This can't be right. However my brother's girlfriend who is a manger for blockbuster video here in a the UK (a Viacom company) says she went to a conference yesterday and there was a trailer for Indy 4.
I have yet to get details of what was in the trailer but this can't be true.
She says she knows the original trilogy very well and this was stuff she'd never seen.
Can she have confused it with a Young Indiana Jones chronicles trailer or new game?
Anyone else heard of this Indy 4 trailer doing the rounds? I didn't think they'd even finished the script yet, let alone shot anything.
Originally posted by Barryson Ford i'm sorry but read that sentence 10 times in a row and spot the contradiction.
Evidently you do not understand the revision process. I am an English Major and have a good grasp on that concept. Let me explain.
When I write a paper (or in this case a script) and have written it all I have finished it. When I go back and proof it and make some changes, and when I finish doing that I have completed it. Two different words that mean two different things in the world of English. (not common English, but the subject of English)
There are several drafts a screenplay must go through. From first draft (which most screenwriters use to pitch to studios to try and get the greenbacks) to shooting scripts (where line producers dissect the script into similar scenes so the production crews can "shoot" the movie). In the case of Indy IV, Darabont was hired to write a script (most likely with only a shakey skeleton plot) to start from. His previous work and credentials served as the impetus to get a first draft written (I could elaborate more on this process, but I won't).
At this point Aaron is talking out certain scene rewrites, to help evey line advance the story. In addition, the screenplay is given to the studios "word-processing" depeartment (for lack of a better term) to re-write the entire screenplay into numbered scenes for the above mentioned line-producers.
It quite possible a redundant process, but that by no means means (he he) the script isn't finished. In all actuality, it isn't finished until the film is in post-production. (because even on the set, something could be improvised and re-written.)
I am sure is was only Barryson Ford's lack of understanding of the screenwriting process, and not an oversight of revision.