By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
All of the news that has surrounded Indiana Jones 4 of late has had to do with the script written by Jeff Nathanson. First we heard that it was complete and given the thumbs up, then we heard it was getting minor adjustments and then we finally heard that Lucas planned to sit down with Nathanson and go over the script to create a 'final' draft. Though we figured this news could only mean some TBA delays for the film, Lucas later announced that we could still expect the script in 2005.
Well, 2005 is almost up and I guess we should have expected some sort of update from Lucas and crew... but it's not exactly about the script.
Indy 4 Has Lucas' Attention
Eddie from theindyexperience sent over an alert that George Lucas has recently announced that he is now spending all of his time and efforts on Indiana Jones IV. So, I guess we can only assume that the script is complete or at least near completion.
George Lucas flew into New York yesterday to attend the big premiere of King Kong. There, Lucas spoke with FOXNews, where he spoke about his tweaking of Jeff Nathanson's Indiana Jones 4 screenplay, assuring fans that it won't last forever:
So the big news is that Lucas is now devoting himself full-time to writing and producing "Indiana Jones 4." Steven Spielberg, of course, will direct.
Lucas told me that he's got a script now from Jeff Nathanson, and he's tweaking it. That won't go on forever, he assured me, and filming will occur before Harrison Ford goes into a nursing home.
Indiana Jones 4 still has an expected release date of summer 2006,
a date that we have continued to doubt as time has gone by. Maybe make Indy IV a holiday release?