Ford on new Indiana Jones film
Since the most recent Indiana Jones film was released, there have been rumours that a fifth film was possible. Now Harrison Ford says that it isn't impossible, and that George Lucas is thinking about a new adventure.
Last we heard Lucas was talking about how much more difficult the last one was, having to take two other opinions into account. Will he work the same way again?
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Filmstalker review), reunited Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. At the time there were rumours that Shia LaBeouf might be the future of the franchise. Then Lucas cleared things up, saying that Indiana Jones needed Harrison Ford.
Now Harrison Ford says that Lucas is contemplating a fifth film in the series. He was talking to The Los Angeles Times.
It's crazy but great. George is in think mode right now. It's automatic, really, we did well with the last one and with that having done well and been a positive experience, it's not surprising that some people want to do it again.
Some people, hmmm. George Lucas recently hinted at some difficulties making the last one. Mostly due to the fact that he couldn't just forge ahead with his own ideas like the original. That Ford and Spielberg wanted to be consulted and involved more in the process. He even went so far as to say that he and Spielberg, wanted Indiana Jones to go in opposite directions. Lucas wanted to move forward, while Spielberg wanted the films to be more like the previous films.
I wonder if Spielberg will want to be involved, if Lucas is insistent in going in another direction? Ford says though that the drive for the new one is coming from Lucas.
Really, it comes from the ethos, from the ether. It's natural. It's a way of nature, of course, success breed opportunities ... also we don't stay as closely in contact as have in the last year, that's part of it.
Don't count on seeing Ford involved in any animated Indy film though, should Lucas take the franchise the way of Star Wars.
I'm not philosophically against doing animation roles but not for Indiana Jones. I'd hate to see it reduced in any way from the movies that we have done and the way we have done them.
It will be interesting to see if Spielberg is involved in it, if Lucas wants to drastically change the tone of the films. Do you want another Indiana Jones film? And if so, should it stay old school like Spielberg prefers, or should we see a more modern Indy?