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Karen Allen in Indiana Jones IV set photos

KarenAllen.jpgA quick piece of casting news that really does deserve to have a single slot, and that's the news from Comic-Con that Karen Allen is set to star in the new Indiana Jones film, the fourth and final film that will feature Indiana Jones as we know him.

Karen Allen appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark as Marion Ravenwood and is set to return in the same role for this film. What's interesting is that this lends more credence to the idea that the plot will be looking back to this first film.

The casting announcement comes through the team at MoviesOnline.

Now that we've seen production art featuring the Ark from the first film atop pyramids and making the connection with Area 51, perhaps this is exactly what's happening. Area 51 could be the place where the artefact was stored at the end of the first film. I first started thinking about this as soon as the first spy shot came out of the display at Comic-Con before the door was even open, you can read that here and here on Filmstalker.

What do you think then? Is that the way you'd like to see the plot go?

Meanwhile, just as I wrote this, Rafe from Cinema Blend dropped in a couple of new photos from the set of Indiana Jones IV and they both feature Karen Allen. Not just that but there's an excellent group photo with Ray Winstone being hidden in behind Steven Spielberg who stands next to Karen Allen and Harrison Ford, all (except Spielberg) are in full costume.

Now that's nice. The memories are coming back already.



Speaking of Karen Allen, I wrote an unsolicited script for a Starman sequel back in 1998. It was my first script and I quit college to finish it. It’s been gathering dust ever since. I sent it to Jeff Bridges and John carpenter, although I would prefer if Carpenter didn’t direct a sequel. I wrote some good f/x sequences and some interesting characters. I’m pretty sure I’ll never be involved, but I’d to see the f/x scene from the beach being incorporated, (Jeff’s manager Neil will know the one, totally plagiarised from another movie, but it would look great on film today). If anyone has any questions, email me at hansenfilm@yahoo.ie and I’ll answer them. (Although I won’t give away any plot points. And yes there is a son and indeed, I actually have the perfect casting suggestion!!


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