Indiana Jones to return
May 31, 2002 11:10 AM   Subscribe

Indiana Jones to return in a fourth installment. "Paramount insiders say the picture will be aimed at a July 2005 holiday weekend berth." Yay!
posted by slater (30 comments total)
 
Isn't Harrison Ford a bit, um, old for this? Or will Ben Affleck be playing his character too?
posted by brownpau at 11:13 AM on May 31, 2002


Indiana Jones IV: The Search for a Warm Blanket and a Nice Cup of Tea.
posted by Ty Webb at 11:22 AM on May 31, 2002


Previous discussion here. I heard that Sean Connery is supposed to be starring as well, although I think that's just a rumour for now.
posted by adrianhon at 11:23 AM on May 31, 2002


George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and topliner Harrison Ford agreed in 1993 to make a fourth picture
Indiana Jones fans better hope they won't wait another 10 years for episode V -- Ford will be, like, 77 then
Me, I'm happy with the first movie. I liked the two sequels less and less
posted by matteo at 11:30 AM on May 31, 2002


So the new movie will come out 24 years after raiders came to theatres in 1981, since raiders was set in 1936, this new movie should take place around 1960, right?
posted by bobo123 at 11:46 AM on May 31, 2002


How many posts about this movie will MetaFilter get over the next 37 month?
posted by timeistight at 11:47 AM on May 31, 2002


I doubt it will be as spiritually relevant as the unjustly ignored Life As A House.
posted by Skot at 11:53 AM on May 31, 2002


My comment from the first time this was posted, in response to bobo123 this time:

I've heard that after making Schindler's List, Spielberg couldn't bear to make "comical villain" style Nazis anymore. So, an older, post-war, Indy is also a good excuse to get away from that.
posted by jozxyqk at 12:23 PM on May 31, 2002


I don't know accurately they need to keep the dates as far as chronology goes. If I'm not mistaken, the story of The Temple of Doom takes place *before* Raiders of the Lost Ark. Aging actors notwithstanding, they could probably have it take place at any time during the Indy continuum.
posted by robbie01 at 12:26 PM on May 31, 2002


How many posts about this movie will MetaFilter get over the next 37 month?
about a third of what the latest Star Wars got
posted by matteo at 12:26 PM on May 31, 2002


Indiana Jones and the Walker of Zoom?
posted by srboisvert at 2:05 PM on May 31, 2002


I've only got one word for this: oh yeah babah!
posted by mcsweetie at 2:23 PM on May 31, 2002


Actually, this is the first episode, which occured before Indiana Jones was born. It stars Calista Flockhart as his mother, and Fyvush Finkel as his uncle/father/brother Iowa.
posted by zanpo at 3:03 PM on May 31, 2002


This thread is mentioned in this Yahoo article.
posted by Trampas at 6:10 PM on May 31, 2002


Excellent...we have moved to the next stage...from now on, we WRITE the news. Who needs those irrelevant knaves the networks prop up as talking heads when you can have brownpau and bobo123??

::: maniacal laughter :::
posted by rushmc at 6:20 PM on May 31, 2002


Oh GOD. My first fifteen minutes of fame in mainstream media, and E!Online mistakes me for a fan. *covers face in shame*
posted by brownpau at 7:15 PM on May 31, 2002


Here's the source article on E!Online. Man. Man, oh, man, I hope I don't start getting nasty mail from Harrison Ford for calling him "old." ;D
posted by brownpau at 7:16 PM on May 31, 2002


Hey I've been quoted! Oddly my first mention of raiders was capitalized and italicized, but not my second, those editors... and they added three dots where I had a comma. Still it's cool being quoted, but I hope I don't get quoted on the Kashmir conflict.
posted by bobo123 at 7:41 PM on May 31, 2002


If I'm not mistaken, the story of The Temple of Doom takes place *before* Raiders of the Lost Ark.

True. I think that movie started the use of the term "prequel."

And this is excellent news. "Star Wars -- Episode III: The Whine of the Jedi" is also supposed to come out in 2005, is it not? That's shaping up to be a great summer for us action-movie buffs.
posted by diddlegnome at 7:49 PM on May 31, 2002


I am so jealous. The one time I don't throw in a stupid comment on a pop-culture thread in the last two months, it goes onto Yahoo. My parents would've been so proud (sniff!)

Seriously, this has got to be some kind of MeFi milestone - there's no question now whether it's NewsFilter or not, it IS news! Unless . . . who amongst us is the lazy E!Online editor, hmmmm?
posted by yhbc at 7:50 PM on May 31, 2002


"Throw me the idol, I throw you your teeth."
"......"
"I said, throw me the idol, I throw you your teeth!"
"What?"
"THROW... ah, fuck it."
posted by dong_resin at 10:04 PM on May 31, 2002


"Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth"
posted by Opus Dark at 12:55 AM on June 1, 2002


All the initially linked article said is that they've hired yet another screenwriter. Slating a release date before the script is written, let alone approved, let alone given a greenlight for production to begin at a certain time given the schedules of everyone involved, is ridiculous. I want this movie to happen, but I'll believe it when I see it.
posted by bingo at 5:13 AM on June 1, 2002


I think that movie started the use of the term "prequel."

Actually, I think the term was coined for Butch and Sundance: The Early Years.

Ironically, the word seems to have been a lot more successful than the movie.
posted by Grangousier at 6:57 AM on June 1, 2002


bobo123 and brownpau, I've been quoted in the story, too, but luckily they didn't name me. ("Added another: ...")
Whew! That was close!
posted by matteo at 7:35 AM on June 1, 2002


"Indiana Jones in Search of Geritol and Viagra".
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 12:34 AM on June 2, 2002


No, seriously, I've got it.
Indy gets frozen a la Buck Rogers and wakes up in 2002 where he is foisted upon an unsuspecting Europe in an effort to stem the upsurge of extreme right-wing proclivities by penetrating the depths of the 'Chunnel Catacombs' to retrieve an urn of Hermann Goering's tash-clippings which cult members are using to summon a Krakken, only there's this sub-plot where Indy doesn't know if he's actually an android or not but it's left ambiguous and everyone goes home disappointed. Leonard DiCaprio co-stars as Indy's wacky simian sidekick, Jojo the Monkey.

If that gets used I am suing the studio's ass... not for plagarism, just for emotional damage.
posted by RokkitNite at 4:55 AM on June 2, 2002


I, for one, can't wait... And, remember, it's not the years, it's the miles...
posted by Samizdata at 11:13 PM on June 2, 2002


"Indiana Jones and the Botox Uprising"
posted by Opus Dark at 11:18 PM on June 2, 2002


Holy shit RokkitNite that's fucking funny.
posted by DyRE at 6:04 AM on June 3, 2002


« Older The Popcorn Fork   |   Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments