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
According to the New York Post's not always reliable Page 6, a castmember from the upcoming fourth installment of the Indiana Jones flick has been nixed from the final cut (and likely blacklisted from the industry for all eternity) after spilling the beans on some major plot points.
The actor, Tyler Nelson, was to play a Russian Soldier Dancer in the movie. During an interview with his hometown newspaper in Indiana, he let go of the following reveals:
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!
- Indy and the Soviets are searching for a crystal skull in the South African jungles. That one we pretty much knew.
- Indy is taken hostage by the Russians, who blackmail him by threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, Marion Ravenwood, who is also the mother of Indy's child, played by Shia Lebeouf.
- Cate Blanchett is an evil Russian who interrogates a bound up Indy. Word is that Nelson's scenes have been cut from the film already and that Spielberg is fuming. Probably not the person you'd want to piss off in this business?
Posted 09.25.07 by reelz
UPDATE, 7/2, 3:45 pm: One more update from the Indy IV set over the weekend. The motorcyle chase took place during a protest rally at Yale's Old College Quad, which is just north of the New Haven Green. It now looks as though the football players originally cast will not get the chance to showcase their skills as the football portion was apparently nixed.
UPDATE, 6/28, 1 pm: Our source indicates that the motorcycle chase will likely be happening on Chapel Street instead of the practice field as originally reported. The production was initially seeking extras with football skills and possibly even UCONN chearleeders, however it's now unclear whether those extras will still be used with these new developments. The motorcycle scene was apparently cancelled due to the dangers of shooting a portion of the chase going through a tunnel connecting the field house to the Yale practice field. More to come!
UPDATE, 6/28, 11 am: filming of the scene began at 6am this morning, EST. The football sequence mentioned below has now apparently been nixed. We don't yet know what will replace it, but we should have that info for you soon.
As most of you already know by now. The new Indiana Jones movie is finally in production under the capable hands of Steven Spielberg.
You probably also have heard that a sequence is shooting in New Haven, Connecticut. While little was known about the sequence other than the rumor that it involves a car chase, we have the scoop for you here first...
According to our source, the scene is supposed to involve a Yale Football game at the practice field in which a motorcycle chase interrupts the big game. We also can't say for certain that Jones is on one of the motorcycles, but that's probably a pretty logical conclusion.
The scene goes down this Saturday with a call time just before dawn.
While we can't reveal our source, we can say that it comes from a reliable person close to the production.
We expect to have more details on the Connecticut portion of the shoot shortly, so stay tuned to Reelz.com for the latest Indy 4 happenings! Posted 07.02.07 by reelz
The man with the hat is back... again.
Production on the fourth installment of the beloved Indiana Jones franchise is off and running, with a release slated for May 22, 2008.
Today the first image of Harrison Ford as Indy surfaced from the set. As it turns out, the photographer was none other than director Steven Spielberg.
Click here to check out a giant version of the image! Posted 06.25.07 by reelz
It's official: Sean Connery has decided not to reprise his role as Indiana Jones's father in the fourth installment of the franchise. Instead, the part will be taken over by John Hurt (V for Vendetta, Contact).
Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett and Ray Winstone will round out the cast.
Connery, who had been in negotiations for the part, ultimately succumbed to the pleasures of staying in retirement, says Variety.
We've heard that days of mah-jong lessons and nights of Wheel of Fortune reruns can do that to a person. Posted 06.09.07 by reelz
While that headline might not exactly sound very sexy, it looks to be true. The New Haven Register is reporting today that Indiana Jones 4 will be shooting a sequence on Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut.
According to the article, the scene will be a car chase running between College and High Streets. The Register goes on to report that a pre-production crew for Indy 4 visited the city last week to discuss the shoot with shop owners in the area.
A spokesman for Spielberg, Marvin Levy, has confirmed the report. Exact details aren't yet finalized, but word is that Indy will likely hit Connecticut in late June. As a resident of the state of Connecticut from 2000-2003, I hope he's not as bored there as I was. Posted 05.15.07 by reelz
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that Cate Blanchett has signed on for Indy 4. Unlike the Shia LaBeouf casting news last week, this looks legit. No word yet on Cate's role in the fourth installment of the fabled franchise, but I'd like to make a plea to the producers: please, please don't cast her as the love interest for a septuagenarian Indiana Jones. Nobody wants to see that -- except for maybe Harrison Ford. Posted 03.16.07 by reelz