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Indy 5 enters year twelve of its writing phase 03 Feb, 2020 / 6 comments

The fifth Indiana Jones installment currently has a release date of July 9th, 2021. Assuming the Earth’s orbital period remains stubbornly faithful to a billion year precedent, any film of scale hoping to make that deadline would surely have to be in front of the cameras no later than this summer.

You’d expect, then, that Indy 5 would be as we speak in the passionate throes of pre-production, possibly even reverberating with widely circulated rumors about locations, castings, storyline -- y’know, all the usual buzz that comes with a high profile movie genuinely heading toward production.

And given the advanced age of the creative team, and given the ample time they’ve had to get the material ready, any delays at this point, you might assume, would be considered intolerable.

But you’d be a total idiot, apparently. BBC News asked Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for a brief comment on the state of Indy 5 while she was on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards yesterday. Her response would seem to confirm that old adage: no news is no news.

“We’re working away getting the script where we want it to be and we’ll be ready to go,” Kathleen Kennedy told BBC Newd after accepting the BAFTA Fellowship award. And when asked if it would be a reboot, she said, “Oh, Harrison Ford will be involved. It’s not a reboot, it’s a continuation. [Harrison Ford] can’t wait. He absolutely is [involved].”

In a joint statement sent exclusively to Mojo for release, authors George R.R. Martin and Robert Caro have referred to the writing pace of this screenplay as “a trifle undisciplined.”

Comments: 6 / Source: BBC News

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    Jones Jr on 10 Feb, 2020, 23:07…
    Seeing the amazing job that Disney did with Star Wars, I can't wait to see how much worse than Crystal Skull the next attempt will be!
    And as we all know, Crystal Skull is much worse than Temple of Doom.
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    AlfredJ on 08 Feb, 2020, 17:39…
    If Indy doesn't resemble the George Hall-version at the end of this movie I'm going to write that Spielberg-character some real nasty letters.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 06 Feb, 2020, 09:47…

    Kolzig

    Indy 5? But there are only three Indy movies?



    As bad as it is, I contend that Temple of Doom deserves to be counted among their number.
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    Kolzig on 06 Feb, 2020, 09:44…
    Indy 5? But there are only three Indy movies?
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    Scummbuddy on 05 Feb, 2020, 11:53…
    I thought you were being facetious saying "Year Twelve" but Crystal Skull really came out in 2008. Wow. Time flies when you try to forget a movie.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 04 Feb, 2020, 09:38…
    Any rumours that Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein will be heading up a pixel art style graphic adventure based on the fifth Indy movie have been completely made up by me.

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