but, if it's in George's hands, you don't have to have a very high midichlorian count to guess what's going on: It's being rendered unreadable. Lucas just can't fucking write. Harrison Ford would be the FIRST actor involved in the Star Wars franchise to tell you that. In fact, I think Indy 4 should be a fistfight between Ford and Lucas. I'd pay ten bucks to watch the three minutes of footage that would come out of that event. Harry punching George. George assuming the fetal position on the floor. Harry kicking him until both of them have trouble breathing. And, for the record, Steve's missed a golden crossover opportunity with Indy 4 and JP 4. He could've written Indy into the JP sequel as a special guest dinosaur. "You belong in a museum, Dr. Jones!" "Oh yeah? Roar!"

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Hey George, take a hint from Steven

    by K-pobuibo

    Remake something you aren't satisfied with INSTEAD of re-editing it to oblivion. Ted Turner pretty much learned to leave the classics alone, why can't you?

  • Nov. 14, 2005, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Citizen Arcane

    by Barron34

    Yeah, I know that the fact that Ford is an older guy has been mentioned a million times before here on the talkbacks. It doesn't change the fact that it is a salient point. If you read my post, it isn't simply a matter that Ford is of a certain age. It is more that I would rather see something new from Ford, Spielberg, and Lucas, rather than a rehashing of a character that I personally believe should simply be left as it is. Note that I said "personally". It is just my own opinion and preference. I recognize that there are many other fans who would very much like to see an Indy 4. I'm just not one of them, for the reasons that I point out. Furthermore, I am not someone who thinks that a guy in his 60s, or beyond, should not be making movies, or doing anything else productive, for that matter. I am all for ANYONE working for the entirety of their life, and do not believe that people should be unduly limited by their age. that said, there are certain professions and activities that MIGHT be more appropriate for younger or older persons. Sports, for example. You would not expect to see a 60 year old guy playing football, but it is fine to see the same former athlete as an announcer. So, I am not arguing that Ford should not be acting, I am just arguing that he should be acting in roles that are more age appropriate, as well as in roles that are fresh takes, rather than re-hashes. I think that Indiana Jones has been done, and done well, and that it really does not seem to serve any great purpose to bring the character out of retirement. I personally think that it is better to let sleeping dogs lie. Again, just my own personal opinion. Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford are still such obvious great talents. I would rather see them try to do something new, rather than dusting off Indiana Jones at what seems to me, at least, to be a rather late date.

  • Nov. 15, 2005, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Back About 1998...

    by buster00

    some of us were peeing our pants waiting for the release of this newfangled "Godzilla" remake. But we were so LOUDLY LET DOWN. Now come on. Have a little PRIDE, man! Do you HONESTLY THINK "JURASSIC PARK 4" would be worth a SHIT? Let alone INDIANA GODDAMN JONES? This "Kong" business has me suspicious enough without having to worry about all this nonsense.