Disney completes Indiana Jones takeover from Paramount 08 Dec, 2013 / 3 comments

Move over Broken Sword news! Variety is reporting that Disney has acquired Indiana Jones. You may have thought they already owned it with the LucasFilm buyout, but apparently not entirely.

The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise. Under the arrangement, Disney gains distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining the ownership rights it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm. Paramount will continue to be responsible for distribution of the first four films in the franchise and will receive a financial participation on any future films that are produced and released.

Can the mouse whip the franchise back into shape, and is anyone willing to have a crack at a new videogame (Telltale!)?
Comments: 3 / Source: Variety


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    whipwarrior on 21 Dec, 2013, 01:16…
    Goddamn I hate Disney. This is the worst thing EVER.
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    Jones Jr on 12 Dec, 2013, 22:41…


    ...I really hope this means that Indiana Jones is going to be licensed out for games.

    Me too. What a totally underutilised licence this has been.
    You know, when it wasn't suffering from repeated false starts and LEC management changes...

    I'd love to see another Indy adventure game, but I'll temper my enthusiasm for now.
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    Jennifer on 08 Dec, 2013, 22:31…
    At the very least, this makes all the rumors that they're making Indiana Jones 5 more credible.

    And, of course I really hope this means that Indiana Jones is going to be licensed out for games. It'll be nice if LucasArts licenses and publishes more than just Star Wars, because if it does the Disney LucasArts will have actually improved upon the old LucasArts of the last few years.

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