Modern Myth Media MMM #237: STAR WARS, JURASSIC WORLD, INDIANA JONES, TOMORROWLAND, TERMINATOR, GHOSTBUSTERS written by Sean Gerber February 9, 2015 It’s a new era for a lot of old favorites on this episode of the MMM podcast. We discuss the latest news surrounding STAR WARS (Felicity Jones!), TOMORROWLAND, GHOSTBUSTERS, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, and INDIANA JONES. Is Chris Pratt the right man to serve as Harrison Ford’s heir apparent? We debate. Hosted by Sean Gerber and featuring Robert Reineke. Download HERE. MMM #237: STAR WARS, JURASSIC WORLD, INDIANA JONES, TOMORROWLAND, TERMINATOR, GHOSTBUSTERS was last modified: February 19th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related GhostbustersIndiana JonesJurassic WorldTerminator: GenisysTomorrowland 8 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. 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The name that Bob Iger and Kathleen Kennedy need to consider for directing the next installment of Indiana Jones is Frank Darabont. He already worked on the Young Indiana Chronicles when Iger was head of ABC and brought that show to series. Robert Reineke I could see Darabont writing the screenplay but the impression I get is that studios aren’t lining up to work with him on big budget films. He has the reputation of being difficult. CaptainJack For the future of Indy, I think my preference would be Brad Bird as director, Roger Deakins as DOP, Michael Giacchino score, Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Darabont writing a screenplay based on a sketch in George Lucas’ notepad he left lying around somewhere on the ranch. More out of left-field, maybe Paul Thomas Anderson if he’s not busy. “There Will Be Blood” always gives me classic Spielberg vibes (perhaps due in part to Robert Elswit’s beautiful cinematography), and the man loves Raiders. Would be a new thing for him obviously, both tone wise and being a genre he is yet to tackle, but he is someone who could undoubtedly deliver something interesting. Robert Reineke All good names. Maybe they could convince Steven Soderbergh to come out of “retirement” as well. He certainly loves Raiders. Joshua Nathan Strong Paul Thomas Anderson has been dying to do a big budget studio film, the guy is s self proclaimed fan of all things geek culture and an avid gamer. He still is interested in doing Metal Gear Solid (Fingers Crossed) and he gave an interview that he said that he would like to do a big budget picture next. He would be a good choice for Indy, certainly an out of the box choice. CaptainJack Yeah, I think I remember reading something along those lines; he was interested in doing a “big” film, where he cites the Dark Knight as a great mix of spectacle and substance that attracts him. But he is not getting offered anything like that. This makes me think of what it must have been like before the days of franchises and blockbusters – where a young filmmaker like Spielberg could go about making a film without a lot of the baggage of expectation really – where even a pulpy concept like a massive killer shark or an archaeologist James Bond could be made as stand-alone ideas, thrown at a wall with A-grade talent in front and behind the camera, to elevate the seemingly spectacle driven concept into something outstanding. PTA is certainly capable of once again elevating the premise in the same way Spielberg did, and not just ticking boxes of what everyone* else is doing within action-adventure films – that would be my biggest fear with the future of Indy, that in some ways is associated with the idea of modernizing Indy, which I don’t feel is necessary. I would hate to be skipping channels one day and not know if I am watching a National Treasure film, or a Bourne film, or a new modern Indiana Jones film. That would not be a great outcome. *massive generalization 🙂 Joshua Nathan Strong Totally agree with everything that you said. PTA would embrace what makes Indy special, while making it original and elevating the material at the same time, while still staying true to the character. Joshua Nathan Strong Some directors that come to mind: Brad Bird, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Nolan, the Cohen Brothers. I always thought JJ Abrams or Rian Johnson, but they’re busy.