The mine cart chase. Shia getting smacked in the nuts by tropical plants. That big friggin' boulder.
These classic moments from the Indiana Jones series were always begging to be seen in 3-D, and now it looks like creator George Lucas will be cracking the whip to get these puppies out there lickety split.
According to the Blue Sky Disney blog, LucasFilm will announce the 3-D conversion of all four Indiana Jones films sometime next month.
This follows on the heels of their recent promise to third-dimensionalize the entire "Star Wars" sextet and, like those, the biggest Indy films of all time will get released one-per-year, starting with the Nazi-melting goodness of "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Those who can recall way-back-when to the late '90s will note that the release of the "Star Wars" Special Editions in theaters greased the wheels for the eventual prequel trilogy, turning a whole new generation of kids on to lightsaber duels and swamp-dwelling Muppets. Time is cyclical in the Lucas universe, so perhaps there could be some truth to recent rumors of a new "Star Wars" sequel trilogy, or Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf taking a trip to the Bermuda Triangle for "Indy 5."
Blue Sky notes that Lucas has had a post-"Avatar" infatuation with 3-D, and has eyes beyond his two signature series to update other titles in the LucasFilm vault, so keep a lookout for Howard the Duck's orange beak invading your corneas sometime around 2024.