Indiana Jones 5 Getting Lost in the Bermuda Triangle? [Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 9th, 2010 at 5:52 pm,

Indiana Jones 4 Indiana Jones 5 Getting Lost in the Bermuda Triangle? [Updated]

[Update: Producer Frank Marshall labeled this rumor as “completely false”]

Ever since Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull banked over $700 million at the worldwide box office there have been rumblings of a fifth Indiana Jones adventure. Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Shia LaBeouf have all mentioned that an idea, if nothing else, is out there – but they failed to elaborate on any details.

Now, we’re hearing rumors (take this with a pinch of salt) that Indiana Jones 5 may shoot next year – and that it will see the iconic action hero visit the Bermuda Triangle, with son Mutt tagging along for the ride.

Aint It Cool has a posted a scoop from Stuff that seems to purport details about Indiana Jones’ next adventure.

The site claims the filmmakers are presumably shooting for a 2012 release, and goes on to state the movie will take the Indy franchise “back to its roots after a badly received fourth installment.”

“Indiana Jones 5 will begin shooting next year, and much of the plot line will be centred around the Bermuda Triangle, an area over the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft are said to have disappeared.”

Stuff goes on to report that a “source” said:

“George (Lucas) and Steven (Spielberg) have been working on a script and it’s almost there. Harrison is on stand-by for filming next year. This looks like being an emotional and exciting conclusion to the franchise, with Indy facing his biggest challenge yet.”

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In regards to Mutt’s return:

“Shia LaBeouf has a central role again as Indy’s son but this will be a blockbuster made in the old fashioned way rather than the CGI efforts of the last movie.”

So, is there any truth to this?

God only knows. If I were a betting man (and I’m not) I’d say it’s unlikely – because Lucas and Spielberg like to play these things close to their chests and I doubt there’d be any leaks at this early stage (unless they made one heck of a slip up).

There’s a chance that this story could have been an early idea for the fourth film – or another rejected plot. It took almost 20 years for the last Indiana Jones film to make it to the big screen and it would be pretty amazing if they had this in front of cameras by next year.

Having said that, Harrison Ford isn’t getting any younger, so another 20 year delay for Indy 5 isn’t an option.

So, what do you guys think – Indy in Bermuda shorts?

Source: Stuff via AICN

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  1. Lol Blue Collar, but could we change this part for the final scene,,,,
    Mutt disappears that night and no one has any clue where he’s gone. ;-)

  2. I had a story years ago where, in the future, a scientist comes up with a device to reseed the Ozone Layer. They turn the machine on off the east coast of Florida and nothing seems to happen. A month later, news reports come in that Cuba has disappeared, and suddenly, the southern end of Florida starts disappearing. The device did do something, it made the Burmuda Triangle expand. From BluCollarCritic’s story, I think something like this could be a part of it by changing the expanding Triangle to a portal that leads to different stages of the past. The city that Indy finds is not Atlantis but a city of Earth’s future.

  3. I like the eco damage twist Kahless as well as Florida and Cuba vanishing. ;-)

    Did you write that up as a movie treatment or book idea?

  4. The problem is it’s too provincial. The scale has to be small enough but at the same time powerful enough to create an awe inspiring event. The solution must be man size not God size. The underlying problem of the story is solved by interaction with the McGuffin. The Grail, the Ark, the Stones, the Skulls. Interaction, tampering brought about a solution to the problem which has always been to stop evil from gaining advantage through the use of the McGuffin’s power. That’s why using a lost continent is too big. A hidden city is a better McGuffin or a better place to hide it.

  5. Old Man, the Atlantis McGuffin could be reduced to a powerful Red Crystal device.
    That’s what supposedly the great Atlantis tech was based on.
    That and the magnetic lay lines of the Earth.

  6. Ok that seems more to scale however is Atlantis preserved at the end? I think it’s much better that you don’t see Dr. Jones’ final fate. That means Atlantis would have to be preserved. I’m thinking the story should dispose of Marion as well. I would rather see them disappear together. What do you think?

  7. Good idea Old Man, you could have Indy seal up a rift or something like that in time/Atlantis?.

    He could sacrifice himself for mankind at the end. He wouldn’t be dead per’se, but maybe sent back in time?

    That would be a cool ending and way to actually keep the franchise going without Ford in future films.

  8. Sign some more good actors and everyone will watch it!

  9. @OldMan & 790

    I like both your takes on Indy making a self sacrifice and ensuring the finale to the series; at least in the current run. They could always reboot it.

    An ending like that has all the makings of a beloved movie

  10. You bet BlueCollar the only thing for them to do is get it made before the popcorn gets any colder. ;)

  11. I can see this coming back to aliens…