Where the hell is Mystery Man?
Well, I’m back and the big news of late was that Indy fans briefly had the opportunity to download Frank Darabont’s Indy IV screenplay, which was titled, as it has been long rumored, Indiana Jones and the City of Gods. Thanks to everyone who sent me e-mails about it! I will personally respond to every single e-mail this weekend.
I loved the hell out of Darabont’s script. I think I fell in love with it by page 35, and the damn thing just kept getting better. His draft was undeniably superior to Koepp’s on every level. City of Gods truly was, as Spielberg was quoted as saying, “The best Indiana Jones screenplay since Raiders.” And readers familiar with my other article, 50 Flaws of Indy IV, will know exactly what I mean when I say that Darabont got right everything Koepp got wrong. What a cinematic travesty and injustice to Indy fans the world over to have produced such a vastly inferior story. There is no one to blame but George Lucas.
So I’ll be returning on Monday with a new article, 50 Strengths of Darabont’s Draft, and then I’ll open it up for discussion. I can’t wait to hear everyone’s thoughts about it.
So read the script this weekend, and we’ll talk on Monday!
By the way, the pic above is one of eight pieces of Indy IV concept art that's being showcased here.