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‘Indiana Jones 5’ Will Be Penned By ‘Crystal Skull’ Screenwriter David Koepp

'Indiana Jones 5' Will Be Penned By 'Crystal Skull' Screenwriter David Koepp

Yes, it’s happening: Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford are back for “Indiana Jones 5,” and the internet has very mixed feelings. Some are ecstatic to see the franchise hopefully improve over “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull,” while others (like me) hung up their hat with “Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade” and don’t have a particular need for a new installment. But if you’re Disney, you don’t sink $4 billion into Lucasfilm and sit on a property as valuable “Indiana Jones,” so off they go revisting the franchise, and a screenwriter has been found.

READ MORE: ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Starring Harrison Ford Set To Hit Theaters July 2019, With Steven Spielberg Directing

THR reports that David Koepp will write the script for “Indiana Jones 5.” The screenwriter previously penned “Jurassic Park” and “War Of The Worlds” for Spielberg, and his credits include “Mission: Impossible,” “Spider-Man,” “Panic Room,” “Angels & Demons,” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” Okay, some hits and some misses, but key for fans will be that the Koepp also wrote the widely derided ‘Crystal Skull.’ However, it should be noted and perhaps stressed that he was working from a story by George Lucas, who will not be involved this time around. 

All other details about the script and story are currently under wraps, but we’ll see how it shakes out when the movie opens on July 19, 2019.

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