Indiana Jones 4: According to Variety, Frank Darabont's Darkwoods Prods. has signed a three-year first-look production deal at Paramount Pictures, ending the shingle's association with Castle Rock.
Darabont said his goal is to seek new projects of all genres along with continuing to develop the Darkwoods slate, noting Paramount will review those projects with an eye to possibly joining in as a financier -- except for "Fahrenheit 451," which he expects to remain at Warner Bros. Darabont is finishing the script and is attached to direct the adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic fantasy-drama, also produced by Castle Rock, Icon's Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey and Storyline's Neil Meron and Craig Zadon and Matthew Bourne.
Darabont has also completed the screenplay for the long-awaited Indiana Jones 4, which may shoot this year with Harrison Ford starring, Steven Spielberg directing and George Lucas exec producing. Par is hoping to distribute in 2005.
"I've finished my work, so now it's in the hands of God, or Spielberg and Lucas if you prefer," he added.