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Looks like Steven Spielberg wants to direct new “Indiana Jones” movie after all…

Despite George Lucas no longer being involved in the “Indiana Jones” franchise, it seems that Steven Spielberg still wants to be involved directing these films and he wants to direct the reboot. Spielberg is not confirmed yet, he’s just interested and there is no script as of yet.

More here:

http://deadline.com/2015/02/steven-spielberg-direct-chris-pratt-indiana-jones-reboot-1201378113/

Will Harrison still be involved in some form, though? We’ll have to wait and see.

Spielberg has a lot of passion for the Indiana Jones character and you can see that he still does. As long as Spielberg wants to direct, I’m sure he’ll get it. I’ll go see it as long as Spielberg is directing, why not?

Kev

Harrison is 72, y’all, I don’t think he can do his own stunts anymore!!!!

I understand how those are mad that Disney/Lucasfilm are moving on without Harrison Ford as Indy but keep in mind that the man is 72 now. I don’t think he has what it takes to play action scenes anymore. I think Harrison is pretty much done playing action movies. Just about anyways.

When he did “The Expendables 3”, Harrison had some action scenes but there was nothing that involved anything physical. All Harrison did was fly around in a helicopter. He didn’t do any running or punching. I’m sure he won’t do much of his own stunts in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” either ’cause remember he got himself hurt trying to get on the Millennium Falcon. I don’t think you’ll see Harrison do too much physical stuff in Star Wars 7. He’s probably gonna be flying the Falcon for most of the movie anyways, I betcha.

Again, I understand why people are mad that Harrison may not be playing Indy anymore but keep in mind he is 72. It’s about time for him to move on and I’m sure Disney got his blessing anyways.

Soon, I’m sure Harrison will speak out on why he’s not in the new Indy film.

How much do you wanna bet that Harrison said no and turned it down? Maybe his age has nothing to do with turning down Indy. Maybe he felt that he can’t do it without George and Steve, ya know what I mean? It wouldn’t make sense to have Harrison as Indy when Steve is not directing and George is not in charge of the story, ya know? I’d say it’s actually a good idea not to have Harrison in when George and Steve are not involved. We’ll wait to see what Harrison himself says.

Sure, I’m a little disappointed too that Harrison is not gonna be involved it looks like but hey… it’s Hollywood. That’s the way it goes.

Kev

Disney wants Chris Pratt to play Indiana Jones for reboot and I’m actually okay with that!

I’m all for an Indy reboot as long as they keep the stories original and not make them a “remake” of the original series, ya know? I was hoping for an Indy 5 with Harrison still playing Indy but it’s understandable he can’t play the role anymore ’cause of his age, ya know? Harrison is 72 and I can’t seem him running around with a whip trying to fight the Nazis.

I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan… always have been.

Remember, George Lucas sold the rights of Lucasfilm to Disney so this gives Disney the right to make any Lucasfilm based movies all they want to that includes Indy so Steven Spielberg must be okay with Disney doing this too.

http://deadline.com/2015/01/chris-pratt-indiana-jones-guardians-of-the-galaxy-disney-1201360637/

I’m a huge fan of the Indy movies. I love all 4 of ’em (Yes, I thought “Crystal Skull” was great so suck it, haters). Hopefully they do a good job with this too. As long as this won’t be a complete remake of “Raiders”, I’m okay with that.

Who knows though, maybe Harrison will still star in this new film. Maybe Indy (played by Harrison) will pass the whip to a younger archaeologist (Chris Pratt). We’ll wait and see, though.

I don’t see Steven Spielberg directing the next Indy film. Spielberg won’t do it without George being in charge.

Kev

Look like Spielberg will finally direct a live-action film for kids after all!!!

Steven Spielberg haven’t directed a live-action film for children in a long time. He hasn’t directed a kids film since, “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” in 1997. Over the last decade or so, he mostly kept his focus on political/historic films and sci-fi films over the years. In the early 80’s/90’s, he was known for making films for kids and families such as “E.T.”, “Close Encounters”, the Indiana Jones movies, “Hook”, “Jurassic Park”, etc. Look like he’s finally going back to it.

Spielberg is planning to adapt Road Dahl’s “BFG” to the big screen.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/steven-spielberg-roald-dahls-the-bfg-1201164423/

Kev

Spielberg and Hanks to re-team for fourth film together…

Look like Spielberg finally found his next directorial project since his 2012 film, “Lincoln”. Spielberg will re-team with Tom Hanks for the fourth time. This will be a thriller set during the Cold War and will be based on the true story of James Donovan. The other three films Spielberg/Hanks worked together for was obviously: “Saving Private Ryan”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “The Terminal”.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/tom-hanks-teams-with-steven-spielberg-for-cold-war-thriller-1201160086/

Look like Spielberg is staying away from films for children and family. Except that his upcoming planned sci-fi film, “Robopocalypse” maybe aimed at children?

Kev

 

Richard Donner confirms Spielberg wrote story for “Goonies II”…

It appears that Steven Spielberg is still involved with the “Goonies” ’cause he wants the sequel to happen just as much as the rest of us. Spielberg came up with the idea of the first movie and he’ll do the same with the sequel. As long as Spielberg is still involved… I’m all for it.

I don’t like the plot idea where the Goonies have kids now and they go on a new adventure. Here we go again with the passing the torch to younger kids. I would rather have the Goonies as full grown adults going on a new adventure together, that would make it more interesting. Having the full grown “Goonies” go on a new adventure with the Fratelli brothers getting their revenge on them is a good plot idea to me.

I can see the sequel having more booby traps similar to the last one except the booby traps will be a little different and more exciting.

Of course, with today’s technology in movie making, you can betcha this movie will be probably be filmed in 3-D and will probably have tons of CGI.

It looks like Richard Donner is committed to moving forward to this.

http://www.slashfilm.com/steven-spielberg-the-goonies-2/

Kev

Richard Donner the man himself finally confirms, “Goonies” sequel is happening…

I hate TMZ like most people and rarely report anything from them here but I think this one is worth it. For many years, there have been talk of a “Goonies” sequel reuniting the original cast (pictured above). Will we see the return of Mikey, Mouth, Brand, Data, Chunk, Andy and Stef back on the big screen for one more time? Richard Donner says he’s gonna try to bring back everybody from the first movie.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/05/richard-donner-goonies-sequel-finally-happening/

The first “Goonies” is one of my favorite films of all time. I’ve seen that film too many times and it’s one of those movies you can watch over and over again. I loved that movie ever since I was a child. I’m sure we’ll get a lot of complainers and doubters about this… they will be like, “Hollywood is running out of ideas” but to be honest with you, I think a sequel is a good idea.

It’ll be interesting to see what the kids lives would be like years after the events of the first film. I think it be cool if they go on another adventure together and make another pirate discovery like they did in the first film.

Mama Fratelli and Sloth won’t be able to come back because the actors who played those characters died in real life. I can see the Fratelli brothers coming back though. It’ll be kind of cool to see Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi back as Francis and Jake.

While most of the original cast have moved on to different things… a few of the cast are big movie stars now… there might be a big possibility of them returning. The original cast maybe older but as you can see in the photo above, they still look GREAT together. Josh Brolin would obviously be the biggest star of them all by now, though.

Another thing to keep in mind, the actor who plays Chunk is not overweight anymore so we probably won’t see the return of the truffle shuffle. 😦

I’m all for the sequel. Bring it on! \m/

Kev

I say Disney/Lucasfilm should leave Indiana Jones alone…

A scary rumor was brought up this morning that Disney/Lucasfilm is thinking about re-booting the Indiana Jones franchise with Bradley Cooper taking over Indy if the Harrison Ford starring, “Indiana Jones 5” isn’t going on. Thankfully the rumor turned out not to be true! Don’t get me wrong. Bradley Cooper is a talented actor and one of the best out there but Indy isn’t for him. Bradley is too good looking and pretty to be playing Indy anyways.

I don’t mind Disney/Lucasfilm continuing on with Star Wars but Indy can’t be done without it’s original team. I feel that Indy needs to be done none other by the original three: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford. George Lucas no longer wants to be a part of this. It is still not yet known whether or not Spielberg wants to direct “Indy 5”. It is also not yet known whether or not Harrison is coming back although he has expressed interest in coming back in past interviews.

I love Indiana Jones. “Raiders Of the Lost Ark” will always be the best film. That film is a classic. No matter how many times Disney reboots Indy, nothing will EVER top “Raiders”. “Raiders” is one of my favorite movies ever. “Temple of Doom” was great. “The Last Crusade” was great too. “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” was pretty good except I didn’t like Shia Labeouf being in that film and didn’t care for the Nuke the Fridge scene like most people. Other than that, “Crystal Skull” was an okay film.

Indy should continue on with a 5th movie but not under Disney. Like I repeatedly said, it needs to be done by the original three. If it’s not done by the original three, then don’t do Indy at all.

Disney being in charge of Indy is scary stuff. I can’t see the upcoming Indy movies being loaded with CGI and the films being aimed for kids.

Will Steven Spielberg still be on for directing the next Indy film? I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see. I am predicting though that Spielberg won’t direct the next one ’cause he probably can’t make it without George. Same with Harrison. He might not do it without George either.

I think they should just leave it as these 4 films. Indy having a large number of sequels would be pretty lame. Continue on with Star Wars all you want to but Indy can’t be touched. Of course they won’t. They’re gonna keep making Indy sequels and make loads of money off it.

Will I go see the next Indy movie? I don’t know. If Harrison agrees to reprise his role as Indy once again, maybe but if he’s not gonna be in the next one… then no. Depends on how good the plot is gonna be and stuff.

Kev

“Jurassic World” set for June of 2015…

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Universal announced the title for the 4th installment to the Jurassic Park franchise: “Jurassic World” is set for release on June 12, 2015.

Once again, Steven Spielberg will NOT direct this one but he will still help produce. Colin Trevorrow will be the director.

No details on the plot and no casting as of yet but I’m sure we’ll hear more as time goes along.

The Hollywood Reporter, reports.

I wonder if Sam Neil or Jeff Goldblum will return to this one? Maybe both of these guys will star in the film together? Keep in mind that both of these men are aging so they might be a little too old to be running around getting chased by dino’s but ya never know though. Maybe Sam and Jeff would be game to coming back? Anyway, I’m pretty sure we’re gonna see a few familiar faces. They will indeed have a few cast members from the earlier films. One actor I hope to see return to the franchise is Richard Attenborough who played the park’s creator, John Hammond. You probably remember him from the first two films, right?

I like the Jurassic Park series; however, I find Jurassic Park III to be the best one. That was the one where Sam Neil returned in the leading role. JP3 was actually a pretty intense movie.

I hope they do a good job with JP4. I wish them luck.

Kev