Originally Posted by Udvarnoky
It doesn't sound like Indiana Jones to me. How would you relate a stateside political conspiracy to a globe-trotting adventure involving a supernatural artifact? How does such a plot accommodate scenes of Indy doing archaeology? Where's the exotic locations?
We're coming off of an installment that felt too "domestic" because of a storyline that kept it in the western hemisphere and a production that did not leave the United States. To follow that up with an America-centric story would be the worst possible choice.
It doesn't have to be America centric. Think of the bad guys as an international organization that would've akin to the Illuminati or SPECTRE; a consortium of mutually beneficial business interests. The lead bad guy could be a rogue CIA guy and the secondary baddie a Mafia associate of his. Think Cuba; Africa (Lumumba). The JFK link doesn't have to be central to the story; it could just be implicit in one singular line. Basically it's Indiana Jones vs the Illuminati. The real powers behind the throne in the world. Rogue members of various organizations working together toward a common end.
It would have to be done very carefully. But if you play it right, it could be very Hitchcockian or even noir; with the 1960s being the likely time period it could make for an interesting idea. It would just have to be tweaked, refined. My idea is just a very rough draft.