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George Lucas And The Challenge Of INDY 5!!

Merrick here...
Times Online has a longish interview with George Lucas in which George candidly discusses the complexities of setting KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL into motion, and how the same obstacles could impact the development of another INDIANA JONES movie. Sounds like getting Ford and Spielberg and Lucas on the same page was a struggle at times . Memorable Lucas quotes from the piece include:
Indiana Jones only becomes complicated when you have another two people saying ‘I want it this way’ and ‘I want it that way’, whereas, when I first did Jones, I just said, ‘We’ll do it this way’ — and that was much easier. But now I have to accommodate everybody, because they are all big, successful guys, too, so it’s a little hard on a practical level.
Lucas also divulges this interesting tidbit:
Really, with the last one, Steven wasn’t that enthusiastic. I was trying to persuade him. But now Steve is more amenable to doing another one. Yet we still have the issues about the direction we’d like to take. I’m in the future; Steven’s in the past. He’s trying to drag it back to the way they were, I’m trying to push it to a whole different place. So, still we have a sort of tension. This recent one came out of that.
..says the interview, whose entirety you can find HERE. Interesting stuff, which might explain the lackluster/disjointed quality some fans have noticed in CRYSTAL SKULL.

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