Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is a 2023 American action adventure film directed by James Mangold, and co-written by Mangold, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd. and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film is a sequel to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and serves as the fifth and final installment in the Indiana Jones film series. The film stars Harrison Ford in his final portrayal of archaeologist Indiana Jones. John Rhys-Davies and Karen Allen reprise their roles as Sallah and Marion Ravenwood, respectively, from earlier films. New cast members include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen.

Dial of Destiny is the only film in the series that is neither directed by Steven Spielberg nor written by George Lucas, with both serving as executive producers instead. It is also the only film in the series not to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm that transferred film rights for future sequels. Paramount instead retains the distribution rights to the first four films and a residual associate credit.

Plans for a fifth Indiana Jones film go back to the late 1970s when Lucas and Spielberg negotiated with Paramount for four sequels to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Lucas began researching potential plot devices for a fifth film in 2008, although the project stalled for years. Koepp was eventually hired to write the fifth film in 2016, with a release date set for 2019, although this was delayed several times due to rewrites. In 2018, Jonathan Kasdan was hired to replace Koepp, who returned to write in 2019 before eventually leaving the project. Spielberg was to direct, but stepped down in 2020, with Mangold taking his place. Filming began in June 2021, taking place in various locations including the United Kingdom, Italy and Morocco, and wrapped in February 2022. With an estimated production budget of nearly $300 million, it is the most expensive film in the Indiana Jones franchise, as well as one of the most expensive films ever made.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2023, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 30, 2023. The film has received mixed reviews from critics.

The VFX are made by:
ILM VFX Supervisors – Will ReicheltJohn KnollRobert Weaver
Important Looking Pirates VFX Supervisor – Nicolas Hernandez
Midas VFX VFX Supervisor – Marc Hutchings
Rising Sun Pictures VFX Supervisor – Julian Hutchens
Soho VFX
The Yard VFX VFX Supervisors – Laurens EhrmannJulien Martins
Crafty Apes

The Production VFX Supervisor is Andrew Whitehurst.

Director: James Mangold
Release Date: June 30, 2023 USA

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