November 30, 2007

Fedoras Ready? Indiana Jones Returns

Indiana Jones

The forthcoming film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom and the Crystal Skull is set to open May 22, 2008. Cryptozoologists, dust off your fedoras and keep informed here. (Please be forewarned, if you are at work or in a library, the opening page has loud theme music.)

Set in 1957, the new movie centers around the mysterious crystal skulls (a well-known Fortean mystery), and pits Indiana Jones against agents of the Soviet Union.

Because there is such a “closed door” policy on the plot, the only sure thing seems to be the diversity of the settings: Marshall College, Mexico, South America, and the Soviet Union.

Whether any cryptids will be part of the plot is unknown. The next Lara Croft movie reportedly has a scene involving an attack of Yetis, but it is unclear what natural terrors will be thrown at Indiana Jones.

Nevermind, after almost two decades absence, the prediction is that the new, in great shape “old” Indiana Jones is going to be a marketing “monster” with a big footprint.

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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