Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...
TimesOnline.co.uk sprach mit George Lucas, u.a. über Teil 5...
[...] Lucas is also considering what to do about the fifth instalment in the Indiana Jones franchise, which he has produced from the outset. The most recent film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, has taken almost $750m (£375m) at the international box office, and the whip-snapping archeologist remains in high demand, even though his own days as a whippersnapper are behind him (Harrison Ford is two years older than Lucas).
"We were hoping for box-office figures like that, which is, ultimately, with inflation, what the others have done, within 10%," Lucas explains. "So, we squeaked up there. Really, though, it was a challenge getting the story together and getting everybody to agree on it. Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying 'I want it this way' and 'I want it that way', whereas, when I first did Jones, I just said, 'We'll do it this way' - and that was much easier. But now I have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys, too, so it's a little hard on a practical level.
"If I can come up with another idea that they like, we'll do another. Really, with the last one, Steven wasn't that enthusiastic. I was trying to persuade him. But now Steve is more amenable to doing another one. Yet we still have the issues about the direction we'd like to take. I'm in the future; Steven's in the past. He's trying to drag it back to the way they were, I'm trying to push it to a whole different place. So, still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that. It's kind of a hybrid of our own two ideas, so we'll see where we are able to take the next one." [...]
CS! berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Frank Marshall and executive produced by George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, crossed the $300 million mark domestically yesterday -- and topped $400 million overseas last Friday. With a cumulative gross of more than $713 million to date it is the highest grossing worldwide release of 2008.
"Indy" gave Paramount's distribution arm its second $300 million plus release for summer 2008, joining Marvel Entertainment's Iron Man, which has grossed more than $309 million so far domestically (and almost $250 million overseas). Paramount becomes the first studio in movie history to release two back-to-back $300 million plus grossing films two years in a row. In 2007, two consecutive Paramount releases, DreamWorks Animation's Shrek the Third and DreamWorks/Paramount's Transformers, both surpassed $300 million domestically.
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] The return of Harrison Ford's adventure-seeking archeologist in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount) is just one day away from hitting $300 million, having added another $5 million to its take in its sixth weekend, as it dropped down just one place from the week before. [...]
Variety.com berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" found enough extra foreign treasure to lead the international box office for a third weekend, edging "The Incredible Hulk" and "Sex and the City."
Paramount's "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" mined $25 million at 5,877 playdates in 62 markets, with over half of that coming via a $13.1 million Japanese launch. "Skull" has hit $392 million in foreign cume -- more than $100 million ahead of its domestic total. [...]
"Skull" is now riding a combined worldwide take of $683 million. The fourth Indiana Jones pic has shown solid traction in most key markets, with Brit biz off only 18% in its fifth frame to $2.8 million for a Blighty cume of $74.6 million. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] In fifth place, Paramount's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull continues to do decently, adding another $13.5 million this weekend to its one-month total of $275 million since opening over Memorial Day weekend. [...]
Bei G4 gibt es eine Kritik zu Frank Darabont's "Indy IV"-Drehbuch, interessant sind vor allem die Änderungen gegenüber des Films...
THR.com berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
[...] "Crystal Skull," which ranked No. 1 overseas for the previous two weekends, dropped almost 50% from its prior frame. Its numbers might have been adversely affected by the opening of the European Cup soccer championship season, which might have drained part of its male audience in Europe. Nonetheless, "Crystal Skull" held well in France, Spain, Germany and the U.K., where it tallied $5.6 million from 522 sites for a market cume of $65.2 million. [..]
Bei io9 gibt es sehenswertes Artwork zu "Indy IV"...
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull dropped a respectable 54% in its second weekend to $46 million to bring its domestic total to an impressive $216.8 million so far. The movie was budgeted at around $185 million. [...]
Bei GT gibt es neues Videomaterial zum "LEGO Indiana Jones" Videospiel...
CS! berichtet über die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Paramount and Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has earned a massive $311.1 million at the worldwide box office in just five days! The return of the man with the hat pulled in an estimated $126 million domestically over the four-day holiday weekend, marking the second-best Memorial Day weekend bow, trailing only last year's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($139.8 million). For the five days, "Crystal Skull" is up to $151.1 million domestically. That's the fifth-biggest five-day start ever and is close to Spider-Man 2's $152.4 million. Overseas, the film grossed $160 million through Monday, of which the weekend take through Sunday ($146 million) is the fifth-best international opening of all time. Executive produced by George Lucas, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Harrison Ford, the anticipated film was made for about $185 million. [...]
THR.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
Paramount's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" has dug up an estimated $126 million since its opening at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
That includes an estimated $101 million in Friday-Sunday coin, which followed a first-day Thursday gross of $25 million. Par also projected a $25 million haul for Monday, which would give the first Indy sequel in 19 years a five-day cume of $151 million.
Once tallies are in for the entire Memorial Day frame through Monday, the iconic adventure sequel will be measured against marks such as the $151.1 million tally posted by last year's "Spider-Man 3" in a best-ever weekend opening. [...]
THR.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" thundered into theaters at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and whipped up an impressive, but far from record-breaking, $25 million in its first day of release [...]
Heute startet "Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallschädels" in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Wagenladung voll User-Kritiken...
Heute finden vielerorts Vorpremieren von "Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallschädels" statt... Derweil zitiert CS! Spielberg bzgl. möglichen weiteren "Indiana Jones"-Filmen...
Media outlets caught up with Steven Spielberg at the Cannes Film Festival and got a few interesting quotes out of the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull director.
Starting with Indy, Spielberg said that he would make another film, "Only if you want more." He added, "That's why we made this Indiana Jones. We'll certainly have our ear to the ground to hear what happens. That'll decide were we go from here."
We certainly don't think money will be an issue, as the movie is expected to make anywhere between $150-175 million in its first five days domestically alone. That's not counting the 61 international markets it will be released in at the same time on Thursday.
But before another "Indiana Jones" movie can start, Spielberg is working on adaptating "Tintin" for the big screen. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles... Vorsicht SPOILER !!! Bei MTV.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Harrison Ford und Shia LaBeouf beim Filmfestival in Cannes...
Pro7 wiederholt heute um 9.35 Uhr "Indiana Jones und der letzte Kreuzzug""... Und bei Rotten Tomatoes gibt es zahlreiche Kritiken zu Teil 4, der Durchschnitt liegt derzeit bei 71%...
Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Indiana Jones und der letzte Kreuzzug""... Derweil sprach FOXNews.com mit George Lucas über "Indiana Jones 5"...
George Lucas tells me it's more than a strong possibility there will be a fifth "Indiana Jones." He says that he and director Steven Spielberg have left the door open for a sequel to "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." [...]
Lucas, looking dandy with slicked-back gray and white hair in a snappy tuxedo, was a guest Thursday night at Paramount/DreamWorks's party for "Kung Fu Panda" at the 61st Cannes Film Festival.
"I haven't even told Steven or Harrison this," he said. "But I have an idea to make Shia [LeBeouf] the lead character next time and have Harrison [Ford] come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out.
"And it's not like Harrison is even old. I mean, he's 65 and he did everything in this movie. The old chemistry is there, and it's not like he's an old man. He's incredibly agile; he looks even better than he did 20 years ago, if you ask me."
Lucas says he's not concerned about early mixed buzz on "Crystal Skull."
"This movie is the exact same experience as the other three were. The difference is, the novelty of discovery is gone. I get worried when I hear fans say they're expecting something different that will change their lives. This is 'Indiana Jones' just as you remember him."
But that's exactly the gamble Spielberg and Lucas took with reviving their icon. Expectation grows into a frenzy and then no one in that frame of mind can be satisfied. [...]
Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Indiana Jones und der Tempel des Todes"...
Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Indiana Jones - Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes"...
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu einem "Indy IV"-Screening...
[...] Some will say this movie is overstuffed, but I viewed it as a second trilogy all rolled into one. There may never be another Indiana Jones film, so they went for broke with nonstop set pieces that remind us Steven Spielberg can easily best anyone currently making their career as an action director. [...]
One thing's for sure, after the lights come up... true fans and new ones will continue "the man in the hat's" adventures in their imaginations.
While I can't profess to know what Indiana Jones movie people will be expecting to see at 12:01 on May 22nd, I can say this about the one Lucas, Spielberg and Ford have given us: I liked it, a lot.
And like all the others, I'll look forward to seeing it again with friends and having a good time. Sometimes, that's what a good movie is for.
Der "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Trailer #2 ist online !!! Und bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu einem "Indy IV"-Screening...
[...] It's actually very good. Now, people will be mixed on this, though I have a hard time seeing how anyone could say it's actually a BAD film. Some may not like it for whatever personal reason, but that Spielberg magic is still there. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es nochmals einen Schwung neuer Bilder... Bei AICN gibt es eine enttäuschende Kritik zu einem "Indy IV"-Screening...
[...] In short, this is the Indiana Movie that you were dreading. I remember seeing the two trailers and though I was excited to see the old man in action again, I was kind of worried that they seemed to be missing 'something'. That something was tension. During the whole of the movie, there was not a single moment that I thought our hero Mr. Jones [...] was in any sort of peril or even significant inconvenience. [...]
[...] And even though it's not as bad as Allan Quartermane, it's definitely not a good Indy Movie. [...]
Bei JWFan.com gibt es eine Kritik zum "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Soundtrack... Und bei Amazon.com kann man reinhören...
Weitere "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" TV-Spots sind online !!!
Neue "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" TV-Spots gefällig !?!
Der finale "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Trailer ist nun auch im HD-Quicktime-Format verfügbar !!!
Bei CS! bzw. OfficialPix.com gibt es neue Bilder...
Den finalen "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Trailer als Bootleg gefällig !?!
Ein neuer "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" TV-Spot ist online... Und bei CS! gibt es Infos zum CGI-Kurzfilm "LEGO Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick"...
Bei CS! gibt es neue Szenenbilder...
Hollywood Elsewhere liefert neue Insider-Infos, u.a. über die Laufzeit... Und bei IESB gibt es die offiziellen Produktionsnotizen... SPOILER !!!
USA Today zeigt ein neues Szenenbild und sprach mit Harrison Ford...
[...] He also might consider a fifth installment of Indiana Jones, though he hopes it wouldn't take 20 years to pull together.
On the way back down the trail, Ford seems to soften his stance about the differences between his own personality and that of his most famous character: "I think I'm as curious as he is, but much less an academic. I'm less likely to get myself into dramatic situations."
No fistfights with Nazis, then? "No, I stay away from fistfights," he says, laughing. "Anytime I've been in one, I've broken a bone in my hand or finger."
Fans love actors because they project on them their admiration for the on-screen fantasy. Ford says it's just a reach, a hope that there is some measure of reality to the fiction they see at the theater. [...]
Bei TheRaider.net gibt es ein Video, in dem John Williams enthüllt, dass Teil 4 rund 140 Minuten lang sein wird...
Bei TheRaider.net gibt es mehrere neue Bilder...
Das Tracklisting der "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Soundtrack-CD - nachzulesen bei Amazon.com - enthüllt weitere Details... SPOILER !!!
Ein "Indiana Jones 4 - The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" TV-Spot ist online !!!
Bei TheMovieBlog.com kann man einen Blick auf das Cover des "Empire"-Magazins werfen...
Ein "Indiana Jones"-Widget gefällig !?!
Die Offizielle Website bietet eine neue Featurette: Shia LaBeouf in Action !!! Ausserdem gibt es neue Downloads und bei CS! gibt es ein neues Bild von Cate Blanchett als Agentin Irina Spalko...
Bei CS! gibt es das finale "Indy 4"-Poster in HiRes...
Bei IESB kann man einen Blick auf das finale "Indy 4"-Poster werfen... AICN enthüllt (möglicherweise) ein weiteres "Indy 4"-Geheimnis... SPOILER !!! Und IESB berichtet von der ShoWest...
[...] During the presentation, it was announced that there would be approximately 12,000 prints of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull distributed to theaters, biggest release ever for Paramount Pictures.
It was also announced that the filmmakers are currently working on a second trailer for the film, Paramount has touted that the first was one of the most watched trailers ever. It should premiere mid-to-late April. [...]
Bei EW.com gibt es ein exklusives Szenenbild: Indy & Co. in Action...
Bei CS! gibt es detaillierte Infos zu den Special Editions der bisherigen "Indiana Jones"-Filme, die am 13. Mai 2008 auf DVD erscheinen sollen - mit neuem Bonusmaterial... *g*
Bei EW.com gibt es ein exklusives Video zum "LEGO Indiana Jones" Videospiel...
Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will debut at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 18, says Variety. That's four days before the anticipated film opens day-and-date worldwide May 22.
The cast, which includes Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf and Cate Blanchett, have already been notified to pack their black-tie outfits for the French Riviera's red carpet unspooling even though the festival has yet to confirm its official lineup. That won't happen until April.
Director Spielberg, who is still editing and scoring the film, has not shown "Indy 4" to anyone yet.
CS! berichtet über die Hasbro-Präsentation in New York... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] Hasbro's 2008 line of Indiana Jones toys will roll-out in four waves that include characters and vehicles from all four movies, starting with Raiders of the Lost Ark and the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on May 1, then figures from "The Last Crusade" will follow in July and "Temple of Doom" in September, although Hasbro has promised that these will be ongoing toys and not just done simply to tie into the movie. There was more secrecy revolving around the upcoming "Crystal Skull" than any other movie presented by Hasbro with a bunch of the toys not shown at all, since some of them might give away key plot points of what happens in the movie. The one thing we did get to see up close was the Lost Temple of Akator, the one large-scale playset that will be available in May, which features a lot of the traps we've seen Indy face in past movies. (You can see lots of close-up pictures here).
We also learned a few new tidbits about the movie from the toys, like that Shia LaBeouf's character Mutt Williams would be carrying a sword and that there were two types of warriors they'd be facing in the movie, the Nazca warriors whom we see in the recent trailer and the mysterious Cemetery Warriors, which the Hasbro guys were hesitant to discuss more. We also saw an image of the Jungle Cutter, an armored tank with buzz saws on the front, which would be the one vehicle from "Crystal Skull" released in the first wave along with two vehicles from "Raiders," the German staff car and cargo truck.
There will also be a number of deluxe Indy figures with various traps inspired by the movies, and the line will have a mail-in offer where you can send in four proofs of purchase and get exclusive figures, the 3-3/4" one being another one of the things they couldn't show us. (But you can see the silhouette of it here, which might give some sort of clue what to expect.) [...]
AICN beschäftigt sich mit ein paar kosmetischen Änderungen der US-Version des "Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallschädels" Teaser-Trailers... Und bei Lego.com gibt es ein nettes Flash-Game zur bevorstehenden Veröffentlichung des Videospiels "LEGO Indiana Jones"...
Pre-buys of unreleased movies are back in vogue, and USA Network has landed a big one: Paramount and Lucasfilm's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
USA is buying not only the latest sequel but the first three entries in the series as part of an overall deal that could cost the network $40 million, depending on the box office racked up by "Crystal Skull" in U.S. theaters. [...]
One reason USA was able to outbid its two main rivals, TNT and FX, for the "Indiana Jones" package is that all four movies are likely to play on both USA and its sister net Sci Fi Channel, with maybe even a run or two on its Bravo sibling. Paramount and USA are still working out the details of these extra exposures; USA is looking to amortize its license fee over at least three networks.
USA takes title to "Crystal Skull" in 2011, and during the course of the movie's multiyear license term, Paramount will get the right to sell a few runs to a broadcast net in a carve-out following USA's premiere group of runs. [...]
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute gegen 20.12 Uhr den "Indiana Jones und das Königreich des Kristallschädels" Teaser-Trailer !!!
Endlich: Der "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf das alternative Cover des kommenden "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"-Comics von Dark Horse werfen... Und bei L´espresso gibt es drei neue Bilder zum Film:
Die Offizielle Website wirft einen Blick auf Indy's Hut und Jacke... Und Variety.com berichtet über den kommenden "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Teaser-Trailer...
[...] Par will attach the first teaser for "Crystal Skull" to fantasy pic "The Spiderwick Chronicles" on Feb. 14, with the spot to hit the Web shortly thereafter.
Reason for the delay is that the film only recently wrapped, so much of the material that would go into a memorable trailer just wasn't ready until now.
Awareness and anticipation also is already high for the pic, so producers didn't feel the need to show too much too soon.
"In the case of Indiana Jones, he's such a well-known character that it's not like you have to get out there and introduce something new," said Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy. "You tailor the campaign to the material. We also want to keep a lot of the surprises. That's part of the fun." [...]
Im OFX-Blog gibt es ein weiteres neues Bild von Indy und bei Empire Online gibt es das letzte Bild von Cate Blanchett als Agentin Spalko im HiRes-Format... Und bei AICN bzw. ActionFigureInsider.com kann man einen Blick auf den titelgebenden Kristallschädel werfen... Vorsicht MEGA-SPOILER !!! Übrigens: Interessante Dinge zu den wirklichen Kristallschädeln gibt es unter TheLivingMoon.com - könnte aber evtl. die Filmerfahrung versauen... *g*
Bei MTV.com gibt es ein neues Bild von Indy...
CS! zeigt ein Bild von Cate Blanchett als Agentin Spalko...
Bei Empire Online gibt es ein neues "Indy IV"-Bild und ein Statement des Produzenten Frank Marshall...
[...] "This picture is locked," Marshall told us of the current progress. "Steven's pretty much done editing. And we're going into the phase with John Williams where he starts scoring the movie. He's really writing now and then we'll start scoring in February".
When asked where this movie sits tonally with the rest of the series, Marshall said: "I would say it's closest to the third one (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). It's all adults. I mean, you have the sidekick in Shia (LaBeouf), but you don't have a Short Round and I think the banter between the characters is as fun as it was in the third movie". [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Beschreibung zum kommenden "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Teaser-Trailer...
Die Offizielle Website bietet einen Einblick in Indy's Haus... Und CS! sprach mit Shia LaBeouf...
CS: [...] Can you compare the scope of this film to "Indy 4" and "Transformers"?
LaBeouf: "Indiana Jones," the scope of it is insane. "Transformers" had a different kind of scope. This is a more realistic vibe than both of those films. The action is different. It's less grandiose and more offsetting real. To make it look that real, it's almost easier to go bigger. Indy has a campy... there's a humor to all of the action. It's a very different type of action. This is not slip on a banana peel, that type, this is a whole different deal. It's very real. It's candid reality.
CS: Did you do a lot of physically demanding work in "Indy"?
LaBeouf: Yeah. [...]
CS: Is there any truth to you continuing the "Indy" franchise on your own?
LaBeouf: Am I into it? Who wouldn't be? I don't think that's reality. It's a fun rumor.
CS: Is there anything you're looking forward to seeing in "Indy"?
LaBeouf: The movie. I'm just as anxious as you guys are. I haven't seen anything. [Spielberg's] just secretive with certain people. He's locked in a room. And then George [Lucas] gets his cut. It's not like, "Hey it's Shia's viewing time." I'll see it when the premiere happens. [..]
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Szenenbild...
Die Offizielle Website bietet neue Wallpaper und mehr...
Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf das Cover der Dark Horse Comic-Adaption werfen...
Bei VanityFair.com gibt es Hintergrundinfos, Interviews und neue Bilder, u.a. von Cate Blanchett als russische Agentin Spalko...
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