How many of you think Mr. Ford is too old to play Indiana Jones in the fourth Indy movie?  

Mccartney2003 38M
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6/27/2005 4:49 pm

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How many of you think Mr. Ford is too old to play Indiana Jones in the fourth Indy movie?

How many of you think Mr. Ford is too old to play Indiana Jones in the fourth Indy movie? Should they just leave well-enough alone?

Release Date: Unknown; that will depend upon when (if) production eventually gets started.

Title Note: As with the 2nd and 3rd films (and the first has now been retroactively retitled), this film will be something like Indiana Jones and the... [something]. It's the "something" that isn't currently known.

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Cast: Harrison Ford (Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr.), Sean Connery (Dr. H. Jones Sr.), Karen Allen (cameo) (Marion Ravenwood), Kate Capshaw (cameo) (Wilhelmina Scott), John Rhys-Davies (Sallah); Other cast are not yet announced.

Screenwriter: Currently seeking one.

Screenwriter Notes: Before Frank Darabont signed on, other writers that were approached about the job were M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense") and Tom Stoppard ("Empire of the Sun", "Enigma"). (2/5/04) He's spent the last 18 months of his life honing this film's script to perfection, but within days of the news that Frank Darabont ('The Green Mile,' 'The Shawshank Redemption'; also wrote several episodes of the "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones" TV series; next up before this are Collateral and Fahrenheit 451) had turned in his final draft, George Lucas has vetoed it, and so Darabont has been relieved of his screenwriting duties. The triumvirate of Ford, Lucas and Spielberg are now seeking a new screenwriter.

Based Upon: This is, of course, the 4th in the world-famous Indiana Jones series. The third film was 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indiana Jones, is of course, an archaelogist who has amazing, roller-coaster-ride adventures, usually in the 1930's, but this 4th film, released over 12 years after the last, may be set as far in the future as the 1950's or 1960's when Indy is about the age that Harrison Ford is now.

My guess on the setting has been confirmed. Also, the specific "source" for Darabont's script is a story idea by George Lucas, which has been approved by both Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg.


vengeur 41M
836 posts
6/27/2005 6:29 pm

He's not too old. That's what those special camera lenses and computer-generated special effects are for, right? LOL


Kona1983 33F

6/27/2005 7:22 pm

I can't think of anyone better to play him. As long as the movie takes his age into account, making his character older as well...


rm_sxsee1 47F

6/27/2005 9:18 pm

Just like Sean Connery, Harrision Ford has a timeless apeal. He's strong, sensear and sexy. (great actor as well) No-one else could do Indiana Jones No-one. You did mention some great film earier.... Empire of the sun. Have u seen the new Batman? I feel weird lusting over Christian Bale when I remember him so well as the little boy in that, One of my favorite films.


guynamedjim 58M
728 posts
6/27/2005 10:18 pm

What is old? If it's a great story he'll be fine. We actually need movies with older actors, rather than the actor of the day, no story, to much special effects.


NickRules999 39M
9462 posts
6/27/2005 10:31 pm

This movie should have been done a while ago. Harrison Ford is not getting any younger, and, while no one else can play the role, I wonder if he's really up to weilding the whip again?

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itsallfun1957 59M

6/27/2005 10:56 pm

The age of the star(s) does not really matter, both are fine actors. However, the success of the movie really depends on the script and the pairing of fiction with historic events. The mention of "Batman Begins" should be noted that this movie captured the intent of the comic as the Dark Knight. A very boarder-line character that is one short step above the criminal element that he battles. It was well done. Very nice post.>>>itsallfun1957


1playfulgal 39F
1828 posts
6/27/2005 11:10 pm

exactly Kona1983 i was thinkin the exact same thing...as long as they don't try to make believe that he is the same age as he was before...there is no reason why a sixty-ish person can't kick a little butt if they are in good shape...it wouldn't be the same with a different actor...Ford IS Jones well him and River Pheonix but seeing how he is dead...


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
6/27/2005 11:18 pm

Mr. Ford should step forward and continue with series and just like [blog kona1983] said as long as the movie takes his age into account.

I watched "Nationl Treasure" with Nicholas Cage the other night, I loved it- Mr. Cage did an excellent job with his role, yet the whole time im thinking i wonder how Harrision Ford would do acting wise....


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