Decades before YouTube, two kids from Mississippi decided that they loved Raiders of the Lost Ark so much, they would just have to remake it. Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala spent much of their teenage years shooting and re-shooting a very cheap and extraordinarily loyal reproduction of the iconic Harrison Ford-starring, Steven Spielberg-directed film. Eli Roth was a fan, as was Quentin Tarantino, and even Spielberg gave them his seal of approval.
Six years after his last big-screen appearance, Indiana Jones may ride again. Variety has printed what appears to be confirmation that Indiana Jones 5 is going into production. Insiders have been anticipating the announcement of a fifth Indiana Jones movie since December, when Disney acquired the rights to the franchise (following its acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012).
Oscar Isaac is living the geek dream: Not only does he appear in the new Star Wars movie, but he gets to hang out with Han Solo and Princess Leia. The actor, now appearing in the Patricia Highsmith thriller The Two Faces of January, tells Entertainment Weekly that working with Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on Star Wars: Episode VII is everything he’d hoped it would be. “They’re such funny people,” gushed Isaac.