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His old Indiana Jones friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, were Frank Darabont, still fresh off his Oscar-nominated screenplay for. John Moore laments the lost, Shia-free version of Lucas and Spielberg’s summer hit but is it by Frank Darabont?. An alternate version of the script, possibly written by Frank Darabont, was Titled “Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods,” the version of the.

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But the two worked out a compromise – there could be aliens, but there couldn’t be flying saucers. Darabont finished his script toward the end of and presented it to Steven Spielberg. Recently his script for the fourth Indiana Jones movie surfaced on the Internet.

Nobody should have that much power. The script is often very clever.

His old Indiana Jones friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, were on hand to speak at the event, marking the first time they’d all been in the same room together in many years. So what’s the biggest difference between the two versions? Nathanson’s script was called Indiana Jones and the Atomic Antsbut that script wasn’t quite up to snuff, either.

In the past, the scripts for the Indiana Jones films were crafted by some fairly impressive scribes. Your password should be at least seven characters long.

Oddly enough, the first name tossed around put everyone at ease. It reminds us of how manufactured most movies are, the creative committee stretching far beyond the simple mandates of a wide-eyed aficionado. However, Darabont got to design his own action sequences too, and they’re just as exciting.

I earned that hat. We’ll let Marion ask: About three weeks ago, 11 June, G4TV’s The Feed – along with several other sites – ran reviews of what they called “a bootleg copy” of the script. From tohe helped fashion the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles into a cult hit. And no one knows if Darabont’s particular vision would stay intact throughout the production process, a system that sees stars, producers, studios, and eventual focus groups adding their trademark two cents.


Subscribe to our Newsletter! Of course, with all things Indy, Lucas made sure his imprint was all over the proposed plot. And the action scenes? Darabont turned in three versions of his screenplay, culminating in ‘s Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods. Today we have something special for you George Lucas is working on an idea now.

Indy always seems to work better when he’s up against a Belloq, an evil cult, or those bedeviling Germans of the Third Reich.

The Lost Scripts, Part III: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods | Mental Floss

We’ll let Marion ask:. In its place was a moment of fanboy fodder, followed by little else. Is the silly stuff still as silly?

The last big difference rests in one of Kingdom ‘s weakest subtexted – the notion of Indiana Jones as a potential communist sympathizer. As Lucas and Spielberg started working on ideas for another movie, Lucas refused to scriph from an idea he had five years before — a s sci-fi B-movie tribute involving aliens and flying saucers.

Shia can get his own hat.

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Yeah, they’re all here, as well as some even sillier stuff, like an “Anaconda”-esque snake that devours Indy whole and a jonnes for Henry Jones Sr. The banter between the two old lovers sparkles, a lot of it recalling dialogue from “Raiders.


In addition, the script is filled with interesting Indy-esque characters, such as a henchman known as The Thin Man, who dresses in black and has a scar running down his face darabonnt a milky-white eye. What is the sum of: Another to be the deadliest creature alive.

Spielberg, who thought up the story concept for the fourth film, loved the script. When Indy is asked what he wants, Marion is able to shake him out of his trance, and that’s when he realizes all he wants is her. It’s been 20 insiana since Indiana Jones was in his prime.

Indiana Jones and the Search for a Better Script

We don’t see the Ark in this movie, though we can assume from the jonrs that we’re in the same warehouse. Last I heard, she fell in love and married some big-shot director.

Calls to Paramount and Lucasfilm were unreturned at press time. It was widely reported beforehand that Darabont had written a rejected Indiana Jones screenplay. For one, the conversation after the event is much more pointed — Indy actually talks about nuclear weapons with his interrogators, telling them that he doesn’t think anybody should have that indiqna power.

Spielberg also refused to budge on not liking that idea. At his latest dig, a Russian friend and colleague, Yuri Makovsky, has been visiting him for a few weeks. After all, Lucas loves to keep a lid on his ftank, the better to keep the potential detractors at bay.