[UPDATE: Frank Marshall tweets: “The rumor about INDY 5 is completely false. Nothing has changed, we are not shooting next year and still in the research phase…”]
In a tale whose origins are as vague and mysterious as the Hoodoo Sea itself, Dark Horizons links to an unsourced story from Stuff.nz that says Indy 5 might begin filming as early as next year with a plot revolving around the infamous Burmuda Triangle located roughly between Florida and Puerto Rico where hundreds of unexplained disappearances have occurred over the years.
“George (Lucas) and Steven (Spielberg) have been working on a script and it’s almost there,” a source explained.
“Harrison is on stand-by for filming next year. This looks like being an emotional and exciting conclusion to the franchise, with Indy facing his biggest challenge yet.”
…Movie bosses have assured fans the film will stay true to the series’ roots, and won’t contain lots of state-of-the-art special effects.
“Shia LaBeouf has a central role again as Indy’s son but this will be a blockbuster made in the old fashioned way rather than the CGI efforts of the last movie,” the source added.
Which all sounds intriguing — if we only knew who was saying it. Slashfilm triagulates the scant facts of the premise and notes that “no screenwriter has been hired to turn that idea into a script.” But that little impediment didn’t prevent Crystal Skull from going forward (and earning $786 mil worldwide).
The original Stuff piece had to repeat everything twice to pad out the gossip to 6 or 7 sentences, but that’ll be plenty to get some spitballing snowballing around the net. Feel free to dive in with better plot or title suggestions, snarky or otherwise. Indiana Jones and the Limbo of the Lost has the right franchise cadence — and resonates with Lucas on more than one level.