George Lucas Knows the Genre, but Not the MacGuffin for INDIANA JONES 5

     December 12, 2011

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It’s time for your semi-regular update on the development of another Indiana Jones movie.  Earlier in the month, Steven Spielberg declared, “We have already agreed on the genre of the fifth movie.  We already have a concept in mind.”  According to series co-creator George Lucas, that concept is so far only the genre and the shell of a story.  Lucas followed up with Vulture:

“I told [Spielberg] about the story, but I really haven’t found the MacGuffin yet. I mean, I know what it’s about, but I just have to find a MacGuffin that fits into the arena we’re working in.”

I don’t think anyone will mind if Spielberg and Lucas take their time on this.  Well, maybe Paramount, since Kingdom of the Crystal Skull grossed $787 million worldwide and all that.  But for the rest of us, absence makes the heart grow fonder.  I am genuinely curious to see what Lucas comes up with for the MacGuffin, but I will be even curiouser a couple years down the road.  To try and ascertain some detail about the story, Vulture asked if Indy’s family would be featured.  Lucas laughed and replied, “Yeah, we’ll see!”  I’ll let you interpret that.

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