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Darabont talks Indy

Apr. 19, 2007by: Ben Barna
Back when INDIANA JONES (AND THE CITY OF GOD??) was first announced, director Frank Darabont (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) was commissioned to write the script. Then toxic speculation cloud enveloped the whole process, with rumours of rewrites and an unhappy George Lucas. Darabont was then promptly dismissed and an entire reworking of the script was planned (David Koepp (WAR OF THE WORLDS) ended up writing the final draft).

Now with the whole broo-haha over the INDY 4 script process over and done with and the movie scheduled to start shooting this June, Darabont is free to speak about what went wrong, and speak he does with a tongue of venom and fire. In a recent interview with MTV.com to promote his upcoming Stephen King adaptation THE MIST, Darabont was asked about his experience of writing INDY 4, and here's um, what he had to say:

It showed me how badly things can go. I spent a year of very determined effort on something I was very excited about, working very closely with Steven Spielberg and coming up with a result that I and he felt was terrific. He wanted to direct it as his next movie, and then suddenly the whole thing goes down in flames because George Lucas doesn't like the script.

Ya. He said that. He also went on to describe it as 'a waste of a year' and a 'tremendous disappointment. And it doesn't stop there. He also refers to Lucas as 'the most stubborn man I know.' It truly, actually, and authentically does not end there. Click HERE to read the rest as well as some interesting info about his new movie, which is released on November 21st.

Extra Tidbit: Frank Darabont as worked on the scripts for both MINORITY REPORT and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
Source: MTV

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4:37PM on 04/19/2007
I don't actually see anything here that makes Lucas the bad guy. The man has the right as a producer to do what he wants. I don't care how good Darabont has been in the past he doesn't have the right to think of himself so highly and to say so to someone like George freakin' Lucas. And bad mouthing Truffaut just put Darabont on my blacklist.
I don't actually see anything here that makes Lucas the bad guy. The man has the right as a producer to do what he wants. I don't care how good Darabont has been in the past he doesn't have the right to think of himself so highly and to say so to someone like George freakin' Lucas. And bad mouthing Truffaut just put Darabont on my blacklist.
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3:49PM on 04/19/2007
Darabont wrote the script to the one of the best if not THE best movie of all time. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

George Lucas wrote 4 scripts of three of the worse story movies of all time. I say story because visually they were stunning and I say 3 because A New Hope can't be included. Gee, I wonder who can tell a story better. Plus, the guy did some work on Minority Report and Saving Private Ryan. LUCAS, get your head out of your ass and go write Radioland Murders 2. A lot of people are
Darabont wrote the script to the one of the best if not THE best movie of all time. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

George Lucas wrote 4 scripts of three of the worse story movies of all time. I say story because visually they were stunning and I say 3 because A New Hope can't be included. Gee, I wonder who can tell a story better. Plus, the guy did some work on Minority Report and Saving Private Ryan. LUCAS, get your head out of your ass and go write Radioland Murders 2. A lot of people are going, what the HELL is Radioland Murders? My point exactly. It's a little crap Lucas left for us to remind us why (QUOTING CLERKS 2)...your boy Lucas has never and will never win an academy award.
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2:08PM on 04/19/2007
haha. Lucas is in no place to be judging scripts...
haha. Lucas is in no place to be judging scripts...
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1:47PM on 04/19/2007

Man...


I'd love to get my hands on Darabont's script. I love his flicks and I'm a huge Indy fan. I'm going in to Indy 4 expecting complete crap. Especially in light of Darabont's expulsion and his replacement by Koepp, whose resume (with the exception of Jurassic Park) reads like a criminal rap sheet.

I'd love to get my hands on Darabont's script. I love his flicks and I'm a huge Indy fan. I'm going in to Indy 4 expecting complete crap. Especially in light of Darabont's expulsion and his replacement by Koepp, whose resume (with the exception of Jurassic Park) reads like a criminal rap sheet.
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11:05AM on 04/19/2007
Its so interesting how Lucas went from golden god among geeks to most hated man geek history.
Its so interesting how Lucas went from golden god among geeks to most hated man geek history.
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3:56AM on 04/19/2007

hahaha

I like his honesty. But seriously, is that anything we didn't already know? Of course not. That was a rhetorical question. And I answered it. Aren't you not supposed to answer rhetorical questions?
I like his honesty. But seriously, is that anything we didn't already know? Of course not. That was a rhetorical question. And I answered it. Aren't you not supposed to answer rhetorical questions?
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1:43AM on 04/19/2007
Wow, the bearded one? a stubborn asshole? how surprising (note: sarcasm)
Wow, the bearded one? a stubborn asshole? how surprising (note: sarcasm)
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