I am NOT going to vouch for this information and it has not... repeat it has NOT been confirmed. BUT... it is another possibility in the realm of rumor-dom. This is the latest 'plotline' that has hit me from a 'insider'. Only time will tell if it be true or not, but for now... I figure I'll put it up to you.... Truth or Fake? Now McCallum says they have a script... Which would seem to disavow this report. But then, I don't necessarily trust the words that escape his mouth very often and take it like a slab of english roast beef... with a lot of salt. Meanwhile... the word on the name of the VIDEO rerelease of the INDIANA JONES series is that they are re-titling RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.... like they did with STAR WARS so long ago. The word is, it'll now be known as.... "INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" Ugh. I swear to God if they touch a frame of this film, I'll get hopelessly upset.
Makman here Harry. Been reading all the IndyIV rumors and just can't keep my silence anymore. I work at (Deleted San Francisco Company Name) in the production offices and have been privy to many discussions regarding the next intallment of the Indy chronicles. The film is at least 2-3 years from actual production. Wouldn't even get a start until after Episode 2 wraps in the spring of 2002. The scripts mentioned are nothing close to the actual storyline that has been placed on the fast track. There is no script only a treatment - twelve pages in length. But it is being treated as something Indy himself would spend two hours looking for. The treatment title is Indiana Jones and the Red Scare. It takes place in the early fifties, Indy is retired from galavnting across the globe. He is the department chair of the archeology department at Princeton. Henry Jones Sr. is gravely ill and lives with Indy in their modest home just off of campus. Papa Jones has maybe six months to live. He has a live-in nurse. Indy and weathered very much looking his age. He longs for excitement but knows his days are over. He wants to marry, pass on the Jones name. He spends most of his time with his father and a middle-aged history professor named Gladys, who's affection he wins from another colleague at a faculty dinner - a hilarious opening sequence in the true Indy form.
The jest of the story has Indy being retained by the Eisenhower Administration to assit the government with obtaining information about the Russians retrivial of some dubious artifacts found in Hitler's bunker after the raid on Berlin. Hitler as we know was into the occult and it seems Russia is now in possession of all the documents and oddites found with the Nazi Fueher. Sallah returns. And Indy's new lady friend is a blacklisted author well versed in the occult and deemed a Communist.