Lucas and Spielberg talk Indiana Jones 4
George Lucas is continuing to talk about the Indiana Jones film with huge amounts of excitement and forward motion, but his words are far from encouraging and I'd prefer to hear something from Steven Spielberg on the subject.
Lucas has said over at Yahoo News
"It's going to be fantastic. It's going to be the best one yet"
Wow, and all I'm thinking is Star Wars. The original three films still outshine the new three, so are we looking to the same treatment? I have to say everything is pointing that way, although I really want them to pull it off and give us another strong story just like the original Indy, but I can't help but think this is going to be an introduce a new young Indy story, then we'll see Lucas continue his trend of TV sequels.
Wait though. Later on there's a quote from the man himself:
"We feel that the script was well worth the wait. We hope it delivers everything you'd expect from our history with Indiana Jones," Spielberg said.
Okay it's not delivered with strong emotion and conviction, but surely that's a much better sign? Surely it is, especially as last word had it that Spielberg was directing and Lucas was staying back in the "co-writing" role (I use that term loosely).
I'm really not so sure though, I'm still worried that this is going to turn out a poor match to the previous films, or a vehicle for spin offs. I know some of you disagree, but is that hope more than anything?