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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Darabont draft of Indy 4 - posted by Don

While waiting for servers to update and files to download and upload (get deleted and reuploaded), I spent a lot of time dorking around the internet. In doing so, I came across WikiLeaks, a site that posts leaked documents. Between “Scientology cult FEBC staff training tapes” and “Protokoll Regierungsrat Zurich Missbrauch Steuervereinbarungen durch Offshore-Vehikel” I found the ‘purported’ Darabont draft of the latest Indian Jones movie. In many places it bears a strong similarity to the final film. On WikiLeaks, it is noted, “It also shows how Lucas blatantly ripped entire sequences from a much better film…” I beg to disagree as the credits on this draft show it was written by Frank Darbont [based on a] story by George Lucas. It is Lucas’ story and he can use it anyway he wishes. There has been great debate on the Discussion Board about the movie. There are those who loved it. There are those who hated it. I thought it was the best Indy movie, yet. – Don

Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods – November 4, 2003 draft script by Frank Darabont (story by George Lucas) – hosted by: wikileaks.org – in pdf format

Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind a mysterious artifact.

5 Comments so far

1.

Brad Hansen
June 21st, 2008 at 11:20 am

Speaking of karen Allen, I wrote an unsolicited script for Starman 2 back in 1998. It was my first script and I quit college to finish it. Itís been gathering dust ever since. I sent it to Jeff Bridges and John carpenter, although I would prefer if Carpenter didnít direct a sequel, maybe Frank Darabont or someone. I wrote some good f/x sequences and some interesting characters. Iím pretty sure Iíll never be involved, but Iíd to see the f/x scene from the beach being incorporated, (Jeffís manager Neil will know the one, totally plagiarised from another movie, but it would look great on film today). If anyone has any questions, email me at hansenfilm@yahoo.ie and Iíll answer them. (Although I wonít give away any plot points. And yes there is a son and indeed, I actually have the perfect casting suggestion!!

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LoLA
June 21st, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Just to let ya know, George’s last name is spelled Lucas, not “Lucus”. I think you have it mispelled they same way throughout.

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JBM
June 22nd, 2008 at 2:34 am

As far as the similarity in sequences goes, several scenes (Indy using the fridge, for example) were Lucas-mandated and arbitrary. Jeb Stuart’s draft features this as well.

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Don
June 22nd, 2008 at 11:45 am

LoLA,

Thanks for the heads up on the typos. I’ve fixed them.

Don

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SimplyScripts - Free Movie Scripts and Screenplays » Mystery Man on Film’s take on Darabont’s Indy Script
June 25th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

[…] begs to be compared to the final film. Mystery Man on Film has his take on the Darabont draft with 50 Strengths of Darabontís Draft. Still in the mood to beat up on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Check out MMoF’s 50 Flaws of […]

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