Harrison Ford to star in Indiana Jones 5

Updated: Nov 29, 2011, 14:45 PM IST

London: Indiana Jones is set to return to big screen for the fifth time with 70-year-old Harrison Ford playing the lead.

Director Stephen Spielberg has confirmed that George Lucas is writing the story for a new film, due to start shooting in late 2012.

“George is working on Indy V. We haven’t gone to screenplay, he’s working on the story,” the Mirror quoted him as saying on Showbiz Tonight.

However, Ford’s age could now make it hard for fans to take him seriously as the daredevil archaeologist in the latest adventure movie.

Indiana’s last outing was in 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which received mixed reviews.

Spielberg acknowledged that using an alien, which they referred to as MacGuffin, in the plot led to fights in production.

“I sympathise with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin. George and I had big arguments,” he added.

Though he did admit that the idea of Indy surviving a nuclear blast by climbing in a fridge was his.

ANI