Purported Indiana Jones 4 original screenplay draft However if valid, there does seem to be a genuine creativity dispute between the screenplay's author Frank Darabont and Lucasfilm. PDF document, version Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods – November 4, draft script by Frank Darabont (story by George Lucas) – hosted by: aracer.mobi – in pdf format would prefer if Carpenter didn t direct a sequel, be Frank Darabont or SimplyScripts - Free Movie Scripts and Screenplays» Mystery Man on. THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Screenplay by. David Koepp. Previous drafts by. Jeff Nathanson. Frank Darabont. George Lucas.
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By Indie Film Hustle | July 16, Frank Darabont Screenplays, The Shawshank Redemption screenplay, Green Mile script, Screenplay PDF. .. Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods (). Screenplay by Frank Darabont – Read the. Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods Novie Script by Frank Darabont story by George Lucas) - Screenplay and Movie Scripts. Frank Darabont, the script's writer. Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods was a script written during the development as the fourth Indiana Jones film before it.
He convinces the President of Peru, Presidente Escalante, to go after the skull with the promise that the lost city will give Escalante anything his heart desires. After many entanglements, the expeditions arrive at the City of the Gods and enter the giant pyramid at the center. Inside they discover a circular room filled with 13 golden thrones, each occupied by a headless, crystal skeleton.
In exchange, the alien will grant them one wish.
When Indy is asked what he wants, Marion is able to shake him out of his trance, and that's when he realizes all he wants is her. The alien releases him and moves on to Yuri. But before Yuri's wish is granted, Indy shoots the crystal skull and it explodes into tiny shards.
The pyramid begins to shake and crumble apart. As Indy is leaving the room, he looks back and sees the alien mummy, rejuvenated by the deaths of the men, rising from its sarcophagus. Welcome to Earth! The survivors escape just in time to see the land swell and then break away.
A flying saucer erupts from the ground, lifting the ruins into the air, but soon the machine sputters and falls back into its ancient grave. The nuclear explosion that follows wipes the City of the Gods off the map for good.
Safely back in the United States, Indy and Marion tie the knot with all of their old friends in attendance. The Action As you'd expect from any Indiana Jones script, action sequences are abundant and relentless in City of the Gods.
The moment Indy gets out of one jam, something goes wrong, and he's in another life-or-death situation. It's quite a thrill ride that barely gives the audience a moment to breathe.
Many of the set pieces were dictated by Lucas and can be found in other Indy IV scripts, including some that made it into the final film, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. However, Darabont got to design his own action sequences too, and they're just as exciting. Yuri's co-pilot uses a machine gun to take out one of the support struts on Indy's biplane, which means Indy has to walk out on the wing and lash it back together with his whip.
Meanwhile, Yuri comes up fast and uses his propeller like a buzzsaw, chopping up the tail on Indy's plane. Responsible for a myriad of projects both good War of the Worlds, Spider-Man and mediocre Snake Eyes, The Trigger Effect , he now sits on the final screenplay, maestro of the character's move into a golden sunset retirement.
Those uninspired by the Summer hit openly questioned what happened to Darabont's draft. Recent efforts like Rocky Balboa, Rob Zombie's reimagined Halloween, and Speed Racer all got a going over before the first frame of celluloid could be shot.
So the lack of a legitimate Darabont script seemed suspicious. After all, Lucas loves to keep a lid on his process, the better to keep the potential detractors at bay.
And the pre-publicity junket provided the brave game face that marketers need to have their movie make money. But you just knew that, somewhere along the line, Darabont's version entitled Indiana Jones and The City of the Gods would eventually turn up.
And supposedly, it has. About three weeks ago, 11 June, G4TV's The Feed - along with several other sites - ran reviews of what they called "a bootleg copy" of the script. Available for a short while in a PDF file, those lucky enough to grab a look before it was summarily removed from the web learned a shocking fact - many of the elements fans complained about in part four were nowhere to be found in Darabont's draft.
Even more disconcerting, Lucas' money grubbing mitts seem to have guided the film away from its origins and more toward a crass, commercial feasibility. Perhaps the biggest difference between what Darabont created and the final product is the lack of a certain character named Mutt. The adolescent rebel without a clear creative cause except, perhaps, to carry on the Jones' legacy in another franchise of films is nowhere to be found in City of the Gods, while he more or less dominates the last two thirds of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Many view this character as a pure Lucas contrivance, an unnecessary link to Indiana Jones' past that exists only to further the series' future installment prospects. Making matters worse, new neo-teen it boy Shia LeBeouf got the nod, indicating that in action adventure terms, the flavor of the moment defies artistic advantage.
Mutt's absence aside, the other major element gone from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is bad gal diva dominatrix Col.
In her place - which really is a loss considering that the indomitable Cate Blanchett would be out of the film as well - City of the Gods has a series of unclear culprits, individuals who all want a piece of the glass head action.
Even more intriguing, the actual aliens themselves are made into villains by Darabont, evil in their desire to keep the skull's secrets away from the modern world, if you will.
If there is one weakness in this occasionally talky script, it's the lack of a clear antagonist. Indy always seems to work better when he's up against a Belloq, an evil cult, or those bedeviling Germans of the Third Reich.
She needs the crystal skull to find the mythical city of Los Dioses, a place in the Peruvian rainforest where according to the legend wishes can come true. Many expeditions had tried to locate it before but failed.
The last one was headed by an old friend of both, Professor Vernon Oxley , who has been missing since then. Belasko claims that the Nazca Lines are actually a code that, interpreted correctly, can help locate the city. Indy and Marion rent a plane to photograph the figures.
But during their mission, they are attacked by another plane piloted by Yuri. A dogfight follows, after which both machines crash in the Peruvian jungle. Indy and Marion are rescued by a mysterious German doctor named Von Grauen who lives among a tribe of Hovitos. He returns them to Belasko's camp, but Yuri is captured by Peruvian soldiers. Yuri avoids being hanged by promising the ruthless Peruvian dictator President Escalante that he will help him to use the skull and find the city.
Von Grauen is revealed to be working for Escalante when he sabotages Belasko's expedition the next day, and Yuri is able to make radio contact with a Soviet military airplane. Back in Belasko's camp, Indy discovers a completely insane Oxley imprisoned in a truck, caged like an animal. Belasko is using him to interpret the Nazca symbols and draw the itinerary of the expedition.
But at the same time Indy makes this public to the rest of the expedition, Escalante's men attack the camp and take them prisoner All want the skull. As a result, a Mexican standoff follows until it is suddenly broken by the attack of giant, hungry army ants.
Everyone flees the ants, most like Belasko jumping into a nearby river. Indy and Marion take the truck where Oxley is caged and are chased by both Soviet commandos on horseback and the Peruvian army in jeeps. The truck falls into the river and is chased by Peruvian inflatable boats.
Just as the boats are about to take the truck, it falls over four waterfalls. Miraculously, the people on the truck survive, while almost all the others die. Back on land, Oxley flees by vine-swinging through the jungle while Marion and Indy are captured again by Escalante who is also holding Yuri, Belasko and three of Belasko's men prisoner. However, Belasko steals a machine gun and kills all the remaining Peruvian soldiers.
Immediately, he reveals that he is also a Soviet agent, which upsets Marion. Everyone is tied to a jeep rigged with a bomb set to explode, but they are rescued by Oxley at the last minute.