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Indiana Jones & The Kingdom on the Crystal Skull - Plot details revealed

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Story by Jack Foley

IT’S been one of the closest guarded secrets of recent years but finally some plot details have officially been released concerning what to expect from Indiana Jones & The Kingdom on the Crystal Skull.

Just 20 days before its global release on May 22, 2008, it has been confirmed that the newest Indiana Jones adventure will begin in the desert Southwest in 1957, during the height of the Cold War.

Indy (Harrison Ford) and his sidekick Mac (Ray Winstone) have barely escaped a close scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield.

Now, Professor Jones has returned home to Marshall College – only to find things have gone from bad to worse. His close friend and dean of the college (Jim Broadbent) explains that Indy’s recent activities have made him the object of suspicion, and that the government has put pressure on the university to fire him.

On his way out of town, Indiana meets rebellious young Mutt (Shia LaBeouf), who carries both a grudge and a proposition for the adventurous archaeologist: If he’ll help Mutt on a mission with deeply personal stakes, Indy could very well make one of the most spectacular archaeological finds in history – the Crystal Skull of Akator, a legendary object of fascination, superstition and fear.

And, well, that’s it for now… Although rumours persist that there could even be a new glimpse of the Lost Ark recovered at the end of the first film, as well as some mention of Roswell.

We can only wait with baited breath until the release date of May 22…

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