Sigh... Harry here. Ya know... sometimes you lose the scoop waiting on confirmations, and this is one of those cases. Way back on May 11th, 2000... I received this email from Sir Arbee
Talked to a buddy this weekend who is working on "Invincible" in Philly with Bruce Willis and Sam Jackson. Anyway, he said Spielberg asked the director (same as Sixth Sense) to write a screenplay for Indiana Jones 4.Said something about wanting to make "not just a sequel, but something as good or better than the first, keeping Indy as aged as Ford now is." I know you probably get many of these types of e-mails, and this may be something you already know about, but I thought you may want to get your sources to look into this info. There- just lost my scoop cherry to you =)
Well, gosh... wouldn't you just love for that to be true? I know I would. And given the mania around M Night's film THE SIXTH SENSE... this was one of those scoops that you continue to press sources for. Unfortunately.... I never could get this confirmed up. So... I had to put it in the.... CHECK UP ON THESE STORIES file. There's a lot of stuff in there. WELL... Today, Variety reports that M Night is talking with Spielberg, Ford and Lucas about writing the screenplay for the fourth installment beginning (allegedly) around January 2001, for Spielberg to direct in 2002. We'll see. We've heard many 'announcements' and 'We have the script!' declaration by this trio. I'll believe INDIANA JONES 4 when it gets started filming. Till then... it's still just another idea for a film that doesn't have a script to shoot with.
In other... sadder news:
I just learned that the actor who portrayed Remy (Indy's best friend) in "Young Indiana Jones chronicles" died, aged 48 in France.
His name was Ronny Coutteure.