Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Paramount has released two new television spots for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Meanwhile, The Playlist noticed a very telling slip-up in a recent Harrison Ford interview:
“It was the three of us, Steven, George and I, coming to agreement on the central notion of it all,” Ford said. “I think the original idea is still a large piece of it in the movie, but it’s been developed and worked on in ways that made it a lot more palatable to Steven and I.”
Lucas explains to the AP: “They wanted to go off on some other tangent. I said, ‘I’m not going to do that. I’m going to stick with this no matter what, so we either do this or we don’t. That’s it.’ Finally, we got something that we could all compromise on and all be happy with. It wasn’t quite as wacky as I wanted it to be, but it still is subtle and nice and works really well and has the same idea behind it.”
The Playlist’s translation is pretty much dead on: “Lucas is a stubborn f**k and insisted that there be some Roswell-like aliens from outer space central theme in ‘Indy 4′ and we finally relented, but it’s done in a tasteful way that hopefully shouldn’t turn off everyone who’s childhood’s were ruined by the shitty ‘Star Wars’ prequels.”
Check out the two new television spots below.
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