Indiana Jones In The Bermuda Triangle?

Posted by: Monster Island News on June 9th, 2010

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: WENN / Cinamatical

In the last Indiana Jones movie, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, aliens from another world and Russian spies replaced the Nazis as the hero/archeologist’s main nemesis. Now, possibly, Dr. Jones will be tangling with the little grey men once again, in the Bermuda Triangle.

Rumors started popping up all over the place yesterday that a source close to the film had tipped off the New Zealand based movie website, Stuff, that Indiana Jones would be venturing to the mysterious area in the Atlantic where ships and planes seem to vanish without a trace. The informant also stated that filming was set to begin next year for a possible 2012 release.

That was yesterday, and now producer Frank Marshall has responded to these rumors via Twitter, “The rumor about INDY 5 is completely false. Nothing has changed, we are not shooting next year and still in the research phase…”

Read into that as you may, either the news was complete B.S., like Marshall says, or maybe the normally very reliable movie site landed a major scoop, and the producer is trying to do damage control.

Reportedly, “Indiana Jones 5” has been in this ‘research phase’ since September of last year, when George Lucas had made a few public statements where he seemed to bounce back-and-forth on the subject of whether Indiana Jones, or his son Mutt Williams, would be the main focus of the film.

Here is what George Lucas was saying at that time:

“I have an idea to make Shia the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie”

“The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea, and that series is very research intensive.”

“So we’re doing research now to see if we can’t come up with another object for him to chase… hopefully we’ll come up with something.”

“Harrison Ford ‘is Indiana Jones’. If it was Mutt Williams it would be Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis or something.”

Kinda confusing stuff, but we are talking about George Lucas here, the same guy that thought that having Jar Jar Binks being a pivotal character in the “Star Wars” prequels was a good idea.

According to the report coming out of New Zealand, this film will be the ultimate send-off for Jones, a film that hearkens back to the original films with more action and less visual effects.

Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn, but last year I speculated the either Atlantis, or the Bermuda Triangle…..or maybe both, would be the focus of the 5th Indiana Jones film.

Was I right?

Could be, but for right now Frank Marshall is saying no.

I’ll try to pull another plot idea out of my backside and let’s see if I can go two-for-two?

I’m going to say ……… hmmmm ………. instead of aliens in the Bermuda Triangle, it’s Nazis again who became trapped there during the war. The Nazis have some special device or relic that could give them enough power to take over the world.

Is Hitler alive and well in the Bermuda Triangle?

Okay, that sounds a bit wacky, but it could work.

Only time will tell if I’m the Nostradamus of movie writers or not. I do have a pretty good track record to back up the title. In an article earlier this year I stated that I thought that the Gorn should be in the next “Star Trek” movie, then a few weeks later J.J. Abrams echoed the same idea.

See Also: Harrison Ford Is Ready For More Indiana Jones…If The Script Is Good / Ford Not Ready To Pass The Fedora To LaBeouf / Mutt Williams Will Not Be The Main Star Of Indiana Jones 5

About Monster Island News
Founder of the popular monster and sci-fi blogs Monster Island News and Godzilla 3D News and Information. Ken Hulsey began his writing career in 2000 when he founded a popular site with fans of Japanese sci fi/monster movies (Godzilla, Gamera and the like) and other B movies. In 2008, he closed down his original site and created the blog "Monster Island News" a showcase for classic horror/monster films and independent/alternative cinema.

5 Responses to “Indiana Jones In The Bermuda Triangle?”

  1. PhotoExpert responds:

    Hopefully, they will return to the older style Indiana Jones movies. For me at least, that last one lacked all believability. Surviving an atomic blast by hiding out in an old refridgerator? Really? I lost interest from that point in!

  2. gridbug responds:

    “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is very near and dear to me… to say it was an inspiration would be an understatement. I really hope these guys can redeem themselves with Indy 5.

  3. tropicalwolf responds:

    That last craptacular film soured me on the franchise. They should have taken the “James Bond Route” and began casting different actors to extend the franchise and keep it fresh. Shia is NOT the new Indiana Jones. He may be able to pull off summer “eye candy” like Transformers (which is still a stretch), but he will never have the clout or moxy to walk in Mr Ford’s shoes.

  4. David-Australia responds:

    How about “Indiana Jones And The Frame Of Zimmer” as the title, with our hero battling a horde of zombie geriatrics (formenting their plans in the Bermuda Triangle, having been previously cast out from southern Florida) intent on taking back the world from the evil Generation-Y’ers?

  5. springheeledjack responds:

    I’m with tropicalwolf. The first and the third were the bestestestest…but that fourth one stunk. Period. I doubt I’ll go to the next one unless I’m able to realllllly learn alot about it before hand and get an idea that it does harken back to the first…and Harrison…he’s gettin’ old, but Shia is no Harrison…

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