Thunderbirds Are Go? According to an article in the Australian Herald-Sun newspaper dated Friday, May 10 2002: "Lady Penelope - Go for Australia. Thunderbirds may be go, and Australia-bound. Britain's Working Title film production company is considering shooting the live action version of the famous 1960s TV puppet show in Queensland. "Working Title co-chairman Tim Bevan, who was in Melbourne to oversee filming for The Kelly Gang, said Australia's favourable exchange rate made it a good chance for several coming Working Title features, including Thunderbirds. ?We're looking at three or four others, one of them a very big movie? bringing them here strictly because you get more bang for your buck,? he said. ?Thunderbirds for instance: we could create a Tracy Island up in the north and you could go to the studios in Brisbane.'" Indianna Jones IV IGN FilmForce reports that the mystery writer assigned to write Indiana Jones 4 is...Frank Darabont (The Majestic, The Shawshank Redemption). When contacted by FilmForce, Lucasfilm rep Jeanne Cole would neither confirm nor deny the rumor. Sounds like a direct hit to us. And it looks like we've uncovered one of the new characters that Mr. Darabont might be writing (if he does indeed have the job). The Dutch TV magazine Vara had a brief interview with Star Wars creator George Lucas discussing his new film Attack of the Clones. Vara's interviewer couldn't resist asking about Indiana Jones 4 and George said this: "Spielberg is directing, and Indiana will have a son." The filmmaker also said that after he finishes Episode III and the new Indy movies he wants to create smaller, more experimental films.Look out for Indianna Jones V: The Next Generation three years later. Moore Preps Galactica Screenwriter Ronald D. Moore filled in a few blanks about his plans for the SCI FI Channel's upcoming Battlestar Galactica miniseries. "I'm in the middle of working on the script," Moore wrote in an e-mail exchange with SciFi Pulse that was reported on Cinescape Online. Moore added, "The basis of the miniseries will be a retelling of the origin story; that is, the events that cause [the ship] Galactica and the fugitive fleet to begin their journey. There will be familiar characters from the original show, and new ones as well. I'm trying to flesh out the backstory of what led up to these cataclysmic events as well as round out many of the characters and their relationships. I can tell you that both the studio and the network are very happy with the outline and that things are going exceptionally well with this project so far." One for the oldies ...Disney Preps Greatest American Hero Disney has hired Paul Hernandez to pen the script for a big-screen version of the 1980s superhero television series The Greatest American Hero, according to Daily Variety. The trade paper reported that Hernandez, in his second year at Disney's in-house writing program, convinced Hero producer Stephen J. Cannell to update the property by locating and bringing to the pitch session the original alien suit sported by William Katt. Like the series, the film will focus on a nerdy teacher who struggles with the superhero powers he gains after he dons a costume given to him by aliens. Daily Variety added that, as of yet, no actors or director are attached to the project. Hmmm ... apart from perhaps Indianna Jones IV, I can't sayany of these is anywhere near a good idea.