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Peter T Chattaway

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Where's the news here? A friend of mine linked to a story about this on Facebook yesterday, but the story he linked to was almost a year old. When I pointed this out, he said he hadn't checked the date but the post had been making the rounds on social media.

I think it's kind of telling that Digital Spy doesn't actually link to its source. (FWIW, NBooth, the story you linked to on Tuesday, while apparently new in and of itself, uses the *exact same quote* from Alan Horn that the story you linked to a year ago did.)

For me, the more interesting question is why we haven't been hearing any buzz about this film despite the fact that Disney announced it a year ago and the release date is now only two years away.

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Just for the record: Disney announced this week that they're pushing the film's release date back one year, to July 10, 2020.

By that time it will have been *12* years since the last Indiana Jones movie.

If they set the new movie 12 years after the last one, the same way there was a 19-year gap between Crystal Skull and Last Crusade in both the movies and real life, this movie would be taking place in 1969.

If the first three movies were patterned after the adventure serials of the 1930s, and the fourth movie was patterned after the UFO movies of the 1950s, what will the fifth movie be patterned after? Or, now that George Lucas is out of the picture, does anyone care about that sort of consideration any more?

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Jonathan Kasdan takes over scripting duties.

We don’t know the nature of Kasdan’s gig, so there are a few things we want to get straight. We aren’t sure if he’s rewriting Koepp’s existing script, or merely doing a two-week polish, or if he’s starting completely from scratch. We also don’t know if Kasdan is writing the script with a partner — perhaps his father, Lawrence Kasdan, with whom he wrote Solo, and who counts Raiders of the Lost Ark among his many credits. We also don’t know when Koepp left the project or when Kasdan was hired, be it before or after Soloopened below expectations, so it’s possible that he has been working on Indy 5 for some time now. As for who will ultimately get credit, we’ll leave that up to the WGA to decide.

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Oh, great. Which character's going to be pansexual *this* time. (Well, the movie *does* have to happen in the late '60s or early '70s, if Indy ages a dozen years or so since the last film just like Harrison Ford has.)

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‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Miss 2020 Release Date (EXCLUSIVE)
Indiana Jones will not be riding back into theaters on July 10, 2020.
The fifth film in the adventure series will miss its original release date, Variety has learned. Filming was supposed to begin in April of 2019 in the United Kingdom, but sources close to the production say that shooting will no longer start next spring and will have to be pushed back by months, if not a year. Potential crew members have already been informed of the delay.
Part of the issue is that the key members of the creative team have yet to sign off on a finished script. Collider reported on Thursday that Jonathan Kasdan, son of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” scribe Lawrence Kasdan, has been enlisted to deliver a new draft. A deal has yet to close to bring the writer on board, but it looks as though he will soon join the project. David Koepp (“Jurassic Park”) took the first pass at the script. At one point, the fifth Indiana Jones was supposed to hit theaters in 2019.
Variety, June 28

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