A New Map for Dr. Jones
Scribe Jeff Nathanson will try to please George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford with a fourth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. Source: FilmStew.com
In February the project had been considered dead, but now George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are turning to scribe Jeff Nathanson to resuscitate Indiana Jones. In order for the project to move on, Lucas, Spielberg and Ford will all have to give a thumbs up to the script, and Spielberg would have to move it to the front burner to get it into production in the near future.
Back in February, Lucas, Spielberg and Ford did not all agree on the script turned in by Frank Darabont. The project seemed dead, and each moved on to their separate projects.
Spielberg is currently working on an adaptation of the H.G. Wells sci-fi novel War of the Worlds, with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning attached to star. Following that project, he was looking to returning to the 1972 Munich Olympic Games through a script from Eric Roth that examines the terrorist tragedy during the games. Angels in America scribe Tony Kushner is currently redrafting that script.
Lucas began work on the third installment of the Star Wars prequels, while Ford began reading various scripts. He's currently preparing to star in The Wrong Element and is attached to the sci-fi drama Godspeed.
For his part, Nathanson is not stranger to Spielberg. Nathanson penned the helmer's Catch Me If You Can and co-wrote The Terminal. Nathanson also drafted the Rush Hour films and recently made his directorial debut on the satirical comedy The Last Shot, starring Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin.