”Star Trek” Scribes: What Indiana Jones Means To Us

 

If the trailer to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made you feel like a kid again, you're not alone — even among some of the heaviest hitters in Hollywood. Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (whose credits include Transformers; Mission: Impossible III; and J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek reboot) were equally thrilled by the silhouette of a dusty fedora and the first few bars of the triumphant theme song that led into for the upcoming film (written by David Koepp). Sure, the cowriters have spent time spitballing with Steven Spielberg on Transformers, but deep down they're still just fans with May 22 circled on their calendars.

Here they talk about the enormous impact Indiana Jones has had in their own screenplays, what it's like to steal from Steven Spielberg, and how Harrison Ford's venerable archeologist is still the gold standard when it comes to action movies

(Source: EW.com)


Commentary, Interview, New Movies, Screenwriting, Summer 2008


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