George Lucas Discusses Plans for Next Indiana Jones Movie
Posted on July 31, 2008
George Lucas discusses the chances of another Indiana Jones movie happening with Times Online. He says it has been a challenge and it sounds he and Spielberg are clashing on some of the ideas.
"We were hoping for box-office figures like that, which is, ultimately, with inflation, what the others have done, within 10%," Lucas explains. "So, we squeaked up there. Really, though, it was a challenge getting the story together and getting everybody to agree on it. Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying 'I want it this way' and 'I want it that way', whereas, when I first did Jones, I just said, We'll do it this way' -- and that was much easier. But now I have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys, too, so it's a little hard on a practical level.
"If I can come up with another idea that they like, we'll do another. Really, with the last one, Steven wasn't that enthusiastic. I was trying to persuade him. But now Steve is more amenable to doing another one. Yet we still have the issues about the direction we'd like to take. I'm in the future; Steven's in the past. He's trying to drag it back to the way they were, I'm trying to push it to a whole different place. So, still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that. It's kind of a hybrid of our own two ideas, so we'll see where we are able to take the next one."
We have no idea what that means, but we wish he and Steven Spielberg would hurry up and figure it out. Harrison Ford isn't getting any younger, people. And we're not convinced that Shia LaBeouf is ready to pick up the hat and whip.