Ok, Ok. You know how there are wee little people in Ireland guarding kettles of gold and drink lots of whiskey? You know about the sacred society of rabbits that boil and paint and hide eggs for human kind to search for? And you know how grandpa walked 6 miles to and from school barefoot through waist deep snow with a hand made spiral notebook his uncle Gilgamesh made? Well, I've got another one about the next Indiana Jones film. Problem is I've heard so many imaginative tales of Indiana Jones stories that I no longer have a clue which ones are true and which are not. Why? Because there are so many different stories floating around, and so many legendary tales of that dazzling rawhide wielding adventurer. Gotta love it. Warning though, if this be more tangible than wee people and sacred bunny societies, than it is fairly SPOILER HEAVY. So read at your own risk.
The title of the film, tentatively, is called INDIANA JONES AND THE ULTIMATE DESTINY. And here are a few things it contains: The story takes place in 1953. Indy has retired from a life of adventure, becoming the new curator of the college museum after Marcus Brody's death. Though Henry Jones Sr. does have a large role in the film, Karen Allen is not to be found, though Marion is in the film. (I'll explain.) The locations are set in America, Scotland, Western Russia, Jerusalem, and, believe it or not, the Hymalyan Mountains on the southern tip of China, and the small city of Pumori (which figures prominently into the quest). The "prelude" adventure sequence actually features a YOUNG Indy in 1926, on an archaeological expedition with his teacher, Abner Ravenwood, and a teenage Marion! Jump ahead to 1952, where Indy has settled down in New England caring for his ailing father as well as giving stale lectures at the university. Dad tells Junior about an expedition he made years ago, while researching more information on the Holy Grail, when Indy had not even been born. The expedition ended in disaster, and only Henry and two companions survived. The journey was in the then war-torn, turbulent Tzarist Russia, where Henry's team had come across an ancient stone monument within the mountains with strange markings. Only one part of the writings could be understood -- "THE KEY TO FINDING SHANGRI-LA"! Anyway, tragedy strikes when many members of the expedition are killed (in gruesome fashion), and Henry and the two other survivors must swear to keep what they've discovered a secret.
And here begins the adventure, with Indy and dad journeying to their ancestral home of Scotland to locate the other two original survivors of Henry's team. Needless to say, the two men recently met with grisly deaths, and when stranger and stranger things turn up, Indy and Henry become a little more nervous...on another note, the film's pursuit of Shangri-La is NOT like LOST HORIZON, but a completely new take on the legend, strongly invovling Jerusalem and Christianity (and the crucifixion) as part of the quest.
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Meanwhile on the Prequel front I had a report come in from the worlds being created just moments from London in a magical village of imagination known as Leavesdon. Once again I must call the validity of this report into question as this is a first time spy, who I will identify as Mr Skellington, a rather tall gaunt character that is known for his derring do. Mr Skellington witnessed what were called the BADUO scenes. These scenes have some very definate spoiler situations, but know this. I have NO clue how this fits with what we know about the other stuff that other spies have told us. Once again read with a grain of salt, and as Lucas said on the Star Wars dot com site, don't believe anything till you see it on the screen. Good advice, I believe it.
From these sequences Mr Skellington could tell that the young queen is a figure head with no real power you see the republic stands on alot of protocol, which in the long run dooms it. The jedi are on hand for her coronation twelve to be exact, all strong with the force but totally dependent upon the senate to direct them, this frustrates some of the younger jedi who crave adventure ,they wish to join the growing battle that is taking place beyond the BADUO system a not so young senator (WHO WE ALL KNOW) is trying to slyly force the jedi to use thier power to "right the wrongs of the present insurection" all should be fine what with the new leader (QUEEN) leading her subjects. One young jedi and main guard to the queen OBI-WAN who is at this point really just a diplomat who is "force sensitive" detects something amiss and makes it his mission to alert the powerful JEDI SKYWALKER that all is not well in BADUO.On his journey to tell the great warrior he is followed by Darth Maul and the dangerous sith coven There were people from MATTEL in on the last day of our shoot, and they seemed very excited.