M. Night Shyamalan has come up with a new idea for Indiana Jones 5, and he says this will be a "darker version." Speaking to Collider in an interview, he recently stated he had an idea for Indiana Jones 4 just after Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Still, he kept postponing it as the script never went past the initial discussions.
Here are the excerpts from the interview with Collider:-
"Oh, my God. I mean, it was fantastic. Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite movie of all time, so this was a dream to be asked as a kid to see a movie in a movie theater and then later be asked by that person to write one of those in the future. I could faint at that moment. It was amazing."
"I do have my notebooks. I still have those with all my ideas for that movie. I did have a take. I talked to everybody involved, and it was so nascent at that time, that movie. Everyone hadn't gotten into a room yet. They were bouncing ideas off of me. So everyone had different ideas of what to do. When you say that, I have in my head, it's a green notebook, and I had this idea. It was a darker idea."
"I did, I did, yeah. I had an idea. I hadn't pitched it to them or anything like that, but I had an idea," Shyamalan said.
Indiana Jones 5 will take the archeologists' journey 12 years ahead from the events of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. A photo from the movie set revealed Indiana Jones being caught up in a chase scene at the Apollo 11 ticker-tape parade of 1969. The movie began filming in June and is expected to set a release date of July 2022. Harrison Ford is to star as Indiana Jones and is now filming in the UK. Ford is also said to have sustained injuries at the set but is also duper-happy to be back at the set again.
"I don't really want to give them what they want to see," Ford explained. "I want to give them something they didn't anticipate seeing. I think they're used to a degree of disappointment when you revisit -- I mean, certainly the Marvel movies have made a spectacular example of success that worked the other way around. They killed it. Well, we're not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we're in a position to kill it. We want it to be the best. So we've got some scheduling issues, a few script things still to do, but we're determined to get it right before we get it made."
We are all looking forward to Ford, who turned 80 recently, playing the whip-bearing archaeologist all over again.