Lucas said he and director Steven Spielberg recently finalized the script. The movie stars Harrison Ford, who appeared in the three earlier flicks.
The fourth chapter of “Indiana Jones” has been in development for over ten years with several screenwriters taking attempting a script, but it only recently gained strength and popularity.
While Lucas kept quiet about the plot, he promised the latest action flick will be a “character piece” that will include “very interesting mysteries.”
“I think it’s going to be really cool,” Lucas said.
“It’s going to be fantastic. It’s going to be the best one yet,” the 62-year-old filmmaker said during an interview at the Beverly Wilshire hotel where he took a break from his duties as grand marshal for the Rose Parade.
Harrison Ford is pleased to be involved in the project as well. At the inaugural Rome Film Festival in October, the 64-year-old Ford said he was excited to team up with Lucas and Spielberg again for the fourth “Indiana Jones” installment. Ford said he was “fit to continue” to play the title role despite his age.
Ford played Indiana Jones in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1984’s “Temple of Doom” and 1989’s “The Last Crusade.” Lucas acknowledged the fact that Ford’s personality and portrayal of Jones lends a great hand to the success of the saga.
“Mostly it’s the charm of Harrison that makes it work,” he said.
The film is projected for a May 2008 release.