In this latest addition of 'What They Are Doing
Now', we take a look at the current developments of Harrison Ford including
his upcoming projects. Though entirely absent for 2005, except when he helped
Amazon deliver orders during the summer, Ford has quite a few big-hitters
coming our way beginning in 2006. Actually, his biggest film, Indiana
Jones IV, will come in 2007, but nevermind that right now.
Considering that Ford should be enjoying free time since his load for 2006
isn't strained [yet], maybe the upcoming Civil War thriller Manhunt
will keep him busy.
Manhunt Gets Ford
Though the words Civil War thriller is rarely mentioned,
if ever, the upcoming film Manhunt has definitely earned some nice
attention with Harrison Ford jumping on board. According to Variety,
Walden Media picked up Harrison Ford to play war hero Col. Everton Conger,
leader of the search for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.
Manhunt will focus on the tense days after Lincoln's assassination
in 1865 and follow the New York Cavalry as it solves the mystery that eventually
leads to John Wilkes Booth, a conspirer behind a plot that threatens to
plunge the nation back into war. Col. Everton Conger was in command of the
troops when they tracked down Booth to a Virginia barn 12 days after Lincoln
You can get a head start on Manhunt by
purchasing James L. Swanson's upcoming book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase
for Lincoln's Killer, the same novel that the film is based on. I appreciate
Walden Media's efficiency on adapting a book that isn't even released yet;
Now we have to ask ourselves if adding Harrison FORD to a story about Lincoln
is just one more coincidence in the JFK/Lincoln paradox. Wasn't JFK killed
in a FORD automobile and Lincoln killed in FORD's theatre? Creepy!