It's still being written, but Indiana Jones 4 is monumentally anticipated except for one snag – isn't Harrison Ford too old? Unless the movie is about finding a scroll with extra large writing on it, won't it all seem a bit silly?
No way, says Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford. Despite being 64 and without even a shooting schedule figured out and finalised, Harrison Ford says he's absolutely fit enough to play Indiana Jones for a fourth time. It's hard to see how this can be true, but perhaps the rumoured inclusion of a wisecracking stairlift sidekick and a plot revolving around Indiana Jones finding it harder and harder to tell if youngsters are boys or girls will go some way to explaining it.
Whatever George Lucas, Steven Spielberg or Harrison Ford do for the next few years, all that people are going to ask them about is Indiana Jones 4. When Harrison Ford made Firewall, for example, people only asked him about Indiana Jones 4; when George Lucas said he was quitting movies, people were all like "but what about Indiana Jones 4?" And when Steven Spielberg announced his film about the temporal signatures of gravity waves as observed on Earth, everyone stopped, scratched their heads for a while and whispered "Is this about Indiana Jones 4? Because it sounds kinda shit."
Apparently an Indiana Jones 4 script has already been approved and Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have all done some Indiana Jones 4 yammering – though sadly they neglected to mention if Jonathan Ke Quan will return as a 35-year-old Short Round – but one thing must have been nagging away at the back of everyone's mind: isn't Harrison Ford too old to be Indiana Jones again. According to MSNBC, Harrison Ford hears your worries, and he wants you all to shut your filthy pieholes:
Ford, 64, said at the inaugural Rome Film Festival on Friday that he was delighted to team up again with directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for the film. Lucas co-wrote and executive produced the earlier films, which Spielberg directed. “We did three films that stay within the same block of time. We need to move on for artistic reasons and obvious physical reasons,” Ford said at a news conference. “I feel fit to continue and bring the same physical action. Ford declined to provide details about a shooting schedule or film locations, adding that the directors were not yet finished with the script. “I think it’s a real opportunity to make a film as successful… as the ones we’ve made before,” he said.
We're not sure if Harrison Ford was talking specifically about the Indiana Jones films, since he may have been talking about films they've all done separately. After all, who wouldn't want to see a movie as good as Hollywood Homicide, The Terminal and the Ewoks cartoon TV show combined?
[story by Stuart Heritage]