So I was watching the MTV Video Music Awards last night… wait, let me stop myself right there. Why was I watching this train wreck of TV programming? Simple, because it’s just that: a train wreck. It’s so terrible you can’t look away. That, and I had been watching football since 1:00 pm and after 8 straight hours my wife had had enough.
Anyway, I did learn one juicy little nugget of information when Shia Lebeouf came on stage to introduce the award for best female craptastic artist. He told us, apparently against the wishes of Spielberg and Lucas, what the title of the new Indiana Jones movie will be. Ready for it? See if you can piece it together from the following images.
Yes, you heard it here first (unless you were watching the VMAs last night). Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull should hit theaters in May of 2008. Sorry if the “kingdom” image threw you off, but I just love the illustration of Camelot by Alan Lee.
So, just what is the significance of a crystal skull? I have traced it to the lost city of Atlantis, which I’m betting will be the centerpiece of the new film. The most famous crystal skull discovery as far as I could find was the Mitchell-Hedges skull. Discovered in Belize in 1926, it was supposedly carved in Atlantis over a period of 300 years using sand, and was carried by the Knights Templar during the crusades. Ooooh, my blood is tingling just thinking about it!
Harrison Ford is older in this movie than Sean Connery was when he played his father in the last film. I don’t think that will stop him from delivering a great performance. I predict Indiana Jones 4 will be a bigger opening than Transformers, Star Wars Episode I, and just about any other movie you can throw at it.