I'm still trying wash the bad taste of the last Indiana Jones film out of my mouth, so imagine my surprise when plot details for the fifth film in the franchise turned up earlier today. AICN pointed out that New Zealand website Stuff has the inside skinny on the next film's plot. Normally, I'd be suspicious, but Stuff is pretty reputable. We're still filing this under rumor, but the details are tantalizing and worthy of discussion anyway.
The article reports that the new film will be Ford's last, and a return to the series' roots (meaning less state of the art visual effects) after the last entry failed to resonate with fans. The big plot reveal in the article? Indy's going to The Bermuda Triangle: "Indiana Jones 5 will begin shooting next year, and much of the plot line will be centered 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 add that, according to their source, "George (Lucas) and Steven (Spielberg) have been working on a script and it's almost there." They also report that "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."
I'm pretty excited by that prospect. The Bermuda Triangle isn't exactly the Ark or The Holy Grail, but there's potential in the setting. The bad news here? Shia Labeouf will be back as Indy's son. Please God, let there be no passing of the torch scene. If Ford is hanging up the whip, let's allow the series to end once and for all.
What do you think? Does Indy in The Bermuda Triangle excite you or are you hoping this is one rumor that doesn't pan out?