Could it happen? Could it work? Could Indiana Jones take place in the 2000?
Most I'm sure would say no. Archeology is controlled and is highly political now. But Indiana Jones was a rogue. Stealing, bartering, trading all to get the artifact he's after. Running from authorities is not ruled out. In fact, the risk is higher if Indy is now sneaking in and out of countries. Could be some great action set pieces. However, the idea that Hitler was obsessed with the occult fit in rather nicely to the time period and gave Indy an endless villain. That would be missing. But the items that make Indy a thrill could still be retained.
well, you know, it might be cool to see indiana jones in the year 2000. He'll be 101 years old and weak, and woill already have a full life behinnd him to tell. Now, if you are saying that indy 4 should take place in year 2000 I say no unless they change actor and make it not action but something like documental.
I don't want to make snap judgements until I have all the "facts." Are you suggesting a middle-aged Indy in 2000 or a 101 year-old Indy in 2000? Neither is my particular cup of tea, but I would like to know what you mean.
I dont really envision Indy living to 101 it is just a bit silly; i never really envisioned Indy living to a particularly ripe old age, i mean the injuries, the endless cast of people with vendettas, probably drinking a bit too much takes its toll
Even Indy's son would be in his 50's or 60's
The era of Indy is (at its broadest sweep) 1919 - 1939/1945 - 1955) the world in 2000 is just so different from the world of the pulp heros that it just couldnt happen
Everyone in the series would probably be dead by this point
There is absolutely no reason why a swashbuckling archaeologist could not exist in the 21st century (cough Lara Croft) i dont think audiences care that perhaps there is less spectacular archaeology to uncover (or is there)
But Indy is bound by the age of hero that he belongs to
A rogue-ish archaeologist could work in the 21st century. But it would have to be more of the "ultra-rich, espionage agent with a thousand passports" kind of thing. Every government agency in the world would be gunning for the present-day wannabe.
The days of the dilettante digger are gone. Howard Carter (King Tutankhamen, anyone?) couldn't even exist unless he accrued a string of consonants after his name. Indy could only exist in the 30's (+/-). Otherwise, I'd be posting this from the Canyon of the Crescent Moon.
Originally posted by apalehorse I keep thinking black market...I don't know why...
Even the black market is predominated by government agencies now. CIA, NSA,...either that or I've watched too many episodes of thhe X-Files.
No there is still an enromous growing market for archaeological relics for private directors, and probably if Raiders were to be remade for the modern world it would be a free for all with any number of billionaires appointing teams to go after it which could turn pretty violent, which sounds to me like a pretty good movie.....