The recent and long awaited news of Indiana Jones 5 took the internet by storm. At long last the franchise will be revived again, this time with a new screenwriter. The HollyWood Reporter exclusively reported that David Koepp will in fact return to write the script. Koepp previously worked on The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds, and co-wrote 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'. The Hollywood Reporter described his involvement while also detailing that no plot details had been released.
"David Koepp, a longtime Spielberg confederate who wrote 1993’s Jurassic Park, has been tapped to pen the script for the new adventure, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Plot details are being kept secure in the Well of the Souls. It is unclear if Koepp is working off any existing treatment or story. Crystal Skull, for example, has treatments written by Indiana Jones co-creator George Lucas and the story credit went to Lucas and Jeff Nathanson, the latter who wrote several drafts. "
This news is very exciting, particularly on the heels of the previous announcment. It is a very encouraging sign that news is starting to trickle in about this movie, even though it will not release until 2019. A scriptwriter being hired means that they have some idea of the direction they plan to go, so it may be based on some version of a script that they already have. Please let us know what you think in the comments!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter