Posted by Sean from ? (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 5:22pm :
The Good: Indiana Jones IV will be a reality.
The Bad: From the recent Lucas Class Q&A - The script is basically going through development hell and he's not sure when it'll be done.
Indiana Jones IV Still Progressing
Tue, Dec 09, 03 03:43:23 PM EST
iAfrica reports on the latest gossip from Hollywood - this time including a brief word on Ford, Lucas and Spielberg and Indy 4.
Harrison Ford, like Collins, has been in the public eye for decades. But, thankfully, he’s not going nuts to try to compete with ever-younger stars. Ford’s more than happy to be over 60, it seems — even if others need a little convincing…
“Harrison's been talking to Steven Spielberg (director of the new ‘Indiana Jones’ movie Harrison is starring in) and George Lucas (the film’s writer and producer) and the project is moving along quicker that anticipated,” says a movie source. “Harrison's ready to go but he's told them he's not about to kill himself getting ready for filming because he wants to bring another aspect to the character. He's 61 now and he's been around the block long enough to know there's no point trying to pass himself off as a 30 year old anymore.”
Many people in LA are still trying, though. But, like it or not — movie bosses are going to have to accept that people will notice that Indiana has aged a little since his last adventure.
So the script is in development hell. Not uncommon for Hollywood, but a little disheartening. Indy aging will play a part in the new film? Oh well. Obviously it's visible, but I had hoped it wouldn't factor in that much. Isn't it much more empowering for older folk if there wasn't that much of an issue with a screen hero's age?
Apologies to theforce.net for reposting their info.
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