George Lucas talks Indiana Jones 5
George Lucas has been discussing some details about the fifth adventure in the Indiana Jones franchise, and specifically the hunt for a suitable MacGuffin.
Steven Spielberg recently gave his own update about a possible fifth Indiana Jones film, essentially saying that it was in the hands of George Lucas. Now Lucas has discussed the same topic in a recent interview, and hinted that he’s in search of a MacGuffin for the film.
Lucas, Spielberg and Harrison Ford disagreed over the MacGuffin used in Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, so finding one for the fifth instalment could prove to be equally problematic. Spielberg had said that, thus far, a genre was in place for the fifth instalment. But Lucas said of the subject:
“Actually, I told him I didn't have it yet. I told him about the story, but I really haven’t found the MacGuffin yet. I mean, I know what it’s about, but I just have to find a MacGuffin that fits into the arena we’re working in.”
Whatever the genre or the MacGuffin ends up being, I dearly hope the script is solid and delivers a movie of a greater standard than its predecessor. I’d acknowledge that all of the Indiana Jones moments have their ridiculous moments but The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull pushed it a little too far for my liking.
More on Indy 5 when we get it.