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Frank Marshall confirms Indiana Jones 5

FrankMarshall.jpgShia LaBeouf said just the other day that Steven Spielberg had cracked the story for Indiana Jones 5.

Now producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that news. But although there might be an idea, a script is a different story. Well it's the same story, but you know what I mean.

Shia LaBeouf was promoting Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, when he let slip that Steven Spielberg had a story idea for the fifth Indiana Jones film. There had already been rumblings that we wouldn't be waiting too long for another installment. Now Frank Marshall is pretty much saying that we should hold our horses. An idea is one thing, a script is another.

It's really about the script. Once we see that, we'll see. We're not going to wait another 20 years. We'd all love to make another one. I'm anxious to hear the idea!

He was talking to Empire Online. Marshall also says that everyone is on board with the idea of doing another film. One reason for not hanging around, is that Harrison Ford is 66 years old. How does he do it?

Yeah. We had a great time making the last one and, as Harrison said, we need to make this one soon. We're not getting any younger.

Well Ford has already said that the quality of the script will determine whether he returns or not. That isn't a surprise really. I guess now we have to wait for a script to appear. And then wait for Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, George Lucas and Harrison Ford to get in a room together. Let's hope a new script doesn't take as long as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Filmstalker review).

Like it or not Indiana Jones 5 is coming, sooner or later.



Dear George Lucas, please bring back the grit that was in Raiders, and the other Indy films. You know what made Raiders so cool was largly that it seemed fantasful, but half real, like you could actually relate to the movie being a little bit more of a man's man kind of film, and not a cheesy family flick... I mean, it WAS a family flick, but that's because it GOT to to be, and mostly, it was somthing you could watch with a date and still be tounge and cheek serious when she was thinking you were cool and smart and tough.... Temple opf Doom, great, but not so much, Last Crusade, awesome, but with Connery. Still, it wasn't quite as real (or, shall we say, emi real, or surreal) as Raiders..... and maybe it's hard to say why.

Of course, there a sertain elements of that you maybe can't get back... such as a guy- weary hero/cynic, having a kind of subtle "life search" while caught up in the chase... finding his long lost sweetheart, fighting, thinking he lost her, having a drink int he middle of dusty Egyptian streets.... that's the part of Raiders I liked the best... that late afternoon kind of merging between world weary Bogartian man's man and hopeful, boyish adventure that are one and one... and, strangly, rarely go together in modenr films, thus making Riaders somthing speacial.

Indy is after all, so fresh in that, that we could have 20 extra minutes in Ciaro and it would still not break the action.... In some ways, therte was a feeling that there awas a whole world to discover. Then Tmeple of Doom comes in, and Marion's gone, and Whiney's all whining and awful. SHort Round is great, but the movie is, in a lot of way, geared more for 12 or 13 year olds more then Raiders, that bridged that gap between 16 and 40 or on up. You have a great chance to see that, with Harrison and Shia together, but if you do it, PLEAESE, donmm't make it so happy go lucky...

I want to fear for thier lives, and if I know they're going to save the day, well, it's not as much fun. Maybe deep down, I know they will, but I want more of the lost feeling, the epic loose ends, the feeling of things gone arie, and friends lost, and dark streets that makes the triumphs so much better, and not like a Dinsney checklist....
Bring back that cynic/boyish quality of Raiders, and we'll really have somthing.

Oh, yeah, and loose the C.G.I. Harrison deserves better. You've got SO MUCH MONEY, please do it right. You know that just a litlle gritty reality gos so far, and if you go back and draw from the old movies and do it like Riaders, it'll be great.

Josey, superbly said and I wholeheartedly agree.


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