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Lucas Researching Concept For New Indiana Jones Film

Soulskill posted more than 6 years ago | from the indiana-jones-and-the-search-for-his-dentures dept.

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Cycon writes "According to George Lucas, 'The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea. And that series is very research-intensive. So we're doing research now to see if we can't come up with another object for him to chase ... hopefully we'll come up with something.' Lucas 'scoffed at the possibility of passing the famed fedora from Ford to Shia LaBeouf,' instead stating, 'if [Harrison Ford] wasn't in it, you'd have to call it "Mutt Williams and the search for Elvis."'"

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Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (4, Funny)

beh (4759) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535917)

There's plenty he could be going after:

Indiana Jones and the Clump Of Dark Matter [slashdot.org]

Indiana Jones and the RIAA lawsuit about him touching the Ark Of The Covenant (without seeking prior license from the Vatican) ...?

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (5, Funny)

Zekasu (1059298) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535977)

I was thinking along the lines of, "Indiana Jones and the Search for the Higgs Boson, coming to a theater near you October 21, 2008."

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (5, Funny)

mfnickster (182520) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535995)

"Raiders of the Lost Medicine Cabinet"

"Indiana Jones and the Child-proof Cap"

"Indiana Jones and the Walker of Doom"

"Indiana Jones and the Damn Kids on His Lawn"

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (1)

illumastorm (172101) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536261)

"Indiana Jones and the Shuffleboard of Doom"

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (2, Funny)

PJCRP (1314653) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536277)

Indiana Jones and the Iron Lung

Indiana Jones and the Legend of the Pharmaceutical Store

Indiana Jones and the Tale of Arthritis

Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Dentures

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (5, Funny)

rhyder128k (1051042) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536487)

Indiana Jones and the Time He Went Over to Shelbyville During the War.

He wore a bullwhip on his belt. Which was the style at the time.

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (4, Funny)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536631)

Indiana Jones and the Natalie Portman Figurine

Indiana Jones and the Lost Netcraft Confirmation

Indiana Jones and the Steven King Demise Report

and, finally,

InSovietDiana, Raiders of the Temple of the Crusade of the Skull are Jonezin' for you!

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (5, Funny)

Swampash (1131503) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536429)

Indiana Jones and the Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536001)

"Indiana Jones and why George Lucas Keeps Ruining Every Saga He Created When He Was Young"

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536271)

You just wait for American Grafitti 2, complete with CGI exploding '57 Chevy Impalas spinning through the air...

-pedantic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536297)

Okay, maybe '58 Impalas but '57 sounds cooler.

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (5, Interesting)

Cycon (11899) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536439)

It seems to me that Lucas' first movie, THX 1138 can be seen as an allegory for his career. The "American Zoetrope [wikipedia.org] " production house he formed with Francis Ford Coppola back in the revolutionary days of the late '60s in San Francisco was all about the independent thinker escaping from the machine of control and exploitation which was the "old boys'" movie studio system at the time.


***SPOILER ALERT***
At the end of the movie, when he has finally escaped and is free of the system (as Lucas is now free and able to produce any movie he chooses from conception through to finished product) the protagonist finds him system alone, in the middle of a barren wasteland. All credit to Lucas for escaping the machine, but it sees his imagination is just as empty these days.

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (1)

noob749 (1285846) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536005)

cowboy neal?

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536111)

Indiana Jones and the Babylonian Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Re:Lucas obviously doesn't read slashdot... (1, Redundant)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536399)

Indiana Jones and the Search for More Money?

Indiana Jones and the Search for a Good Retirement Home?

I know what kind of object they need (2, Funny)

evwah (954864) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535921)

It has to be some kind of magical totem that will resurrect the desiccated corpse of the franchise.

Shia LaBeouf the new indiana jones (1)

darkheart22 (909279) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535939)

I haven't seen the new indiana jones movie yet but i like the idea of a new indiana jones. I don't know if Shia LaBeouf is a good choice thought cause i said earlier i haven't seen the new indy movie yet.

Re:Shia LaBeouf the new indiana jones (5, Informative)

Hansu (234247) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535991)

I haven't seen the new indiana jones movie yet

Consider yourself lucky. Once you have seen it, it can't be unseen.

My eyes, the goggles do nothing!

seriously it's crap.

The latest indy (4, Informative)

TheLink (130905) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536061)

I actually set my expectations low, cranked my IQ down and set suspension of disbelief to high. After all it's Indy Jones, you're not supposed to be thinking too much.

But when Indy Jones did the ball bearings stuff, those Standard Indy settings started to show their shortcomings... I went "OK turn off physics"

Things totally fell apart when Tarzan Boy started swinging from tree to tree. I had to do some major changes at that point. How does that add to the story line or show?

I enjoyed the first one and temple of doom was ok. This one, save your money/bandwidth. Go watch something else. I heard Batman is good.

Re:The latest indy (-1, Troll)

cheater512 (783349) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536145)

Batman was a waste of bandwidth as well.

Just find a good book instead.

Re:The latest indy (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536485)

Good books are a waste of paper.

Just find a good hobby instead.

Re:The latest indy (4, Insightful)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536195)

I enjoyed the first one and temple of doom was ok.

Please tell me you've seen The Last Crusade. That's possibly the best of the bunch, certainly rivaling Raiders.

Re:Shia LaBeouf the new indiana jones (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536621)

The biggest disappointment from the new Indy movie was the lack of Sallah. You can't have a good Indy movie without Sallah

Re:Shia LaBeouf the new indiana jones (1)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536657)

I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with everyone telling you the new one was crap. While it wasn't as good as, say, Raiders of the Lost Ark or Last Crusade, I'd definitely say it was better than Temple of Doom. Quite frankly, there's no legitimate reason I've seen that anyone has to complain about it. Yes, the plot/physics is nonsensical. So what? They've always been that way for this series.

Dunno if Shia LaBeouf would make an adequate replacement for Ford, though. He does ok in the new movie, but it wouldn't be the same.

I know (3, Funny)

twatter (867120) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535947)

How about introducing a strange new character that behaves in an obnoxious way, speaks in unintelligible patois and causes everyone to flinch whenever he's onscreen. He could be called Shortstop Bingo and be Indy's trusty right-hand fuck up.

Surely this would totally enhance the franchise.

Re:I know (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536037)

I sincerely hope you are not making fun of the little kid in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. You must be making some sort of sarcastic obscure reference to Jar-Jar "WTF" Binks.

Otherwise prepare for an ass wooping :) I mean come on, he played Data, AKA "Booby-Twap" in The Goonies. How could you not love that?

In fact, screw Jar-Jar. You could replace him and put Data in the Phantom Menace and it would be an even better movie.

Re:I know (1)

marco.antonio.costa (937534) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536521)

"Mister Obi-wan! Mister Obi-wan! Huwwy!"

Re:I know (1)

Von Helmet (727753) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536107)

With the exception of the mine cart chase and the rope bridge fight, Short Round was the only good thing about Temple of Doom.

Re:I know (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536203)

With the exception of the mine cart chase and the rope bridge fight, Short Round was the only good thing about Temple of Doom.

You're kidding me, rgiht? Temple of Doom had the two worst sidekicks ever. Even apart from the mine cart chanse and the rope bridge fight, the movie has its moments, but those were mostly the ones without Short Round in it.

I particularly really like the opening scene a lot.

Re:I know (1)

Von Helmet (727753) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536223)

While I concur that Willie was awful, I'd defend Short Round. He was good fun.

Re:I know (1)

marco.antonio.costa (937534) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536531)

Willie was fucking hot.

James Bond with whips (5, Insightful)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535949)

Lucas 'scoffed at the possibility of passing the famed fedora from Ford to Shia LaBeouf,' instead stating, 'if [Harrison Ford] wasn't in it, you'd have to call it "Mutt Williams and the search for Elvis."'

I think Lucas missed an opportunity to turn Indiana Jones into a James Bond-like franchise. Some months ago I read that it was originally sold as "James Bond with nazis and ancient treasures", and I think it would have been a great idea to keep it perpetually in a pre-WW2 setting with nazis and zeppelins, and replace the main actor if he gets too old.

Although ofcourse no other Indiana Jones could ever compare to Harrison Ford.

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

OzRoy (602691) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535969)

I remember when I first saw Last Cruisade at the cinema. I was only 12 at the time and I got really confused by the bit at the beginning. I thought they had done exactly what you said and replaced Harrison Ford with a new actor.

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536065)

Ah, River Phoenix. Had he lived, he may well have become the next Indy.

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

OzRoy (602691) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536257)

No I'm talking about the bad guy he got The Hat from. I recognised The Hat, and saw he was digging up stuff so I assumed he was Indy.

I didn't realise it was a flashback to his childhood.

Richard Young (1)

BitterOldGUy (1330491) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536351)

No I'm talking about the bad guy he got The Hat from. I recognised The Hat, and saw he was digging up stuff so I assumed he was Indy.

I didn't realise it was a flashback to his childhood.

That was Richard Young [imdb.com] who's been in a ton of stuff, including "The Ice Pirates". You're right, he would have made a good Indy.

That's what Lucas should do is cast relatively unknowns (i.e. not big stars) and do a James Bond thing - as everyone else has suggested. Ford wasn't a big star when he was cast as Indy.

Re:Richard Young (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536457)

That's what Lucas should do is cast relatively unknowns (i.e. not big stars) and do a James Bond thing - as everyone else has suggested. Ford wasn't a big star when he was cast as Indy.

Originally he wanted Tom Selleck (Magnum PI) for the role. I'm glad they ended up with Harrison Ford.

Re:Richard Young (1)

TomRK1089 (1270906) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536589)

Hey hey hey, no bashing Tom Selleck. Magnum PI was a great show. :D But yes, Harrison Ford probably was the best choice for Indy.

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

thermian (1267986) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536281)

To do the James Bond thing he would have had to have kept making films, not leave it this long between movies.

They were a product of a different age anyway, time was the a new James Bond film was a cause for national celebration. Now if one is released its just another action flick, people simply don't care as much.

The only reason studios are interested in getting a James Bond type thing going is the potential product placement revenue such a popular series would generate.

 

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536419)

To do the James Bond thing he would have had to have kept making films, not leave it this long between movies.

Exactly. That was the missed opportunity, IMO. But I admit I didn't realise this until I heard the new movie played in the '50s with commies instead of nazis.

They were a product of a different age anyway, time was the a new James Bond film was a cause for national celebration. Now if one is released its just another action flick, people simply don't care as much.

Nowadays it's a new Star Wars that's cause for national celebration, it seems. The new Indy got quite a lot of press too.

The only reason studios are interested in getting a James Bond type thing going is the potential product placement revenue such a popular series would generate.

If it's such a popular series, wouldn't they be interested in it anyway? The product placement is just a nice bonus.

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

bhunachchicken (834243) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536401)

I think Lucas missed an opportunity to turn Indiana Jones into a James Bond-like franchise.

I believe that was the idea when Clive Cussler's Sahara was adapted to the big screen.

As I understand it there was a desire to turn Dirk Pitt into a brand new big screen hero, as a combination of James Bond and Indiana Jones, hence the tag line,

"Dirk Pitt. Adventure has a new name"

However, the film was a box office bomb and nothing else came of it.

It probably didn't help matters that Clive Cussler himself attempted to torpedo the franchise.

But, in fairness to him, he did request to approve the script and then they made alterations without consulting him after he'd signed off.

I've probably got some of this wrong, and I imagine Dirk Pitt fans will correct me :)

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536425)

I believe that was the idea when Clive Cussler's Sahara was adapted to the big screen.

As I understand it there was a desire to turn Dirk Pitt into a brand new big screen hero, as a combination of James Bond and Indiana Jones, hence the tag line,

"Dirk Pitt. Adventure has a new name"

I've never heard of any of these.

However, the film was a box office bomb and nothing else came of it.

That explains it then. Was it any good at all?

Re:James Bond with whips (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536469)

It was well packaged and there was nothing staggeringly inconsistent. The heroes are awfully lucky, but that's the way movies are; mostly, it is easier to say that it wasn't bad, but it stumbles along at times.

Yes, well... (1)

djupedal (584558) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535951)

As long as the next plot doesn't rely on yet-another-alternate-reality scheme, where, say, Jones spends most of the movie in a coma, dreaming about Stonehenge or the Giza plateau or Atlantis, only to suddenly wake up after drifting off in a bathtub somewhere in Berkeley, I'm in. Wait....we're done w/Shia, right? No more Mutt? Mutt is off w/J.J. Binks somewhere? Permanently? Promise? Ok, then...please proceed.

Pffffft.... (5, Interesting)

VE3OGG (1034632) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535955)

Lucas whining about "research" is laughable.

Granted, Raiders of the Lost Ark had some interesting stories in it, and did at least deal with some research, but I would say the amount of true "research" in Indiana Jones films has been dropping geometrically.

Indeed, The Last Crusade, other then repeating the Romantic-era story about the grail that so many people already knew, gave no new information and instead focused on the relationship between Indy and his father.

And Crystal Skull -- from what people have told me about it is even worse. Dealing with a completely fictional back story that doesn't represent anything presently known about the crystal skulls, nor anything that is written about widely in popular paranormal literature.

No one is saying that Indiana Jones isn't a fabulous example of those serial movies from the 40s and 50s, but I am arguing that the amount of research is mind-numbingly small.

And who here thinks that this statement:

"The franchise really depends on me"

Isn't just a bit egotistical... *cough*Phantom Menace*cough*

Re:Pffffft.... (1)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536079)

"Research"??? At least he's being honest, it's obvious he doesn't have the ability now, if he ever did, to create a story that isn't a rehash. Problem is he isn't rehashing imaginative stuff by good writers, as he did in his early movies, but third-generation self-plagiarism. He should stick to marketing action figures and hand over the creative reins to someone who hasn't disappeared up their own asshole.

Re:Pffffft.... (5, Insightful)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536255)

What I want to know is this: Is Lucas out of money? Gambling debts,an expensive mistress or three to pay for? Surely he is making enough off of the "real" Star Wars trilogy,right? If he still has money why in the name of all that is good and decent in the universe is he determined to destroy every good thing he created in his youth. What's next, American Graffiti the next generation? Seriously WTH is Lucas thinking,either come up with some new ideas or sit on your money and quietly retire. But please quit screwing up our collective past with crap like,well,pretty much everything Lucas has done for the past decade and a half. But as always this is my 02c,YMMV.

Re:Pffffft.... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536397)

You don't get it do you? Lucas is rich, filthy rich. This attracts shit eaters and douchebags that also want to become rich. They lend him some money to make a movie and expect a fortune in return. Because it's their money (and because they are idiots) they force him to "broaden the experience to appeal to a wider audience demographics" (read: tone down the violence for kids, put in a smooth young main character for the gays, add some slapstick comedy elements and stereotypes for racists and idiots and devise some sort of ridiculous love story for women and those that ususally don't see action films). Cook that mixture over a writers strike for a few months, stir in some greed and stock scare and then dump it into the mainstream to milk the cow.

Perfect recipe for an awful movie. I don't actually believe that Lucas makes all these terrible decisions himself, there is probably a team of production assistants payd by the shareholders and the studio to fuck up his projects big time (or as they would call it: refine the market appeal).

Re:Pffffft.... (1)

rpillala (583965) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536473)

In Lucas' mind, his movies are the only ones that exist. Never mind that Star Wars was The Hidden Fortress [imdb.com] . If you listen to his commentary on these recent movies (I've made a huge mistake,) he's including homage to his own earlier movies.

As such, there are only about 10 movies to watch in the entire history of film. So we clearly need more.

Re:Pffffft.... (0)

mazarin5 (309432) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536543)

What's next, American Graffiti the next generation?

It's about website defacement this time.
"American Graffiti: The Lulz Generation"

Re:Pffffft.... (4, Insightful)

c (8461) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536659)

> Seriously WTH is Lucas thinking, either come up with some new ideas or
> sit on your money and quietly retire.

If you kept coming up with stupid ideas, lousy plots, terrible actors, and every nerd on the planet still paid money to see it (often multiple times), do you think maybe you'd be getting a bit of a mixed message? What, is he supposed to listen to critics? If half your "fan base" consisted of people like "Comic Book Guy", you'd probably learn to ignore them pretty quickly.

If you don't like Lucas' stuff, stop giving him your money.

c.

Re:Pffffft.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536349)

The franchise depends on him because he is going to take it down with him. Has he done anything good in the past 15 years? They really shouldn't let him direct anymore, he's like your grandfather driving 30 in a 55 zone. We all know it's time for him to stop but nobody is making him for some reason.

Re:Pffffft.... (1)

nospam007 (722110) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536537)

> Lucas whining about "research" is laughable...

I guess searching 'The Google' on the 'Internets' which cars are right for the era can be called 'research'.

Something by Dan Brown? (1)

wisty (1335733) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535959)

I know, you could make a movie about this art critic, who stumbles on a a clue to a secret society. Only problem is, he already found the holy grail.

characters (1)

FateStayNight (1000465) | more than 6 years ago | (#24535973)

I'd like to see more Indy movies but not if Shia LaBeouf is in it.

Depressing (1)

jabithew (1340853) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536007)

"The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea." *sigh*

Shit (5, Insightful)

RinzeWind (413873) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536011)

The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea

We're fucked.

Re:Shit (2, Insightful)

mikelieman (35628) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536339)

The franchise is DEAD. This last iteration, "Indiana Jones and the Crystal McGuffin" put a bullet in it.

George, STOP LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE TELLING YOU THAT YOU'RE GOOD.

They're lying to you.

Your last good idea you had was hiring Irvin Kershner and Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan for Empire.

Re:Shit (1)

ontheroll (1211614) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536477)

Only if we go watching his next movie.

Luckily, salvation is relativley easy - abscenece (or just watching re-runs of Raiders of The Lost Ark for good measure)

Indiana Jones... (2, Funny)

PJCRP (1314653) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536015)

And The Raiders of the Lost Death Star? Temple of the Lost Jedi? Last Strike of the Empire?

Re:Indiana Jones... (1)

JoeDuncan (874519) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536595)

Indiana Jones: A New Treasure? Strikes Back? and the Return of the Archaeologists? and the Revenge of the Nazis?

Maybe I am strange... (1)

Psychotria (953670) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536017)

... but "Mutt Williams and the search for Elvis" seems like it could be ok.

Re:Maybe I am strange... (2, Interesting)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536069)

Picture that movie in 3-D! With an NC-17 rating...

Re:Maybe I am strange... (3, Interesting)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536085)

If they want to keep Ford in it, then they're going to have to move the setting to a nursing home, which would segue nicely with the Elvis angle [bubbahotep.com] .

Re:Maybe I am strange... (4, Informative)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536093)

... but "Mutt Williams and the search for Elvis" seems like it could be ok.

Check out Bubba Ho-Tep [bubbahotep.com] . It's got mummies. It's got Elvis. It's got BRUCE CAMPBELL.

I'll second that! (1)

SuperMonkeyCube (982998) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536347)

In addition to the aforementioned Bruce Campbell and the savory plot points, it is also directed by Don Coscarelli. He was the director that brought us the Phantasm movies, and the not-quite-like-Andre-Norton-did-it-but-still-an-amusing-movie The Beastmaster.

In general, at this point, I would be willing to say that I enjoy a sincere low-budget production over a self-inflated, egotistical one. If Lucas was going to make a Mutt movie, perhaps we should make him use a 16mm Bell & Howell with black & white film and a smaller crew. Then he could see what he was really made of. Let him shoot little serialized 6 minute shorts and they can show them before Spielberg's features.

More? (1)

Xelios (822510) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536021)

Indiana Jones and The Quest to Regain His Dignity...

Or why don't we just cut right to the chase to keep this franchise going another 20 years:

That Kid From Transformers and Indiana Jones

If they want to revive the franchise... (5, Funny)

iapetus (24050) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536025)

Indiana Jones and the Still Beating Heart of George Lucas

Seriously, if the franchise really depends on Lucas coming up with a good idea, they might as well call it a day right now.

Outside the box (1)

UnixUnix (1149659) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536027)

Indiana Jones and the Wedding Rings of Princess Leia and Captain Picard

[to be married on the Andromeda]

New Film (1)

Wowsers (1151731) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536067)

We could call the new film "Indiana Jones: A Bridge Too Far". It describes Indiana going to Europe in search of a decent Lucas script, but Indiana pushed so far and fast across Europe he got bogged down in Arnhem (he forgot his whip), his lackey cannot help Indy because he can't land because of fog. Indiana meets intense local opposition saying "enough of the franchises and rubbish scripts." So Indiana gets beaten back and returns home empty handed.

The film will later be re-released in THX certified, ultra-cleaned up digital transfer HiDef with additional scenes to hide the lack of continuity and script errors in the original release.

Somebody stop him (1)

biscuitlover (1306893) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536075)

George Lucas... new ideas... George Lucas... new ideas... nope, that just doesn't sound right.

Seriously, if George Lucas was any good at coming up with new ideas then maybe we'd have seen some new movies in the last 10 years instead of having to look on in horror as he mercilessly butchers old classics which he knows will keep him swimming in caviar for the next decade.

I mean, if left to his own devices next thing you know he'll have a camp Vader screaming 'noooooooooo' at the sky or something. Oh hang on....

Re:Somebody stop him (0)

dzfoo (772245) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536301)

>> I mean, if left to his own devices next thing you know he'll have a camp Vader screaming 'noooooooooo' at the sky or something. Oh hang on....

My parents sent me to Camp Vader when I was a kid. That was really not cool. I still have the scars.

However, there was this fat kid who learned how to use the lightsaber... We would all laughed at him and beat him up when our Sith Councelors weren't around.

          -dZ.

Lucas has it right under his nose...errr chin. (1)

lantastik (877247) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536123)

Indiana Jones and the Search for the Giant Goiter

If he's taking fan requests..... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536129)

Can we please have a death match between Jar-Jar Binks and Shia LaBeouf? That would be about the only thing that would drag me back into the theater after the last one. The one thing Indy can't seem to dig up is a decent script.

The Amulet of Yendor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536151)

That wasn't hard.

Young Indiana Jones (1)

toxygen01 (901511) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536155)

I don't know about others, but I would love to see new series of Young Indiana Jones which used to be aired in '92 and later. Many people rates it very low, but for me it was very educating serie and was the only thing I used to watch in a TV when I was young.

Re:Young Indiana Jones (1)

mcvos (645701) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536241)

I don't know about others, but I would love to see new series of Young Indiana Jones which used to be aired in '92 and later.
Many people rates it very low, but for me it was very educating serie and was the only thing I used to watch in a TV when I was young.

I've missed most of it, but the few bits I saw were good. I'd love to see more of Young Indy. And if it works out, he could eventually grow up to be Big Indy.

But wasn't that River Phoenix? Because he's not young anymore, and also dead. Or was he only Young Indy in The Last Crusade?

Re:Young Indiana Jones (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536381)

It was not as educational as you think it was.

/Grammar Nazi

Incredibly lame (2, Insightful)

HEbGb (6544) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536171)

Lucas is going to completely destroy the franchise, just like he did with Star Wars. Clearly he has no new ideas whatsoever, as he's prefer to spend his energy squeezing every drop of life out of a one-successful brand rather than continue to create new quality films. He should be ashamed of himself.

Fountain of Youth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536185)

'Cause, you know, ILM can only do so much...

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (4, Interesting)

dalmiroy2k (768278) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536191)

Re:Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536299)

Mod parent up!
mmhm Sophia.... A nerdy kid's wet dream

In don't know... (1)

BitterOldGUy (1330491) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536369)

a movie based on a video game that was based on a movie that was based on a movie serial from the 40's (IIRC) that was based on pulp fiction novels...phew! Wouldn't that suffer from idea degeneration? - like making a copy of a copy of a copy of a ....

Subject (5, Insightful)

Legion303 (97901) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536235)

"The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea."

George Lucas hasn't had a good idea since about 1982. Well, I guess not passing the fedora to Shia LaBeouf would be a good idea if Lucas had given the correct reason for it: Shia can't act.

Breaking...Indy V working title (2, Funny)

PietjeJantje (917584) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536291)

Following the big financial success of Indy IV, Lucas has decided to further pursue the theme of self parodying absurdities.
Mel Brooks has been cast as the new Indy. Rick Moranis is close to being signed as the new bad guy.
Work title: Indiana Jones and The Power of The Schwartz.

Re:Breaking...Indy V working title (1)

Cylix (55374) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536333)

I like it...

Except replace brooks with Mel Gibson, make him an escaped mental patient who thinks he is a cop and make Rick Moranis his weak willed therapist trying to bring him back!

Mel Gibson believes himself to be a cop is trying to solve a case.

Then twist it up and make him right and then make it a semi-action flick. (Mel Gibson still being insane and not a cop.)

Re:Breaking...Indy V working title (1)

rhyder128k (1051042) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536539)

George could make it so the lady cop calls him sugar tits first.

Here comes the cross over (2, Funny)

Layth (1090489) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536309)

Indiana Jones and the Portal of Tatooine

"Dr. Jones discovers the lost continent of Atlantis, containing a portal that jarringly thrusts him backwards though time, to a land far far away. After pooling resources with a seemingly kind hearted philanthropist by the name of palpatine, they leverage indi's scientific earth-knowledge of stem cells to construct a device that elicits a rapid growth in users midi-chlorian count. After mysteriously falling into the wrong hands, it becomes predictably obvious that the galaxies last, best hope for peace requires Jedi Jones to fly his ship into an enemies space station and blow it up from within."

There's a problem... (1)

BitterOldGUy (1330491) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536373)

what happens if Indy comes face to face with Hans Solo?!?

Re:There's a problem... (1)

strelitsa (724743) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536393)

He'll buy Hans a schnapps and ask him for a ride in the Jahrtausendfalke?

It's all part of the Legacy (1)

Layth (1090489) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536559)

It makes sense for these two characters to look so similar.
You see, Han Solo is actually a relic of Jedi Jones, left over from the clone wars.

Use The Force, Luke(as) (1)

strelitsa (724743) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536313)

If you liked Greedo shooting first or the FBI agent's guns morphing into walkie-talkies, you'll love the kinder gentler Indy as he takes on the Japanazi rats while snapping a copy of Al Gore's Earth In The Balance instead of that long leather symbol of the slavemasters of the old South.

Who judges whether or not it's a good idea? (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536327)

Because lets face it, the guy hasn't come up with a good idea in quite some time.

new with (1)

referal (1338415) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536395)

The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea... hmmm Elechub [elechub.com]

and the (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536463)

Indiana Jones and the hunt for a plot
Indiana Jones and the replacement clone
Indiana Jones and the hunt for more $

fail (1)

nzeer (968326) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536491)

'The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea...' You have proven again and again that you are completely out of, not just good but any captivating, ideas. Give it up. We loathe you and await your departure eagerly, so you will stop raping our childhood heros repeatedly to feed your ego.

Lucas style research (1)

heroine (1220) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536547)

For George, researching a movie means researching the copy protection for the movie.

Fate of Atlantis (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24536553)

To anyone who's played Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, why don't/didn't they make that into a movie? Thought the story line was great and would have made a watchable movie.

No, you've got it wrong... (1)

Orleron (835910) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536607)

The next trilogy will be:
Indiana Jones and The Marketing Campaign of Doom

Indiana Jones and The Teenie Boppers Who Eat This Stuff Up

Indiana Jones and The Oh Fuck It Just Give Me Cash

come on guys! (2, Insightful)

ramul (1103299) | more than 6 years ago | (#24536627)

george lucas' attitude makes for unintentional humour sometimes if you ask me

eg anakin and his bitch rolling around in field of grass . ahhh, heartwarming

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