Producer Frank Marshall recently spoke on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Just how did the making of this movie finally come about?
"It's kind of been out there in the air, but we never had the right script, and we kind of put it on the backburner and then back in 2000, we all went to the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award for Harrison," Marshall said. "George and Harrison and Steven and I and Kathy were all backstage all dressed up and we were looking at clips from the movies and we thought, â€˜God, those were really fun. Maybe we oughta really focus on trying to do another one.
And that's what happened. David Koepp came up with a great script finally, and we're done shooting and now in the editing process. It's pretty amazing."
"What we've done is we moved it from the '40s to the â€˜50s so we're acknowledging that everybody's 10 or 15 years older and it plays into the story," he told us when asked about how things would be different from the earlier movies.
We're not trying to hide that Harrison's older, but we have Shia LaBeouf coming in as his sidekick, so we've got a young element. The best way to describe the movie is that it's an Indiana Jones movie. It's got all the style and elements of the old movies, and we're not really trying to do anything different."
Nor would we want them to!