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Brief bit from Spielberg on a fourth Indiana Jones film

Hey folks, Harry here with a brief report from Eisner II on a brief exchange he had with Spielberg about the state of INDIANA JONES 4. 3 scripts eh? Hmmmmm.... Alright spies... you know what we're after...

Hey Harry, first time writing long time reader. I attended the Spielberg tribute and reception wednesday night; I've read the postings so I will spare you the recap. What I wanted to add is my brief exchange with Senor Spielberg. After his "men" almost successfully maneuvered him out the door before I got the chance to meet him, I finally shook his hand and said "it's an honor to meet you Mr. Spielberg, I'm a big fan." A little small talk, then I asked "what he had in mind for Indy IV" and he said, "well, we've got about three scripts that we're choosing from at this point." To this, I asked if one was written by Jeffrey Boam, and he smiled, I guess because he could tell I was somewhat of a fan to know who Boam was. Anyway, he said yes one is by him, and then he cracked a joke about "waiting for Harrison to get a couple of years older," and left. A short conversation but very rewarding, even if I didn't really learn anything new. Just wanted to check in and contribute,

- Eisner II

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  • Aug. 15, 1999, 1:48 a.m. CST

    thats cool but...

    by Debaser

    i just wanted to be first for once.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Let it go

    by Green Hornet

    I think the Last Crusade should be the last one. It was good but not great... but better than Temple of Dumb. Now if they bring back Marion I'll be interested in seeing another Indy. Why don't they do this movie already?!!

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 2:11 a.m. CST

    "Indy & the Raiders" fiasco

    by Darth Siskel

    I wish someone would've asked him about the video title change of Raiders of the Lost Ark..to Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark. You guys that were at the show dropped the ball.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 2:53 a.m. CST

    OH MY GOD!

    by BeautifulChaos77

    This will be so fucking rad...I hope this film happens...It'll be great...I love Spielberg and I love Ford...geez! Hurry up and do this movie!

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Harrison = Connery

    by Sam Haine

    It looks as though possibly that Ford, could be playing a semi retired Indy. That get's pulled back into relutanct action by coming into knowledge of a cooooool artifact or some other thang. This could be potientially coolness, beacause it could be done in a natual way.... But for gods sake, DO NOT TRY to make it a charater renuion like the Lethal Weapon series, there are to many damn stars in those films... Haine out

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Could Spielberg also co-direct Episodes 2 and 3?

    by Drath

    Come on, he's a genius. Enough with the modesty, he's just better with people. Lucas could handle the effects and creatures, Spielberg could handle the actors. And considering that Lucas is stalling until he's done with Star Wars, Spielberg could be a good catalyst for getting that series done! Then we could return to Indy(though I pray it will be good and evades that 4th film curse everyone's talking about).

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by Qel-Droma

    How about: Indiana Jones and The Curse of Four Just a thought...

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Spielberg&Lucas

    by Natalie

    _Drath_i totally agree with you, Spielberg would be much better director for Episondes 2&3 than Lucas. Let's face the truth: American Grafitti as well as SW ANH were awesome, but Lucas hasn't directed since then. He's better with the story and sfx. They better bring to life again their Indiana Jones experience, when Lucas was a producer and Spielberg a director. I'm sure, the result will be great. As for Indiana Jones 4... i don't know if it's a good idea. Was Aliens 4 better than Alien?

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Plot ideas

    by Silver

    Well, lets speculate on a possible plot for the forth Indy. First, It is doubtful that the Nazi's will be envolved if Senor Spielbergo is waiting for Ford to get a few years older. What about a story line at the very end of the war (late 40' early 50's) around the time of the Manhattan Project. Some "artifact" is discovered by the Soviets that could replace the A-bomb, etc. Maybe in deep Africa of Atlantis? Does anyone have any idea of a possible story Line?!? I have to know... I'm going insane....*&%@*&^ tell me!!!

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Good Source: The Indy IV Plot

    by Chesspawn

    I just heard from a very good source (a grip at ILM) that the enemy in Indy IV will be cloned Darth Mauls. Apparently, there will be several Mauls, each a different color. To make matters worse, Indy has to fight the evil clone of "Obi-Wan" (Owner of the club in Temple of Doom) while Short Round battles Boba Fett. (An evil egyptian, perhaps?) My source also says that Jet Li will play Boba Fett. Allegedly, Indy IV was *finished* being filmed when George Lucas noticed a large blurry spot on 1/3 of the entire film. Apparently, one of the cameras had an imperfection in the lense. Now, I keep hearing reports of a renegade jedi character played by Liam Neeson that - get this - becomes Yoda! If my source is correct, the title of the new film will be Indiana Jones and the Guardians of the Balance of the Phantom Menace. I don't like it and will not see it if that is the title. Chesspawn

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Stop the press!

    by Buck Turgidson

    I agree with Chesspawn, that title blows, they'll never fit it on the marquee. My source at Dreamworks (code-name: ben dover) tells me that Spielberg needs Capshaw for Indy V, but she's unwilling. She refuses to work with John Rhys Davies again. She was heard saying "He's disgusting, and wreaks of hot dogs." This has caused considerable consternation at Amblin and there are rumblings about tapping Claire Danes as Ford's under-age love interest.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 11:37 a.m. CST

    LET'S GET THIS MOVIE GOIN'!!!!

    by Krinkle

    I just had to add my two sense in, paranoid by the remote possibility that SOMEONE important might check these postings and think us ungrateful (due to several strange "don't make another INDY film" bits of madness: The three Indy films that are the cream of the crop of action/adventure films, anywhere--better than "The African Queen" and "Gunga Din" and "The Adventures Of Robin Hood" (as painful as Leonard Maltin may find that.) I would DIE for another Indy picture!! I just can't wait until I hear that this thing is a go! I don't care what it's about or who is in it (although I wouldn't mind seeing Connery again)--I just WANNA SEE FORD IN THAT HAT AGAIN! I DON"T CARE IF HE'S SEVENTY-FIVE!!

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 11:43 a.m. CST

    by olson

    What is it with McCallum? Examples of his idiocy: 1.)Casting wont begin until September/We have 60 Anakin candidates. 2.)Definately the best Star Wars film ever/Least accepted by public 3.)The Indy 4 script has been finished for sometime/Spielberg:3 scripts to look at. 4.)Openly admits IanMcDiarmid plays Sidious. We all figured that anyway but I'm sure George would like Mccallum to keep his fat mouth shut anyway. He lies so much he doesnt know when he's not doing it. Its as natural as eating. Hes the worst spokesman one could ask for. I'm starting to make movies myself and would hate to make a movie or work with a guy like that. he gives hypocritical information. Other film makers at least avoid adressing rumors. This man gives outright LIES about them. Get this guy away from Star Wars and Indy all together! Get Frank Marshall back or something (unless he's dead). What's speilberg doing with McCallum anyway. He shouldnt be working with him. Its like having to go to the wedding of your friends second cousin. You dont need to be involved there.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 11:43 a.m. CST

    BOYCOTT THE DVD!!!

    by Funmazer

    Anyone not boycotting the INDIANA JONES & THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK DVD is not a true movie fan! (also applies to Roger Rabbit) A true movie fan, one who truly cares for movies, will not stand by and let history be RAPED, let alone BUY the damn thing! Cuz if the do one thing, they WILL no another! What if they re-named Casablanca, or Gone With the Wind, or 2001? Raiders is every bit as much as a classic as those films, I bet no critic would say differently (save Lenord Maltin). Also, a fourth Indy will suck. If Lucas is involved, it will blow. Sorry, but he proved beyond a shadow of a doubt with EP1 that he isn't a movie maker, just a seller of toys and videogames. Speilberg is still good, but even James 4 Wives And Counting Cameron is better. There, I said it. LEAVE INDY ALONE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 11:56 a.m. CST

    How nessesary is Lucas to Indy 4?

    by olson

    The script or scripts are supposedly finished. The director and actor are willing. The writing phase is doen I guess. What more role does George Lucas ever fill than that of Executive Producer. But pardon me, the Executive Producers is not important enough (Lucas or not) to stall production of a big time movie just cause he himself has a trilogy to make. You meet one executive producer you meet em all. And if Lucas is gone maybe Mccallum will leave with him! As you know I hate Mccallum with good reason. I quite like Lucas but at this point hes no impairative to Indiana Jones 4 and hes being treated as though he is.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 12:01 p.m. CST

    This is a fake!

    by Crickers

    There is no way that spielberg would have been this open about a project with an ordianry fan. Not when revealing information would have studios pouncing on him for distribution rights and such. But a fourth Indy would be cool. Especially if he's fighting communists. That could replace the nazis. What do you think?

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Dear misinformed Funmazer...

    by olson

    What is this kick about DVD? None of the Indy films are even coming out on DVD! Its a well known fact that Spielberg for some reason or another is not in support of DVD. This re-titling push is for the repackaginf og the trilogy on VIDEO. Thats right pal. go ask your hopefully educated friends the same thing. No DVD for Indy. Even if it was on DVD I'd be like the next intelligent person and but the thing! You obviously dont own a DVD player cause if you did you wouldnt be trashing it and blaming it for Paramounts distribution techniques. Maybe you're just jeleous that you dont have one or something. And if you're gonna let a title change disturb you're viewing of the movie then maybe you didnt like it enough in the first place. The name "Indiana Jones" overshadows "Raiders of the Lost Ark." So my advice is you get better informed, get a dvd player, and get a clue. Nobody seemed all to pissed when the Star Wars movies were re named. And those films are more culturaly ingrained.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Spielberg and DVD

    by letseatcheese

    If Spielberg is so against DVD's how come "THE COLOUR PURPLE" is available on DVD??? and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is coming soon??? I don't get that! I really, really want the Indy films on DVD (as i just got one and think they're great!!) He better release them, he better, he better. And if not. why not? and don't give me any of this "he doesn't support DVD's bullshit!" Plus, i can't wait for Indy 4, just don't make him some old codger with a cane OKAY?!?!? I want the same old Indy, just ,make him fall over a bit and not be able to run as fast as he once could. Incorporate that into the bloody thing, if he's too old!!! I want Sean, Karen, Willy and Shorty and sallah to return with a vengeance!!! and while your at it, bring marcus back from the dead, I LOVED that guy!!!RAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRR!!!!!

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 1:55 p.m. CST

    HOT!!! HOT!!!

    by porco

    Hi, I was talking to a friend's father in Brazil (where I live). He currently is working in Sony Pictures (therefore rarely is at home in Brazil) and is a personal friend of Harrison Ford. Ford said he has not signed although will surely be in Indiana 4. And, instead of being alongside his brother, he WILL BE ALONGSIDE HIS SON! YES! Indiana has a son in this movie! Some kid who pops up in the middle of the movie saying he's Indy's son. Rumoured for the part? Matt Damon, Edward Furlong, one of the kids in American Pie, Jerry O'Connel (and take a look at this) JAMIE KENNEDY! Maybe this movie will have more comedy than the other with Jamie in... For the first time I havent heard Di Caprio's name rumoured for a movie with a young character in it!

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Indy Facts

    by Huck

    Several people seem confused about the Indy project, so here are some facts that might help clear things up: 1) George Lucas OWNS the Indiana Jones franchise. So nothing can be done without his approval. Spielberg has no ownership interest. 2) Paramount already has first-refusal distribution rights to a theatrical Indy project, so no studios need be "swooping down." 3) The "Raiders" title was changed because the other two movies and ALL of the Young Indy episodes all start out with "Indiana Jones And The--". This new videotape release includes all of the Young Indy episodes, so the odd-man-out title of "Raiders" was changed to match the rest. 4) Spielberg is NOT anti-DVD. He is waiting for some issues with sound systems to be resolved and for the installed base of players to reach a specific number before releasing some of his classic films. New releases ("Saving Private Ryan") and certain other films ("Color Purple") have been released at the behest of the studios involved. All of his films will eventually be released on DVD.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Porco/Jamey Kennedy/And Bond 19!

    by Alex De Large

    Although what you said could make for a very interesting Indy IV plot, just wanted to clear up the fact that Jerry O'Connell wasn't in American Pie, but he was in Scream 2 with Jamey Kennedy. I do agree with your excitement over Jamey Kennedy though, I saw BOWFINGER last night and between that and the SCREAM series I'm very impressed with the guy! On one last note, it's kind of hard for me to get too excited about a new Indy quite yet with THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH only a few months away...Here's to Robert Carlyle!!!-Alex

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 2:56 p.m. CST

    My Apologies To Mr. Kennedy As I Begin My Slow Decent Into Madne

    by Alex De Large

    Sorry about the misspelling Jamie! Just so this post isn't wasted, I can understand why some might be upset by the RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK name change, but it's not like they changed any of the film's content, like in ROGER RABBIT. To me there is no good reason for the change...most likely anyone who is planning on buying the DVD has already seen the movie and has no problem with the scenes in question. My solution is simple...we start our own Hollywood! Call it Harrywood! Seeing how we have a lot more sense of what the majority of film lovers (mind you, I said FILM LOVERS, not dirty dirty lemmings) want to see, I'm sure we could all band together and pool our resources! Who's with me? Sigh...it has begun.-Alex

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I know the plot to Indiana Jones IV

    by Watto82

    I read an article about six months ago that someone read the script to Indy IV and they said it was about the sword of Arthur. They had a complete cast listing and said the script had been done for years. They also mentioned Sean Connery being in it.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Lucas is still unnesesary

    by olson

    They can quite easily get permission from Lucas to make the movie. They dont need to wait 5 years for him to say "yes" and be an Executive Producer. Its nothing. Either hes being selfish or everyone else is being stupid for waiting around. I understand Spielberg and Ford are a bit busy to but someone needs to tell Ford to sit the hell down and be patient for this movie and keep his time free. Spielberg brainstorms other "priorities." Do we really know what the guys doing next? OK Minority Report kind of does sound cool starring Matt Damon and Tom Cruise and the plot line is cool. If Spielberg and Ford are as excited about Indy 4 as they claim then they should hold their horses and actually talk. With all this end of the world stuff coming they better get this thing out fast. Let the wold enbd after Episode III is done if it must. And I was right in saying Spielberd doesnt support the format. He doesnt support the format right now as it is. I'd love to hear that Saving Private Ryan is coming on DVD but thats the first I ever heard of it happening. They can release the movies now. Just wait for the DVD players to get fixed (not that their broken. They are perfect right now. How important is it to be able to hear absolutely eveything!?)

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Re: Funmazer (again)

    by Wonders

    Funmazer, once again I repeat what I said in the Talk Back about Cameron's Mars project: we all know that Jim Cameron was partly inspired by Star Wars and Lucas to have a film career. And many people can claim to be the best, the greatest, the biggest (records are made to be broken anyway), but only one can claim to be the first. George Lucas has done many firsts in the movie industry, more than anyone else in the last few decades... like it or not.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Will definitely be fun if it happens, but not holding breath

    by TAN-MAN

    Didn't Harrison Ford say after the "Last Crusade" he didn't want to do any more Indiana Jones movies? Anyway, I love all three of those and would LOVE to see another one.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Why it's not on DVD

    by wato

    Two things. One, if Lucas owns the Indy franchise (which he does) then wouldn't it make sense that the films are not out on DVD yet? Star Wars isn't because the new Dolby surround sound EX is not available in home theaters (or so they said in Denver). Maybe that's why Indy isn't out as well. Two. I think it would be cool for Spielberg to direct Epp II and III, but get real. If you were THE most successful director of all time, would you want to have to play second fiddle to anyone. Everything he did would have to be approved, or at least watched over by Lucas. While that may not be a big pill for us fanboys to swallow, it would be next to ludicrous to expect that from Spielberg.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Father Dearest?

    by Powerslave

    I just thought of something weird. I know it's just a movie, but when Sean Connery played Henry Jones in 'Last Crusade,' given Connery's age compared to Harrison Ford's, wouldn't Henry Jones have to have been about 11 or 12 when he sired his son? The things you think of during the witching hour...

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 9:38 p.m. CST

    As a DVD fan I can only say this: Fuck Spielberg

    by mrpink

    Spielberg doesn't have anything against DVD, he's just a greedy fucker. There is a simple reason that Jaws, Men In Black, The Indy Trilogy, ET, and many other movies Spielberg is associated with aren't on DVD. DTS. DTS isn't required on a DVD player. Players only have to have Dolby Digital. Most new players have DTS, but that isn't good enough for Spielberg. You see, Spielberg owns a chunk of DTS. He won't allow the release of the movies until DTS is more dominant on DVD. Hence, more licensing money for Steve.

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 11:08 p.m. CST

    John Rhys-Davies reeks of hot dogs?

    by THE hipster

    I hope this was supposed to be a joke...the guy said his 'source' claimed that Spielberg needs Kate Capshaw but she refuses to work with Rhys-Davies...again?! And whereabouts do you see Sallah in "Temple of Doom" motherfucker?

  • Aug. 15, 1999, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Responses and Thoughts

    by Matt Murdock

    I have just a few thoughts on the topics at hand: One, I would personally enjoy another Indy movie. I enjoyed all three, and Spielberg hasn't had a classic Spielberg movie since "Jurassic Park." My only problem is this: I wouldn't want to see Sean Connery in another installment. He was great in "Last Crusade," but we don't need to be bogged down with characters like the Batman franchise. It's best to include Indy, Marcus, Sallah, and a new romantic-interest-in-distress. Two, Harrison Ford said he would love to do another movie as Indiana Jones; he said a while back on "Oprah (not that I watch "Oprah," of course...)" that, unlike that of Han Solo, he thinks there's depth to the character and is interested in further exploits. Three, Spielberg's movies are not out on DVD because, well, people in movie sales have told me he just doesn't want them to be quite yet. This, of course, includes "Saving Private Ryan," which is not yet on DVD nor is it scheduled to be, unfortunately; it's very inconsistent. I know that The Color Purple and Amistad are available in the format, but I think that's it so far. Fourth, Dillrod, don't be such a jackass. Harrison Ford makes only one movie a year so that he can spend time with his family, and that's why they tend to be the blockbusters. He's never even been in a Crichton film, by the way. He is a good actor and a cool guy, so don't be bitter just because he's the most popular movie star in history and you're probably jerking your way through life in your parents' basement.

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Re: Maccabee

    by DarthRavage

    I'm an idiot who was offended by your post. I have just one question; If you hated the Indy movies so much, WHY THE HELL ARE YOU HERE GRIPING ABOUT IT? What do you care if they make a fourth, fifth, or sixth movie? You're just another jerk who thinks it's really cool to go against the tide. We all, to varying degrees, like the Indy movies and enjoy talking about them. Until, of course, you had to chime in with your half-assed opinion. I urge you to find a better way to spend, what must be, your most valuable time, considering you're such a genius and all. Maybe you can find the cure for cancer, or do something else that is up to your intellectual level. Then you can come back here and rub it in all our faces. How you brokered world peace while us "idiots" were sitting here debating those lousy Indy movies. Dumbass.

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Never mind DVD...

    by Stark

    I don't know whether Speilberg is in fact for or against DVD and I don't particularly care. But I DO know that he is in favor of letterbox versions (it says so on my copy of Always), so WHY WHY WHY have I never seen a VHS letterboxed release of the Indy movies? Do you realize I have never seen about one third of Raiders of the Lost Ark? It's the third that's off to either side of the pan-n-scan frame!

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 9:34 a.m. CST

    INDIANA JONES AND THE MILLION RUMORS

    by moviewatcherguy

    Ok what's the deal...Are we making the film or not?? We have 3 scripts and no one can come up with a solution??? Ok The three scripts...ya got the Sword of Arthur, the Alien Invasion at Roswell and the City of Atlants...Put them all together and we have Indiana Jones diving into the ocean into the ocean on a space ship swinging a big knife...BINGO!!!!!! But seriously...SOMEONE PICK A DAMN SCRIPT AND GET MOVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Vinnie sticks his head in a noose...

    by Vinnieb

    Um. Just stirring the pot here... Didn't they re-title Star Wars? Like, at first it was called just Star Wars and then when it got re-released, they changed it and now it was Episode 4- A New Hope? And nobody minded? Are they doing anything ELSE to Raiders? Other than changing the title or something? Like digitally smudging that scene on the sub where Marion's standing directly in the face of the wind and that nightgown is plastered to her legs tighter than a wet t-shirt and you can just see EVERYTHING? I mean, it's not like the stuff I heard they're gonna do to Roger Rabbit, where they're gonna cut out the racy bits with Baby Herman or something. It's the NAME for chrissakes. No matter what they retitle or sub title it, film fans everywhere are still gonna refer to it simply as "Raiders". So maybe just this time, we can calm the hell down and spend that energy on the Roger Rabbit debacle. Vinnie

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 10:49 a.m. CST

    TALKBACK: The Hipster vs. Maccabee

    by SANTOS

    It's a relief to notice that there's still a bunch of true movie fans out there that contribute to this site with smart remarks like The Hipster (in my opinion the whole point why Harry started AICN), unlike idiots like Maccabee or that guy in the talkback to Plunkett & MacLeane who thought Jake Scott was Ridley's and Tony's brother (it's Ridley's son). To all talkback-spoilers: please refrain from comment if it does not ADD anything to the discussion. It would make this site a whole lot more fun to visit. Harry, can't you do anything about this ? Yes, I am talking about censoring AICN talkback ...

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Roger Rabbit?

    by Selianth

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Roger Rabbit?

    by Selianth

    Okay, now I feel like a tool. Sorry for that blank message up there. Moving on: What's this about Roger Rabbit? What are they changing in it? Did I miss something on here? I thought I was reading AICN fairly regularly... someone fill me in!

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 11:16 a.m. CST

    AIN'T IT MADE-UP NEWS!

    by Vinnieb

    I just started a new site dedicated to the most ridiculous rumors I can come up with on films. So for the REAL reason they can't decide on a script for Indy IV, come to http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Palace/1303/

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 11:34 a.m. CST

    About the Raiders Title change

    by Scooby

    A lot of you seem really upset about the title of Raiders being changed. I don't care for the new name either but Huck is correct in that it was changed to fit in with the other movies & Young Indy tapes. What no one has said is that the title is only going to be changed on the packaging, not the film itself. TheForce.net has an brief interview with the head of marketing for Lucasfilm about this, for those of you who don't believe me. So I guess if you really hate the title change and want to buy the video, pick up a bottle of white out too. Problem solved.

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Plot speculation on Indy VI website and some research

    by My2cents

    For Silver, Watto98 and anyone else that might be speculating the plot to Indy VI, check out http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Bungalow/3572/ It is a great little site (I am not associated to) that has a relatively complete listing of all the plot speculations I've seen here and then some. they really seem to have been doing their homework. As for me, just doing a tiny bit of research onthe year 1946 (end of WWII) I found these tidbits...In 1946: Billie Holiday's fan club was started Vivien Leigh was on the cover of Time Magazine 1946 is considered the first year of the Baby Boom and on May 7 and June 10,1946 the first USSR UFO sighting began the modern UFO era. I believe that last fact would make the "Indy & Martians" stories seem a bit more legit. I would love to see all these tid bits tied together to add flavor to Indy VI. Can you imagine seeing Indy fawning over (or even courting) Vivien Leigh while listening to Billie Holiday...perhaps considering joining the production of the Baby Boom. :)

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 2:43 p.m. CST

    It's obvious

    by Rolande

    The plot for Indy IV: Dead by Dawn- just send Indy into the Black Hills to find Heather, Josh, and Michael. He meets Dorothy, they fly over the rainbow, hilarity ensues. There could be musical numbers, choreography, Jennifer Love Hewitt meets Jennifer Lopez. <sigh> MEESA DUM DUM, MEESA JAR JAR BINKS, GET EATEN BY FOZZIE BEAR. MEESA GO NOW.

  • Aug. 16, 1999, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Lucas CREATED Indy you morons!

    by Darth Siskel

    Anyone that believes Lucas has not been an important part of the Indy series is insane. He created the character!! He even continued his adventures on TV for 2 years with YOUNG INDY! (a great show) Lucas came up with much of the things we love about Indy, as well as Kasden, who I wish would work on more Indy & StarWars, but I don't think that's going to happen. :(

  • Aug. 17, 1999, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Lucas' statement on Indy 4 ...

    by The Lone Ranger

    I've had the opportunity to hear this statement from a source present at one of the companymeetings at Skywalker Ranch, CA. Apparently someone asked Mr. Lucas: "What about Indy 4 ???" , and Mr. Lucas answered: "I was on the beach with Steve the other day - discussing that ... - ... I've committed myself to doing StarWars Ep.II + III for the next 6 years, and obviously that takes a lot of my time, that and the fact that I have my kids to take care of makes it rather complicated for me to get involved" I guess that this states that the posibillity of George Lucas producing Indy 4 is rather uncertain, but having read that S.Spielberg is going through scripts at the moment makes the movie seem pretty close to production ... The Lone Ranger

  • Aug. 17, 1999, 2:07 p.m. CST

    ...

    by Wino Forever

    Doesn't Spielberg still need to get MINORITY REPORT and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA in the bag before INDY 4? And when were the titles of the "culturally ingrained" STAR WARS films changed?

  • Aug. 17, 1999, 10:04 p.m. CST

    To K Shingur

    by olson

    Everyone wines about Raiders of the Lost Arks title change. And hope to got it hasnt been changed cause it would indefinately change the movie. Well Raiders wont be changed, only the title will. Meanwhile the trilogy is re released with a bunch of new stuff and not to many complain about that. "Star Wars" title has been changed before. from "Star Wars" to "Star Wars:A New Hope." Some would argue that "Episode IV" is apart of that change. And when Episode III is complete, all six will be re released together and the originals will be re named "Star Wars Episode IV, V, VI:" If you werent aware that Star Wars had a title change then get with it.

  • Aug. 18, 1999, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Boam's script

    by Squiggy

    Take it for what it's worth but I I've heard (from a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Boam) that Boam's script involves an older Indy,living alone in the South American jungle. It also includes Marion and the son he never knew he had. And, since this is now Post WWII, the bad guys are (ou guessed it) the Russians.

  • Aug. 18, 1999, 7:44 a.m. CST

    BAD IDEA

    by Zeb

    A fourth Indiana Jones movie is a BAD IDEA! Spielberg's an artist,not just an entertainer! He should be allowed to do something brand new! It's idealism to expect anything soon anyway,since he's already got two projects lined up before INDY. In this day of sequels,prequels,remakes,and TV adaptations,we should be spared another INDY movie in favor of a NEW classic,something new to regard with romanticism. While Hollywood is at it,they should can the Charlie's Angels movie,the Flintstones sequel,the third Jurassic Park movie,the GRINCH movie,the sequel to Silence of the Lambs,one of the Janis Joplin movies,any sequels to Blair Witch, the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie,the Mummy sequel,any more Austin Powers movies,the Godzilla sequel,the 'young Batman' movie,True Lies 2,the Casablanca sequel(there really is one,it's called 'As Time Goes By',) and roughly a hundred other such projects currently smothering perfectly useful spots on the studio's slate.

  • Aug. 18, 1999, 9:10 a.m. CST

    So cool

    by Vivien Leigh

    Harrison Ford as Indy is about as cool as it gets - so number four? Bring it on, bring it on. If you don't like it, don't go see it. Its not as if making this movie would prevent other potential films being made - $$$ will always be available for any Spielberg/Lucas/Ford effort that won't for other projects. So play the music, dust off the hat and get moving. BTW I was in Cambodia recently - playing the Indy theme music on a portable cassette player while climbing around a ruined, overgrown temple was about as cool as I've ever had it.....

  • Aug. 18, 1999, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Indian Jones: Episode 1

    by kltpzyxMrM

    Bumped into Steve (Spielberg, d'oh) the other day in Malibu and he confided to me, an ordinary fan, that the next Indy Jones installment will actually be a prequel. That's why he/Paramount retitled the Indiana Jones series. Indy Jones 4 will be called Indiana Jones: Episode 1: The Phantom Marion. Steve wants young Anakin to play young Indy and they will digitize Sean Connery to play a younger Daddy Jones. Steve says they're negotiating with Natalie Portman to play young Marion. This first episode will be all about young Indy winning the first soap box derby and meeting Marion. Steve says that Indiana Jones: Episode 2 will be more of a love story between teen Indy and Marion. Liam Neeson plays a morose German named Qui-Jon-Schindler who detects an air of adventure about the young lad and waves his right hand a lot.

  • Aug. 25, 2006, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Stay away from Indy IV, Jake Llyod.

    by Wolfpack