New rumors emerge every other day regarding “Star Wars: Episode VII”, while recent reports of Disney’s scoring rights to future “Indiana Jones” film have sparked talk of when we might see the next chapter in that series.
As a pointed reminder though that both projects are still some time off, Disney Chairman Alan Horn tells Variety that a fifth “Indiana Jones” is at least 2-3 years away as: “We haven’t done anything. We don’t have a story. We need a story.”
So why the recent rush for the rights? “It didn’t make sense to produce the movie at Disney and then have it be distributed and marketed by Paramount.”
The trade’s editor Marc Graser also tweeted that Disney still hasn’t received the script for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are still working on it. Their draft is due in January.
He also says that while no budget is in place for movie at this point, Horn wouldn’t be surprised if it costs $200 million.