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Archiv 2007

Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...

[22.12.2007] sprach mit John Hurt...
[...] How much action does your character see?
Well, I'm all in the second half. I'm one of what I called the Famous Five. You know, [from Enid Blyton's ripping adventure series] "The Famous Five came home tired but happy." [laughs] There was Harrison. There was the wonderful Shia LaBeouf, who also was very impressive. He's very perceptive, smart, again not at all cocky - none of those precocious, unfortunate traits. There was Cate [Blanchett] - ah, no, she wasn't in the Famous Five. It was Karen [Allen], me, Harrison, Shia, and Ray Winstone, who is one of the Famous Five but dodgy. [...]
Are they doing it the old-fashioned way as opposed to relying on CGI?
They shot as much as they possibly could, but they had some massive blue screens. There will be CGI, but it's based on a lot of the stuff that we shot, so it's not pure CGI. It's overlayed and so on. Steven does shoot as much as he possibly can and that's impressive. I mean we shot on five major Hollywood studios. We shot at Downey, Sony, Paramount, Warners, and Universal, either in their studios or the outside lots. We'd do two days here, then trot off and do a week there and then back to this one, while the other sets were being prepared. And the sets were fantastic, full of moving parts and things that all worked. You suddenly realized that you're almost a puppet. You come on and do your bit, and then you're off to the next one.
And how was Peru?
We never went to Peru in the end! They didn't dare, unfortunately. So we were on the lot the whole time, although we did go to Hawaii for a couple of weeks. But that's not Peru!

[11.12.2007] Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf das neue Teaser-Poster werfen !!!

[06.12.2007] CS! sprach mit dem Produzenten Frank Marshall...
[...] He told us why Steven and Harrison Ford felt that now was the time to return to Indy. "It's kind of been out there in the air, but we never had the right script, and we kind of put it on the backburner and then back in 2000, we all went to the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award for Harrison. George and Harrison and Steven and I and Kathy were all backstage all dressed up and we were looking at clips from the movies and we thought, ‘God, those were really fun. Maybe we oughta really focus on trying to do another one." And that's what happened. David Koepp came up with a great script finally, and we're done shooting and now in the editing process. It's pretty amazing."
"What we've done is we moved it from the '40s to the ‘50s so we're acknowledging that everybody's 10 or 15 years older and it plays into the story," he told us when asked about how things would be different from the earlier movies. "We're not trying to hide that Harrison's older, but we have Shia LaBeouf coming in as his sidekick, so we've got a young element. The best way to describe the movie is that it's an Indiana Jones movie. It's got all the style and elements of the old movies, and we're not really trying to do anything different." [...]

[03.12.2007] CS! berichtet über den ersten Trailer...
[...] the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is now planned for a debut in February. While we don't know for sure with which movie it will show, Paramount's biggest film that month is The Spiderwick Chronicles, so keep your eye on that one. Of course, it's possible Paramount will decide to debut footage earlier during the Super Bowl, but we're not sure. [...]

[30.11.2007] Bei IESB gibt es eine Comic-Parodie...

[28.11.2007] Bei AICN gibt es HiRes-Szenenbilder aus "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"...

[26.11.2007] Bei MovieWeb gibt es Infos zu einem ganz besonderen Cameo-Auftritt... Vorsicht STORY-SPOILER !!!

[15.11.2007] zitiert Frank Darabont...
Seven months after calling his work on the then-untitled "Indiana Jones 4" script "a waste of a year," director Frank Darabont told MTV News that he’s moved on from earlier resentment. His script, favored by Spielberg, was ultimately rejected by George Lucas.
"I don’t live by the grudge. I don’t hold a grudge. Life is way too short for that," he said. "Let’s chalk it up to professional disappointment. There’s not some deep unhealed wound or feud going on."
And yet, to listen to Darabont, one gets the impression that there very well might soon be a feud of sorts - over credit. Insisting that he still hasn’t read "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls" (scripted by "Spider-Man" writer David Koepp), Darabont again indicated that there may be more than a passing resemblance to his efforts, echoing statements he made to MTV in August.
This time, though, he thinks it might wind up in arbitration.
"I haven’t read the script, [but] at a certain point I will because I’m sure there will be an arbitration over writing credits," he revealed. "I keep hearing from people who are near the production and they keep saying, ‘You know, they’re using more of your ideas here than you may have thought.’"
One such idea, however, was not Shia LaBeouf’s role as Indy’s son.
"That’s a whole new element that’s been brought in. Shia? I don’t remember writing that character," Darabont said. "I did suggest to Steven that he cast John Hurt in this movie and I’m delighted that Mr. Hurt is a part of it. It’s not entirely the role I suggested him for - but I did suggest him."
But while Darabont the businessman and writer may face off against Indy in arbitration, Darabont the fan says he couldn’t be happier to see the whip-wielding hero make a triumphant comeback.
"I know Steven Spielberg is not going to disappoint us. He’s going to make a great movie," Darabont praised. "As a fan, I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I hope it turns out great."

[05.11.2007] CS! meldet...
A man who schemed to sell stolen computers and photographs used for Steven Spielberg's upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has pleaded guilty to two felony counts, according to The Associated Press.
Roderick Davis, 37, of Cerritos pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving stolen property and commercial burglary. As part of his plea deal, he will serve two years and four months in state prison.
He would have faced at least four years in prison if convicted of the charges, the District Attorney's Office said.
Davis was arrested Oct. 4 in West Hollywood during a sting operation by detectives who learned that some of the stolen material was being offered for sale to several entertainment gossip Web sites.
They posed as potential buyers for the images and set up a meeting. When Davis arrived, they took him into custody.

[31.10.2007] Die Offizielle Website wurde um neue Sektionen erweitert und bietet u.a. Videos zu den Drehenden der "Indy"-Filme...

[23.10.2007] Bei IESB gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Ray Winstone...

[12.10.2007] berichtet über das Ende der Dreharbeiten...
It's a wrap for the new Indiana Jones film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull. Crews filmed the final scenes at Fresno's Chandler Field Friday morning.
Aerial shots of the airport and shots of a vintage DC-3 plane were a few of the items left on director Steven Spielberg's "to do" list. [...]

[11.10.2007] CS! sprach mit Spielberg, u.a. über "Indy 4"...
[...] Production is two days away from wrapping and the director raved about how great it was to have Ford back and how amazed he was that he did the majority of his own stunts. He said, looking back to the last film, which was 18 years ago, he couldn't tell the difference between the action star from then to now because he's still that good. He also told us that the Russians are the villains in the film and he hired Russian actors to ensure accuracy with their accents.
He went on to say that the fourth installment of the "Indiana Jones" franchise is shot on film and not digital, despite Lucas' encouragements of doing so because he is old-fashioned, and he added that if the people before him, who he considered great directors, did it on film then that's good enough for him.
Spielberg then talked about what a great addition Shia LaBeouf has been and how he's been doing all of his own stunts, too. [...]

[04.10.2007] Die LA Times meldet...
Computers and photographs for director Steven Spielberg's upcoming fourth "Indiana Jones" film were stolen, and DreamWorks Pictures SKG has asked local law enforcement to investigate, a studio spokeswoman said.
"An investigation is being conducted by law enforcement," said Kristin Stark, a spokeswoman for DreamWorks.
Stark declined to say where and when the theft took place. Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and the Sheriff's Department could not immediately confirm that they were investigating.
Marvin Levy, Spielberg's spokesman, said the director was concerned that the thieves might be trying to sell the materials.
"We want to warn the media that anything that is offered is stolen property," Levy said. "We know it is out there."
He said that he didn't know specifics about the crime but that he believed it had occurred fairly recently.
Stark said the stolen items contained "confidential and proprietary materials" related to the movie [...]

[02.10.2007] Contact Music meldet...
[...] STEVEN SPIELBERG is threatening to axe scenes starring actor TYLER NELSON in the upcoming INDIANA JONES movie after he leaked the plot line to an Oklahoma newspaper. Upcoming star Nelson, 24, was so excited about landing a role alongside Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he revealed the plot and every major scene to local paper, the Edmond Sun. And now Spielberg is considering cutting all scenes featuring Nelson from the film following his betrayal. A spokesman for Spielberg says, "Who knows if he's ever going to work in town again?" [...]

[30.09.2007] Bei AICN gibt es Infos zu den aktuellen Studio-Dreharbeiten... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[19.09.2007] Bei AICN gibt es neue Infos zum Plot... Und gegenüber MTV verplauderte sich Cate Blanchett scheinbar wegen ihrer Rolle... Vorsicht MEGA-SPOILER !!! Und TV Guide sprach mit George Lucas über "Indy 4", u.a. über die Ersatzrolle für den fehlenden Indy Senior...
[...] It's just a completely different character, so you're not invested in him in any way. The fact that that character, after the first part of the movie, isn't needed doesn't become a problem. Whereas I think with the scene we had, where [Indy] says goodbye to his dad, everybody was, "Wait a minute! Isn't he coming back?" So in the end, I think it turned out for the best. Sean just retired and he wants to stay retired, and I understand that. [Laughs] I think he just said, "Look, I've done it, I've done it." He was very tempted, you know, and we talked for a long time. But in the end, he just said, "Eh, I'm playing golf." [...]

[18.09.2007] DH sprach mit Jim Broadbent, u.a. über seine Rolle in "Indy 4"...
[...] I'm Indiana's academic colleague at Yale. I'm his friend and colleague - there's a couple of my scenes to go. [...]

[16.09.2007] Quint von AICN meldet...
[...] I got a tip-off earlier today (from someone who should know) with some info on when to expect the INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL trailer. Take it as a big rumor, but it looks like it'll hit with BEOWULF, which comes out in November. Sure, that's a pretty obvious target... it's a big Paramount movie and Lucas dropped a hint earlier in the year saying the first trailer would hit around Thanksgiving... but rumor also has it that John Williams is currently working on the music for the trailer... New John Williams INDIANA JONES music... or a new arrangement of old John Williams INDIANA JONES music... either way, I'm getting giddy as a schoolboy just thinking about it. [...]

[12.09.2007] Bei gibt es Infos von einem Archäologen, was es mit dem titelgebenden "Crystal Skull" auf sich hat... Vorsicht MEGA-SPOILER !!!

[10.09.2007] Jetzt ist es offiziell... Die Offizielle Website bestätigt den Titel des 4. "Indy"-Films: "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" !!!

[09.09.2007] Laut AICN lautet der Titel des 4. Teils "INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL"... Laut Shia LeBeouf... ;-)

[03.09.2007] Bei gibt es neue Bilder vom Set...

[28.08.2007] Bei Moviehole gibt es den offiziellen Pressetext zur DVD-Veröffentlichung der "Young Indiana Jones"-Serie...
[...] THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG INDIANA JONES Volume One, debuts Oct. 23 and also features an interactive historical timeline that gives an exciting and educational cross-section of the early 20th century. Volume Two will follow on Dec. 18, with Volume Three scheduled for release in Spring 2008. The complete three-volume collection will contain 22 feature-length movies and 94 documentaries, interactive games developed by River Deep, an interactive timeline produced by Terra Incognita Productions and an historical overview by noted author and University of Texas history professor H.W. Brands.

[13.08.2007] Laut sind folgende Titel bei der MPAA gelistet: "Indiana Jones and the City of Gods", "Indiana Jones and the Destroyer of Worlds", "Indiana Jones and the Fourth Corner of the Earth", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", "Indiana Jones and the Lost City of Gold" und "Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Covenant"... Und auf der Offiziellen Website gibt es ein neues Video, welches die Rückkehr der "Indy-Familie" beleuchtet...

[31.07.2007] meldet...
[...] John Hurt has been playing coy about his role in the film. I think I know why. Now, it seems that Hurt is playing Abner Ravenwood, the father of Karen Allen's character - not as otherwise rumoured, Albert Einstein.
Was all of this Abner Ravenwood action in the script just a few months ago? Doesn't look like it. So, what happened? Where did he get such a decent part from?
As far as I can tell from the silly grins, non committal comments and constant hushing, Abner Ravenwood has been given all of the material originally intended for Henry Jones Sr. I'm not sure if he even existed before the contingency was cooked up to ensure the film would survive a Connery refusal.
John Hurt is, quite literally, the daddy now. [...]

[27.07.2007] Auf der Offiziellen Website gibt es zwei neue Einträge in der Sektion "Indiana Jones 4" Videos: Die "Indy IV"-Belegschaft auf der Comic-Con, sowie ein neues Video von den Dreharbeiten, welches ebenfalls auf der Comic-Con gezeigt wurde !!!

[26.07.2007] Die Offizielle Website bietet - neben einem ersten Bild von Karen Allen als Marion Ravenwood - ein neues Design: Auf der Startseite steht auf einer Kiste zu lesen "Property of Dr. Jones - 9906573"... widmet sich bereits der mysteriösen Zahl... Und bei kann man einen Blick auf das "Indy 4" Teaser-Poster werfen, welches auf der Comic-Con gezeigt wurde...

[24.07.2007] Bei gibt es ein interessantes Bild von der Comic-Con... Warum denke ich bei Maya-Tempel gleich an UFOs... ;-)

[16.07.2007] Wie IESB meldet, hat Shia LaBeouf bereits für 3 weitere "Indiana Jones"-Filme unterschrieben... Ausserdem gibt es Hinweise darauf, wer die Götter aus dem "Indy 4"-Arbeitstitel "City of Gods" sein werden... SPOILER !!!
[...] Shia LaBeouf, a break out star this year with a few small films under his belt like Disturbia, Surf’s Up and Transformers, has signed a four picture deal as the archeologist’s offspring. That’s right, he has signed on for 3 more Indiana Jones movies after this one!
Does this mean Harrison Ford is done with this franchise after this film? Apparently not! He signed a three picture deal, his final stint as the whip wielding adventurer will be a trilogy. This means they better crank out these films pretty quickly before it becomes Indiana Jones and the Hunt for His Prune Juice. [...]

[13.07.2007] Auf der Offiziellen Website gibt es einen neuen Eintrag im "Indiana Jones 4" Video-Tagebuch !!!

[10.07.2007] Bei AICN gibt es die letzten Gerüchte zum "Indy IV"-Plot: Wird die Bundeslade tatsächlich wieder eine Rolle spielen !?!

[09.07.2007] Bei CS! gibt es einen Schwung sehenswerter Bilder vom Set in New Haven, Connecticut... Bei IESB gibt es eine Beschreibung einer gefilmten Szene, die u.a. enthüllt welche Rolle John Hurt spielt... Vorsicht MEGA-SPOILER !!! Ausserdem bietet IESB mehrere Videos vom "Indiana Jones 4"-Set...

[06.07.2007] CS! meldet...
The Indiana Jones 4 production is wrapping up things in New Haven, Connecticut and the New Haven Register chatted with producer Frank Marshall about what to expect:
Marshall and Spielberg wanted to shoot the fourth "Indiana Jones" movie in the same style as the first three.
"Steven is very aware of the process and we're not cheating with CG (computer graphics) at all," Marshall said. "It keeps the B movie feel." [...]

[02.07.2007] Just Jared liefert erste gemeinsame Set-Bilder von Shia LaBeouf und Harrison Ford !!!

[26.06.2007] Der MTV Movies Blog liefert ein erstes Bild der "Indy"-Lego-Figur !!! Und auf der Offiziellen Website gibt es erste bewegte Bilder vom "Indy IV"-Dreh !!!

[24.06.2007] Der Hawaii Tribune-Herald berichtet, dass im August für 3 Wochen auf Hawaii gedreht wird...
[...] Location shooting will take place along the Hamakua Coast and Lucasfilm has opened a production office in Hilo. There is no word yet on any casting call or other local production hires.
Filming on the project, to be released May 22, 2008, started Monday in Deming, N.M., where part of the town has been decked out to resemble Morocco during World War II.
Security surrounding the yet-to-be-titled film, which has been dubbed "Project X" by those close to the production, has been even tighter than around past film projects on the island. [...]

[22.06.2007] Auf der Offiziellen Website gibt es einen Schnappschuss von Steven Spielberg höchstselbst: Harrison Ford in Indy-Kluft !!!

[20.06.2007] Moviehole meldet...
Two new additions - one confirmed, one as good as confirmed - to the cast of "Indiana Jones and the Rocking Chair" (or whatever they call it) today.
According to, acclaimed actor Jim Broadbent ("Hot Fuzz", "Bridget Jones’s Diary", "Topsy Turvy") will cameo as a professor in the new "Indy" chapter.
"I'm doing a good cameo in the next 'Indiana Jones,' so working with Mr. Spielberg should be an experience. I'm going to Yale - I'm a professor," Broadbent said.
In addition, Moviehole has heard that actor Andrew Divoff, best known as the evil "Wishmaster"' in the horror series of the same name, has been "cast in a small role". Divoff most recently appeared on TVs "Lost."

[20.06.2007] AICN meldet...
[...] I thought I would drop you a line to tell you that I heard Jim Broadbent confirm that he is in Indiana Jones IV. He is essentially playing the Denholm Elliott part - not actually Marcus Brody - but the same kind of character in the story. [...]

[19.06.2007] Auf der Offiziellen Website gibt es, neben einem "Indy IV" Video-Interview mit Shia LaBeouf, folgende Meldung...
Today director Steven Spielberg will shout "Action!" marking the return of the character who redefined cinematic action as cameras roll on the first day of principal photography on the new Indiana Jones adventure. Spielberg reunites with executive producer George Lucas and star Harrison Ford to bring the classic hero back to the big screen. It's the trio's first collaboration since the last film in the Indiana Jones series, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Shooting will continue throughout the summer before the film goes into post-production to be ready for its May 22, 2008 release. The new Indiana Jones film is a Lucasfilm Ltd. Production distributed by Paramount Pictures. Frank Marshall returns as producer with Kathleen Kennedy joining Lucas as executive producer.
Joining the cast is newcomer Shia LaBeouf, whose perspective on Indiana Jones is a bit unique among his fellow cast members: When Shia grew up, Indy was already a legend. We recently caught up with LaBeouf before cameras rolled, and he shared his thoughts about joining the Indy adventure. [...]

[18.06.2007] Bei CS! gibt es Infos zu den "Indy IV"-Lizenznehmern, u.a. Hasbro, LEGO, Hallmark, LucasArts, Burger King & MARS...

[17.06.2007] AICN berichtet über "Indy IV"-Szene, die in New Mexico gedreht wird... SPOILER !!!

[12.06.2007] CS! meldet...
The Las Cruces Sun-News has published two articles (here and here) on the upcoming Indiana Jones 4 filming coming to Deming, New Mexico. Here's a bit from the first article:
The fourth installment of the "Indiana Jones" series will film some scenes in Deming. The working title is: "Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods."
An area outside Deming will be transformed through Hollywood magic into Morocco.
Folks who work in the technical side of the film business have been in Deming for weeks. A building at the former air strip in Deming has been painted blue, with a USAF insignia and the words "Home Of The Fighter Pilot" painted on an outside wall. In addition, WWII Air Force vehicles are parked nearby. [...]

[08.06.2007] Die Offizielle Website berichtet über die "Indy IV"-Besetzung...
Several stars have thrown their hats into the ring to join Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf in Indiana Jones' latest whip-cracking adventure. Next year, when the new Indiana Jones movie opens worldwide on May 22, Indy will share the screen with Cate Blanchett, Ray Winstone and John Hurt. [...]
While the man with the hat is back, this time he's not bringing his Dad. Sean Connery, who retired from acting in 2005, said:
"I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement. I thought long and hard about it and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film. I love working with Steven and George, and it goes without saying that it is an honor to have Harrison as my son. But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun. I, do however, have one bit of advice for Junior: Demand that the critters be digital, the cliffs be low, and for goodness sake keep that whip by your side at all times in case you need to escape from the stunt coordinator! This is a remarkable cast, and I can only say, 'Break a leg, everyone.' I'll see you on May 22, 2008, at the theater!"

[04.06.2007] Via kommt ein Aufruf für Statisten... Und berichtet über die Dreharbeiten in New Haven...
[...] Barbara J. Lamb, director of New Haven's Office of Cultural Affairs [..] referred the "Indiana Jones" film crew to the First Congregational Church in West Haven when they asked if she knew of any quaint white churches in the area.
Paramount Pictures representative Abby Eon, in a letter to the city, said the producers for the PG-rated action-adventure film are considering using the exterior of the historic church on the Green, "with actors entering and exiting the church."
Neither Eon nor church officials returned calls seeking further comment.
"Since the movie is set in 1957, we will need to have only our period 'picture cars' on the street (both driving and parked)," wrote Eon. Yale University's practice field on Derby Avenue may also be transformed into a stunt-packed action scene on July 3. Shooting in New Haven is set to begin June 28.
According to Police Chief Ronald M. Quagliani, the West Haven Board of Police Commissioners will consider during its Tuesday meeting Paramount's request to close Derby Avenue intermittently on July 3 and 6 between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. [...]

[02.06.2007] meldet...
During Celebration IV, one of the guys at LEGO wasn't being mindful of the crowds, or more precisely the two ears of said crowd, when he let it slip that they will be producing toys for Lucasfilm's upcoming Indiana Jones IV feature film. While details are a bit sketchy, it is safe to assume that these will be shown later this year. [...]

[24.05.2007] enthüllt die Filmsequenz, die in New Haven gedreht wird... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[16.05.2007] berichtet über die Dreharbeiten in New Haven...
Indiana Jones will be racing up Chapel Street next month, a spokesman for director Steven Spielberg confirmed Monday.
The fourth installment of the hugely popular series, arriving in theaters almost 20 years after the third, will include some kind of car chase on Chapel between College and High streets. A pre-production crew was in the city last week and Monday talking to shop owners on the block.
"I really have no details on it at all, except to say that there will be some filming there," said Marvin Levy, a spokesman for Spielberg, who did confirm the film will be the next in the series starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, set to open May 22, 2008. [...]

[10.05.2007] Bei gibt es ein Interview mit George Lucas...
[...] Lucas is currently preparing "Indiana Jones 4" with Harrison Ford, Blanchett and Shia LaBoeuf. The latter plays Ford's son, which means his mother was possibly the character Karen Allen played in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
"I can't say," Lucas said when I brought up Allen.
Lucas says that Sean Connery still hasn't signed on, but his character, Indy's dad, is in the script. Other than that, his lips are sealed.
"Steven thinks we can keep the whole thing a secret," Lucas told me. "I explained to him that it's impossible nowadays. We can't live like that."
So then, tell me more about "Indy 4," I suggested.
"Oh no," replied Lucas with a smile. [...]

[06.05.2007] meldet...
[...] Lucas said he is ready to begin work as a producer next month on the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones film franchise.
In a brief interview, he said veteran actor Sean Connery had yet to agree to reprise his role as Indiana Jones' father.
"We have a script with him in it," he said. "If he doesn't do it, we'll do a quick rewrite." [...]

[24.04.2007] meldet...
Shia LaBeouf has gained 15 pounds - and he's happy about it. The Disturbia actor is beefing up to star in the new Indiana Jones movie alongside Harrison Ford. "The guy is still in premium shape," LaBeouf tells PEOPLE. "You don't want to be standing next to Harrison Ford and not be jacked also."
To get there, the Los Angeles native, 20, is working out seven days a week for three hours a day. "I'll run for an hour and then I'll do two hours of weights," he says. "I have definitely not trained like this for anything in my life. I'm preparing like I'm going into battle."
He's also on a "protein-heavy, carb-heavy" diet. "I drink protein shakes nonstop - three or four a day - and I run a lot, so you get rid of the bad carbs and keep the rest so you have the energy to make it through," he says. [...]

[20.04.2007] Wie AICN meldet, spielen Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies (!), Shia LaBeouf, Sean Connery (!!) und Karen Allen (!!!) in einem Film mit dem Titel "Indiana Jones and the City of Gods" mit... Noch wurde das nicht offiziell bestätigt...

[19.04.2007] DH meldet...
'deciph3r' had the chance to talk to Johnathan Rhys-Davies at the Armageddon Pulp Expo in Christchurch, New Zealand over the weekend and confirmed his "Indiana Jones IV" non-status:
"Seems he has not been asked to be in Indy 4 or even approached about it.
From the little information he had about the film he had been told through a third party that the character of Salah had been written out of Indy 4 in favour of a younger cast."
Damn, that just...well sucks. Davies, better known as Gimli from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, played the lovable rascal Sallah in both the original "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the second sequel "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

[14.04.2007] Via USA Today kommt die Bestätigung, dass Shia LaBeouf offiziell für "Indy IV" gecastet wurde...
[...] Shia LaBeouf, the 20-year-old actor who stars in this summer's Transformers action thriller, has signed to co-star alongside Harrison Ford in the fourth Indiana Jones movie. LaBeouf, whose Rear Window-style thriller Disturbia opens Friday is perhaps best known for his boyhood roles in Holes and the TV comedy Even Stevens. He has been the subject of speculation as an addition to the sequel's cast but was forbidden by director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas from revealing it until now.
"Up until about two weeks ago, it was little more than a rumor," he says. "Literally, when I was saying, 'I don't know anything,' I didn't know anything. It was an act of faith. I have not read a script. I don't think anybody has."
Spielberg said in an e-mailed statement: "Shia has extraordinary range. I think of him as 'the young man for all seasons."
Online fans are guessing Indiana Jones will have a son for this go-round, but LaBeouf says he can't confirm such plot points. Even the time-setting for the movie is a secret. "I can tell you I'm sort of the sidekick character, obviously," he says. "I'm sure there are a lot of laughs at my expense, and some kind of creature crawling on me."
LaBeouf adds, "It's not going to be Short Round, all grown up," a reference to the fast-talking little kid from 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
The actor, who was born in 1986, says he first saw the films when he was a little kid in the early '90s after his father bought them on VHS. "We sat down and ran through them in a day."
Between this film and Transformers, LaBeouf knows he is taking on some icons of 1980s childhood. LaBeouf is hosting this weekend's Saturday Night Live, and they're considering a sketch making fun of "how I've stolen the thirtysomethings' kid dreams."
The long-planned fourth movie starts shooting this summer and is set for release May 22, 2008. Updates will post periodically on
When he met Lucas recently at Spielberg's offices on the Universal lot, LaBeouf says he brimmed with questions but hit a wall of secrecy, even about the relic Jones will be pursuing.
"Lucas looks at you and says simply, 'I can't tell you that,' " LaBeouf says. "Then when he thinks he is supposed to tell you something but isn't sure, he gets up and leaves the room, goes in to talk with Spielberg and comes back and says, 'Nope. Sorry.' "

[09.04.2007] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Shia LaBeouf...
C: [...] I have to ask one more thing, just because I’m practically legally bound to ask... The talk that has connected you with the next INDIANA JONES movie, you've said it many times before that it's rumor. Is that still the case?
It’s a rumor, it’s a rumor. Yeah, I mean, I know what the rumor is, and I know where it started. And, I know who started it, and I know where it was started, and how it was started. This came from a dinner conversation after a screening of DISTURBIA, and somebody ran with something that was never said. And, then it went nuts. And, then when it hits your site, that is when the explosion happens. Then all the feedback started coming in. But, I still have not had the conversation with ‘the man’. So, at the end of the day, until I have that conversation, or have a contract in front of me, or have read a script, or have been told a character, it is a rumor. But, I’m perpetuating it. I love to keep it going.
C: You don’t want to look disinterested!
No, no. I’m into it, believe me. Anybody would be. And, it’s better to be rumored to be in INDIANA JONES IV than KANGAROO JACK V. So, it’s not killing my career. It’s almost like a blessing, but it is a rumor. And, I’d be lying if I said anything but that, because you look at Cate Blanchett--her being cast in the film was announced.
C: Right. They are at the point now where they’re actually announcing new cast members.
Right, they’re announcing people. So, if I’d been rumored all this time, and it was real, it wouldn’t be a rumor. It would be an announcement.
C: Well, good luck with that, either way.
I’m going to keep perpetuating it, I’ll keep fueling it. [...]

[05.04.2007] CS! meldet...
[...] Lucas told the newspaper that shooting begins in Los Angeles this June and then it's on to several top-secret global destinations. Lucas teased that one will include a waterfall.
Lucas said that Ford's age (64) won't be a problem. "He's not running in any of the movies. He's either on a horse or driving a car or a motorcycle. And he'll play his age in this movie with what's appropriate. The chases are more suspenseful than speedy. Like the rolling ball in the first film - it's not that he's running that fast, it's that there's a giant ball coming at him. And he will get beat up, which is a tradition for us."
Lucas, who also is in pre-production on a "bare-bones, action-heavy" "Star Wars" live-action TV series, said there'll still be plenty of action in "Indy 4," the official title of which he hopes to keep under wraps until the first trailer hits theaters around Thanksgiving.
Sean Connery has yet to sign on as Indiana's father, Dr. Henry Jones, but Lucas said, "We're still trying."
It wasn't his idea to cast Blanchett as Ford's new leading lady, he added. "That's who my director wanted, and I always bow to the wishes of my director," Lucas said of Spielberg. "I approved it because she seemed like a good idea. When I met her at the Academy Awards, I told her, 'Hey, you work for me now!'"

[28.03.2007] CS! meldet...
Ray Winstone (The Departed, upcoming Beowulf) has signed on for a major role in Paramount Pictures' Indiana Jones 4, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Although the film's plot is being closely guarded, the trade says Winstone will play star Harrison Ford's sidekick.
Cate Blanchett already has boarded the project, to be produced by Lucasfilm and directed by Steven Spielberg.
David Koepp wrote the screenplay for "Indy 4," which is scheduled to begin filming in June in Los Angeles and at top-secret locations around the world. [...]

[20.03.2007] Bei film ick gibt es "Fakten" zu "Indy IV", u.a. den möglichen Titel: "Indiana Jones and the City of Gods"...
Here are two Indiana Jones facts for you.
Firstly, it is Indiana Jones and the City of Gods. Definitely. This was the title of an older script, not the new one - but it is going to be used as the title of the film, in place of the title on the front page of the new script. Not sure why, but it is apparently 100% true,
Secondly, Shia LeBouef is in. For sure. No idea why he's been rocking the boat, but he's in.
[EDIT: And now I'm hearing that Gong Li is in. Quieter voices have suggested Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington too, but the boys don't seem to check out at all]
I received a tip-off about the title and LeBouef facts together, and have been able to confirm each separately. All three folk involved really would know too. So I'm confident, and happy to take it to the bank. I'm happy for you to remember me getting so loud and clear on this one, prepared to risk the egg on my face because, frankly, I don't doubt either of these facts at all.
[EDIT: A pretty good source has now suggested that Teotihuacan is involved. Does that clear anything up for any of us?]
[EDIT: Hollywood Elsewhere are also positing the involvement of Gong Li. Interesting]
[EDIT: Okay, got to the bottom of the Gong Li mystery. The idea was first posited on a Gong Li messageboard and picked up by a few folk. One of them mailed me, another one of them was Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere. No matter what he says, this seems to be the origin of his info - I don't believe he read the article he mentions at all.
The messageboard have been rumouring Gong Li's involvement for two years, but a lot has changed in the Indy camp since then.
Truthfully? She's (at least in talks) to star in The Mummy 3. I feel sincerely stupid for not noticing this earlier, but it has been pointed out to me - very kindly - and it was suddenly so obvious. She really is likely for the third Mummy film - even while Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz aren't]

[16.03.2007] Wie meldet, wird Cate Blanchett (u.a. Galadriel in "Der Herr der Ringe", "Die Tiefseetaucher")...
Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in the fourth installment of the "Indiana Jones" adventures. [...]
With David Koepp's screenplay shrouded in secrecy, it is unclear what character Blanchett will play. However, sources said the Oscar-winning actress has landed a starring role. Shooting will begin in June in Los Angeles and at undisclosed locations around the world. [...]

[13.03.2007] Moviehole weiss noch mehr über Indy Junior...
Just a day after Variety reported that Shia LaBeouf is in final negotiations to join INDIANA JONES IV as the titular sexagenarian adventurer's surprisingly young son, the former Even Steven-er is downplaying the report as nothing but a rumor. "Look, those were rumors that got started on the Internet, and it's a great idea, and it would be fun to talk about, but I don't have the part... Hey, I can't keep a secret. If it were true, I'd talk about it. I'll tell everyone," he recently mentioned while doing press for the upcoming CG mockumentary SURF'S UP. Of course, he also never flat out denied that he's in negotations for the role - he just kept spinning this "rumor" line - so it's unclear why him and Paramount are being coy about the casting. [...]

[09.03.2007] CS! weiss mehr über Indiana Jones Junior...
Shia LaBeouf is in final talks to star in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones 4 as the son of the adventuresome archaeologist to be played once again by Harrison Ford, reports Variety.
Spielberg and George Lucas' Lucasfilm, which is producing the fourth film for Paramount, are keeping the storyline under tight wraps. David Koepp (Spider-Man) wrote the script.
Spielberg is set to begin shooting Indiana Jones 4 in June. The film is scheduled for a May 22, 2008 release, taking advantage of the Memorial Day holiday.
LaBeouf stars in two upcoming DreamWorks pics, Disturbia and Transformers. The actor also provides the lead voice in Sony's upcoming animated film Surf's Up!.

[05.03.2007] AICN meldet...
George Lucas came to the Museum of Television and Radio’s William S. Paley Festival Saturday night. The first 90 minutes of the two-hour event were devoted to "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and Lucas’ efforts to bring that series to DVD with accompanying documentaries and study guides.
There was interest in the project, but the crowd was clearly hungering also for details on the upcoming "Star Wars" TV projects. [...]

[27.02.2007] Wie meldet, kündigte Steven Spielberg den Beginn der Dreharbeiten für den 18. Juni 2007 an...

[19.02.2007] Laut AICN verdichten sich die Gerüchte bzgl. Indiana Jones Junior...
[...] Shia La Beouf will play the son of Indiana Jones.
The thing is, we know Spielberg loves La Beouf right now. DISTURBIA became a pet project for The Beard, and it evidently came out well. TRANSFORMERS is a big deal for the company, and a lot of the weight of that falls squarely on the shoulders of Shia. So as much as I pray that there’s no Indy Jr., I’m starting to think that this may in fact be true. [...]

[07.02.2007] meldet...
[...] In a long-awaited announcement, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg revealed today that the fourth installment of Indiana Jones will begin production in June 2007. Harrison Ford returns in his role as the daring Dr. Jones for the new adventure. The film will be produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., directed by Steven Spielberg and released by Paramount Pictures throughout the world on Thursday, May 22, 2008.
The screenplay has been written by David Koepp.
Spielberg states "George, Harrison and I are all very excited. We feel that the script was well worth the wait. We hope it delivers everything you'd expect from our history with Indiana Jones."
The film will be produced by Frank Marshall with George Lucas and Kathy Kennedy as executive producers. "Working with Steven, Frank, Kathy and the Indy crew is like working with family," states Lucas. "These films are such great fun to make. I'm looking forward to reuniting with the team and starting this new journey."
The film has plenty of action in store for the rogue archeologist. Harrison Ford comments " I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends. I don't know if the pants still fit but I know the hat will."
It will be shot on undisclosed locations around the world as well as in the United States. [...]

[06.02.2007] AICN meldet...
[...] Paramount Pictures has set Thursday, May 22, 2008 for the release of the next Indiana Jones movie, which the studio is now officially referring to as the 'Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures.' The picture maintains the Memorial Day weekend release strategy of the last two Indiana Jones movies, and it mirrors the last two 'Star Wars' movies and 'The Matrix Reloaded' with its Thursday launch. [...]

[05.02.2007] Indy mit CGI-Peitsche !?! Steigt Harrison Ford deswegen aus !?! Bei M&C gibt es folgendes Gerücht...
Harrison Ford has threatened to quit the new Indiana Jones movie, unless he gets to use a real whip.
The 64-year-old actor, who plays the daredevil archaeologist, was told the weapon would have to be computer generated because of new film safety rules.
Harrison branded the rule "ridiculous" and said he would pull out of the film if he couldn't wield his whip.
A source said: "The idea was to take away the risk element the whip carries.
"Safety laws have changed since the last film and movie makers have to be much more careful. Now they use computer graphics for any dangerous stuff." [...]

[25.01.2007] Neues aus der Gerüchteküche: Wie meldet, soll Steven Spielberg Clint Eastwood eine Rolle in "Indy IV" angeboten haben...

[22.01.2007] beschäftigt sich mit der Rückkehr von Sean Connery...
[...] Five years after apparently closing the dressing room door on his acting career, Connery has confirmed he is considering returning to the silver screen to reprise one of his most popular roles.
The actor says he will read the script for the fourth Indiana Jones movie and, if he likes what he sees, will appear once more as Indiana's father, Dr Henry Jones. [...]
Connery has repeatedly insisted he has retired from movies, following a miserable experience on The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2002, when he repeatedly clashed with the film's inexperienced director.
But speaking from his home in the Bahamas, Connery told Scotland on Sunday that he had already had discussions about returning to the big screen in the epic adventure series that has grossed £700m in cinemas worldwide.
The new Indiana Jones film is due to shoot this summer, and after being approached by Lucas, Connery admits he is seriously considering it.
Asked directly if he thought he would be back in front of the cameras this summer as Dr Jones, he answered: "Perhaps."
Choosing his words carefully, Connery then added: "At the moment there's nothing decided. I haven't got the script. Everything depends on the script."
Connery made no mention of financial demands, suggesting money is not his top priority, though he could expect a fee of £10m or more and possibly a share of the gross. [...]

[19.01.2007] FilmStew sprach kürzlich mit dem Drehbuchautor David Koepp...
[...] As much as he is a fan of Indy lore, Koepp says it’s essential to discard that point of view when tapping out further adventures. "You can’t write a fan script," he insists. "You have to pretend that this movie exists without the other one."
"The worst thing to do would be to have him make reference to things he said in the first movie, like to pun on lines of dialogue," he argues. "That’s tempting, because you’ve seen the movie a hundred times and you know all the dialogue, but no human being remembers exactly what they said 25 years ago word for word, much less make reference to it. So you try to put aside the other movies and yet be in the spirit of them." [...]

[02.01.2007] "Indy 4" kommt nun doch: Definitiv !!! meldet...
Nineteen years after chasing down the Holy Grail in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," Harrison Ford will return to the big screen in the character of the globe-trotting archeologist in May 2008.
Producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg confirmed details of the project Monday after Lucas tipped off the media to Indiana Jones' imminent return as he prepared to serve as grand marshal of the Rose Parade in Pasadena.
After years spent in script development, a fourth installment of the famously successful franchise is set to begin production in June in locations around the world and in the U.S.
Although he has been developing other projects, including a biopic about Abraham Lincoln with Liam Neeson attached to star, Spielberg has decided the "Indiana Jones" sequel will be his next directorial outing. Helping Spielberg choose his next directing commitment had been a primary goal of new DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider (HR 6/23).
"George, Harrison and I are all very excited," Spielberg said. "We feel that the script was well worth the wait. We hope it delivers everything you'd expect from our history with Indiana Jones."
The film will be produced by Lucasfilm Ltd. and released worldwide by Paramount Pictures, the parent company of DreamWorks. Although reps from the companies involved did not address the question of financing Monday, Paramount execs have said that the studio expected to co-finance the project with Lucasfilm.
Frank Marshall will serve as producer, with Lucas and Kathy Kennedy joining him as executive producers. Longtime Spielberg associates, Marshall was credited in a producing capacity on the three earlier films, and Kennedy served as associate producer on the past two.
"Working with Steven, Frank, Kathy and the 'Indy' crew is like working with family," Lucas said. "These films are such great fun to make. I'm looking forward to reuniting with the team and starting this new journey."
David Koepp, who has penned such previous Spielberg projects as "Jurassic Park" and "War of the Worlds," wrote the screenplay that finally got the stamp of approval from Lucas and Spielberg. An earlier screenplay by Frank Darabont had been shelved when Lucas turned thumbs down on it.
For the moment, the title of the new film as well as its story line are being kept under wraps. In August, however, Lucas told, "I discovered a McGuffin. I told the guys about it and they were a little dubious about it, but it's the best one we've ever found. ... Unfortunately, it was a little too 'connected' for the others. They were afraid of what the critics would think. They said, 'Can't we do it with a different McGuffin? Can't we do this?' and I said 'No.' So we pottered around with that for a couple of years. And then Harrison really wanted to do it and Steve said, 'Okay.' I said, 'We'll have to go back to that original McGuffin and take out the offending parts of it and we'll still use that area of the supernatural to deal with it.' "
In an interview with, Lucas also said that the project will acknowledge Harrison's age; the actor is currently 64. In a statement, Ford said he is ready for another action-packed turn as the death-defying archeologist. "I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends," he said. "I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will."
Although a spokesman for Spielberg said Monday that no casting has begun, Lucas and Ford have said that they would like to include Sean Connery, who played Indiana Jones' father, Professor Henry Jones, in "The Last Crusade." "We are writing him in whether he wants to do it or not," Lucas told "Access Hollywood" when Connery was honored in June with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
It also is not known whether the project will be shot digitally, like Lucas' recent "Star Wars" movies, or on film, the medium Spielberg prefers.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark," the first film in the series, was released in 1981, followed by "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in 1984 and "Last Crusade" in 1989. The three movies have earned 14 Academy Award nominations, seven Oscars and grossed more than $1.182 billion worldwide.
A release date was not announced, but the past two films in the series opened shortly before the Memorial Day weekend. Currently, the May 2008 lineup includes Paramount's "Iron Man," from Marvel Enterprises; Buena Vista's "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media; and Warner Bros. Pictures' "Speed Racer," from Warners, Silver Pictures and Village Roadshow.

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