Sunday, May 18, 2008

Spielberg and Lucas Announce “Indy 5”

Hollywood, CA – Taking a cue from Marvel Entertainment’s ambitious announcement of their film plans for the next three years, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have announced the next Indiana Jones movie.

On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival world premiere of “Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull” the legendary team announced plans for the fifth chapter in the series, to be released in the summer of 2012. Noting the internet buzz that Marvel received for announcing future plans on the day after the release of “Iron Man”, the pair said that they wanted to capitalize on the anticipation over “Crystal Skull”.

Lucas seemed fidgety and eager as he made the announcement, “The film will be called, ‘Indiana Jones and The Assisted Living Facility…of Doom”, spouted Lucas. “Steven (Spielberg) pointed out that Indy is getting old, as is Harrison. I said, ‘These are real problems that Indy would have to deal with, let’s play that up.”

“I absolutely agree that it would be a shame to let the character die while there’s still plenty of good money, I mean story in him,” chimed in Spielberg.

Critics argue that it is unflattering for an action hero to age on screen; with some suggesting that Ford was even too old to play Jones, with any dignity, in “Crystal Skull”.

Lucas disagrees, suggesting that among the normal conflicts one would find in an assisted living facility, possible antagonists for the archeologist could be extraterrestrials, ghosts, or even “some sort of big-dog monster”.

Despite their excitement, the duo resisted the urge to give away any major plot points; describing only one action sequence.

“One significant and recurring activity for Indy will be anxiously watching the telephone in his room, hoping for someone to call,” revealed Spielberg.