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Between Age of Adaline and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, Harrison Ford is having a pretty solid week, so what better time to countdown some of our favorite characters he's played over the years.
When a rumor implied that Chris Pratt could take over as Indiana Jones, fans were already sizing the Guardians of the Galaxy star up for a signature fedora and leather jacket. After those rumors digested for some time, the question of validity was posed to Guardians director, James Gunn, and let's just say he questions the validity.
I think it's fair to say we're all on the same page in that no one wants another Indiana Jones movie if it's not done right. Talk of Disney reviving the franchise -- with Star-Lord-himself Chris Pratt reportedly eyed to portray the adventurous archeologist -- has been swirling for weeks now, and the latest update is that Steven Spielberg wants to direct the picture... if the script is good.
Chris Pratt is the new Harrison Ford…in a sense. But when talk emerged of him being eyed to headline a new reboot of the daredevil archaeologist, the Internet went up in a blaze of glory. So, will or he won’t he pick up the iconic hat and whip?
While it's safe to say his recent projects have been keeping him busy, Kingsman director, Matthew Vaughn still found some time to speculate on the potential of directing some very iconic franchises. We're talking “Wormie” and “Indy” big!
In case you haven't noticed, Chris Pratt has kind of become the biggest star in Hollywood. With lead roles in two of 2014's biggest hits - The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy - he has amassed a massive fanbase and demand, and that looks to continue this year with the release of Jurassic World.
Are you struggling to think of a Christmas gift for a movie-mad pal? Or how about an acquaintance that you don’t want to spend dozens of dollars on? Either way, the perfect present has been released and not only is it an ode to one of the greatest scenes in blockbuster movie history, but it’s also delightfully gross too.
The duo was asked about filming the notorious Flying Wing sequence after a Hollywood screening of their remade creation, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The New Version. Though reluctant at first, the team finally figured out how to raise enough money to build the Flying Wing, acquire costumes and extras to play Arab and Nazi soldiers, track down vintage trucks and piece together this sequence… just to blow it up in a fiery wreck.
Indiana Jones 5 is apparently finally going to happen, after several years of false starts, bogus rumors and alleged new casting announcements. And it looks like it's cinematographer Janusz Kaminski we have to thank for having a part in revealing that production on the fifth installment to the beloved franchise could soon become a reality.
Steven Soderbergh uses Raiders of the Lost Ark to teach a masterclass on the importance of scene staging in films. It's like going to film school without the awful tuition!
Go deep inside Industrial Light and Magic to see how they created the visual magic in films like Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom via this 1984 episode of Nova
Most of us love villains. Even if we root against them, deep down we can’t get enough of their nefarious little schemes and their incessant plotting. Done correctly, they can be the most memorable things about superhero/ gangster/ crime/ high school movies. But it’s time we took a step back and realized these sociopaths, murderers, assholes, douche bags, bitches and bloodsuckers don’t act alone.
This leads to what basically amounts to open season as far as casting rumors are concerned. Anybody could play Indiana Jones! Ergo, everyone can play Indiana Jones!
The news – and sad news, at that – is that Darabont isn’t involved. Which is terrible. The screenwriter who tackled The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile wrote numerous episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and penned numerous treatments for a possible Indiana Jones sequel – several elements of which ended up in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Ford’s silence regarding Star Wars, apparently, isn’t because he’s signed or unsigned, but rather because part of his Star Wars involvement hinges on a new Indiana Jones picture. Wait, check that, TWO Indiana Jones pictures.
The news from last week that the Walt Disney Company and Paramount Pictures had finalized a deal regarding the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise screamed one thing to fans loud and clear: there is going to be an Indiana Jones 5.
The Digital HD releases for each of the films will be available beginning on November 19. Individual Blu-ray copies will follow just a few weeks later, on December 17. Here’s the cover art for each of the four brand new Blu-ray releases. Of the four, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is the only film that has been available individually on Blu-ray before.
The Big Bang Theory episode that aired on October 10th was called "The Raiders of Minimization,' and centered Sheldon (Jim Parsons) showing Amy (Mayim Bialik) one of his all-time favorite movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, only to have it spoiled by her analysis.
not even the internet can stand up to Mississippi natives Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, who spent 7 years of their 1980s adolescent lives filming a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s classic Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. The full story behind this massive (and massively impressive) undertaking is detailed in Alan Eisenstock’s book Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.
Whedon makes note of the scene in the film where Indy (Harrison Ford) confronts two swordsmen, and reaches for his gun… which isn’t there. Spielberg cues up Ford’s trademark shit-eating grin, and the audience laughs because it reminds them of the classic scene where Indiana shot the swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark. But the truth is that it doesn't make sense in the context of the story being told.