At the end of a wild night of partying and celebrating for the 2002 Golden Globes, I had the rare opportunity of talking with Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw and Harrison Ford. They were sitting together in a small booth in the basement of Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at the combined party thrown by DreamWorks, USA Films and Universal Pictures.
This threesome is pretty much it in Hollywood. After all, between Spielberg and Ford they've made some of the highest grossing and best loved films of all time. Capshaw, who's Mrs. Spielberg, co-starred with Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
So what's the story, I wanted to know — with this trio finally in one place, and relaxed enough to talk, will we ever see Indiana Jones 4?
"Yes," they all said, and confirmed that once Spielberg films Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, IJ4 will be his priority.
"We have a title, but we're not ready to announce it," Spielberg said. "I will give you one clue, though. Kate is in it." I asked if he meant that Capshaw's character would appear via flashbacks, and he replied: "No. She'll be in the present."
Ford, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, said he's ready to take on this last chapter. "It was always about getting the right script, and now we have it," he said.
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Temple of Doom rocked the freakin' casbah, sucka! Nothing gave me nightmares like that flick. Last Crusade was the worst. Plus, along with Gremlins, it's the reason you have the PG-13 rating today. What more do you want from a movie? Now can you did THAT?!
Sorry, don't know why I channeled Booker T for a moment there. I did a spinaroonie after scoring my fourth touchdown playing football on Saturday also. At least I tried to. It's a lot harder than it looks.
"Excuse me, do you have any EuroDisney T-Shirts?" January 2nd, 2002. Paris, France. My proudest moment.
Color me excited to hear of a new Indiana Jones film. Hopefully, this will live up to the quality of the series as a whole.
However, color me a little disappointed that Kate Capshaw's character will be the female lead. If only we could get Karen Allen back as Marian... now there was a woman.
Oh yeah, and color me in respectful disagreement with MoeGates as to the worst of the series. Raiders ruled, Last Crusade was pretty-good-to-ruled, and Temple, while an okay film, was not near the quality of the first and third films, in my ever-so-humble opinion.
"People say that if you don't love America, then get the hell out. Well, I love America." - "Born on the Fourth of July," 1989. "One day, we will be reunited. But until then, my spirit will always be with you." - "Mortal Kombat," 1995.