Frank Marshall Thinks “Indiana Jones 5″ Won’t Happen
No good news actually. Collider recently got to interview producer Frank Marshall and he gave a pessimistic update on the status of a fifth Indiana Jones film. Though talk of Indiana Jones 5 has continued since 2008 with the release of Crystal Skull, there’s really been no actual forward movement on the story.
“I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin.”
The last real update on Indy 5 came last December from George Lucas, who revealed that he had “told Steven Spielberg about the story” but he hadn’t found a MacGuffin yet. We previously heard that Lucas and Spielberg had come up with a “germ of an idea” for the film, but nothing further than that.
Editor’s Note: In fiction, a MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or maguffin) is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist (and sometimes the antagonist) is willing to do and sacrifice almost anything to pursue, often with little or no narrative explanation as to why it is considered so desirable. A MacGuffin, therefore, functions merely as “a plot element that catches the viewers’ attention or drives the plot of a work of fiction” From: Wikipedia