Geekery: Spielberg is Making Indiana Jones 5
That movie you probably didn’t ask for? We’re getting it.
Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull wasn’t, to put it politely, well received. Maybe 10 years can make a difference for the better, at least it seems Steven Spielberg thinks it might. According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Steven Spielberg has begun the casting process for new screen adaptation of the Broadway musical West Side Story, which the 71-year-old filmmaker will tackle after he first shoots a new Indiana Jones movie. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Spielberg plans to shoot what would be the fifth Indy installment in 2019 with a goal of having it released in 2020.
If you like musicals, hey, you’re getting a new version of West Side Story! Anyway… two years back, during the press junkets for Force Awakens, Harrison Ford told EW that he’d be down for another Indy movie:
Yeah, I’d love to do another Indiana Jones. A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director — what’s not to like?
While the 75 year old actor may have a fondness for the character, I’m not sure if it would work. He’s a full 16 years older than Sean Connery was when Raiders of the Lost Ark was filmed. I think if this is going to survive it’s going to need fresh blood that’s not Shia Saide LaBeouf.
Or, you know, they could just not.