For a movie that hasn’t been written yet and is still four years away from its release, we sure seem to know a lot about the upcoming Indiana Jones movie. We know that both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will return, John Williams will write the score, George Lucas isn’t writing the story, and Indiana Jones will not get killed at the end of the movie. We also know that Disney is tinkering with giving the Indiana Jones franchise the Star Wars treatment, possibly exploring a combination of prequels, sequels, and standalone films all taking place in the Indiana Jones universe.
Jason Bourne, the latest installment in the popular Bourne Identity series of espionage films, approaches its home video release next week on December 6. That film, released this past summer, raked in a grand total of $415.2 million at the global box office.
With each passing year it becomes increasingly outrageous that Joe Cornish hasn’t directed a film since 2011’s Attack the Block, the fantastic sci-fi film that introduced us to an incredibly talented up-and-coming director. Cornish’s name has since been rumored for various projects, but only one of them ever seemed to stick: Snow Crash, an adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s acclaimed novel, which Cornish signed on to helm in 2012. We’ve heard next to nothing about the project since then, so we assumed that it might be off the table — and that’s where the good news comes in.
Since Disney bought the rights to Lucasfilm back in October of 2012, fans have been speculating about what it means for the future of Indiana Jones. In addition to the Star Wars rights, Disney has the rights to future Indiana Jones movies and, considering they paid $3 billion, they’re going to exploit those rights. Everyone from Chris Pratt to Bradley Cooper has been rumored to be taking over for Harrison Ford, but producer Frank Marshall says not so fast. There will be more Indiana Jones movies, but they will never recast that famous role.
Frank Marshall, the mega-producer behind the Back to the Future franchise, Gremlins, The Goonies and several of Steven Spielberg’s films, has his sights set on a new genre project that would blend the sensibilities of some of his earlier efforts with the classic slasher horror concept. Marshall is teaming up with the guys behind the new Friday the 13th reboot for a film called Cropsey, which has nothing to do with that documentary from a few years ago.
Last year we were all pretty surprised when ‘Goonies’ director Richard Donner announced that he was working on developing a sequel to the classic 1985 film. Since then, we haven’t heard a whole lot about the project, though Josh Brolin did express interest in returning for the sequel. In a new interview, producer Frank Marshall gives us our first real update yet, and seems to indicate that perhaps the ‘Goonies’ sequel isn’t really a sequel.