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Harrison Ford willing to Quit INDY IV because of Fake Whip Chit?

Published at: Feb. 2, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here - you won't believe this story... in fact I don't know if I believe this story, as it just sounds so fucking ridiculous as to be... ridiculous. Word from this site is reporting that Harrison Ford is not happy. That there are alleged new "Hollywood Regulations" that forbid Harrison getting to wield the iconic whip, due to it being possibly dangerous - thus making it required to replace the real whip with a CG whip. The story says that Harrison is so dedicated to his whip, that he's willing to walk off the film if he, as DEVO said, can't WHIP IT, WHIP IT REAL GOOD! If this is so - this is just sad. If it isn't so... then that's one helluva fun rumor. Take it with a grain of salt. - this story was sent in by a young Indiana.

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  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with first...

    by RKDN Del Sol

    he and Indiana Jones are like grandparents.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Hollywood Blows

    by ronniepooch

    Hollywood Blows

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Someone please edit this article's title

    by Blanket-Man

    It literally hurt my head trying to translate it into English.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    if spielberg made cb`s out of guns...

    by Romoehlio

    what would they use to make a whip out of it?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    CG ARTISTS GOTTA EAT!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Don't be a dick Harrison.<br><br>And besides, you'd probably pull, tear, break something, fucking around with a bullwhip at your age!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Devo to soundtrack Indy IV

    by Billy Caspar

    That's fuckin' inspired!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    CGI

    by Cellar Door

    Soon...the only good reason computers exist will be for pron. Very soon.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    NOT TRUE

    by thatpeterguy

    There is no way this is real. How is cracking a whip any different than all the sword play we see these days and think of the fight scenes coming out of Hong Kong these days. Yeah, yeah its Asia but still. That would not be the deciding factor on this movie getting made. Not with The Beard and The Film Geek Childhood Raper running the show. Fun rumour but no way its true.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    this movie...

    by aquateenhungerbomb

    wasn't happening anyways.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones does not use a digital whip.

    by victor laszlo

    bravo, Harrison, and anything blocking this film from production is a good thing... far more to lose than to gain.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford COULD EAT....

    by Romoehlio

    "miracel whip" - great tasting mayonese

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    First Make Regs Against Uwe Boll Behind a Camera!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Please. If swords and such are not banned, then how is a whip deemed too dangerous? Me thinks this is utter tripe..... I could be wrong though...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Easy fix

    by viranth

    Just film the movie somewhere else ffs. Lucas and Spielberg can do whatever they want, they sure have the money, so why let anyone tell them that Harrison can't use a real whip!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    dumb

    by reckni

    so much for quality news, that sounds ridiculous.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Ha now thats a rumor!

    by godzillasushi

    Those are the kinds of things people could only make up.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    What?

    by skycrapper

    This is one of the wierdest things I've ever read on this site. It's probably very false as well. I mean c'mon "Hollywood Regulations" my ass.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    sean connery to wip the shit out of some bitches on set

    by greekopa

    beat some ass sean beat some ass

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    If you believe this

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    you are a moron.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    this sounds bs

    by luckylindy

    why not just make the whip a walkie talkie then?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I am surprised that Harry Potter Did not Make News

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ...For his nude work in the play Equus, or something or other. Apparently, certain HP fans are shocked that the actor is exposing his wand to the Muggles!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    A CGI Whip?

    by PwnedByStallone

    That would look RETARDED. Stand your ground Ford!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    So, no longer will an automobile be driven in film?

    by georges garvaren

    An automobile being a "dangerous" lump of matter, like a whip; some may say a far greater danger than a whip, and if this “rule” were so then it would mean Harrison could never enter an automobile, or elevator, or boat, or, well you get my point (if there even is one to get) because of their potential danger to his being. Seems silly. However, keeping Harrison out of danger would make for a wonderful film; they should make that, instead of stinky Jones IV. Originality before Repeat! Then repeat. It's like shampooing, and like regular pooing too.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    luckylindy

    by PwnedByStallone

    hilarious!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    I lost respect for Harrison Ford...

    by gobofraggleuk

    ...when he was going out with Calista Flockhart and I wondered if, for him to find her attractive, with her pre-pubescent 8-year-old girl's anorexic physique, he must be some variety of paedophile.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Expired Buffet Coupons

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Honestly - sounds more like something George Lucas would do..."for the children"...real whips have no place in mass entertainment. And then he'll go back and take all the whips out of the original Indy's and replace them with flashlights.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    I just emailed Harrison Ford about this, he said...

    by HarryBlackPotter

    "CGI! Why'd it have to be CGI? Why not anything else?" Seriously, is this April's fool or something? Give me a break. I know Lucas likes to populate his movies with CGI shit (like Jar Jar an Hayden Christensen) but this is such gash. But then, didn't Speilberg replace guns with CGI walkie talkies? Maybe there is some truth to this after all. Shit! Nice to know the franchise is in safe hands.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    just wait for official comment from Ford

    by Lane

    via his blackberry

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of JJ's Blackberry

    by Loosejerk

    Let's get it started...HOT....Let's get it started....IN HERE!!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Cgi whip =flames on nipples...um..yeah.

    by =PxPx182=

    Damn those Nazi's!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    i beleive the correct term for humping fockhart is...

    by luckylindy

    skeleboning....which is kinda redundant...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    or flockhart too

    by luckylindy

    damn my eyes

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Good move...Ford could be dead before the CGI's done.

    by SpyGuy

    At least Harrison's whip isn't a Lite-Brite or God knows how much terror, fear and panic that could cause. Hollywood could be brought to a screeching halt in all the commotion and chaos... <p>On second thought, maybe that's a good thing.</p>

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Calista Flockhart starring as "The Whip."

    by Pound Sand

    An easy solution, right?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    So, they're going to give Ford a rubber whip handle?

    by SkeletonParty

    and say, pretend you have a giant whip and sping it over there. Great, now sping it that way. Yay! Sping it all around and all of the bad guys will fall over.</P> I don't blame Ford. I'd feel like an idiot with a whip handle in my hand and doing these big dramatic whipping movements hoping the cgi whip will look super duper cool.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Harry just loves the Indy TB's -only explanation 4 this

    by finky089

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Is he saying, Ford's "too old to WHIP it out"??

    by finky089

    Schwing!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I'd love this rumour to true...

    by dr_buggerlugs

    ...just because it's so incredibly dumbass...cgi whips for chrissakes!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Is he saying, "Ford's too old to handle a whip"??

    by finky089

    sad, sad, sad

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Is he saying, "I fuckin LOVE the TBs for Indy IV"??

    by finky089

    cuz, these always turn into funny shit...except maybe this time?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Ford + real whip= TTOAL FUCKIN DESTRUCTION??

    by finky089

    Is that what he's saying?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    ah, fuck proofreading!!

    by finky089

    you knew what I meant, anyway.<p>damn mistypping

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING

    by finky089

    That's about all the Indy IV titles I care to muster for now. <p> Just wait til pillow talk or Dick Nicely get their cheadleasses in here. Comedy gold.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CHEADLE OF DOOM

    by finky089

    "Dammnit, Marion, I just spilled cheadle all over my brand new Dockers!"

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    SHENANIGANS!

    by Hogarth Hughes

    I declare SHENANIGANS!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Will they remove Ford's wheelchair with digital tech?

    by finky089

    'cause they'll need to by the time this shit gets made

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Remember back in the day...

    by Gilderoy

    when everyone thought that hat that Harrison was wearing in K19 Widowmaker was CGI? That was some funny shit...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    (damn, this TB got my posts ALL out of order)

    by finky089

    ah, fuck it all anyway!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Seriously...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    Harrison Ford should not have to resort to a CG whip. That is simply ridiculous. The fact that Lucas and Spielberg both stated that they want to go with mostly traditional effects rather than CG effects in order to give the flick a rough look like the other three. Ford has been trained with using a bullwhip for more than twenty years. There is no reason whatsoever that he shouldn't be able to use it provided there is stunt personnel available on set.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE CGI MISS SUNSHINE!!!

    by Err

    Harrison sounds like he's drunk all the time. Let him walk and let this movie get buried. Ford is now as old as Connery was in Last Crusade isn't he? Or at least older? How is he gonna do half the stuff he used to?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Wow how sad anyone would actually believe this

    by LeviDTinker

    yeah anyone who believes this is really gullable. there is no such saftey regulation in hollywood.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Give him a Wii controller

    by MamboMan

    blatant product placement + CGI whip= cash cow

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    You let that motherfucker hold his whip!

    by Beeslo

    He's fucking Harrison "Motherfucking" Ford! If he wants to hold his whip, you don't fucking tell him he can't! I really hope whoever told him this shit, gets a serious kick in the nuts!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Whips Don't Kill People

    by Guy Gaduois

    y'know the rest

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    If there gonna go the CGI route...

    by Lou Stools

    Then have Indy wield his ground-dragging scrotum as a deadly Bola.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    2 Legit 2 Chit

    by Bionic Bigfoot

    I want to consider this as top movie news but somewhere there's a stage with Harry Potter hopping around with his wrinkly vienna sausage out. Now, that's cool news.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    P.S.

    by Lou Stools

    Contrary to appearances, I do know the proper usage of there and they're.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Wrong, LeviDTinker

    by Beeslo

    Yeah man. They do have people that have insurance reasons on certain high power stars. I mean crap. They wouldn't let one of the hosts on "Mythbusters" do a stunt because of insurance risks. There are people whose job it is to decide what is and what isn't dangerous for their stars...but this is ludicrous!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    CHILDREN OF FUCKING MEN!!!

    by PwnedByStallone

    Pull my whip.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    If ture, I've GAINED respect for Harrison Ford

    by Larry of Arabia

    I doubt it's true though. Hollywood is in no way THAT dense. "Yeah, Steve, George, Harrison. It's Artie here. I know the film will make at least a billion dollars worldwide and you've made about a hundred billion for us over the course of our partnerships. We still won't let you use the whip. Now, pardon me I have to go give these notes to Clint on his dailies..."

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Are you havin' a laugh?

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Is Harry havin' a laugh?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Christian Bale

    by Mr Incredible

    They won't let him drive the Batmobile (AKA The Tumbler) because the fumes it emits contributes to global warming. Of all the stupid crap I've heard...if this is true, I'm with Ford. QUALITY IS JOB ONE!!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Ford to use whip in necro/zoophilia film...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...but that would be beating a dead horse.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    This is a job for Emily Litella

    by bobbyjoe

    If Mr. Ford would like to use real Cool Whip during his new film production, I think he should be allowed to do so. Why, I think Cool Whip is a delicious treat... I often like to have some over strawberries or peaches or maybe a nice piece of pie! In fact, I... oh, wait... Mr. Ford would like to use a whip, and that would be cooler than CGI, and... oh, well, that's something quite different. Nevermind.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    CGI WHIP GOTTA EAT

    by runfoodrun

    well, it does.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CG METAMUCIL

    by la_sith

    MMMM!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I simply...

    by Frankenblogger

    ...don't give a fly rat's ass about this movie. Or Harrison Ford. Or anything Indy beyond Last Crusade--which they'll NEVER top. <br /> Fuck this movie.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND I'M HAVING CHEST PAINS

    by la_sith

    UGH!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    total BS, They'll keep real weapons around forever.

    by modlight

    for no reason other than it give shallow stars something to talk about at press junkets. Halle: well I spent a month learning how to weild a whip to truly become Catwoman.. blah blah blah. No way this is true.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CG WALKIE TALKIES FROM E.T.

    by la_sith

    WEEE!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I just got a Pony Express telegram from Harrison Ford

    by Meglos

    He thinks he could take Jack Bauer in a fistfight.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    every chance for a good old indy talkback

    by AllieJamison

    is welcomed. <br> Good thing Harry mentioned the ridiculousness-factor in the first line. How about reporting on more serious non-news:<br> That be the interview with Janusz Kaminski and the mentioning of JUNGLE and LOS ANGELES as shooting locations. Or the daily "Harrison leaving pro gymn" pictures that document his muscle building process in a quasi scientific way.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I don't buy it!

    by eric haislar

    Unless lucas to told him "you know we can CGI the whip!"

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF HEADLESS DRIVERS

    by la_sith

    .

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Don't do it, Harrison!

    by Ribbons

    We need you!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CG BLUE HAIRS

    by la_sith

    .

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I HOPE IT'S TRUE AND HE MEANS IT!

    by jorson2

    As big a fan as I am and have been of Indy for decades and would love to see another film, I can't say I'd blame Mr. Ford for this. CGI is NOT the savior of movies that Ford's own producer and Indy's co-creator Lucas seems to think it is. Not letting an actor, especially one with as much experience with the weapon in question as Ford, use it because of "safety regulations," is just plain ridiculous. It is sad if true, but again, can't bring myself to blame Ford for this -- if you asked me, Hollywood's had its balls whipped off of it.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THATSSH FOR BLASHHPHAMY!

    by la_sith

    .

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Indy's whip? Or is Harry just Pussy-Whipped?

    by Cinemajerk

    Like a movie studio would presume to tell Harrison he couldn't use a real whip. Yeah right. Harry, you are insane. This story is so ridiculous to the point of being retarded.... and yet, I responded to it. CURSE you HARRY!!!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CURSE OF ADMIRAL STOCKDALE

    by la_sith

    "I'm sorry, I didn't have my hearing aid on."

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    CGI in INDY 4 will kick ass

    by DynamixRo

    I can see the scene now. Arab guy wields sword skillfully, Indiana Jones pulls out his gun and shoots at Arab guy, Arab guy dodges bullet just like Neo did in Matrix.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CG MOONINITES

    by la_sith

    .

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    At this point, I think they should just leave well..

    by rbatty024

    enough alone. They made three great movie, and unless this thing is the second coming of Christ, then it's going to be a little disappointing.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE MISSING SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK

    by la_sith

    .

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH GRANDO

    by la_sith

    .

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    INSTEAD OF POSTING FAKE NEWS...

    by wackybantha

    ...CHANGE THE DAMN HARRY KNOWLES NEW YEARS ANIMATION ALREADY!!!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    He Cracked a Whip on LENO!, when Promoting Firewall

    by George Newman

    I expressly remember that. Ford is more than capable of wielding a whip. This is ludicrous

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck Off!

    by darquelyte

    How did this happen?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND HARRY'S .GIF IS OLDER THAN INDY

    by la_sith

    .

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    gymn spotting pics

    by AllieJamison

    Here are some of the latest "pro gymn spotting" pics: <br> http://x17online.com/celebrities/ calista_flockhart/ harrison_and_calista_want_to_pump_ you_up.php#more <br> I may have opened the doors for all kinds of respectless Flockhart jokes here... but Harrison just looks toooooooooo good to hide these pics. <br> (Messed up spelling and grammar etc...especially in the last post sorry. )

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Quit? The hell he will!

    by R0BTRAIN

    He's got a two or three whips already, which is more than he needs. Harrison's got friends in every backlot and studio from here to the Sudan, he knows a dozen different stuntmen, knows every safety technique, the scenes will blend in, disappear, you'll never see any CGI again. With any luck, he's got his filming done already.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Indy TBs

    by AllieJamison

    ....achhh I LOVE these talkbacks. I felt so empty after the last one was..."cancelled"...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    CALISTA FLOCKHART GOTTA EAT.

    by Gilkuliehe

    No, seriously. (Come on, am I really the first one saying that?)

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    If this is true, it's Insurance Companies, not safety

    by Siguy

    If this is true then it's because Harrison Ford's insurance on the set is refusing to let him use the whip (that is, insurance purchased by the filmmakes for their actor, not Ford's personal insurance). If he injured himself with the whip the insurance company could lose millions of dollars. I'm still thinking bogus though because Spielberg and Lucas have enough money to finance their own movie without needing insurance on Ford.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    If this is true, good for Harrison

    by Orionsangels

    As little CG as possible in these new Indy movies.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Anyone who believes this

    by jenkis

    is a fucking retard.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as Indy

    by Fernwick_

    Seriously who else can you see in the role? Who kinda looks like Indy? Comments?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES MEETS ABBOT AND COSTELLO

    by Orionsangels

    ABBOT AND COSTELLO gotta eat

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    agreed jenkis

    by jimmy_009

    Why is this even posted on this site?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Ford with whip/Flockhart

    by AllieJamison

    again the pics' working adress: <br> http://x17online.com/celebrities/calista_flockhart/harrison_and_calista_want_to_pump_you_up.php#more >br> <br> @George Newman...it wasn't the promotion of firewall...it was in 2002: <br> http://hfm2.com/photopost2/data/572/leno2002.wmv <br>

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford's whip be bangin'

    by BannedOnTheRun

    in American Graffiti, yo.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    [Sad BugsBunny eyes]Please Mr. Ford...say it ain't so..

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Your legion of fans have been waiting for this forever. I think personally that this is just a stupid rumour, but please do your best for Indy IV. The buildup has been forever...please let it end well!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    wow

    by CtrlTristan

    it would be gay if they have to cg the whips theyre the whole point of the movies

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    °

    by AllieJamison

    Gilkuliehe just cashed the Jackpot

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and Broken Recliner

    by Reynard Muldrake

    The CGI whip is for the scene where Lucas and Spielberg will want to show someone whipping Indy first so Ford doesn't get hurt and to "justify" his actions. Then he'll call in backup on the CG Walkie Talkies, at which point Jar Jar Binks will accidentally roll down a mountain with some beach balls and steamroll those motherfuckaz. But not before Greedo shoots.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    George Lucas rejected Frank Darabont's script.

    by brokentusk

    I'm willing to accept the fact that perhaps David Koepp has written an amazing script for this new film. Having said that, George Lucas rejected a script written by Frank Darabont. The same Frank Darabont who adapted THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and THE GREEN MILE (yes, and THE MAJESTIC – it wasn’t the best film, but it wasn’t THAT bad either). Now, call me crazy... but I don't think Lucas should have any say as to the quality of film scripts. If Spielberg liked the script, they should have rolled with it. I can't wait to see the film when it eventually comes out, but all I'm saying is Lucas better not have fucked us out of a better film.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Why not Film the movie entirely outside the US?

    by Atomica

    And screw the Guild and all their "rules". Lucas hasn't bent over for those assholes yet and he shouldn't start now.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    CGI ret-cons

    by shellfishh

    I hate the fact that they re-did the scene to make it look like Marion shot first.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    This Doesn't Make Sense Until You Realize...

    by CaptDanielRoe

    The movie is going to be called Indiana Jones and the 449 Hemophiliac Orphan Sons of Short Round. And that it will be set entirely on one speeding freight train.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    You throw me the CGI idol; I throw you the CGI whip!

    by Tim The Enchanter

    That's all I got.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE CUNT OF JIHAD

    by Dr_Zoidberg

    snarfles. This rumour is hilarious.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE ....

    by screamster101

    SHIT.... I GOTTA EAT!!!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    CG Whip

    by antonphd

    What's with the whip/penis extension obsession? Sheesh, who does he think he is? Ewan McGregor?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    CG in this flick should be minimal

    by performingmonkey

    They should cut down on CG usage for Indy 4. They didn't need it for the trilogy they don't need it now. It should be more like Casino Royale in how it used CG.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    All you guys who are saying "anyone who believes this i

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Quit riding my fucking coattails!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Clarista Flockhart

    by Alonzo Mosely

    She is worried that there are calories in talking and wouldn't chat for long...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Greedo Whips first!!!

    by Guiness

    Meesa gonna follow Harrison away from this movie if the whip is animated...maybe for the live action dora the explorer...I would have believed this if the rumor was that George wanted an animated whip, but I dont think Hollywood cares...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Best fake rumor in a while

    by Anakin Whoopass

    I give it 3 out of 4 stars. Whoever started this is laughing their ass off.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Hell, just have Harrison use...

    by mrfan

    Calista as his whip. She is skinny enough and probably as flexible as a wet noodle

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    CGI WHIP GOTTA EAT.....OF DOOM

    by MattyBoomStar

    for life.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Harrys da sexiest tomboy on a strippr pole on earth

    by JacknChucksLovechild

    The Whip GOTTA EAT! It feels it's too skinny and demanded that the filmmakers used a CG double for the nudie scenes... Get somebody who's willing to show them tits! MONICA BELLUCCI FOR WHIP!!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    if this is true, good for

    by jaylerd

    if this is true, good for Harrison. A CG whip is impractical and pointless and goes against a lot of what the 1940s serial-films that Indy's based on are about. I'd love to see a new Indy film, but not some cocked-up Lucas CG wetdream like Star Wars turned into.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    CGI Whip = Flames on Little Miss Sunshine

    by Veraxus

    That sounds totally reasonable. That's pretty fucking ridiculous, and I doubt a studio would let a movie as lucrative as Indy 4 die because they won't let their A-list actor have a real whip.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    re: scrivener

    by Err

    nice...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    SKY CAPTAIN -- safest movie ever!

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    And look how super that was. I hope all Hollywood movies will be as good as sky captain. Harrison Ford might be a buff old man but Sly could still whip his ass with one arm tied.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    i just got off the phone with intergrity....

    by caravaggio

    it's been a while. ford rocks

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    All Ford's future "roles" should be in an office chair

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    like his gripping action sequence in Firewall, where he swivels in his office chair and squirts a fire extinguisher. NOW THAT'S ACTION!!! <p> It's only a short walker-assisted step from that to a full-on blow-tube wheelchair.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with 'the whip'...

    by Dr Gregory House

    ...it says Kapshaw's likes it freaky!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I predict a backlash...

    by instant_karma

    They should just lose the whip and replace it with a LiteBrite board, which as we have recently learned, are much more dangerous...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    I Would Rather Lick My Own Taint...

    by El Mono

    ...than watch Indy wield a CGI whip. And rather than walk off the movie, Harrison should force the studio to look at nude pics of Skeletor (aka Calista). A few shots of her flappy 'gina should force them to either meet his demands or gouge their own eyes out.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I SERIOUSLY DOUBT...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...that Hollywood would create any sort of anti-whip rules. In fact, there are quite a few recent movies that show actual whips in action (i.e. "Catwoman"). - - - - - Then again, I wouldn't put ANYTHING behind the far-left liberals in Hollywood. Their attempts to push their social extremism on others knows no bounds. Aren't they trying to ban parents from spanking their children in California? Jeez -- I wish they had that rule when I was 10! lol

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I can't believe we're arguing over a CGI whip!

    by Orionsangels

    Is this what geekdom has come too?

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    just sign a damn waiver of responsibility

    by BLWiseass

    and be done with it.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Poor Man's Harrison Ford as Harrison Ford

    by half vader

    Give it a rest Fernwick. It was tired and outrageously literal-minded the last time.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Performingmonkey there WAS CG in the trilogy

    by half vader

    Last Crusade, remember? Remember? Oh, you were probably too young like most of the kids here who bizarrely grew up in the digital age yet have an ignorant bias for the old stuff. Kids...

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE REALLY STUPID RUMOR

    by Stallion_Cornell

    This isn't quite Grando Calrissian caliber, but it's close.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Hollywood can depict child rape, but not a WHIP!?!?

    by Darth_Gonz

    A 12 year old girl being violated=A-OK! Indiana Jones not being allowed to use a real whip=HERESY! What a goddamned joke. And people wonder why box office reciepts have been dwindling the past 6-7 years....

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    STALLION CORNELL GOTTA EAT!

    by Stallion_Cornell

    I just did. A bowl of Lucky Charms.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Cetainly...

    by robotdevil

    ... if there is such a thing as a rule being overbroad to the point of silliness, this is it.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Honestly...

    by robotdevil

    ...what next? No actors on horseback because they might get thrown? No actors in moving vehicles because they might crash? No actors doing wire-work because the wires might snap? Silly, silly, silly.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Whips don't kill people...

    by Uncle Clay

    ...whips put nipples on the Batmobile.

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Mercier didn't use no CGI whip

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Whip-tash!

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Quest for Geritol...

    by Uncle Clay

    Colon Movie Film for Theaters

  • Feb. 2, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    (CGI) Snakes in a Mother Fuckin' Well of Souls...

    by WOPR

    or Indiana Jones and the Outsourced FX Server in Poughkeepsie. If this rumor is true, then I will happily furnish Abu Sayed with directions to Hollywood with his for remaining suitcase nukes. Time to unleash the human hurrican that is Jack Bauer and take of the real terrorists: SAG and screenwriters guild.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Maybe Spielberg will go back.....

    by Darth_Gonz

    ....and re-release Saving Private Ryan: Definative Edition. You know, where the guns have been edited out of the movie and replaced with walkie-talkies?

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Geez you too Phaedrus?

    by half vader

    Wirework? Horseback? Done and done. Digital stuntmen (and simple digital face replacement)and horses are old news.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Early Bird Special of Doom

    by Cheif Brody

    I know he took a great deal of pride in mastering that damn whip. But we all saw what happened to river Phoenix in Last Crusade...he could put an eye out with that thing!! OMG...I just saw a commercial for The Lord of The Rings Symphony...coming to Tampa!! What nerds are going to that? Ridiculous!! And I seriously hopr this is a stupid rumor about the whip.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    TERMINATOR merges with SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

    by wackybantha

    WHat if a movie was made where Terminators were sent back through time to help the Axis Powers defeat the Allied forces? That would be interesting. It's all up to Michael Biehn to save the day....and maybe Bruce Campbell as ASH!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    sounds fake

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    made up with the et flashlight stuff in mind. id take it with a grain of salt. im not sure what that saying means.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2:03 a.m. CST

    HARRY, THIS IS WHY AICN HAS HURT FILM TODAY

    by moto

    You post bullshit unconfirmed rumors and get TBers to start ranting and raving and forming opinions based on bullshit info. I really pulled for you when you did the Stallone QA... but you've reverted AICN back to this shit. Yes, for some reason you have some power over the thoughts, minds, and opinions of your loyal TBer fanboys... and you are truly using that for shit ways. Free will you say? Bullshit. AICN is dead. Pure and simple. It's dead. Every once in awhile you have some inside info... but most of all AICN is just a damn flames and demons sess pool of people that forgot what it was like to sit in that theater with an open mind and imagination. Now we just have fanboys that nitpick a damn photo or some bullshit story and base their final judgement on a film on that shit. It's too bad. Really too bad.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2:03 a.m. CST

    That explains the smell.

    by BannedOnTheRun

    .

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2:08 a.m. CST

    I call bullshit

    by BendersShinyAss

    As if a whip can't be used on a film set. they bring in fucking guns and jet engines onto film sets.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with the whip...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...it said that it whipped some hollywood suit blockheads REAL hard.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    He should walk if its true!

    by Reelheed

    Feel that? Thats pride!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    This is not true.

    by YoungTurk

    That's all. Thanks for watching and see you back here next week.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    moto

    by AllieJamison

    hey moto, as I wrote in a previous post I think that Harry could have at least included some more serious recent non-news (Kaminski talking about the alleged jungle and LA locations) in his nonsense-post (that he identified as such). <br> But everyone who's seriously forming any kind of opinion based upon this fictitious gossip is indeed retarded. <br> I don't think this TB hurts anyone ...besides Calista Flockhart. (I'm so sorry) <br> Instead it is just a fine opportunity for some TB in which all self-references of doom that have ever existed can be pieced together to create a big pile of funny trash. That's it. It's a celebration of the celebration of film. <br> And yes...I know that age related jokes are getting old. <br> But hey...Harrison Ford is at least as hot as good old Helen Mirren. This TB isn't about reality.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Like Thunderbolt Ross said...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...if you believe this rumor, you're an idiot.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that CGI whip will look about as realistic as ...

    by Otter

    those 1000 feet Bat-lines used in "Batman & Robin".

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Onion-muffa-pie

    by kinghenryVIII

    Indy realizes that smell ain't the bistro across the street but theres pizza in Marions pants.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Lid on the Mayo Jar

    by kinghenryVIII

    "Just bang it on the counter, Marion, then run it under hot water".

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Frozen, Salted Sidewalk

    by kinghenryVIII

    "I preffer my 3 year old Ranch Dressing - it's cold out there".

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and PlayBoy mag from 1972

    by kinghenryVIII

    "Dammit Marion - they never show nothing beneath the waist."

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the 3 Inch Yellow Toe Nails

    by kinghenryVIII

    "Gotta cut the tops off the shes Marion - not enough room"

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the "Pull Over, I just Pissed Myself"

    by kinghenryVIII

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Plastic Weekely Pill Divider

    by kinghenryVIII

    "I take 3 oranges, a blue and a yellow on Monday. 3 whites, 2 blues, and this needle on Tuesday, ....."

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the "Ya don't have ta floss falsies"

    by kinghenryVIII

    "Dip em in bleach, marion"

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    GEORGE LUCAS GOTTA EAT!!!

    by The Atomic Worm

    George Lucas + CGI = crap

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    - - - > Almost as silly as...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...PETA protesting against the "depiction" of violence against horses in Mel Gibson's "BRAVEHEART." Those hippies didn't care about the depiction of violence against HUMAN BEINGS -- yet protested the film because horses merely "appeared" to have been harmed (even though they weren't). This sort of hypocrisy is peculiar to Hollywood! Jeez...Now, isn't there some sort of Christian or Southerner that Hollywood feels that they can safely mock with their "political correct" time? Leave the whip (and whip rumors) alone!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Pussification of Hollywood

    by RogueWarrior65

    DAMN YOU HOLLYWOOD!!! You're f'ing ruining EVERYTHING!!! Shut the F up, shoot people, break things, and don't give me any of this sensitivity crap. AAAAAIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Are people on crack?

    by Triplesic

    Why would anyone believe this? Even in the age of CGI there are plenty of other movies that do much more dangerous things then cracking a whip. Fucking retarded.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Whip's gotta eat!!!

    by boba_rob

    They are so thin.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    whip = nipples, CGI whip = CGI nipples on CGI bat suit

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    simple as that

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    WHY DON'T THEY LOOK?

    by durhay

    Oh, here's Indiana using his whip a little bit.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I dont blame harrison ford if this is true....fuck cgi

    by wolvenom

    the crack and snap of a whip in cgi is no fucking substitute for the real thing. To say that we've come far enough that we cant tell the difference between cgi and the real thing is fucking bullshit.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Sure, I stole the joke from Woody Allen...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...but the whole point of "beating a dead horse" seems to have been lost on Talkbackers...pity.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    If true then HAIL to Harrison

    by gufte82

    If it's true you gotta give credit to Harrison Ford. He just does not want it to be too prequelish !!! I think he does not like the new Star Wars films too much...you got tell that from his speech at the George-Lucas-Lifetime-Award ceremony.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Publicity Story to Build BUZZZ

    by ScreamingPenis

    OMG! did you know that on the set of Fast & Furious Paul Walker actually trained with a real stockcar driver and nearly set off a chain reaction that blew up 6 gazillion cars when his car's parachute failed to deploy -- he was going that fast! and when Michael Bay told Bruce Willis he could't really blow up the asteroid, Bruce threatend to walk off set until he could blow up the asteroid for real!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    "Take it with a grain of salt"

    by Biddlerama

    That'll be your epitaph Harry "Take it with a grain of salt." "Wow, this may be total bullshit but I want as many links and star names on my site as possible. I'll just say up front that it might be false, but on the 1% chance it's true I want to be able to say later 'as we reported here, it's all true.' and if it turns out to be false well I said to take it with a grain of salt.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I've got the solution to this particular dilemma

    by NoHubris

    Instead of CGI, get the harness experts from Hong Kong, put the whip on the harness so that when Ford acts like he's cracking the whip, the actual work is performed by the harness guys. Same thing can be done with an expert puppeteer<P>Problem solved.

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    pure bullshit

    by Norm3

    Why would you even print this crap! Slow Day!

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Hollywood Liberal PC OSHA Bullshit

    by Darth Fabulous

    What a bunch of crap! I disagree totally with Harry...Ford should walk off the film if this is true. I wouldn't want to see an emasculated Indiana Jones film...why not take his hat, his leather jacket, make him shave and put him in this college professor suit/glasses teaching for 2 and a half hours. Bullshit...

  • Feb. 3, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Idiots, Every Last One of Youse

    by Bronx Cheer

    You are all friggin idiots. Harry especially. How the hell do you even get out of bed in the morning? "Look at me, I have feet and I know to put them on the floor!" Printing this sort of nonsense is irresponsible. It kills me that this sort of garbage makes it on this site, yet there's virtually nothing about "I Am Legend" and that's been shooting all around NYC. Suck my balls, Knowles. Suck my putrid harry balls. Get it? "Harry." Hi, I'm a writer. I just camed in my pants I'm so excited I just wrote a sentence about moooovies!

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    someone should whip...

    by DarthSlater68

    Spielberg, Ford, Luca$ and Possibly Connery... till they actually commit to doing this film... geeze its been 18 years since the last one... how good could a new one be??? **and before some fan-boys attack me and compare the gap, to the 16 year one between the SW trilogies, remember there will not be a total new cast in INDY 4, just a much older man, with thinning hair, who will be a 60 something guy doing exactly what (ironically) Sean Connery did with never say never again...**looking old, trying to relive past excitement but most likely failing... maybe some of the original Star trek cast from 66 are available to help round out the cast in "Indiana Jones and the nursing home adventure"

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Looks like...

    by Crimson King

    He's gonna have to wield his trusty licorice whip in order to defeat evildoers...I wonder who'll win the rights, Twizzler or Red Vines...

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Insuarance requirement maybe, not hollywood regulation

    by LeviDTinker

    Beeslo (how cool someone responded to a comment on here i wrote) true there might be insurance issues on certain stars on some movies, and they could have very well said they wernt comfortable with ford useing a real whip. But there is no HOLLYWOOD REGULATION about not being able to use a whip in movies anymore. the way the website that the rumor originated on says it. they make it sound like there is a written Hollywood regulation, and that just simply isnt the case

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    This project is the most useless dicktease...

    by Mr. Charmand Grimloch

    and mind you, i am totally supportive of those involved if they intend to go through with it, but for literally 3 years now we have been hearing talk about how it is going forward, and then stopping. Really, another INDY movie just isn't worth that much discussion. The Last Crusade was mediocre at best, and Raiders is overrated. Only Temple of Doom may be liked.

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    If my wife can handle a whip, why can't Harrison???

    by JDanielP

    Just kiddin', Honey! (Sound of whip whistling and cracking on my bottom.)

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a convenient out

    by CTU Mole

    There's no way this story is true, you morons. If it pans out, then the whole thing is one made up excuse to not do the film.

  • Feb. 4, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Al Gore invented CGI whips.

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Well, actually, he supported the liberal industry with moral values that contradict the movies they sell. I have no problem with Hollywood. I watch TV and movies on a daily basis! However, I have a problem with Hollywood actors demanding less violence against children -- and then marketing their films to children. I have a problem with Hollywood opposing smoking (I hate smoke) yet product placing cigarettes in movies for over 50 years! I have a problem with Hollywood celebrities demanding an end to racial segregation while stereotyping certain races and ethnicities in TV and film. I have a problem with Hollywood celebs preaching "tolerance" and then mocking groups that don't agree with their social views. I have a problem with Hollywood guys that vocally claim that "everyone is beautiful" but then market their own definition of beauty for a profit. Dang. I've said too much -- and it all started because of some idiotic rumor about a CGI whip. I guess that we should let Hollywood get back to the business of entertaining while they mock conservatives, christians and southerners. ;-)

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    I just realised that harry gets .0001 cents

    by DarthSlater68

    for every hit on this long dead, and useless website, and like the many other geeks that come here, we all come to hopefully actually get a glimps at an actual "scoop" or spoiler about anything, not this made up shit to ensite mass hits on the site hope your pockets get as fat as you are harry, as this will be my last visit to the antiquated site, i'll gt my movie news from a more reliable site... **Guess what I'm "Whipping out now" Harry?

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 6:21 a.m. CST

    I agree with Darth Slater

    by Chiziola79

    What was the last movie Harry reveued anyway, Total Recall or something. For the owner of a movie website all he and his cronies seem to do now is post links to other sites and stupid fucking stories like this. Think even Harry has realised that the only decent thing on this site is the talkback. Get out of your 17 foot by 17 foot bed and do some revues you lazy bastard

  • Feb. 5, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with "The Beard" himself...

    by Halloween68

    And he said eat more bran muffins.