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Rumor: 'Indiana Jones' Series is Going 3D Next After Star Wars

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October 26, 2010
Source: Blue Sky Disney

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Honestly, I'm not too surprised to hear this. We knew it was coming, right? Blue Sky Disney, who is usually quite reliable with their scoops, is reporting (hence why why we're calling this a rumor for now) that, "next month, Lucasfilm will announce that they're converting the Indiana Jones Saga to 3D as well." It was officially announced about a month ago that Lucasfilm would be converting all six of the Star Wars movies to 3D, with the first hitting theaters in early 2012, and each one following a year later. Apparently that's the same release pattern they'll be following with the three four movies from the Indiana Jones trilogy series.

Blue Sky doesn't have a lot information, such as when we'll see these 3D re-releases hit theaters, but I hope we don't have to wait until after 2017, when Return of the Jedi finally gets released. They do say that "Lucas has been bitten by the 3D bug since Avatar showed the possible/promise of the technology, so other parts of the Lucasfilm catalog could be on the horizon as well..." So does that mean we might see Labyrinth and/or Howard the Duck in 3D one day soon? Who knows. Unlike the Star Wars trilogy, I'm really not interested in watching any of the Indiana Jones films in 3D, they're way too sacred for that. But we'll wait for the official news next month to unleash our full disapproval. Until then, it's up to you guys. So what do you think?

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  • http://www.cinexcellence.com Joseph
    Not excited; but hey, if people want it, give it to them.\
  • Trip
    I feel sorry for the teats on that cow Lucas is milking, ouch!
  • beavis
    this is pitiful news. the only way to watch those movies are in their ORIGINAL form. this (adding 3D) is just as bad as trying to add color to black-and-white classics.
  • Voice of Reason
    No time for 3-D love, Doctor Jones.
  • http://www.modernamericanman.net ModernAmericanMan
    Sigh. Sure.
  • vegasdanny
    By the time they get these films out in 3D (sometime in the next 5 years) they will have missed the boat! We are already seeing signs of it with the plans for the new Harry Potter intstallments being srcapped for 3D. The simple fact is...if the film is not shot using the latest 3D tech...then its really not worth seeing! Avatar set the standard and that film took over a decade to develop! Whats next James Bond in 3D??!!! Please god stop!!!!!!!!
  • Staatz
    Might be neat, I'd rather they just re-release it, missed it in the theaters the first time.
  • bozo
    Oh brother.
  • http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2408/blackbabyjesus.gif Crapola
    Harrison Ford will be feeling a sharp pain in his anus pretty soon if those goes ahead. It's the same film.......But in 3 deeeeeeeeeeeeee. woooooooooooooooh.
  • Tether
    You mean I'll be able to watch the nuclear propelled refrigerator in amazing 3D!?
  • Have Hope
    bloody hell....
  • Have Hope
    so when's basic instinct going to be in 3D?
  • http://blog.flixshelf.com Adam
    3D really needs to go away! And so does Indy for that matter...
  • Xexex
    Lucas has already spat in the faces of Star Wars fans, with a 3-D release, and now Spielberg has as well. For shame.
  • Geoff
    Lucas is beyond a joke now
  • Hannah
    Xerex said: "Lucas has already spat in the faces of Star Wars fans, with a 3-D release, and now Spielberg has as well. For shame." I don't get it Xerex ... I'm a huge, huge, fan all 6 Star Wars movies, the Clone Wars television series (including Jar Jar and the Ewoks because they make me laugh and feel good on a crappy day) , the Indiana movies and the Young Indiana television series and I have no interest in seeing any of them in 3-D, but I don't feel that Lucas or Spielberg has spat in my face because they want to convert them into 3-D. My point to you is so what? Hell, Lucas and Spielberg can milk them for all they are worth, convert them into every conceivable format available now and into the future. It doesn't matter to me since I love what I have but if it means others will enjoy them more in 3-D and become new fans of Star Wars and Indy, go for it I say! If it’s making Lucas and Spielberg richer, then so be it. What idiot in their right mind out there wouldn’t do the same if they owned Star Wars and Indiana? Heck, look at how Cameron is milking Avatar. Look, it doesn’t matter to me and if you are a true fan, it shouldn't bother you either. So take out your old VHS copy of the original version of A New Hope like I am going to do this evening and enjoy instead of worrying about what Lucas is going to do; enjoy what he has done instead and you and all other early Lucas fans like you will be all that happier in life for it. Sheeesshhh: Chill!
  • Xexex
    Hannah, I too love the prequels and originals, what I mean is Lucas will Not release The Originals (with the original quality: Sound, Special Effects, Voices, etc) only his "versions" which are terrible (He changed Boba Fett's voice!). 3-D does bother me, milking a franchise dry does bother me, converting a franchise to 3-Distraction-D does bother me. I grew up on Star Wars (a fond memory I had with my Father) and I fell deeper in love with Star Wars when I first heard about the prequels, I saw Phantom Menace six times in theaters, so I'm a big fan. Indy was another fond memory of mine, and Lucas and Spielberg nearly ruined that as well with Crystal Skull, Whats next!? The Goonies in 3-D!? E.T. in 3-D!? 3-D needs to be stopped, its a useless money grabbing ploy. Avatar wasn't that great, Visually yes (outta 3-D mind you), Story wise terrible. Wht does 3-D offer? Nothing.
  • harrison
    stop converting to 3d after the fact for more money, besides the fact it usually looks like crap... though i wouldnt mind seeing that giant ball in the temple of doom rolling at the screen in 3d another rumour going around that lucas has a number of scripts ready on a new star wars trilogy that doesnt include the skywalker family that could go into production after the other 6 are done with their 3d conversion
  • Hannah
    Like I said Xexex, I have no interest in 3-D because I hate the format, but as long as the movies are released in the traditional method, it doesn’t matter to me. As for the original versions, I am surprised that fans like yourself forget that Lucas and those who have worked on the original versions have said repeatedly that they no longer exist due to the necessary upgrading of the poorly done effects and of the deterioration of the orginal film stock. Since I posted my last comment, I've watched the original version on VHS and until I saw it, I forgot just how bad the effects were in that version, especially when the TIE fighters came across the screen. Remember how bad the overlapping of the film was when they flew? Every time they advanced, you can see how they were pasted to the background. I don't remember them looking that bad when A New Hope was in the theaters, but boy did they look bad on VHS and early DVD. While it's true that he lost some of the original film due to enhancing the original poor FX and soundtrack, the improved effects are definitely worth that cost. No one. and I mean no on can tell me with a straight face after watching that original version on VHS that it's better than what we have today. The original FX off A New Hope and Empire were so bad that if Lucas hadn't cleaned them up and updated them, no one would be watching them today. They were almost as bad as Logan's Run and only a marginal step up from the original Battlestar Galactic and that was television! Put it this way Xexex, as bad as you think the new improved versions of the original trilogy are, it could be worse; Lucas could have instead turned to remaking Star Wars the same way Carpenter is remaking his own movies. Cheers to you my friend and I look forward to many more comments in the future. Hattori Hanzo where are you today?
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Harrison, I heard that rumour of the Star Wars story continuing on after episode 6 as well, the only difference in what you heard is that it will the next project for the Clone Wars animation team after that series is done and it will once again be a television series. Given the quality of the Clone Wars series, that seems to me to be the logical way to go anyway. After all, Lucas said right from the beginning that the Clone Wars series is only a bridge between The Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and can only go on for a limited time before the storyline finally catches up the Sith. I'm here Hannah, and judging by your comments again today, you madam are definitely the truest Star Wars and Indy fan of them all.
  • Xerxex
    wow spelt my screen name wrong. "I forgot just how bad the effects were in that version, especially when the TIE fighters came across the screen. Remember how bad the overlapping of the film was when they flew? Every time they advanced, you can see how they were pasted to the background. I don't remember them looking that bad when A New Hope was in the theaters, but boy did they look bad on VHS and early DVD. While it's true that he lost some of the original film due to enhancing the original poor FX and soundtrack, the improved effects are definitely worth that cost." Hannah, the crappy effects, the puppets, and all the so called "bad effects" are what made the originals so good! The updated versions are just painful to sit through, I'll take my old crappy VHS over the updated versions any day of the week. "No one. and I mean no on can tell me with a straight face after watching that original version on VHS that it's better than what we have today." I can, I loved the look of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, not to say I don't like todays technology. But the look of the Trilogy was perfect and still is today at least to me. Hannah it all comes down to one simple thing: Perference. you perfer correct me if I'm wrong the updated versions, I perfer the original versions. You don't add in new effects to classics, its like someone adding new color to a priceless classic painting, nothing beats an original. We won't agree and that's fine, it seems we only agree on one thing, 3-D format and uselessness. Lucas can release the original quality films on DVD, producers even tried to persuade him but he would not hear it. He dosen't care what we fans grew up on, he only cares about what he wants and he has the right to, its his creation but I lost all respect for the guy, the moment I heard the originals were not gonna be released on DVD only his tainted updated versions. I'm whining I know but dammit Lucas is wrong.
  • http://www.modernamericanman.net ModernAmericanMan
    Sorry, I didn't read the long debates, but Lucas is responsible for Star Wars and Indiana Jones going 3D. I'm sure someone already mentioned that, but as one of the creators and executive producers of the Indiana Jones series he has artistic rights over the films. I keep reading how upset people are at Spielberg. Spielberg has little to do with this particular project. However, if you want to be mad at Spielberg, get ready for Tin Tin in 3D. That will anger anyone! ;)
  • http://www.imurals.com jedibilly
    To all those who hate 3D. Just don't go and see it. You have a choice. You can hang on to your dear old and obsolete VHS player and watch your old Star Wars in it's originality. I'm a big fan of Star Wars and I embrace these creators bringing back Star Wars and Indy movies in different, creative formats. And making Star Wars a legacy and never die out. I do hate 3D conversions but I believe George is doing this painstakingly to make this a really good "conversion". We'll see and we can judge then.
  • http://www.imurals.com jedibilly
    Whether I like 3D or not, I'm a fan who's just happy that Indy and Star Wars universe never dies....
  • Xerxex
    Jedibilly except Lucas only cares about money.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Xerxex, but who in Hollywood doesn't care about money? True, Lucas is milking the series to death, but iby the time Cameron is done milking Avatar and it's coming sequels he'll make Lucas look like a purist LOL
  • Xerxex
    Don't even bring up the Avatar sequels Hattori, makes me shudder.
  • http://www.modernamericanman.net ModernAmericanMan
    Woody Allen doesn't care about money Hattori. Of the dozens of films he's made only 3-4 of them are really worth watching...
  • Akirakorn
    @Xerxex... this was to be expected after digitally swapping out handguns for radios in E.T. I'm with you on the "VHS editions" of the original trilogy, but keep in mind if someone loves something the first time around... even if it's the inferior version... it will still be "the best" no matter how many versions, updates, or special editions come out. and I'll only see Indy 4 in 3D if the ticket comes with a free crystal head vodka http://www.crystalheadvodka.com/welcome For the record, the reason why the 1st trilogy was great and the second trilogy was mediocre is technology and (Lucas') credibility. He HAD to rely on the actors/script to draw in audiences because of the limited tech back then, and since he had no credibility he was constantly questioned on a lot of his decisions which made him think about them. After the tech caught up with the story he didn't need a great performance to sell the concepts of the space dogfights, the force, light saber duels, etc. AND with the success of the 1st trilogy he got free reign and nobody questioned anything. Movie making is and always will be a collaborative effort and a great director DIRECTS others to push themselves and their craft to achieve the impossible. Which is what Lucas did in the original trilogy. The second go around they didn't have to prove anything to the industry or the executives, so they didn't have to achieve anything but sell tickets. Finally, Star Wars belongs to the fans and not Lucas. It was the fans that kept Star Wars living long and prospering for so long. :D
  • Xerxex
    Akirakorn I hated how ET was touched up, why walkie-talkies!? I agree with what you said, He let the special effects take over for the prequels and let the performances take second fiddle. But I still enjoyed the prequels, but the originals take the cake any day.
  • Glenhutchcraft
    i think 3-D is the only way to be intertained if i am going to pay to see a movie i want it to be in 3-D that other original stuff is old and out dated. ferthermore, not worth the price of a ticket. 

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