Indiana Jones IV to be controversial?
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have talked about Indiana Jones IV and have revealed the most information to date on what we will expect, as well as a pretty strong assurance of a scheduled date.
The interview is with Empire Magazine, and their online side has some of the more interesting parts.
"We’re basically going to do The Phantom Menace", says Lucas..."People’s expectations are way higher than you can deliver. You could just get killed for the whole thing…We would do it for fun and just take the hit with the critics and the fans...But nobody wants to get into it unless they are really happy with it"...
..."I discovered a McGuffin," continues Lucas, still reluctant to name said McGuffin. "I told the guys about it and they were a little dubious about it, but it’s the best one we’ve ever found… Unfortunately, it was a little too ‘connected’ for the others. They were afraid of what the critics would think. They said, "Can’t we do it with a different McGuffin? Can’t we do this?" and I said "No". So we pottered around with that for a couple of years. And then Harrison really wanted to do it and Steve said, "Okay". I said, "We’ll have to go back to that original MacGuffin and take out the offending parts of it and we’ll still use that area of the supernatural do deal with it".
Eh? Did you understand any of that? I have my ideas of what the McGuffin might be, and they are hidden around in this post should you want to see for yourself. If you want to discuss that idea further feel free in the comments, but everyone else please be aware that there will be wild speculation following on...hopefully. Actually thinking on it now I don't think my McGuffin is anywhere near the right one...what's yours?
Ford goes onto say that with the superstar status of everyone it's going to be difficult to get schedules together, but they are going to try. So everyone's positive and Lucas is talking 2008, but frankly I think that's pushing it - have you seen these guys schedules? Oh, and it better be Spielberg directing!