Ford reveals Indiana Jones V has agreement
One of the biggest issues with getting a fourth Indiana Jones film off the ground, and why Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Filmstalker review) took so long to come to the big screen was that the two key people involved couldn't decide on a story.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg kept going back and forth on the idea apparently, but according to Harrison Ford, that's not happening this time and the idea is already agreed and George Lucas is writing the script right now.
Heaven help us. We'll see CGI cute animals galore, huge CGI sequences taking the place of decent action ones, and mammoth implausible and downright silly plot holes, all taking Indiana Jones to the modern world and closer to his son taking over the hat and the whip...well actually burning them for his leather jacket and switch blade knife, like that'll work.
The appeal of Indiana Jones is that it's like those old serials, just made much better and packed full of real, mostly practical stunts. It was stuck in that era and it made for a wonderfully endearing character and that's who we all fell for.
The last film couldn't decide which way to go. Steven Spielberg's original vision of Indy did battle with a newer, modernised version filled with CGI and atypical Hollywood clichés, as well as a younger, slicker, dumber model. You guess which “creative” wanted which route.
”Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work. If the script is good, I'll be very happy to put the costume on again.”
Well that's a big if. If you fancy silly animals, CGI and less of you as Indy, then you're getting the script of your dreams.
Let's wait to see how long the title is. Please don't make it in 3D as well.