Harrison Ford Confirms Idea In Place for INDIANA JONES 5

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indiana_jones_and_the_kingdom_of_the_crystal_skull_movie_image_harrison_ford__4_.jpgHarrison Ford told the BBC that there is now an official idea for the plot to Indiana Jones 5.

“Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we’re seeing what comes of it,” the star said.

What does this mean? Well, first things first, it means our nightmares have come true. An unnecessary follow up to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is imminent. But it could take a while.

“The process works like this,” Ford continued. “We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it, we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it’s ready and we do it.”

Hit the jump to read where this statement puts us, production hurdles for the filmmakers and more.

So, basically, if this was a decade ago, and we were talking about Crystal Skull, the producer, director and star have just settled on the idea “Aliens in the 1950s.” Co-star Shia LaBeouf said something similar about the 5th film a few months ago but it carries decidedly more weight when the man himself says it.

However, even if there was a full script ready, Indiana Jones 5 would still have a bunch of hurdles to go. George Lucas is currently in the middle of reshoots on Red Tails, and Steven Spielberg has a number of projects in various stages of development including The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn which is scheduled for release in December 2011. So we’d have to wait until at least after that. Maybe someone will get some official word out of the iconic director while he’s promoting The Pacific.

No matter what happens, though, does anyone really want to see this happen? I find myself rewatching Crystal Skull every once in a while hoping – praying – that it was just a dream and that there’s a good movie in there. But it’s just not. To cleanse the palatte, I have to pop on Raiders. Then again, I have faith in Spielberg – not so much Lucas or Ford recently – and I’ll be there no matter what, even if it’s just for another epic disappointment.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GHB4QO3563AXBMU6XIZH3C3P24 Aquariasm

    Okay, fellow fanboys. It seems we've got some miscommunication and subsequent hurt feelings about the whole Indy thing. I'd like to offer the following insight that may clarify the situation. It begins with this: I am proud owner of a dusty and worn official “Indiana Jones” replica hat. Over the past ten years, my fedora has shielded my eyes from the rays of the sun on forays into Central America, deflected wind blown snow from my face on the icy tundra of Canada and finally, hid my blushing cheeks from the smiling eyes of Harrison Ford, himself, when he noticed me in my “travel gear” in an airport in San Diego. I am also an accomplished filmmaker/professional editor in LA. If you felt let down by the recent IJ chronicle, let me put a filmmaker's spin on that by which you felt so disappointed: Every IJ chronicle begins with the Paramount logo dissolving into the opening shot – which sets up the rest of the movie, right? The preceding plot device introduced us to Dr. Jones, set the scene, told a story from his boyhood. Anyone remember what the Paramount logo dissolved into in Crystal Skull? A prairie dog hill. We can safely assume from the history of the 1st 3 films as well as a beginner's guide to filmmaking that the fourth movie was in fact, 3 old guys (Lucas, Spielberg and Ford) poking fun at themselves for having made careers (mountains) out of good BS lines (molehills). The rest of the movie followed suit and I, for one, was not disappointed when Marion confessed the secret that everyone knew to Indy while they were stuck in the mudpit: that monkey boy with the big knife was actually Henry Jones, III, because I was reading between the lines. I was not even let down when the Alien materialized to burn Cate Blanchett into smoking embers. Because I know how to read, I saw the director fondly reminiscing about his early days of filmmaking (ET, Close Encounters). If you need any more proof that these guys were doing exactly the same thing in Crystal Skull as the rest of the chronicles, I beg you the following question: What was the name of the club from which Indy and Willie Scott escaped at the beginning of Indy 2 – The Temple of Doom?
    In closing, I'd like to say, “Indy 5? Bring it ON!”

    • Jay

      Hi. Do you remember if you saw Harrison Ford at San Diego Intl or if it was at a smaller private airport in San Diego?

      Thanks.

  • IllusionOfLife

    I would be ok with a 5th Indiana Jones movie if it’s good. Remember that The Last Crusade was Spielburg’s apology for Temple of Doom. We deserve an apology for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and if the apology is as good as The Last Crusade the universe will have corrected itself and we can all move on to forget that Crystal Skull even happened.

  • IllusionOfLife

    I would be ok with a 5th Indiana Jones movie if it’s good. Remember that The Last Crusade was Spielburg’s apology for Temple of Doom. We deserve an apology for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and if the apology is as good as The Last Crusade the universe will have corrected itself and we can all move on to forget that Crystal Skull even happened.

  • JaySin420

    They should make it a prequel to Crystal Skulls like Temple was to Raiders. (If they can’t just pretend it was a bad dream) Then bring back Connery, dump Shia, less cgi and the franchise is back on track.

  • JaySin420

    They should make it a prequel to Crystal Skulls like Temple was to Raiders. (If they can’t just pretend it was a bad dream) Then bring back Connery, dump Shia, less cgi and the franchise is back on track.

  • ah32887

    as far as i know there’s was ALWAYS a known fact that Indy was going to be set in 5 films. I agree with most people that crystal skull was not as enjoyable as i hoped it would be and I think most of that is Lucas’s fault…aliens and indiana jones? COME ON!!! the two ideas just did not go together. I like Shia though as Indy’s son and I loved the fact they brought Marian back, those aspects of the film were ok and they couldn’t really turn to any other villian except for the russians. that aside from evreything else was fine. I do wish that Sean connery would’ve played indy’s dad again but there’s really no way now since his character is suppose to be dead. They really should make this next film like “Temple” which i’m hoping they’ll do. I guess will just have to wait and see. Either way I’ll be at the theater opening day.

  • ah32887

    as far as i know there’s was ALWAYS a known fact that Indy was going to be set in 5 films. I agree with most people that crystal skull was not as enjoyable as i hoped it would be and I think most of that is Lucas’s fault…aliens and indiana jones? COME ON!!! the two ideas just did not go together. I like Shia though as Indy’s son and I loved the fact they brought Marian back, those aspects of the film were ok and they couldn’t really turn to any other villian except for the russians. that aside from evreything else was fine. I do wish that Sean connery would’ve played indy’s dad again but there’s really no way now since his character is suppose to be dead. They really should make this next film like “Temple” which i’m hoping they’ll do. I guess will just have to wait and see. Either way I’ll be at the theater opening day.

  • Dave Drunkalot

    I’m getting pretty sick of all the Indy IV slamming & smearing. I’m 41 now and saw all the originals in the theatre when they came out and they were all far-fetched then as well. I thought it was pretty damn good and is probably my 2nd favourite.

    Everyone’s a critic and thinks they’re above it all if they put it down. You’re all a bunch of friggin’ idiots who don’t even deserve to be spit upon.

  • Dave Drunkalot

    I’m getting pretty sick of all the Indy IV slamming & smearing. I’m 41 now and saw all the originals in the theatre when they came out and they were all far-fetched then as well. I thought it was pretty damn good and is probably my 2nd favourite.

    Everyone’s a critic and thinks they’re above it all if they put it down. You’re all a bunch of friggin’ idiots who don’t even deserve to be spit upon.

  • Dave Drunkalot

    I’m getting pretty sick of all the Indy IV slamming & smearing. I’m 41 now and saw all the originals in the theatre when they came out and they were all far-fetched then as well. I thought it was pretty damn good and is probably my 2nd favourite.

    Everyone’s a critic and thinks they’re above it all if they put it down. You’re all a bunch of friggin’ idiots who don’t even deserve to be spit upon.

  • IllusionOfLife

    You might be right but there's two problems: If you're making a movie, you're making a movie for an audience, sure you can have a few inside jokes sprinkled it, but if the whole thing is an inside joke, it shouldn't be released to those outside of the joke. Two, Spielberg and Ford both admitted to hating the idea of aliens in Indiana Jones, but for whatever reason they went ahead with it anyway. Lucas may have been treating it like a joke, but the audience wasn't, and I really really hope that Spielberg takes more control of Indy 5.

  • IllusionOfLife

    Yes, the original three were far-fetched, but in Raiders and Crusade everything fit together nicely and tied together as a whole. In Crystal Skull, it felt like a cobbled together mis-match of mostly bad ideas tied together with a stupid concept. Nothing fit together, the story didn't fit with what's already been established, and many of the scene's were embarrassingly bad (“No, they're from the space between spaces.”).

    These are the reasons most people hate the movie, and because of the flaws, the audience has a harder time suspending disbelief. You're not caught up in the story so you instantly recognize all the logic holes that may have been covered up by a good script.

  • DREDD

    I “LIKED” Indy-4, it had its faults, none of which were the story or concept of aliens or Indy being old, infact, i think that was a good thing as he becomes like Henry senior which is where i would like to see it go full circle.

    The faults for me were the terrible looking cgi sequences, and the overall camera work/look of the film. It ALL looked fake and over filtered, the ending was rushed, the death of the villain was instant, and some script was too silly and brief. Especially where Mutt was introduced as his son, wheres the emotion there?
    3 waterfalls sequence soulda ended at 2. I did my own fan edit of the film that was vastly superior as i changed the lighting, made cuts, and added more old John Williams score. Sadly, only me and my friends have seen that version, shame because i have proved that it is fixable. (I even made the fridge sequence more believable simply by cutting out the part where it bounces across the desert, i had it just slide to a halt, which skips on the bone breaking bounces.) Oh, and ZERO monkeys.

    I agree with one commenter, less gags and more character and better action. And if ILM can improve on its cgi i am well up for Indy 5. Lets just hope they learn from their mistakes. Why has weta taken over from ilm as the best fx house by the way? Is ilm recruiting school leavers or something? they were the BEST! wtf

  • JaySin420

    No offense but if you think Crystal Skulls is better than ANY of the original three, you shouldn't be allowed to comment on movies.

    It's not a bad movie but it's not even in the same league as any of the originals.

  • MacIsaac

    I don't see the problem with Crystal Skull OR Temple of Doom. Temple of Doom just wasn't as good as the third or the first. Raiders gets points for being the original, and Crusade gets points for having Sean Connery.

    Steven Spielberg has to stop giving Indy sidekicks that aren't Sean Connery. Especially if it's Shia The Beef.

  • DREDD

    I “LIKED” Indy-4, it had its faults, none of which were the story or concept of aliens or Indy being old, infact, i think that was a good thing as he becomes like Henry senior which is where i would like to see it go full circle.

    The faults for me were the terrible looking cgi sequences, and the overall camera work/look of the film. It ALL looked fake and over filtered, the ending was rushed, the death of the villain was instant, and some script was too silly and brief. Especially where Mutt was introduced as his son, wheres the emotion there?
    3 waterfalls sequence soulda ended at 2. I did my own fan edit of the film that was vastly superior as i changed the lighting, made cuts, and added more old John Williams score. Sadly, only me and my friends have seen that version, shame because i have proved that it is fixable. (I even made the fridge sequence more believable simply by cutting out the part where it bounces across the desert, i had it just slide to a halt, which skips on the bone breaking bounces.) Oh, and ZERO monkeys.

    I agree with one commenter, less gags and more character and better action. And if ILM can improve on its cgi i am well up for Indy 5. Lets just hope they learn from their mistakes. Why has weta taken over from ilm as the best fx house by the way? Is ilm recruiting school leavers or something? they were the BEST! wtf

    • Jeremy

      Dredd… love to view your cut of the movie… Any ideas on how that can happen?

  • JaySin420

    No offense but if you think Crystal Skulls is better than ANY of the original three, you shouldn't be allowed to comment on movies.

    It's not a bad movie but it's not even in the same league as any of the originals.

  • MacIsaac

    I don't see the problem with Crystal Skull OR Temple of Doom. Temple of Doom just wasn't as good as the third or the first. Raiders gets points for being the original, and Crusade gets points for having Sean Connery.

    Steven Spielberg has to stop giving Indy sidekicks that aren't Sean Connery. Especially if it's Shia The Beef.

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