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Steven Spielberg Wants To Direct Chris Pratt In Disney’s ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot
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Photoshop of Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones (cropped)

Steven Spielberg hopes to direct the planned Indiana Jones reboot, which could see Jurassic World’s Chris Pratt star as the titular action-adventurer, according to Deadline.

Back in January, news broke that Disney was planning to reboot the franchise and wanted the Guardians Of The Galaxy star to take up the mantle of Indiana Jones, the adventuring archaeologist made famous by Harrison Ford, who played the character on the big-screen in four films starting with 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

Known for hits like Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the first two Jurassic Park films as well as the upcoming four installment Jurassic World, Spielberg directed all four Indiana Jones films and reportedly wants back at the helm for the reboot “assuming a script comes in to his satisfaction.” As there’s no script yet, it’s still too early to tell what the length of Spielberg’s involvement will be (perhaps as producer?).

Pratt, who was best known for his role as the lovable, somewhat chubby slacker Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation before Guardians blew up the box office last Summer, stars in the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, which hits theaters on June 12, 2015 and is executive-produced by Spielberg. After Pratt wowed everyone as leading man Star-Lord in Guardians, a Photoshopped image imagining Pratt as Indiana Jones surfaced (see a cropped version of it here above). Eventually, news surfaced that Disney was interested in the actor, although no official details have been revealed and no word on whether Pratt will take the role.

After Universal’s Jurassic World, Spielberg’s historical spy-thriller St. James Place, starring Tom Hanks from a screenplay by Matt Charman, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, will hit theaters in October 16, 2015 for Disney Pictures. He has also reunited with his E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison to direct a big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s book The BFG, which is scheduled for a theatrical released in 2016. The filmmaker will also at some point produce the The Adventures of Tintin sequel and might be directing Thank You for Your Service, a film adaptation of the David Finkel non-fiction book.

Pratt’s Parks and Recreation comes to an end this week with a two-part series finale. He will return for Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 in 2017, and will soon start filming on The Magnificent Seven, MGM’s remake starring Denzel Washington.

[Source: Deadline]

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3 Comments »

  1. Why would they want to reboot Indiana Jones? There’s no need to reboot it. They could maybe tell the story of Young Indy but not reboot it. The films out now are solid gold expect with Crystal Skull being maybe a bronze. If they were to reboot this franchise I wish they would make Indiana Jones 5 and have Harrison at the end of the movie say he’s done with his fetch quest so he would hang up his hat and whip. Harrison even said he wants to do another Indiana Jones flick so let him do it.

    Comment by Darkchief117 — February 22, 2015 @ 2:30 am

  2. Umm Spielberg did NOT direct Pratt in Jurassic World. Colin Treverrow did.

    Comment by jbird669 — February 22, 2015 @ 9:18 am

  3. Let poor old Indie continue… and get Pratt to do the ‘leg work… in this ‘direct link’ world Indiana could still be the ‘voice of experiance’ behond the oddball man of action

    Comment by Tony Brown — February 22, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

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