About: Before Spielberg’s go-to writer David Koepp wrote Crystal Skull, super screenwriter Frank Darabont worked on a draft of the script. Our final lost Indy script involves The City of the Gods. Darabont turned in three versions of his screenplay, culminating in ‘s Indiana. An alternate version of the script, possibly written by Frank Darabont, was (briefly) posted on the Internet.

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When I read that I immediately thought the darabbont. Yeah, I would not have blamed Lucas for passing on the script if the synopsis we read is accurate I think you’re missing my real concern. Want to add to the discussion?

With either script, it’s still shitty film and an even shittier thing for Lucas to do. As Indy is leaving the room, he looks back and sees the alien mummy, rejuvenated by the deaths of the men, rising from its sarcophagus. The film also ends not with a spaceship flying away into space, but a spaceship trying to fly away into space, only to crash-land and explode in a second nuclear inferno. The 30’s were largely consumed with Hitler and his obsession with the occult. And the list goes on.

Cabin in the Woods is an excellent-ish example. The nuking the fridge for example is no stupider than Indy falling out of a plane on an inflatable boat and Mutt is no less annoying than Shorty.

The Lost Scripts, Part III: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods

I really wish someone could have shown this to Spielberg. I don’t care that the big boss was aliens. I think the giant ants would have been worse than what we got. They just don’t fit at all. Indy never directly interacts with the gods, only their agents.

You’re right, considering all of the other shit Indy has gone through, it iindy fit. I was couching everything under the umbrella of what you’re talking about. I believe I recall Spielberg praising the script and was extremely excited to start The plane comes in hard and fast, its wings sheared off by jungle foliage and it belly flops on the ground.


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But it is a different era pulp fiction informing the older Indy. Pushing it here a little, but the only real big buy I have to give you is that there’s these magic stones that do magic things including pulling hearts out of chests and living zombies. He then swings around and decks Yuri, forcing the plane to swerve and dive.

Log in or sign up in seconds. I don’t see anything wrong with Indy dealing with aliens, but I think the way it was made just wasn’t right. TBH, it would have been about the same as what we got. And in the scope of an action film, Indy gets beat up in reasonable ways. Last I heard, she fell in love and married some big-shot director. Some might complain that people are just nitpicky, but the truth is, when you’re dealing with the suspension of disbelief, everything else is on the line.

In Crystal Skull a bunch of crazy stuff happens all over the place, and everyone just carries on with their life right after it happens, like it’s just another Tuesday or something. That mythos can be described broadly as magical icons from ancient civilizations, which fit nicely with Dr.

I’ve always found it hard to believe that I seem to be the only one on the internet who liked Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If anything I enjoyed it as a fanboy. To me, it was as ill-considered as if the writers had thought, “people drown underwater because they need air Read the script synopsis here; is it better?

A lot of things were just off, from the story to some of the characters and dialogue and some scenes. We also see Sallah brieflya play on Indy’s fear of snakes, repeated references in the dialogue Indy: Oh yeah, there are still aliens.


Starting with this as the foundation means that the story was basically dead on arrival. But the four biggest differences in this draft also double as the four best: Some things better, some worse.

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It fits withe the kind of crap indy survives in the other movies, I just think movies and movie audiences have changes, expecting more realism these days, and just didn’t buy him surviving the fridge.

For example, in “action movie” version of earth, you can be allotted one more bullet than there could have been. Or if, in The Two Towers, just as Helms Deep is about to fall, they are rescued by a band of traveling ninja warriors. Many of the set pieces were dictated by Lucas and can be found in other Indy IV scripts, including some that made it into the drabont film, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

So how good is Marion, really? We call that an awesome climax. Well, the wait is daarbont I was just glad to have more Indy, but there were times when I felt like that guy in Saw that was crawling to freedom through razor wire. Dude gets turned in to a poison dart frog? With Marion in an unstable plane, Indy tells her to wing walk over to his plane.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. It’s not a bad film.