Steven Spielberg isn’t saying much about Indy 5, but he will confirm if the popular archeologist finally lives or dies.
In a lengthy feature story about the Big Famous Director – in conjunction with the release of his latest movie The BFG – The Hollywood Reporter looks at Spielberg the filmmaker and mogul, exploring where he’s been, where he is, and where he’s going.
Possibly the biggest tidbit comes in reference to the next Indiana Jones adventure:
- Spielberg says he’s “super excited” about that movie, dated for July 2019: “I think this one is straight down the pike for the fans.” He won’t reveal plot details, except this: “The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison [Ford] at the end of it.”
- And then, there’s a potential remake of West Side Story — which would be a Fox/MGM co-production — for which (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner) Tony Kushner is working on a script. Spielberg has dreamt of adapting it “for decades,” securing rights after trying to get them 15 years ago.
To read the full feature at THR by Kim Masters, click here.
Or click here to see my ranking of Spielberg’s entire filmography, with each title linked to my full review.