Indiana Jones IV … V and IV?

IESB reports on some interesting contractual obligations:

Shia LaBeouf, a break out star this year with a few small films under his belt like Disturbia, Surf’s Up and Transformers, has signed a four picture deal as the archeologist’s offspring. That’s right, he has signed on for 3 more Indiana Jones movies after this one!

Does this mean Harrison Ford is done with this franchise after this film? Apparently not! He signed a three picture deal, his final stint as the whip wielding adventurer will be a trilogy. This means they better crank out these films pretty quickly before it becomes Indiana Jones and the Hunt for His Prune Juice. He is getting on in years after all.

So after Indy 4 next summer, we may be able to look forward to 5 and 6. Thinking part “bad idea” and part “more Indy!”, I’m leaning towards the latter. Penny for your thoughts?

5 thoughts on “Indiana Jones IV … V and IV?”

  1. I’m thinking, not gonna happen, I’m and that’s the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it. 🙂

  2. St?phane says:

    True or not, it’s just a bad idea.

  3. Joen says:

    Oh well, so maybe it’s not gonna happen.

    But I wouldn’t be surprised if LaBeouf and Ford are signed on for multi-deal contracts. It would only make sense from a marketing (edit: what am I saying?) economic standpoint.

    And as J.K. Rowling will learn if she doesn’t kill off Harry Potter this friday, she will be drowning in requests for new movies. The thing is, if something is successful, there will always be pressure, and hence a slight chance at more new stuff.

    So maybe we won’t see Star Wars 7-9, but we will see Star Wars TV.

    I’m thinking there is a chance.

    True or not, it?s just a bad idea.

    Well, if Lucas wrote and Spielberg directed, there’s a good chance it’d be great. More Indy greatness == happy Joen.

  4. Well, I wouldn’t shed a tear if Lucas wasn’t writing, the prequels taken into consideration. Too bad, I always considered both THX and American Grafitti as rather bold.

  5. Blake says:

    I heard a rumor about this, but I thought the exec producers axed this as simply that – rumor? I’d sooooooo love for this to be true, being the Harrison Ford geek that I am, but I’m not buying it quite yet. Hope I eat my words. 🙂

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