Since George Lucas & Steven Spielberg are both broke, theyÂ are going to release Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX; click here for the Spielberg Q&A with the New York Times.
Raiders will be released on Sept. 7 and the run will last one week.
This re-release of one of America's greatest adventure flicks will not be coming to the IMAX theater in Fort Worth. The film, however, will be coming to the greater Fort Worth/Dallas area.
In this interview with NY Times, Spielberg said there are no immediate plans for a fifth Indiana Jones.
He said: "Itâs up to George (Lucas). So the person who needs to be thinking about it is George, not me. And Iâve given George my pledge that if he wants to write a fifth Indiana Jones movie, Iâm his man to direct it. But itâs all up to him, and I donât put any pressure on him. And if he decides that another one is warranted, Iâll be happy to direct it."
Harrison Ford is 70 years old. Seventy. S-e-v-e-n-t-y. And he looks great for his age. Fanastic. But Indiana Jones is a very physical role, and in Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls it looked as if Ford needed a stunt-double for something as simple as walking down a hallway.
If these three forces - Ford, Spielberg & Lucas - agree to make another one they better do it quickly. And they may as well make the fifth without even acknowledging the fourth existed. They all know it wasn't very good, and they cashed in on a generation of movie viewers' desires to take a shower in nostalgia.
The better alternative would be to re-cast the role around a younger man - go with Jon Hamm - and re-start the franchise with a series of individual films much in the way James Bond lives.
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