Stephen Spielberg has turned to a longtime collaborator to write the newly announced fifth Indiana Jones film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Jurassic Park” screenwriter David Koepp has been tapped for the 2019 film, which will see a now 73-year-old Harrison Ford don the fedora once again.
Koepp also worked with Spielberg on “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “War of the Worlds” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (which may not instill confidence in the franchise faithful).
The website notes that it’s unclear whether Koepp will be working from an existing treatment or story, or whether “Indiana Jones” co-creator George Lucas will be involved with the project.
Of course, there’s also the question of how Ford’s age might play into, or limit, the story; THR floats a scenario in which much of the movie is told in flashback, with the veteran actor providing “bookend” pieces.
The untitled movie is set to arrive July 19, 2019.