John Hurt Talks 'Indiana Jones 4' Role
Friday, December 21st, 2007
Premiere recently sat down with John Hurt to talk about his role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming 'Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' movie.
A recent report pegs you as Abner Ravenwood, the father of Karen Allen's Marion Ravenwood and Indy's mentor. The man Marion also tells Indy is dead in Raiders of the Lost Ark…
[A big grin spreads across Hurt's face] Hmmmm….
Are they doing it the old-fashioned way as opposed to relying on CGI?
They shot as much as they possibly could, but they had some massive blue screens. There will be CGI, but it's based on a lot of the stuff that we shot, so it's not pure CGI. It's overlayed and so on. Steven does shoot as much as he possibly can and that's impressive. I mean we shot on five major Hollywood studios. We shot at Downey, Sony, Paramount, Warners, and Universal, either in their studios or the outside lots. We'd do two days here, then trot off and do a week there and then back to this one, while the other sets were being prepared. And the sets were fantastic, full of moving parts and things that all worked. You suddenly realized that you're almost a puppet. You come on and do your bit, and then you're off to the next one.
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