Indy 4 gets (another) new writer

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Posted by Tim Elliott from ( on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 10:52pm :

Courtesy of the folks at filmforce:

Indy 4 Acquires Pirates Writer

Lucas and Spielberg commission a new script.

March 30, 2004 - As previously reported, the Indiana Jones IV script developed by Frank Darabont has been declined by those two bearded film moguls, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Apparently, the prospective screenplay didn't measure up to what the filmmakers had in mind, despite lengthy collaboration over the story.

According to Moviehole, a new writer has been brought on to re-write the screenplay. That writer is Stuart Beattie, an Australian who is relatively new to the industry. Beattie helped to write the screen story for last summer's blockbuster hit Pirates of the Caribbean, and it was apparently on that merit that he got the Indy gig.

Beattie has also been involved alongside Frank Darabont with Collateral, a Tom Cruise action thriller coming out in August.

Apparently, the fourth Indiana Jones is getting back on schedule with the acquisition of Beattie. Lucas, Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Kate Capshaw (The Temple of Doom) are all setting aside a date for the film.
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