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Steven Spielberg plans 2020 release for Indiana Jones 5

‘The Post’ director is also working on a remake of the award-winning Broadway musical ‘West Side Story’.

Steven Spielberg will shoot the next Indiana Jones film before working on his remake of the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The director reportedly aims to shoot the fifth installment of his franchise in 2019 and release it in 2020.

The Indiana Jones franchise features Harrison Ford as the Dr Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr, a fictional archaeology professor who travels the world in search of lost relics and treasures. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) was the first film in the series. The fourth installment of the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008 and was the last movie of the series under the Paramount Pictures banner. The series has been created by George Lucas and the fifth instalment will be produced by Walt Disney, which bought over Lucasfilm in 2012.

The fifth part was earlier eyeing a 2019 release.

Last week, The Post director also put out a casting call for the main roles of Tony, Maria, Anita, and Bernardo for his remake of West Side Story. The notice specifies that three of the four main characters must be Latin American. The musical was adapted into a film in 1961 by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, featuring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.

Spielberg’s next release is the science-fiction adventure film Ready Player One, out on March 30. The movie, based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, imagines a dystopic world in 2045, where people immerse themselves in virtual reality to get through their days.

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