So Harrison has relented – he’s knocked off the rubbish-looking ‘woo, computers are really scary’ thriller Firewall and has spent a lot of his promotion time yakking about how he might be making Indiana Jones 4 any time now. To be fair, though, he’s left it a while since the last one – he might have to find a way to somehow incorporate stairlifts into the plot now.
Harrison Ford (DVDs) is busy doing the publicity rounds for Firewall – the
blandest, most generic-looking thriller since Derailed.
A bloke kidnaps Harrison Ford’s wife, but he does it all on a computer,
like that thing Richard Pryor made in Superman III. Or something.
Frankly, we couldn’t give a witch’s tit about Firewall. And,
pleasingly, it seems as if Harrison Ford couldn’t, either.
After taking a three-year break from films, Harrison seems to want
to make as many movies as he can all of a sudden. Although if we were
shacked up with Calista Flockhart, we’d want to get out of the house as
much as possible too.
After Firewall, Harrison Ford wants to make
Manhunt, a period drama about the detective who tracks down Abraham Lincoln‘s assassin. And then – yes, perhaps – the long-awaited
fourth Indiana Jones movie. Harrison told the Associated Press:
"We’re now closer than we’ve ever been. I think it’ll happen
Harrison also went on the defensive, claiming that – at 63 – he’s not too old to be Indiana Jones any more:
"No, no. Indiana Jones changes just like everybody else. I
don’t have any issues with that, and I still feel physically adequate
to faking it just like I’ve been doing for 30 years. I’m looking
forward to it. It’s good fun."
that George Lucas has finally stopped counting his vault of Star Wars
money and Steven Spielberg has exhausted himself after making two
movies with rubbish endings – War Of The Worlds and Munich – it looks
as if Indiana Jones 4 really might be a go.
Unless Harrison Ford was just saying all that to trick us all into going to see Firewall, of course. The wily old git.
[story by Stuart Heritage]