It's beginning to look as if we've seen Hollywood icon Harrison Ford don the tattered snap brim fedora of of Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones for the last time. In a recent interview with Collider, Frank Marshall, who produced both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, said that the fourth movie was his "last hurrah" and that, despite the tremendous success of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the fact that Ford said as long ago as September of 2009 that he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas had all "agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern," the lack of a crucial plot device to propel the action (a "MacGuffin" in movie lingo) and Lucas' desire to retire may have sealed the fate of Indiana Jones 5 (working title).
I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea [for Indiana Jones 5], there’s no MacGuffin.
Marshall said that Lucas simply isn't that interested in making another Indiana Jones movie, citing the fact that he's "passing the baton" to his wife, Kathleen Kennedy, to run Lucasfilm for him. Posted 07.27.12 by BrentJS
Ever since Universal made plans to make a Bourne movie without Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, fans have questioned how The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment in the franchise, would relate to the previous trilogy. Jeremy Renner takes over for Damon as operative Aaron Cross in a story that co-writer/director Tony Gilroy has said answers the question, "What if Treadstone wasn't the only black-ops program?"
That means that Operation Outcome takes the place of Bourne's Operation Treadstone training program, and Legacy follows the fallout from the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. The action in Legacy actually takes place at the same time as Ultimatum, as pointed out by producer Frank Marshall in a new featurette. The video shows how Legacy relates to the previous trilogy and why Renner and Rachel Weisz are on the run from Edward Norton's CIA agent Byer in newly released footage. The featurette does contain some spoilers from the movie, so, unless you're a Damon fan that still needs some convincing to watch Legacy, be warned. watch the featurette >> Posted 07.26.12 by Ryan
Since The Bourne Legacy was first announced, fans have wondered how a franchise would continue without its star (Matt Damon) and director (Paul Greengrass helmed both The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum). According to Tony Gilroy, who wrote and directed Legacy and had a hand in writing all three previous Bourne movies, the answer he gave to Empire in a recent interview was to come up a new idea in an already established world.
will damon and renner team up? >> Posted 06.27.12 by Ryan
I had never spent one moment thinking about how to do a sequel to Bourne Ultimatum. I first came in for two weeks just to spitball. I had a very random idea...so we started with that and it got more and more exciting. All of a sudden I was staring at something that had a great deal of resonance and was soulful and uncynical and was also gonna kick ass. So that was good.
Following closely on the heels of the debut of a new TV spot for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, Paramount Pictures has released two new featurettes that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie. Based on Nickelodeon's popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, the movie takes place in an alternate reality world at war, where the evil Fire Nation has all but consumed the more peaceful Air, Water, and Earth Nations. Just when all seems lost, a young hero (Noah Ringer) emerges with the power to control all four elements and bring balance to the world. watch both featurettes >> Posted 05.30.10 by BrentJS
Producer Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bourne Identity) spoke to ComingSoon.net about some of his upcoming projects, including a fourth Bourne movie, which Matt Damon and The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass agreed to return for last year. Marshall says the project is moving forward, but the story is still being developed.
We'd like to shoot next year. It's trying to get everybody's schedules in the right place and getting the script right. We've done pretty well with these scripts that are pretty loosely put together, but I'd like the script to be really solid this time before we go forward. We're spending a lot of time on this story.
What about another Jurassic Park?
We just have to see if they can come up with a story. We don't have a story.
Marshall is also developing a remake of the 1980's classic The Neverending Story.
We love the book and we've always thought there was an opportunity (because) there were a lot of elements in the book that weren't in the movie. It's another one where we're still working on the rights and it's a huge thing to get it. Once we get it, we'll bring on a writer, but that's kind of off in the distance. But it's a great story.
Marshall is currently producing The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan's live-action adaptation of the animated series. The movie opens July 2, 2010. Posted 06.17.09 by Ryan
The interweb is agog over the new poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, unveiled today on the movie's official website. While Harrison Ford certainly looks impressive with the whip and trademark fedora, the real star of the poster (click on the pic on the left for the full-size version) is the enormous flaming skull situated behind him, featuring huge, jagged teeth that would make an Englishman cringe.
USA Today snagged an interview with Indy 4 producer Frank Marshall, who revealed a few juicy tidbits from the plot. Click here to check it out -- but beware, it contains a few minor spoilers. Posted 12.10.07 by reelz