Friday, June 29, 2007
Check out any of the below sites for pictures that appear to be Indy piggybacking a ride on the back of Shia" (Abner "Mutt" Ravenwood) motorcycle. Can you tell which are them and which are their stunt doubles?
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
That said, a mysterious individual with some alleged Indy plot details popped up on Ain'tItCool's latest Indy IV talkback yesterday and today. He has the handle "JettL93" and seemed un-arrogantly confident in "clarifying" some of the rumors flying around the upcoming Indy sequel. I'm not saying this is George Lucas' son, Jett, who was born in 1993, but it's certainly an interesting coincidence.
Stranger things have happened on AICN talkbacks before. Last November Syl Stallone himself visited the site to read reactions to Rocky Balboa news and later participated in numerous Q&A rounds with talkbackers.
And several months ago a talkbacker going by the name "Walter B" outted himself as Bruce Willis on Die Hard 4.0 talkbacks and engaged in Q&A's through the talkback for several days.
*POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD*
Among "Jett's" Indy IV comments are...
Dinosaurs rumored to be in the film: "there is ... a scene involving a dino dig and indy looking for another artifact when he runs into some baddies, and theres a chase through the dig site...they are not live dinos.."
Stan Winston is creating "creatures" for this film: "Remember indy 4 is going to deal with the supernatural aspects of the 50's, but it won't just be out there, it will use science and history to explian the pasranormal aspetcs (sic) of the film."
Shia is Indy and Marion's son: "Shia is not (Indy's) real kid...he's marian ravenwoods kid, but indy is sort of a father figure to him"
So, is this info legit? Is this just some talkbacker with an unusually inordinate amount of reserved non-know-it-all attitude that wants to look like they know what they're talking about? Who can say. Either way, there's a heck of a lot of fun in all the speculation.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
But I have gotten beyond my strong disappointment with the production. First there was the bait and switch My. Bay and Steven Spielberg pulled on the fans by telling them they wanted to ake a very "G1" movie ("G1" references the first few season of the show). Then production art started "leaking out" in the spring of 2006 and very little looked like G1 Transformers.
And most G1 Transformer fans gasped in surprise.
Making changes so that a character who originally transformed into a minivan now transforms into a pickup truck- not a big deal. The flames on Optimus Prime? Heinous and crass for the humble Autobot leader. But they were gradually reduced. So much in fact you can barely see them when Opitmus is in robot form. But the incredibly shitty robot designs that make it hard to find their facial features was and still remains in vapidly poor taste. And let's not forget about the leaked script from last February. I read it several times and it stunk just as bad with each read. The story is secondary to the action scenes. And the character development? It's tertiary to the storyline. I could go on and on, but I won't. It's pointless. There was so much potential to make a good movie, not just the typical Michael Bay "explosion-fest"
Show your disgust for Bay with TINO shirt, won't you?
Yes, folks, Indiana Jones IV officially started filming earlier this week and on Thursday June 21, 2007, Mr. Spielberg himself snapped this picture of something that hasn't been seen in over over 18 years.
Although I'm skeptical of a few things associated with this production coughShiaLaBirthcough, seeing Harrison Ford in his famous fedora again has really got me pretty excited. Sure Spielberg is likely just trying to atone for the hand he had in destroying the movie of 80's toy phenomenon Transformers (TINO!) with this Indiana Jones pic, but I have to say right now, it's working.
Check out IndianaJones.com for updates on the production of the yet (unofficially) named Indy sequel (though rumors stemming from Frank Darabont's old draft are that it will be called "Indiana Jones and the City of Gods").
Read more production rumors at The Raider.net