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George Lucas: Shia Is Not the New Indiana Jones

Shia LaBeouf in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull courtesy Paramount Pictures

George Lucas out promoting his new Star Wars The Clone Wars movieTV series detailed in the new TV Guide dismisses speculation that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull effectively set up Shia LaBeoufs Mutt Williams to inherit the franchise[Harrison Ford] is Indiana Jones Lucas tells the AP If Indiana Jones wasnt in it youd have to call it Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis Yeah its Mutt Williams and the Search for ElvisThough Crystal Skull the series fourth installment and one that was many years in the making suffered considerable whip-lash from critics Lucas wont rule out another sequel [It] really depends on me coming up with a good idea he says So were doing research now to see if we cant come up with another object for [Indiana Jones] to chase Perhaps a late Medicare payment Matt Mitovich read more

New Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer

I saw this trailer a few days ago and actually got goose bumps but the quality wasnt great so I waited to put it up online If only George Lucas could write and direct live action movies that look as dramatic and awesome as this animated film This piece of the Star Wars epic fills in the events that take place between Episodes II and III in the live-action narrative Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker are now Jedi and Anakin has taken on a Padawan apprentice a young girl named Ahsoka a teenage female Togruta which is a race of red-skinned horned aliens Needless to say Im sure shes a handful Karma is a b-tch aint it AnakinTake a look at the extended exciting new Star Wars The Clone Wars trailerRelated149 Clones Trailer Debuts on Five Networks149 Use Our Online Video Guide to Watch More Star Wars read more

New Indiana Jones to Premiere at Cannes

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by David James/TM and (c)Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved./Paramount Pictures

I wonder if TVGuidecom would want to send someone me to cover this awesome event Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 14-25 Thierry Fremaux the festivals head said the presence of Steven Spielberg and the stars of the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones film franchise which will premiere outside the main competition would ensure a magnificent red carpet reported Reuters Mega-stars Harrison Ford Cate Blanchett and director-producers Spielberg and George Lucas are expected to attendThe red carpet will also sizzle with the likes of Scarlett Johanson Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem who will be promoting their Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona Other highly anticipated premieres include Clint Eastwoods The Changeling with Angelina Jolie and Steven Soderberghs four-hour epic Che based on the life of the revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara Gee seems as though TVGuideco read more

Indiana Jones Cast, Producers Take Risky Route to Profits

When Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull debuts worldwide May 22 the cast and producers wont just be taking risks in search of treasure theyll be risking their real-life earnings from the films profit Eschewing the usual upfront fees that talent typically get before a film even opens the new Indy film is set for an adventure in deal-making in which no one gets a cut of the profit unless the movie brings home the bucks at the box office With film production and marketing costs leaping through the roof says the LA Times Paramount Pictures set up a different kind of arrangement for the Crystal Skull which cost 400 million to make and market Executive producer George Lucas director Steven Spielberg stars Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf and other potential earners from the movie wont see much of a payday until that amount is recouped and exceeded Skulls talent though probably dont have much to worry about The first three of the Indiana Jones flicks earned 12 bil read more

Star Wars, Batman Headline Cartoon Network Upfront

Batman: The Brave and the Bold courtesy Cartoon Network

With a quartet of Clone Troopers as his escort, George Lucas made a grandiose entrance to the Cartoon Network upfront Thursday morning in Manhattan. Lucas was on hand to plug Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a feature film/animated series combo coming later this year. (As previously announced, the movie premieres August 15, followed by the series on Cartoon, then TNT, in the fall. No date for the TV premiere was made.) It was the key announcement for the network, which is also premiering the Ben 10 relaunch Alien Force, and finally confirmed the rumored series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which teams the Caped Crusader with a variety of DC Comics superheroes.Calling Star Wars "the greatest brand in entertainment history," Turner Animation COO Stuart Snyder said he personally courted Lucasfilm when he heard about the project (which went into production before a network had signed on), and "after watching five minutes they had me." For his part, Lucas calls the project "Star Wars starrin... read more

New Star Wars Series: Five Burning Questions Answered!

Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The news that George Lucas has decided to go back to the Star Wars well not once but two more times — in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated film (in theaters Aug. 15), and in a new animated series of the same name debuting this fall on the Cartoon Network — sent the Force-a-verse into a tailspin. We had some burning questions about these new Clone Wars-set stories, and we knew you would, too. So we went straight to the powers-that-be for some answers. (Don't worry, so far it appears to be a Jar Jar-free zone.) What exactly are the Clone Wars?First alluded to in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope, the Clone Wars are a conflict between the Galactic Republic — led by the Jedi Knights and their clone army — and Count Dooku’s Confederacy of Independent Sy read more

Animated Star Wars Series Gets Theatrical Debut

Star Wars: The Clone Wars courtesy Cartoon Network/(c) & TM 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd.

By the moons of Tatooine! I'm a card-carrying member of the Boba Fett Fan Club, but does anyone else wish that George Lucas would make a movie set in a galaxy far, far away from Star Wars? Not Lucas himself, apparently. Remember that animated Star Wars series about the Clone Wars? Well, it seems that Uncle George liked the results so much that he's ordered up a full-on theatrical release for a new Clone Wars animated film that will kick off a new series. "I felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell," says Lucas, executive producer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which will premiere on the Cartoon Network in the fall. "I was eager to start telling some of them through animation and, at the same time, push the art of animation." (Start telling?) The new film, which takes place between the events of Episodes II and III (before Anakin becomes Darth), will hit theaters on Aug. 15. And I'll probably be there on opening night. Sigh. — Mickey O'ConnorRelated:• George... read more

Young Indiana Jones, Old Variety Shows and Twin Freaks...awwww yeah!

Still feeling grateful folks. I can’t help it, it’s this month. Ya got Thanksgiving coming up, the weather’s finally changing (although this Philly humidity is total bullshizz) and the DVD coffers are filled to the rim with causes for celebration these days.And with this TV writers’ strike shaping up to suck long and big, having a few great DVDs to keep your flat-screen toasty is never a bad thing. Especially if the DVDs themselves are bad-ass weirdness like this week’s basket of goodies.First up, and huge props to the geniuses (geniui?) at Paramount Home Video, is Twin Peaks: The Definitive Gold Box Edition. Oh, holy Log Lady, is this set stellar! Not only package-wise, but also in what's going on inside the sleek box. 10 discs, including the pilot that was woefully absent from the original first-season set, and oodles of extras on the making of the show that confused so many of us between 1990 and ’91. Trust me, as soon as you see poor plastic-wrapped... read more

Lucas Reveals Live-action Star Wars Series... Weeks Ago, to TV Guide

Film auteur George Lucas has announced his plans for a live-action Star Wars TV series, it was reported elsewhere (and with much circumstance) in the press on Wednesday. Of course, Lucas gave TV Guide an in-depth look at this smaller-screen follow-up — set in the same universe, but using peripheral characters — a good four weeks ago, here on So, Stars Wars fans, though you probably already inhaled every morsel of that Q&A... four weeks ago, when it first came out... I link you to it again, since a bout of amnesia seems to be going around. (Damn Jedi mind tricks!) read more

Indiana Jones 4 Spoiled by an Extra; Lucas and Spielberg Strike Back

Steven Spielberg, Ray Winstone, Karen Allen and Harrison Ford courtesy Paramount Pictures

A stupefying loose-lipped extra who worked on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has incurred the wrath of no less than George Lucas and Steven Spielberg by blabbing plot points to a hometown paper. Despite having inked a nondisclosure agreement with the production, Tyler "You'll Never Hear About Me Again" Nelson — who played "a dancing Russian soldier" in a reportedly since-snipped scene — revealed to Oklahoma's Edmond Sun (Non-spoiler alert) the nature of Indy's latest quest, how Karen Allen's Marion plays into it, and the context of a pivotal scene between Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett. A rep for Spielberg would not confirm for the New York Post the veracity of the apparent spoilers, but literally mwa-ha-haed, "Who knows whether that particular person will ever work in this town again?" And I'm assuming he didn't mean Edmond, Oklahoma. read more

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