Disney Acquires Indiana Jones Distribution Rights from Paramount Pictures


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I don’t know about you, but I need another Indiana Jones movie. After the cinematic monstrosity that was “Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls,” I need the character to finish on a high note. And star Harrison Ford isn’t getting any younger. Judging from his turns in “Morning Glory” and “Paranoia,” the guy’s acting isn’t getting any better. Let’s do this thing before he starts spending the majority of his days watering plastic plants in his backyard.

If recent reports are to be believed, then the folks over at Disney recently snagged the distribution rights to any new Indiana Jones features from the boys and girls at Paramount Pictures. Since Mickey Mouse already has his rodent fingers all up in Lucasfilm, procuring the series from the aforementioned studio was the final piece of the puzzle.

Although Paramount will retain distribution rights on the first four films, Disney has control of any future installments. Paramount executives could also receive some cash from the new Indiana Jones adventures should Disney decide to move forward on that front.

Both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford previously expressed interest in doing another flick, so there’s still a chance this thing could happen before the “Ender’s Game” star crumbles into a bag of angry, bitter bones. Writers are reportedly hard at work on the script, so we’ll just have to play with our whips until more information bubbles up.

Via : Variety

Author: Todd Rigney

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    So what would we all like to see in a new Indy flick? Because as much hate as “Crystal Skull” got I didn’t hate it. I didn’t love it either. I think that it was silly, but okay until the final set piece and then it just jumped the shark. What kind of story would everyone else like to see? Personally I’d love to see a flim that goes back and forth in time from an early Adventure of Young Indy that actually connects to the adventure he’s on as an adult. “Last Cursade” only had the Young Indy part to establish his father.