In March, Disney announced that Steven Spielberg would be returning to direct Harrison Ford in a new Indiana Jones movie. While most of the internet was skeptical and cynical about the announcement, I was hopeful that Indiana Jones 5 could be a return to form for the beloved franchise. One of the reasons I cited was that George Lucas is not involved in this new film. Director Steven Spielberg later commented that Lucas would be involved as an executive producer on the project, stating “I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That’d be insane.” This comment has worried a lot of people, as Lucas was widely blamed for the most horrible aspects of the last installment, Indiana Jones and the Kindom of the Crystal Skull.
But don’t worry, my initial report seems to be confirmed by new comments from Indiana Jones 5 screenwriter David Koepp. Find out what he says about George Lucas Indiana Jones 5 involvement, after the jump.
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If you like to collect some of Funko’s endless array of POP! Vinyls, then you might know that there is an exclusive Indiana Jones figure available at Disney Parks stores (at the actual park) while supplies last. It’s modeled after his appearance in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with the figure holding one of the Sankara stones and a machete. The only problem is it’s impossible to find, and sales online have seen the figure selling for upwards of $80.
However, if you’re in the market for a cheaper Indiana Jones Funko POP Vinyl figure, then we have good news. There’s another Disney Parks exclusive figure coming, but this time it will be made available for purchase online. Check it out after the jump! Read More »
Artist Patrick Schoenmaker has spent the last five years creating an animated Indiana Jones movie which was finally released online. The passion project comes in the form of a 1 minute and 40 second short film showing off the incredible possibilities when translating George Lucas‘ and Steven Spielberg‘s creation to the hand-drawn animated medium. Hit the jump to watch it now.
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We’re going to change things up with The Toy Box a bit so we can get all this cool stuff to you a little faster than once a week. Instead, we’ll be rounding up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves a few times a week so you can get your hands on stuff right away.
The latest installment features an Indiana Jones Funko POP Vinyl that you can only get at the theme park shops, an incredible set of new, detailed Ghostbusters statues, some lightsaber-themed housewares, an impressive figure featuring King Leonidas from 300, and a batch of exclusive Mondo goodies for Planet of the Apes.
See everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »
During the Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling presentation at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, it was quickly and quietly mentioned that the Lucasfilm Story Group is not only working on the future of Star Wars movies, but also the future of the Indiana Jones series. What does this mean for the future of Indiana Jones stories? Could we get a multi-platform Indiana Jones universe?
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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
This week brings a new assembly of Star Wars and Star Trek items, as well as some new Funko POP Vinyls for characters from Labyrinth and the first ever Indiana Jones figure in the collectible line. There’s also a vinyl release of the Swiss Army Man soundtrack on the way, a couple new South Park figures, and a cuddly friend from Finding Dory.
See all that and more in this edition of The Toy Box. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Disney has no plans to end the Indiana Jones franchise after the upcoming fifth film. They may, however, have plans to reboot it. CEO Bob Iger says while we shouldn’t expect a Star Wars-style Indiana Jones universe, the series might head in a new “direction.”
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. At the moment, Disney is still developing Indiana Jones 5. The studio has already announced that Steven Spielberg will be back to direct, with Harrison Ford starring and John Williams scoring. Now we’ve learned that George Lucas will be back as well, serving as an executive producer. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
When Steven Spielberg sits down for a full and proper interview, it is our duty as movie fans to pay attention. The greatest filmmaker in modern Hollywood history can often feel a little enigmatic (he doesn’t bother with things like DVD commentaries) and getting any kind of window into his process and life feels invaluable. So the arrival of two new profiles on Spielberg, his work, and his various companies is a cause for celebration – both stories are filled with wonderful anecdotes, insights and even a tease or two.
Oh, and Spielberg promises that he won’t be killing off Indiana Jones in the upcoming fifth movie.
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This month, on June 12, fans can celebrate the 35th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that introduced us to archaeologist Indiana Jones and his passion for making sure historical artifacts end up in a museum instead of in the hands of Nazis. In honor of this anniversary, Bottleneck Gallery in New York City has teamed up with Acme Archives for a new Raiders of the Lost Ark print from artist Laurent Durieux. There will be three different editions of the print available for sale on June 2, and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »
For years we’ve been hearing about Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made. The fan film at the center of the documentary is famous for being a passionate shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark created by some of the most loyal and dedicated Indiana Jones fans, and now we’re going to learn every gritty detail about how it was made.
Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb began working on Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation when they were just kids, but they wouldn’t finish it until 20 years later. Raiders! tells the story of how they made their film, lost their aspirations to become filmmakers, and reunited to finish the movie once and for all once it became a cult hit on the web.
Watch the Raiders documentary trailer after the jump. Read More »