Lucasfilm and Disney are planning a new Indiana Jones film, and with Hollywood already rebooting the Ghostbusters franchise with an all-women cast, this skit leads us to ask: Why not bring back the archaeological adventurer as "Indianna Jones"?
Starring the eminently likable Anna Kendrick as the titular archaeologist — and, lest you forget, professor — "Indianna Jones" takes us back to the chamber of the Holy Grail from 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Our hero, Dr. Henr(ietta) Jones Jr., must identify the real artifact from a shelf of false idols. The Grail's guardian isn't the most forward-thinking guy in the world when it comes to social issues, but then, we'll cut him some slack: After all, he's been serving in his post for the past seven centuries or so, and his highest level of education was some knight school.
NBC produced "Indianna Jones" for Red Nose Day, a charitable campaign seeking to end childhood and youth poverty. Red Nose Day has been running in the U.K. for nearly three decades as an annual event for the charity Comic Relief, and it's coming to the U.S. for the first time this year. The inaugural stateside Red Nose Day is May 21, when NBC will run a three-hour live show starting at 8 p.m. ET to raise funds for a wide variety of charities.
Maybe NBC can talk to its partners in the movie business, Universal Pictures, and get this project going...