Shia LaBeouf denies Indy 4 casting rumor at press event for the animated Surf’s Up, his latest film.
Not so, LaBeouf said. “That’s just a rumor,” he insisted. “I know that when I have a job I sign contracts, I talk to directors, and that hasn’t happened, and until that happens, I’m out of work. I’m looking at a bunch of different things.”
Would he take the role if offered? “If that happens, of course I’m on board,” he said. “It’s a dream job, but it’s a rumor right now.”
Then, apparently, tries on a fedora. Uh-huh.
Steven Spielberg confirms that the fourth Indiana Jones is his next movie. Well, I’m shocked.
Or so George claims. I’ll believe it when I see it…
[Spielberg] was ecstatic with the result and was ready to shoot it two years ago. He was very, very happy with the script and said it was the best draft of anything since Raiders of the Lost Ark. That’s really high praise and gave me a real sense of accomplishment, especially when you love the material you’re working on as much as I love the Indiana Jones films.
And then you have George Lucas read it and say, ‘Yeah, I don’t think so, I don’t like it.’ And then he resets it to zero when Spielberg is ready to shoot it that coming year, [which] is a real kick to the nuts. You can only waste so much time and so many years of your life on experiences like that, you can only get so emotionally invested and have the rug pulled out from under you before you say enough of that.
Harrison Ford said he feels “fit to continue” playing Indiana Jones at age 64. Maybe 60 really is the new 40?
“We’re basically going to do The Phantom Menace”, says Lucas (stay with him here, he’s making a point). “People’s expectations are way higher than you can deliver. You could just get killed for the whole thing…We would do it for fun and just take the hit with the critics and the fans…But nobody wants to get into it unless they are really happy with it”.
Well, yes. But don’t encourage them, George. Bringing up TPM in this context – no matter how good a point you attach to it – is just going to make the fanboys start pre-frothing.
Although, a LFL crossover I’d like to see? A golden Jar-Jar.
In an interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall says Australia is a “definite possibility” for the fourth film’s production. Marshall also said that the film will take place 10 or 12 years after The Last Crusade. If that’s the case, Harrison Ford might have to trot out that mileage line again…