If you’re Elon Musk, then you can’t resist adding little things here and there. From the “easter eggs” in the cars, to the superhero robots that make the Model S and X and now this…a Gigafactory robot that moves to the theme song of Indian Jones. Why? Why not?
Ever since the 1980s nostalgia-fest 'Stranger Things' dropped on Netflix last month we have been utterly obsessed. The streaming service is yet officially to recommission the hugely popular series, but thankfully the show’s creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, are already working on a second run of the spine-tingling sci-fi epic.
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made: (Sept. 16) Over the course of seven years in the 1980s, three Mississippi kids filmed a remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Every shot, every scene — except for one. This light documentary tells the story of the film, the friends who made it and how they regrouped decades later to shoot the film’s explosive airplane fight.
Instead of the traditional street running of bulls one town have chosen a more novel approach that is less cruel to animals...
Game designer Aric Wilmunder recently released his original design documents for the canceled LucasArts game Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix. Lost for more than 20 years, we now know for the first time what that game would have been like.
When Disney first acquired Star Wars, it wasn't clear if that initial deal included Indiana Jones or not. We've since learned that Disney will be making Indiana Jones 5, with Steven Spielberg developing and Harrison Ford returning to reprise the role. That's about all we knew about Disney's plans for the iconic property, until now. New information has surfaced from Star Wars Celebration and it sounds like the mouse house has some huge adventures planned for good old Indy.
During the Star Wars celebration this weekend, it was revealed that Lucasfilm Story Group is also getting down to work on the future of the Indiana Jones series. Which means Indiana Jones could well be following in the footsteps of Star Wars and becoming an enormous, multi-platform universe.
Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg are currently cooking up an Indiana Jones 5 for Lucasfilm, and The Hollywood Reporter recently had a chance to sit down with Bob Iger — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm’s parent company Disney — to discuss the possibilities that will spring out of the fifth installment in the iconic adventure series. Does Disney plan to exploit the Indy brand the same way they are with Star Wars, i.e. multiple “saga” sequels plus a universe of prequels/spin-offs i.e. “Henry Jones Sr.: An Indiana Jones Story” or “A Marion Ravenwood Adventure”?
When you think of Indiana Jones, there's a short list of people you automatically recall as key contributors. Steven Spielberg has always been the directing mastermind behind the action serial throwback, with Harrison Ford playing the lead with cocksure charm and rugged wisdom since its inception. But the music, one of the most important and iconic portions of the Jones mythos, has always been written and conducted by the steady hand of maestro John Williams. Well, like clockwork, it's been announced tonight that Williams will be returning for Indiana Jones 5!
For years after Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull saw Harrison Ford reprise the role of the crusading archaeologist, rumors swirled of an Indiana Jones reboot that would star a younger actor as a younger Indy. (Specifically, rumors pointed swirled that the “younger actor” would be Chris Pratt, who is tied with Idris Elba as everyone’s favorite Internet casting gossip item.) But with the promise of a septuagenarian Indiana Jones in 2019’s upcoming fivequel, longtime franchise producer Frank Marshall has promised that the only person who will ever play Indiana Jones is Harrison Ford.
Disney has just announced that Harrison Ford will be reprising his iconic role as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment in the series with Steven Spielberg returning to the director’s chair. The pic will hit screens on July 19, 2019. Spielberg directed the previous four pics, and this one has yet to be titled. Franchise vets Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.
Indiana Jones has been voted the Greatest Movie Character of All Time by thousands of film fans. Professor Jones, known as ‘Indy’, was played by actor Harrison Ford in four high-octane adventure movies from 1981 until 2008 and was the creation of legendary film director George Lucas and script-writer and producer Lawrence Kasdan.
When Disney bought Lucasfilm, they purchased not only Star Wars but the whole lot, including Willow, Radioland Murders and that little franchise known as Indiana Jones. As the 72-year-old Harrison Ford looks less and less likely to step back into his most iconic role, rumors have swirled that Chris Pratt might become the first actor to re-interpret the lead role in features, and now AintItCool is reporting scuttlebutt they’ve heard about Lucasfilm pencilling in a release window for Indiana Jones 5 in the fourth quarter of 2018.
A dynamic young actor gets hired for a sitcom. The sitcom is popular in a mid-ratings niche-y way—but it quickly becomes a showcase for the young actor’s unique talents. The big screen beckons: Supporting roles, and then an attention-grabbing lead performance in a wacky adventure movie. Suddenly, the miracle: Steven Spielberg notices the actor. The reigning blockbuster demi-god likes what he sees. And Spielberg’s producing a big-budget movie, with special effects and a built-in fanbase and a summer release date: He makes sure the actor gets the lead.
Chris Pratt has revealed he WOULD take on the role of Indiana Jones. The Jurassic World star appeared on This Morning and was quizzed over whether he was replacing Harrison Ford as the iconic big screen hero.
As if the hype for the newly approved Indiana Jones movie couldn’t get any bigger, Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort is starting early and adding an Indiana Jones-themed bar, named for the insanely famous… Jock Lindsey?
The Indiana Jones films may have produced an army of fans over the past three decades, but they’ve also inspired several generations of archaeologists. Now, National Geographic is taking a look at the renegade explorer’s legacy with a special exhibition at its D.C. museum. Lucasfilm Ltd. and Montreal’s X3 Productions have teamed up with the National Geographic Society for “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology” open through January 3, 2016.
It's quite possible not even George Lucas and Steven Spielberg love "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as much as Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos. Back in 1982, Zala (who was 12 at the time) and Strompolos (who was 11) started filming a shot-for-shot remake of Spielberg's "Raiders of the Lost Ark" during summer vacation. Seven years later, and with help from neighborhood kids and their own families, the film was completed save for one sequence: the famed runway fight where Indiana Jones battles a burly Nazi soldier.
Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the next hole's green. He rushed to the crash, finding a pilot bleeding from a deep gash in his head.
Here’s a good one to chew on as we head off to the pre-Oscar parties. Last month, I reported that Steven Spielberg wants Chris Pratt to anchor the rebirth of Indiana Jones that is being developed at Disney. It’s very early days, but my sources tell me that, assuming a script comes in to his satisfaction, Spielberg hopes to direct that film. He directed the first four with Harrison Ford as the swashbuckling archaeologist.