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Lucasfilm: New 'Indiana Jones' Film in the Works

Lucasfilm: New 'Indiana Jones' Film in the Works
Star Wars isn't the only dormant George Lucas cinematic franchise that's being revived thanks to the producer's deal with Disney. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that the company has begun "talking about" making a new Indiana Jones film. Harrison Ford's fedora-wearing treasure hunter last appeared in the franchise's 2008 fourth installment Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. However, with the next installment still years away, it's unclear whether or not the 72-year-old Ford will return to crack his trademark whip.

"When it will happen, I'm not quite sure,
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Indiana Jones 5 is Official, But Expect Delays

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The last film, of which a ton of people disliked, aka The Crystal Skull was released in 2008 so the fans have eagerly awaited a new addition to the Indiana Jones franchise. It looks like we have finally been heard.

In 2014 Disney’s CEO Bob Iger said that they would love to make another Jones movie but wanted to pace themselves but it looks like they have finally caved to the demands of the masses.

Unfortunately it is still very early and there is no official script yet as Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated the following when being interviewed by Vanity Fair:

In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana Jones franchise. Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie ‘will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen,
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Kathleen Kennedy confirms another Indiana Jones movie is in the works

Indy Watch continues today, as Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy once again affirmed that another installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is in the works. Those hoping for solid confirmation that the archaeologist/adventurer is coming to the big screen anytime soon, however, will leave here disappointed.

The internet is already rampantly running stories confirming that Indiana Jones 5 is on the way, but what Kennedy really said is that Disney now has the rights to the beloved property, and are working on a way to bring it back to life. In an interview with Vanity Fair for the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens-heavy edition of the magazine, Kennedy said the following:

“In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana Jones franchise. Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie
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Lucasfilm Confirms Yet Another 'Indiana Jones' Movie Will Be Made

It's nothing major, but it is another official confirmation from Lucasfilm. This time the studio has confirmed to Vanity Fair that they definitely are developing another new Indiana Jones movie – it will "one day be made". Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, we've been hearing rumors and rumblings of another Indiana Jones that might continue where Kingdom of the Crystal Skull left off, or reboot the series altogether. Over the years we've heard names like Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt mentioned as potential replacements, but again nothing is confirmed yet. In fact, Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy went so far as to say that they haven't even started working on a script yet. Too early for anything to actually come together, only ideas for now. Here's the segment from Vanity Fair covering the latest Indiana Jones confirmation: In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties,
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New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Confirmed by Lucasfilm President

For a long while now, everyone has suspected that Disney and Lucasfilm will make Indiana Jones 5. Though, it hasn't ever been officially announced. And while it is rumored that Chris Pratt will take over for Harrison Ford, no one has ever confirmed that at either Disney or Lucasfilm. As part of the massive Star Wars: The Force Awakens spread in Vanity Fair this month, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy did confirm that a movie is happening at Disney. Though, she has no idea when it may move forward. Nor does she even begin to hint that someone else is replacing Harrison Ford at this juncture. She says:

"[A New Indiana Jones] will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I'm not quite sure. We haven't started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it."

Disney and Paramount brokered a financial deal for future films way back
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Kathleen Kennedy Confirms New Indiana Jones Film Is In Early Development

Star Wars was undoubtedly the crown jewel in Lucasfilm’s vault that attracted the attention of Disney prior to the company’s acquisition, though the House of Mouse also hold the cards to a certain, fedora-wearing professor. All is quiet on the Indiana Jones front as of late, ever since Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt was attached to a potential reboot; however, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, a franchise relaunch is currently incubating in the early stages of development.

Kennedy didn’t divulge much more other than confirming its existence, though news of Jones’ return – however far off it proves to be – is still worth getting excited for. Speaking to Vanity Fair during the outlet’s coverage of The Force Awakens, here’s what the current boss had to say about having another crack of the whip.

“In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse,
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Lucasfilm Confirm New ‘Indiana Jones’ Sequel/ Reboot

We’ve been hearing rumblings for a little while now but Lucasfilm today confirmed that they will be producing a new ‘Indiana Jones’ sequel. There are no dates – just a plan for the future.

Here’s what the company head Kathleen Kennedy said in the Star Wars special edition of Vanity Fair magazine:

“In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana Jones franchise. Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie ‘will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.’”

Chris Pratt has been previously mentioned in relation to a new movie, and obviously Harrison Ford is still heavily involved with Lucasfilm and Disney with Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with
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Review: 'Strange Magic' is a toxic and unpleasant formula for kids

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Review: 'Strange Magic' is a toxic and unpleasant formula for kids
Every now and then, I find myself suddenly and unexpectedly angry at George Lucas, but not for reasons that have anything to do with "Star Wars." There has been a refrain we've heard from him over and over during the past couple of decades, where he talks about returning to his roots and making experimental films that could never exist inside the studio system, movies that aren't created to be commercial product, but that come from a very personal place. And over and over, those comments lead nowhere and nothing happens. I'd love to see him do it, though. I have a huge fondness for "Thx-1138," Lucas's first feature film, which evolved out of a student film he made. I take Lucas at his word that commercial filmmaking was never meant to be the complete detour it became after "American Graffiti" and "Star Wars" both blew up into mega-hits,
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Bing! SlashFilm Needs Help Making a Movie with Stephen Tobolowsky

While you might not know Stephen Tobolowsky by name, you've certainly seen him in countless films like Groundhog Day (Ned! Ryerson!), Spaceballs, Sneakers, Radioland Murders, The Insider and Memento, and his voice is unmistakable in Robots, Buried and The Lorax. Plus, there's all the TV appearances on shows like "Glee" and "Heroes." Our friends as SlashFilm and writer David Chen have been host to the unique and fascinating podcast The Tobolowsky Files, and now they're trying to turn some of the actor's stories (now available in a book) into a concert documentary film, and they need help. SlashFilm and David Chen have taken to Kickstarter to help fund the film The Primary Instinct: If you donate the right amount, you can have the opportunity to meet Tobolowsky backstage at one of the live shows, or even have him perform a private show for you and 20 of your friends. Other rewards
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Marvelous Da7e #12: Howard The Duck, The First Marvel Movie

Welcome to Issue 12 of ‘The Marvelous Da7e!’

Real quick mission statement: this column is for discussion of superhero movie news and superhero movies. Titular allegiance aside, this sphere includes non-Marvel properties.

This week: What we can learn by defining Howard The Duck.

Pardon me, but I’ve been re-watching Howard The Duck. The 1986 live-action creature-feature “sci-fi/comedy,” PG-rated zoophilia and notorious flop.

It’s not a good movie. It’s an enjoyable movie, but not because of what is on screen…okay, scratch-that. It has the most physically attractive appearence of Lea Thompson on film and this time, she’s not the mother of our main character, so you can totally lust after her up until the end where it seems like she’s actually going to have sex with this duck.

Ducks, who – by the way – are basically rapists across the board. But that’s neither here nor there.
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Mel Smith obituary

Comedian, actor, writer and director who came to prominence in satirical TV sketch show Not the Nine O'Clock News

Mel Smith was once upstaged by a talking gorilla. He was playing a zoologist in a sketch on his hit comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News and the gorilla suit contained Rowan Atkinson. "When I caught Gerald in 68 he was completely wild," said Smith. "Wild?" retorted the gorilla. "I was absolutely livid!"

If the gorilla had the best line, Smith had the more expressive countenance, mugging with a deadpan virtuosity rarely seen since Oliver Hardy in his pomp. That face – as hangdog as his childhood hero Tony Hancock's – made Smith, who has died of a heart attack aged 60, one of the most recognisable of postwar British comedians.

Smith's face was only part of his fortune. He was a writer and editor of some of the most redoubtable British TV
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Mel Smith obituary

Comedian, actor, writer and director who came to prominence in satirical TV sketch show Not the Nine O'Clock News

Mel Smith was once upstaged by a talking gorilla. He was playing a zoologist in a sketch on his hit comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News and the gorilla suit contained Rowan Atkinson. "When I caught Gerald in 68 he was completely wild," said Smith. "Wild?" retorted the gorilla. "I was absolutely livid!"

If the gorilla had the best line, Smith had the more expressive countenance, mugging with a deadpan virtuosity rarely seen since Oliver Hardy in his pomp. That face – as hangdog as his childhood hero Tony Hancock's – made Smith, who has died of a heart attack aged 60, one of the most recognisable of postwar British comedians.

Smith's face was only part of his fortune. He was a writer and editor of some of the most redoubtable British TV
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Mel Smith dies aged 60

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Mel Smith dies aged 60
British comedian Mel Smith, who directed The Tall Guy and the first Mr Bean movie, has died.

The comic actor and writer was best known in the UK for his work on sketch shows Alas Smith and Jones and Not the Nine O’Clock News. His agent confirmed he died at his home in London on Friday [July 19] of a heart attack.

His comedy partner was Griff Rhys Jones with whom he set up independent television company Talkback Productions in 1981. The company, which was sold to Pearson for £62m in 2000, produced series such as Da Ali G Show, I’m Alan Partridge and The Apprentice.

After taking roles in movies including National Lampoon’s European Vacation and The Princess Bride, Smith made his feature directorial debut in 1989 with The Tall Guy. The romantic comedy also marked the screenwriting debut of Richard Curtis and starred Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson and Rowan Atkinson.

Smith next directed
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R.I.P. Mel Smith (1952 - 2013)

British comedy favourite Mel Smith passed away yesterday after suffering a heart attack aged 60, his agent has revealed via a statement. The comedian, actor, writer and director was best known for his work on the sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones, which saw him starring alongside his long-time comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones. The duo also formed Talkback Productions in 1981, with the production company going to produce a number of popular British comedy shows, including I'm Alan Partridge, Smack the Pony, Da Ali G Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

As well as appearing in several movies including Morons from Outer Space (which co-wrote with Jones) and The Princess Bride, Smith also directed several films, beginning in 1989 with his feature film debut, the romantic comedy The Tall Guy, penned by Not the Nine O'Clock News writer Richard Curtis; the pair would reunite with another
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Mel Smith: 1952-2013

News Den Of Geek 20 Jul 2013 - 14:44

The writer, actor and director Mel Smith has died at the age of 60.

Some really sad news to report. The actor, writer and director Mel Smith has died, at the age of 60. The news has now been officially confirmed by the BBC. A heart attack is believed to be the cause of his death.

Smith sprung to fame in the groundbreaking and hugely influential Not The Nine O'Clock News, and then he joined up with Griff Rhys-Jones for a long running and fruitful partnership, the highlight of which being Alas Smith And Jones. The pair's monologues were so popular, they even become part and parcel of the annual build up to the F.A. Cup Final. They also joined together for the movie of Tom Sharpe's Wilt.

Smith co-wrote and starred in the movie Morons From Outer Space too, and he made
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'Star Wars' producer Rick McCallum officially leaving Lucasfilm

'Star Wars' producer Rick McCallum officially leaving Lucasfilm
Producer Rick McCallum — who was instrumental in the resurrection of the Star Wars franchise, from the “Special Edition” re-releases of the first trilogy to the prequel trilogy Star Wars films — is leaving Lucasfilm to pursue producing independent films. The announcement, made on StarWars.com, comes a month after the bombshell news that Disney is purchasing Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, with veteran Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy taking the helm of the Star Wars franchise as executive producer of a planned sequel trilogy.

“There’s only person in the world who could do this, and that’s Kathleen Kennedy,” McCallum said in the announcement.
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Press Release: Rick McCallum Officially Confirms His Departure From LucasFilm

As Lucasfilm embarks on a new future filled with more Star Wars movies, Rick McCallum, one of the key talents responsible for the past 20 years of Lucasfilm productions, has embarked on an exciting future filled with his own films. Coming from a background of independent film production, McCallum is readying films that bring him back to his roots, but now with the wealth of experience that comes from his two decades of collaboration with George Lucas. McCallum's professional association with Lucas began with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) and Radioland Murders (1994), and continued through the Special Edition release of the Star Wars Trilogy (1997), the prequel trilogy (Episodes I, II, and III, 1999-2005), and most recently Red Tails (2012). "It's a producer's job to make possible a director's vision, whatever that may be," says McCallum. "George never let the limits of reality constrain his vision, so the challenge to production
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Star Wars Producer Rick McCallum Exits Lucasfilm to Focus on Independent Film Career

Star Wars Producer Rick McCallum Exits Lucasfilm to Focus on Independent Film Career
As Lucasfilm embarks on a new future filled with more Star Wars movies, Rick McCallum, one of the key talents responsible for the past 20 years of Lucasfilm productions, has embarked on an exciting future filled with his own films. Coming from a background of independent film production, Rick McCallum is readying films that bring him back to his roots, but now with the wealth of experience that comes from his two decades of collaboration with George Lucas.

Rick McCallum 's professional association with Lucas began with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) and Radioland Murders (1994), and continued through the Special Edition release of the Star Wars Trilogy (1997), the prequel trilogy (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 1999-2005), and most recently Red Tails (2012).

Says Rick McCallum.

"It's a producer's job to make possible a director's vision,
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The Disney/ LucasFilm Deal – The Facts (And Some Speculation)

I’ve got a very bad feeling that all you’re going to hear about on The Hollywood News this week is going to be in some way related to the Disney takeover of Lucasfilm, but hey, personally I’m excited by it all. There’s a lot of rumours flying around out there, so I’m going to add a ton of fuel to the fire and start to blow shit up.

Here’s a little tidbit for you concerning one of Lucasfilm’s other properties, Howard The Duck. Now, I love the film, but probably only for nostalgia reasons. It was a pretty shit film right? This isn’t any reflection of any plans as we’re into the very early days of the big takeover, but it seems that there was a legal minefield in terms of remaking or continuing Howard The Duck as the film is based on a Marvel character.
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