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Playwright working on ‘Indy 4’ script
Although there have been countless false-starts to the fourth Indiana Jones film, Variety reports that the project is getting back on track with an unlikely new screenwriter: Tom Stoppard.
Stoppard earned his reputation as a playwright (“Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead,” “The Real Thing”) before shifting into screenwriting with credits such as Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil,” the Oscar-winning “Shakespeare In Love”, and the forthcoming Mick Jagger-produced spy film “Enigma.”
So what’s the connection between high-brow Stoppard and the Indiana Jones franchise’s kings of popcorn movies, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas? Answer: the man who plays Indiana Jones himself.
Variety says Stoppard did some rewrite work on star Harrison Ford’s forthcoming submarine thriller “K-19: The Widowmaker.” And Stoppard reportedly did some uncredited script-doctoring to 1989’s “Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade.” He also has a history with Spielberg, writing the screenplay for the director’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s “Empire Of The Sun.”
While Stoppard will be responsible for writing the screenplay, Variety said Lucas is the one who came up with a story idea that energized both Spielberg and Ford, although no details have been released as to the plot.
Over the years, there have been dozens of rumoured scenarios for “Indian Jones 4.” Jeffrey Boam (“Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, “Lethal Weapon 3”) was said to be working on a treatment back in 1999. M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) was also rumoured to be cooking up his own sequel script, while “Traffic” screenwriter Stephen Gaghan was also said to be in talks with Lucas and Spielberg.
Meanwhile, impatient fans have taken matters into their own hands, circulating unofficial sequel scripts with titles such as “Indiana Jones And The Sword Of Arthur” and “Indiana Jones And The Saucermen From Mars.”
Variety said Stoppard’s screenplay is to be in place so “Indiana Jones 4” can go into production in 2004. In January, Spielberg told Fox News that “Indy 4” would be his priority once he completes “Catch Me If You Can” with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Call me, sweetie!
For the record, the song by The Police is not in the new Sandra Bullock film “Murder By Numbers.”
And it could have used it!
WORST NAME EVER!
In the May 2002 issue of WIZARD, “The Simpsons” creator, and uber- god, Matt Groening says;
“We never officially gave hime a name, but in the back of my mind the name that I have for Comic Book Guy is Louis Lane.”
Well, at least it’s better than Kosmo Kramer.
Personally, for reasons I won’t bore you with, I am not “allowed” to buy any new DVD’s until “Jerry Maguire” comes out next Tuesday.
Luckily, even though the list is long, it is a slow week for new DVD’s. But take a look at that list, huh?!?
Here are the new DVD releases for Tuesday, April 23, 2002.
The 400 Blows
Adam Sandler Nice & Naughty
Along For The Ride
Angels In The Outfield
Antoine & Coll/Les Mistons
Back To The Secret Garden
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
Batman & Robin
The Batman & Superman Movie
Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker
Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker (Special Edition)
Batman Beyond: The Movie
Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm
Batman: The Legend Begins
Bed And Board
Behind Enemy Lines
The Big Sleep
The Blank Generation
The Boys From Brazil
Brotherhood Of Murder
Buena Vista Social Club
Butterflies Are Free
The Cassandra Crossing
Courage Under Fire
Dracula: The Dark Prince
Ghost Goes Gear
Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco
Jay Jay The Jet Plane – Learning Life’s
Jay Jay The Jet Plane – Supersonic Pals
The Jean Claude Van Damme Collection Vol (Set)
Jules And Jim
The Learning Curve
Looking For An Echo
Love On The Run
Men Of Honor
Mountains Of The Moon
My First Mister (Widescreen)
Nikki, Wild Dog Of The North
The Passion Of Ayn Rand
Random Acts Of Violence
Robin Cook’s Acceptable Risk
Second To Die
Shoot The Piano Player
The Soft Skin
Straight To Hell
Superman (Special Edition)
Superman Gift Set (Boxed Set)
Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
That’ll Be The Day
The Transformers: Volume 1 (Collector’s Edition)
The Transformers: Volume 2 (Collector’s Edition)
The Transformers: Volume 3 (Collector’s Edition)
Two English Girls
U.S. SEALS 2
White Fang 2: Myth Of The White Wolf
The Wishmaster Set
Well, there’s nothing here that I would buy, download or request, but that is me. Love of music, and artists, is subjective.
So hopefully there is something you will buy, love and enjoy in the new CD releases for Tuesday, April 23, 2002.
* ATB Dedicated (Popular)
* DAVID BOWIE The BBC Sessions 1969-72 (EMI)
* DISHWALLA Opaline
* JEFFERY LEWIS The Last Time I Did Acid (Sanctuary Records)
* LUPINE HOWL Vaporizer (Beggars Group)
* MARILLION Anorak in the UK: Live (EMI)
* MICHELLE SHOCKED Deep Natural
* MIDTOWN Living Well is the Best Revenge (MCA)
* MIKE OLDFIELD Collection (Virgin)
* PAUL WESTERBERG Stereo (TVT)
* ROBERT MICHAELS Allegro (Domestic)
* SEVEN WITCHES Xiled To Infinity and One (Sanctuary Records)
* SHONEN KNIFE Millennium Edition (Universal)
* TUULI Here We Go (Linus Entertainment/Warner)
* VIRGIN STEELE The Book Of Burning (Sanctuary Records)
* VIRGIN STEELE Hymns To Victory (Sanctuary Records)
* WATERBOYS The Waterboys (reissue) (EMI)
* WATERBOYS A Pagan Place (reissue) (EMI)
* WILCO Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch/Warner/Warner)
I’ve seen it already and even though I have been dying to tell you about it, I can’t publish my reveiw of it until Wednesday, TOMORROW, April 24th. So come back tomorrow for my review of “Spider- Man” Oh, and,
Even though there is a new “Star Wars” film due in less than a month, “Spider- Man” tops many Spring Movie Previews.
But not mine, I’m excited about “Star Wars!”
McLachlan, Bryan Adams record duet
A recently recorded duet between Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan will likely have the unique distinction of being the latter’s last recorded work before becoming a mom.
Adams and McLachlan recorded the ballad “Don’t Let Go” three weeks ago for Adams’ soundtrack to the upcoming DreamWorks animated film “Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron.” The actual sessions for the song were conducted a mere two days before McLachlan became a mom, Adams’ spokeswoman, Kim Blake, said.
“It was very close,” Blake told Canoe on Monday. “(Adams) wanted to get it done, in case anything happened (with the pregnancy).”
McLachlan and husband Ashwin Sood announced earlier this month that their first child, a girl named India, was born on April 6.
McLachlan recently took a six-month break from work on the follow-up to her 1997 studio album “Surfacing”. She had completed nine songs for the project before going on hiatus.
“Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron” is due in theatres May 24, and the soundtrack is expected in stores May 14.
While most animated films are created after the music has been composed, Blake said Adams was approached to write music for “Spirit” once the movie had been completed.
“Don’t Let Go,” the duet with McLachlan, was composed specifically for the film. While the song will appear on the soundtrack, it is one of three tracks on the album that will not appear in the finished movie, Blake said.