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[11.11.2005] Development Hell berichtet über Steven Spielbergs Äusserungen bei einem Besuch an der USC...
[...] Not much was said about Indiana Jones IV except that Lucas and Nathanson are locked away writing the script, and that Harrison Ford will be returning. He did casually mention that Lucas wants to simultaneously release Indy IV in 3-D. [...]

[17.10.2005] TIE.c meldet...
An old Indiana Jones 4 casting rumor has been relight today. Michelle Yeoh Web Theatre posted a set report from Memoirs of a Geisha, and included in the set report was a quote from Steven Spielberg (who is serving as producer on the film) where he talked with Hong Kong actress Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) about a part in Indiana Jones 4. Here's the quote:
Once when producer Steven Spielberg came to the filming set, he said to Michelle: "Don't forget we are supposed to work together on an Indiana Jones sequel." Michelle answered: "I will be waiting for you!"
Now, this is not a new rumor. Talk of Michelle Yeoh's involvement in Indiana Jones 4 first emerged back in 1998 when Terrence Chang, Michelle Yeoh's agency, stated that Michelle had met with Spielberg to discuss a possible role for her in Indy 4. In 2000, Cinescape talked with Yeoh about her involvement with the fourth film, where she said, "We [Spielberg and Yeoh] had a couple of meetings and we did talk about that [Indiana Jones 4 ]. He is one guy who has a passion for filmmaking. And I love the Indiana Jones films! Would I be interested? Of course I'm going to jump up and say, 'Yes, please!'" [...]

[08.10.2005] CS! zitiert Rick McCallum...
[...] "[George is] doing 'Indiana Jones', the script, which he should finish by Sunday. He's meeting with Steven [Spielberg] next week to try to figure out where they are going to go and what changes they want to make on it." [...]

[04.10.2005] Wenn man AICN & Co. Glauben schenken kann, dann spielt das unbekannte Model Laura Dutta eine Rolle in "Indy IV"...

[04.08.2005] TIE.c meldet...
We have received information from an anonymous source who works very close with Spielberg, who gave us the following information about Indiana Jones 4, some of it you have heard, some of it you haven't:
Steven has agreed in principal to Nathanson's Indy 4 script.
Steven is leaving his schedule open for Indy 4 after Munich is released.
Everyone in Spielberg's circle, including Spielberg himself, are very excited about Indiana Jones 4 and are hoping that it gets greenlighted.
George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson are currently tweaking the Indy 4 screenplay.
The tweaked draft for Indy 4 should be finished by the fall to be submitted for greenlight.
Harrison Ford has agreed on the script as well.
We believe this source is very reliable, for it is someone who is a very close friend of Steven Spielberg, and who works very close with him. This is more-or-less a status update on Indy 4, but the most important thing to note from all this is the fact that Spielberg and everyone in his circle is very exciting about the fourth Indy Jones film.
TIE.c has also gotten word from a source within Paramount Pictures. It seems that the current release date for Indiana Jones 4 is February 2nd, 2007. Of course, this date is VERY tentative, and I can almost guarantee that it will change, but it is the current date that Paramount is shooting for.

[02.08.2005] Wenn man AICN Glauben schenkt, dann steht für 2007 ein "Young Indy"-Kinofilm an...

[26.07.2005] Saga Magazine sprach mit Harrison Ford...
[...] There have also been reports that he will next year attempt a fourth film as action-man Indiana Jones, at the age of 64. "It is now a probability," he confirms.
"George Lucas, the producer, works with a writer for a time and then the director Steven Spielberg and I work together. We have all agreed on a concept."
Has Ford’s vanity got the better of him? Is he really expecting to throw himself into action scenes? It seems so. "I have picked up plenty of bumps, bruises and cuts over the years," he says. "I have injured a shoulder and torn a hamstring - that sort of thing. "But I have got so used to taking a battering, on screen as in life, that I feel anything is possible."

[09.07.2005] Now Playing Mag sprach mit Kathleen Kennedy...
[...] "We’re working on a screenplay," says Kennedy, long-time producing partner of Steven Spielberg. "I know this sounds like something that we’ve been saying for 15 years, but I’m hoping that we’re going to see something in a couple of months. Jeff Nathanson is working on the script right now... I will say this: If it comes in and we’re all happy with it, it will be more than likely the next thing we do."
Kennedy acknowledges that previous reports of Nathanson’s script being "approved" by Indy producer George Lucas and director Spielberg were true, but that doesn’t quite mean what it sounds like it does.
"It’s one thing to approve something, it’s another thing to say it’s greenlit and we’re shooting it. So we’re just in that sort of phase of finessing," she says, before responding to a question about whether or not star Harrison Ford is too old for the part these days. "No, I don’t think so. Certainly we’re not writing the script as though he’s 20 years old. You know, Sean Connery spent a lot of time in the Bond role and whatnot. I think it’s great that we can go make another Indiana Jones movie and Indy can be a little older. I think playing with that is a good thing."
So it’ll take place in the ’50s then?
"Ahhhh, yeah. The late ’40s."
And who are the bad guys going to be?
"I’m not going to tell you the story!" she laughs. "What do you think, I’m nuts?! You’ll be here next year and ask me if I’m working on the Indy movie. ‘No, I got fired!’"

[30.06.2005] CHUD sprach mit Kathleen Kennedy...
[...] Is there going to really be another Indiana Jones?
Kennedy: If we see a script that we like. We’ll see a script hopefully in about two months and we’ll decide if we’re going to do it next. Jeff Nathanson is on it right now. [...]

[13.06.2005] USA Today meldet...
[...] Spielberg said writer Jeff Nathanson (Speed 2, Rush Hour 2 and 3) is readying a script for Indiana Jones 4 by summer's end. Asked whether Flockhart would play Indy's new leading lady, Ford said, "She would of course make her own decision."
Flockhart said she's up for a 2006 adventure. "Oh, yes," she said. "If I could kick his (butt), absolutely!"

[11.06.2005] Moviehole meldet...
A couple of weeks back news surfaced on Aint it Cool that the title of the new "Indiana Jones" movie - according to Harrison Ford, at a charity do - would be the vomit-enducing scrawl "Indiana Jones and the Opal of the Mer-Man Prince".
According to Steven Spielberg, talking to, that was all a joke - and you won't be seeing anything in the way of a 'Mer-Man Prince' on the daybill for the next Indy Jones film.
"I'll dispell one rumour...I think Harrison was so pulling your chain when he said that. That is not the title. I read that and I cracked up", says Spielberg. "That's Harrison, he's got a great sense of humour and I love the fact that it got on the internet and everyone thinks that's the title..but that's not the title".

[04.06.2005] Wenn man AICN und Harrison Ford Glauben schenken kann, dann hat "Indy IV" zumindest einen Arbeitstitel: "INDIANA JONES and the OPAL OF THE MER-MAN PRINCE"... Klingt irgendwie nach dem grossen Bruder des kommenden "Harry Potter"-Bands... ;-)

[30.05.2005] Moviehole meldet...
The man's getting closer and closer to regaining his hat.
There's good news for those awaiting the long-awaited fourth "Indiana Jones" movie - franchise creators' Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have given it's script a fat thumbs up.
With everything Jedi behind him, Lucas asked screenwriter Jeff Nathanson to his compound to go through the draft. Uncle George apparently liked what he saw, as did Spielberg, who worked with the scribe on both "The Terminal" and "Catch Me If You Can".
Both beards hope to have "Indiana Jones 4" filming in early 2006 - Spielberg's got a full plate, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits this in - but have to wait until Harrison Ford approves of the script before hiring a catering van.
The script is said to feature a new, younger sidekick for the aged Doctor Jones.

[23.05.2005] 1UP meldete kürzlich...
LucasArts today revealed that Indiana Jones will make his return to videogame consoles in 2007. Under development internally by LucasArts, the game will be on next generation hardware.
This entirely original story shares a relationship with the upcoming fourth Indiana Jones movie much like that between Star Wars Episodes I-III and IV-VI. While the movies have moved forward in time to accommodate Harrison Ford's maturation, the game has no such constraints. It will take place in the prime of Indy's career: the roaring thirties.
Although it won't be a prologue per se, you can expect story seeds that tie to the new film. Those will include cinematics from the new film to help flesh out the plotlines. Jones definitely will be earning his trademark frequent flier miles. Starting in San Francisco, the adventure takes him from the Changsha province of China to Istanbul, Turkey. And of course the Nazi's are involved so Berlin is on his tour itinerary.
George Lucas gave the team its starting direction -- he's said that he doesn't think that there's been a character better suited to videogames. Already under development for nine months, most of that time accordingly has been devoted to getting inside Indiana Jones as a character. Lucas is adamant about getting to the heart of what is true to Indy and being sure to not do anything that doesn't fit with that goal.
An example of the lengths the company is going to get things right is the thought process going into how the whip gets handled in the game. In the movies, Indy doesn't use the whip thousands of times. It's a signature tool he uses to pull himself out of particularly tough situations in spectacular fashion. Plan on seeing it used the same way in the game. You won't be whipping through environments like some sort of Castlevania game.
This is the Indiana Jones we saw in the movies, not some Super Hero. He's the exploring professor who often winds up getting the crap beaten of him while somehow managing to get out of the most outrageous situations. It feels like LucasArts has direction, and we'll be looking forward to seeing the game a little ways down the road to see if it looks like the blockbuster that would bring a smile to our faces.
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[04.05.2005] TIE zitiert George Lucas bzgl. "Indy 4"...
[...] "You know, I said three's fine. And then I came up with an idea I thought was brilliant, so I told the other guys [Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford], and they kind of flipped out. It's vaguely in the realm of the supernatural. We have to accept the fact that Indiana Jones is an older man. But it's been hell getting a script out of it. Steven is committed to shooting it next year. I just got the latest script yesterday." [...]

[30.04.2005] sprach mit George Lucas, u.a. über "Indy"...
[...] what's the status of the new Indiana Jones?
Lucas: "I talked to Steven while I was in Hawaii, and he said the script is done and he was going to send it to me when I got back, which was yesterday. It isn't on my desk today and he's coming up tomorrow to see Star Wars, so I assume he'll bring it with him."
You guys do well when you collaborate in Hawaii. Things tend to work out there.
Lucas: "Yeah. We're frantically trying to finish War of the Worlds at the same time. We'll see. I look forward to reading it and seeing if it's what we laid out in the first place. You never know."
Is there anything we can reveal about it?
Lucas: "It'"
You had an idea of what was planned before they wrote the script?
Lucas: "Oh yeah. I came up with this idea doing Young Indy, which has got to be about seven or eight years ago, and we've been through a number of scripts--six or eight scripts. Six scripts, two rewrites. So it's been down the path. There were certain aspects of it that Steven and Harrison [Ford] didn't like, and so we changed those, and then we laid out a version and it didn't come out the way it was supposed to, and then we did another version and it didn't come out, so we've just been going through this development hell, which happens once in a while. We'll see. When it comes out, it'll be different. Different, but the same."
And Harrison's staying in shape all this time, right, in case he has to take his shirt off?
Lucas: "No, he's plays an older person in this."
Is it true that there may be a younger person in this, poised to take over?
Lucas: "It's possible. Not really to take over."
But someone to create new movies with?
Lucas: "No, it wasn't meant to be that way. But I guess that's a possibility. It's really to wrap it up. Just desperately trying to put things together that work. You need characters to make the film work. It's not just an adventure story. There's actually got to be human relationships in it."
Are you still planning on bringing back some of the other characters from the previous films?
Lucas: "Yeah."
Can you say who?
Lucas: "No." [laughs]
Mrs. Spielberg, perhaps?
Lucas: "Well, there are a lot of rumors out there. Some of them are true. True-ish."

[25.04.2005] berichtet über den Auftritt von George Lucas auf der "Star Wars Celebration III"...
[...] Asked about the possibility of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on DVD, Lucas joked at the perfect lead-in question, "Is this a set-up?" He added, "We are working very hard on completing the entire series with about 100 documentaries to do along with it, based on the main historical characters found in the series.
Regarding the grown up Indiana Jones, people wanted to know when the man in the hat was coming back. "As a matter of fact, I just received the new script two days ago. I have yet to read it," he said. "I'd like to be able to read it this weekend. I'll be talking to Steven on Monday, and then we'll figure out what we're going to do. So, it's definitely in the works." [...]

[23.04.2005] CS! zitiert Rick McCallum, der meinte, dass George Lucas letzte Woche ein Drehbuch für "Indy IV" bekommen habe... Spielberg will den Film nach seinem nächsten Projekt realisieren...

[14.03.2005] Moviehole meldet...
According to Australia's NW Magazine, Steven Spielberg has his eye on Oscar Winner Scarlett Johnansson for a role in the next, long-awaited, "Indiana Jones" adventure.
Apparently the script for the new film features a sidekick for Indiana Jones - a female companion, and Johansson's name was suggested to Spielberg by Tom Cruise (who is working with the 'Lost in Translation' star on "Mission : Impossible 3") who are working on "The War of the Worlds" together.
"Steven was saying there is a shortage of young actresses who can carry off a strong role", says an insider. "He considered Natalie Portman, but she's too connected with 'Star Wars' - Tom suggested Scarlett".
The insider adds, "She hasn't done anything like that and indications are she might be interested, although nothing has been decided".
There's such a huge age difference between Scarlett and Harry that hopefully that means - it is Hollywood though, they'd feel fine about teaming an Olsen up with Sean Connery if they could make it happen - they won't be playing lovers, but merely a wise-man/young sidekick duo, or, just speculation, she's playing Indy's daughter?
Many moons ago there were plans for Indiana Jones to have a brother in the new film - with Kevin Costner the rumoured frontrunner for the role.

[03.03.2005] sprach mit George Lucas, u.a. über "Indy IV"...
[...] "We're working on scripts," Lucas says of a fourth "Indiana Jones" adventure, "but we're not going to do it until we get a script we're happy with."
Interviewed earlier this month on the set of his upcoming "The War of the Worlds", Steven Spielberg claimed he had been prepared to pursue the long-awaited "Indy" sequel before "Worlds," but was forced to change his plans when Lucas put the project on hold. "We go through the whole development process all the time," Spielberg said, "and sometimes you're really intent to make a picture, like I was with 'Indy 4,' in which case my producer didn't like the script as much as I did. My intention was to make 'Indy 4' a year-and-a-half ago - it didn't work out, and now I'm hoping to make it a year-and-a-half from now, maybe less."
Lucas, while eager to reunite with Spielberg and star Harrison Ford, said that the group will continue to wait as long as it takes to shoot a film worthy of the name "Indiana Jones." But he's vague when asked for the plot points that the script he's got in mind will contain: "A movie that moves forward, is entertaining, and has an interesting story to tell." [...]

[13.02.2005] Contact Music meldet...
[...] Connery is ready to return if the right project comes along - and he is desperate to reprise his role as INDIANA JONES' father if a fourth installment of GEORGE LUCAS' action adventures ever reaches the silver screen.
The actor's publicist, NANCY SELTZER, says, "He's not interested in just doing anything, to work for the sake of working... He's taken some time off to write his memoirs but he hasn't retired.
"When I asked him if he'd play Indiana Jones' father again in another sequel, he said, 'Of course I would. Don't be ridiculous.'" [...]

[12.02.2005] DH sprach mit Kathleen Kennedy und Steven Spielberg...
[...] Kennedy confirmed that Jeff Nathanson is writing a brand new script for "Indiana Jones 4". But here's the kicker, she doesn't know for sure whether this draft will have a part for Sean Connery! She said she'll know more in a month. Spielberg says " I'm hoping to make it a year and half from now. Maybe less". [...]

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