Spielberg reveals Lucas wanted Indiana Jones flick named Saucer Men From Mars!May 22nd, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by admin
New York, May 22 (ANI): Film director Steven Spielberg has revealed that George Lucas wanted the latest Indiana Jones flick named Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men From Mars.
He revealed that the films title had to be changed because he and Harrison Ford were not in favour of Lucas choice.
And the impact of the opinions coming from the three Hollywood biggies was such that the wrangling continues for about 10 years.
“There was a point where I thought George (executive producer for the film) and I would never agree on the story, and I was fine with that,” the New York Daily News quoted Spielberg as saying.
“George and I are best friends, and we always argue, and we always debate. That’s been the nature of our relationship since we met in 1967,” he added.
Harrison Ford, who reprises his role as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, hinted that discussions between him, Speilberg and Lucas usually take time to arrive at a conclusion.
“It takes time to get Steven, George and me on the same page. George is very stubborn with his ideas,” he said.
Shortly before leaving for the Cannes Film Festival, Spielberg also admitted that for five years after the release of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, he thought that the saga had ended for good.
“I shot Indiana Jones riding a horse into the sunset because I thought that brought the curtain down on the story,” he said.
Ford, however, convinced him that they should extend the famous series with one more movie.
“Harrison presented me with the Best Picture Oscar for ‘Schindler’s List’ in 1994, and when we went backstage, he said he was ready to make another Indiana Jones movie,” says Spielberg.
Spielberg said that the development started soon afterward. (ANI)
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