The Skull That Wouldn't Die

14-Feb-08 5:47 PM by
Filed under Trailers; 1 comment.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull recently wrapped filming — just in time to precede today's opening of The Spiderwick Chronicles with this blessedly spoiler-free trailer:

On one hand, this preview doesn't offer many clues about the plot, Karen Allen's return, or Indy's relationship to Shia LaBeouf. But on the other hand, we don't want the trailer to give much away. Either way, what could a trailer do to make us want or not want to see the film? I've met people as recently as this calendar year who didn't know a new Indiana Jones was in production, let alone on the cusp of release. So perhaps the advertising Lucasfilm does need not be persuasive so much as declarative: yes, this film exists. You know the name, and you want to see it. What more is there?

One Response to “The Skull That Wouldn't Die”

  1. Ken Gagne adds:

    There's a neat LEGO Indiana Jones game online at, but only the first two of its four levels are currently available. Hat tip to!