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Monday, 3 March 2008

(39) He's back!

Dr Jones, I presume...

He's back, a little slower, definitely no wiser, and, judging by the trailer still great fun!

Destined to be the blockbuster of the summer, Indy 4's screenplay is written by David Koepp, from a story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson.

Actually the film has been in development hell since the 1989 release of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, because Spielberg and Ford initially disagreed over Lucas's choice of the skulls as the plot device.

Screenwriters Jeb Stuart, Jeffrey Boam, M. Night Shyamalan, Frank Darabont and Jeff Nathanson wrote drafts, before a script by David Koepp finally satisfied George, Steven and Harrison in 2006. Shooting finally began in June 2007.

Set in 1957, this time the heroic Indiana Jones battles agents of the Soviet Union for the crystal skull. Add to the mix his former lover Marion Ravenwood, area 51, Rosswell, high octane chases/escapes and laconic throw away lines and it looks like it will be the sure fire hit all Indy's fans (including me!) are hoping for.

Here's the trailer...

Looks fantastic doesn't it?

I love the shadow image of Indy's classic outline on the army truck as he puts his hat on and the way they comically acknowledge his age; his eyesight, "not as east as it used to be” etc.

Can't wait!


Rach said...

Yipee. It will be the first one the kids will have seen on the big screen.

I spent ages trying to master the bullwhip. OK a bit of wire I nicked from my Dad. Glad to see it back.


Bullwhip?! Kinky boots?! (ok, made that bit up) Lucky Dave!

Indy 4 does look the b******s though, doesn't it?

Rach said...

I've not dared tell the kids about the film yet or I'll get "is it here yet, is it here yet."

As to kinky boots? Not with my arches.