Harrison Ford Doing His Own Stunts in Indy IV

Age ain't nothing but a number?

by | July 16, 2007 | Comments

He just celebrated his 65th birthday, but Harrison Ford will apparently still be doing his own stunts in the now-filming Indiana Jones IV — arthritis be damned!

So say a few producers of the highly anticipated sequel, filming now in Hawaii. Ford’s last turn as the dashing adventurer-professor was in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade — eighteen years ago — but thanks to meds and plenty of ice, fans may look forward to seeing the sexagenarian hustling like a lithe 47-year-old.

As co-executive producer Kathleen Kennedy told the AP, ”He’s doing them, he just has a few more ice packs and a few more massages.’

”And a lot of Celebrex,” producer Frank Marshall added.

Add this to Marshall’s previous assertions that Indy IV would not rely on computer generated special effects, and we might expect a return to the sensibilities of old-school action flicks.

Production started last month, yielding a few set snapshots of Ford and co-star Shia LaBeouf (in 1950s biker garb) motorcycling around the Yale campus. With shooting taking place in Hilo for three weeks, the Hawaiian locale is reportedly filling in for a South America setting. Word is the production is filming under the name of “Untitled Genre Project,” a la rival blockbuster production The Dark Knight — which wins the fake production title contest as “Rory’s First Kiss.”

In related news, the folks over at IESB share that LaBeouf’s Indy IV contract with Paramount includes not one, not two, but four total films! Their source, whose information is “solid as a rock,” also says that Ford is also on board for three additional flicks.

So let’s do some math. Raiders of the Lost Ark hit in 1981. Temple of Doom came in 1984. The (first) trilogy ended a few years later in 1989 with the errantly titled Last Crusade. Now we have the fourth flick slated for release next May. That’s four Indiana Joneses in almost three decades. And they want Professor Jones to do three more?

Can the man who was Han Solo, Jack Ryan, and the baddest U.S. President to ever board Air Force One take a licking and keep on ticking through his twilight years?

Sources: AP, IGN Movies, IESB

Tag Cloud

Sundance crime thriller theme song ghosts Nickelodeon Columbia Pictures YouTube Premium TCM LGBT CBS TV Land what to watch Interview boxoffice children's TV Countdown travel composers spy thriller Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt casting Britbox OWN Awards Oscars Comedy Central DC streaming service Set visit Comics on TV Disney Channel Paramount San Diego Comic-Con Animation medical drama Box Office MTV VICE Horror Video Games Masterpiece Film Festival MSNBC Spectrum Originals disaster IFC Cannes RT21 2017 spider-man blaxploitation Paramount Network Amazon Song of Ice and Fire Mystery SXSW MCU Action sitcom The Arrangement finale Amazon Prime National Geographic Sundance Now science fiction GIFs teaser Emmys Fantasy romance NBC festivals zero dark thirty space serial killer Mary Poppins Returns Trophy Talk Rom-Com Election Elton John WGN Film Pixar WarnerMedia spinoff richard e. Grant Comic Book Showtime Mary poppins comic war cults History Logo Nominations Schedule cats Creative Arts Emmys USA Network Trailer Black Mirror comiccon Polls and Games Warner Bros. Ellie Kemper Rocketman Premiere Dates Food Network Starz dceu Musicals RT History singing competition Emmy Nominations stand-up comedy Infographic jamie lee curtis period drama political drama Holidays miniseries YA DirecTV Lionsgate kids VH1 Hulu Esquire New York Comic Con E! Walt Disney Pictures Tomatazos vampires game show strong female leads social media Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ABC Family Character Guide justice league Superheroes Heroines docudrama First Look Amazon Prime Video Tarantino ESPN transformers aliens Cartoon Network PaleyFest hist Ovation Comedy Reality Competition DC Comics BET TCA 2017 See It Skip It Netflix thriller Watching Series psychological thriller golden globes Super Bowl Lifetime Mudbound diversity Stephen King LGBTQ TIFF Lucasfilm quibi TNT Chernobyl President Sci-Fi zombies Opinion E3 CW Seed anime facebook witnail Certified Fresh Grammys Apple Dark Horse Comics talk show The Witch true crime 45 Fox News Sneak Peek Women's History Month cinemax based on movie Disney streaming service Best and Worst Reality tv talk Spring TV book DC Universe biography CMT Red Carpet Mindy Kaling zombie doctor who A&E DGA Pride Month revenge AMC Sony Pictures Photos Disney Writers Guild of America CBS All Access movies TBS Kids & Family ratings Teen Pet Sematary BBC America Fall TV Star Wars SDCC American Society of Cinematographers Summer crime drama Brie Larson Drama crime Bravo Rocky Superheroe natural history dragons Trivia green book adaptation Extras Anna Paquin 2019 dramedy anthology mutant technology Binge Guide Family sequel Quiz mockumentary Crackle Cosplay Toys toy story TCA Spike TLC nature psycho Mary Tyler Moore Captain marvel TruTV Nat Geo The CW Shudder cops GoT Valentine's Day cars Rock Tumblr 24 frames Pop politics Pirates X-Men Adult Swim Music unscripted FOX Vudu Biopics Awards Tour Shondaland binge IFC Films police drama supernatural Calendar BBC television crossover series Ghostbusters CNN historical drama Epix cooking HBO Max PBS sports Country award winner Marvel SundanceTV Marathons robots Freeform Star Trek Musical NYCC dc Winter TV Christmas HBO ABC Martial Arts 2016 GLAAD 2018 Universal Western El Rey elevated horror Podcast ITV Year in Review 2015 animated Winners harry potter adventure 20th Century Fox YouTube Red Acorn TV USA APB Syfy 21st Century Fox FX 007 streaming discovery TV FXX Thanksgiving