Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
In June of 2009, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull co-star Shia LaBeouf told reporters that Steven Spielberg had “cracked” the story for Indiana Jones 5 and he thinks “they’re gearing that up.” But as far as I can tell, no screenwriter has been hired to turn that idea into a script. Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford reiterated the first part of Shia’s previous statement, telling the BBC this week that “Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we’re seeing what comes of it.” Ford went on to explain the process:
“The process works like this… We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it’s ready and we do it.”
Right now it sounds like they are only at step one. If a fifth Indiana Jones movie ever happens, it’s very likely we won’t see it for some time.