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Indy Snares Shawshank Writer

He might be in a wheelchair, but Indiana Jones will ride again. Variety says writer/director Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") has been offered the job of turning a George Lucas story idea into "Indiana Jones 4." The film is tentatively scheduled for release in 2005.

Lucas tried to woo both M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense") and Tom Stoppard ("Shakespeare in Love") to write the story, but deals never came through. Darabont is best known for his movie adaptations of Stephen King's "Shawshank" and "The Green Mile," but he has strong ties to Lucas and Stephen Spielberg. Darabont wrote a number of episodes of the "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" TV series and he helped Spielberg in an uncredited capacity with the "Minority Report" script.

Posted by Mac on May 31, 2002 11:27 PM
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