According to a recent interview with the BBC, Shia LaBeouf says that Steven Spielberg has just “cracked the story” on “Indiana Jones 5″ and since it’s a slow news day, let’s talk about that for a minute.
Before I explain why this isn’t tre, I want to note that while “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” isn’t a particularly good movie and Spielberg hasn’t put less effort into a movie since “The Lost World”, it was a box office smash and clearly set up LaBeouf’s “Mutt Williams” for a new franchise where he could continue visually-recalling Marlon Brando and swinging from vines like a monkey.
Of course, Spielberg may have “cracked” it, but if there is a fifth “Indiana Jones”, I don’t expect Spielberg to be involved in anything other than a producing role, at most. Also, Ford is clearly done (or done beyond a cameo) and then there’s the dreaded Lucas having to sign off on every script. While Spielberg rassles with the “Tintin” movies and his long-in-development Abraham Lincoln biopic, I don’t see this project coming to fruition anytime soon. Everyone, LaBeouf included, should breathe a sigh of relief at that.
Click here to see the full interview where LaBeouf also notes that “Wall Street 2″ (which he’s currently working on) is now officially called “Money Never Sleeps”.