New Indiana Jones 4 Script Done
What will Lucas think of this one?
In a new interview with Hollywood.com, producer George Lucas has revealed that a new script for the next Indiana Jones movie has been written, and he expects Steven Spielberg to drop by and show it to him any day now.
"I look forward to reading it and seeing if it's what we laid out in the first place. You never know," said Lucas, who is currently overseeing the final touches to Revenge of the Sith. Meanwhile, his effects company ILM is also finishing up Spielberg's War of the Worlds sci-fi epic.
Lucas explained something of the extensive script writes and re-writes that Indiana Jones IV has been through. "Oh yeah. I came up with this idea doing Young Indy, which has got to be about seven or eight years ago, and we've been through a number of scripts – six or eight scripts. Six scripts, two rewrites. So it's been down the path. There were certain aspects of it that Steven and Harrison [Ford] didn't like, and so we changed those, and then we laid out a version and it didn't come out the way it was supposed to, and then we did another version and it didn't come out, so we've just been going through this development hell, which happens once in a while. We'll see. When it comes out, it'll be different. Different, but the same."
Lucas also hinted that there might be a younger character involved alongside Dr. Jones, as well as the return of one or more characters from previous Indy films. "You need characters to make the film work. It's not just an adventure story. There's actually got to be human relationships in it."
Maybe if the Flanneled One likes what he reads, we will finally hear an announcement on Indiana Jones IV production.