Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

A blockbuster return for the classic series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull jumps ahead to 1957 — a time of rock n’ roll, hot rods, and the Communist threat.

Indiana Jones has been kidnapped by the nefarious Soviet telepath Dr. Irina Spalko to help track down the crystal skull of Akator — an item with powers that could tip the balance of the Cold War. After a daring escape, Indy teams with rebellious young biker Mutt to stop the Soviets from recovering the mysterious object.

Released May 22, 2008

Digital technology allowed for real stunts with extra safety, as ILM could erase wires tied to the principal actors.

Steven Spielberg opted to shoot Crystal Skull on film as opposed to digital, keeping the movie’s look consistent with its predecessors and the serials that inspired the series.

In addition to the Ark, the staff carried by Moses in The Ten Commandments also makes a cameo in the warehouse sequence.

For the film's opening scene shot in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, one mile of old highway was freshly paved and then aged with truckloads of dirt.

To create the “Doom Town” sequence, a huge miniature set was built and destroyed, augmented by CGI.

A blockbuster return for the classic series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull jumps ahead to 1957 — a time of rock n’ roll, hot rods, and the Communist threat.

Indiana Jones has been kidnapped by the nefarious Soviet telepath Dr. Irina Spalko to help track down the crystal skull of Akator — an item with powers that could tip the balance of the Cold War. After a daring escape, Indy teams with rebellious young biker Mutt to stop the Soviets from recovering the mysterious object.

Released May 22, 2008

Digital technology allowed for real stunts with extra safety, as ILM could erase wires tied to the principal actors.

Steven Spielberg opted to shoot Crystal Skull on film as opposed to digital, keeping the movie’s look consistent with its predecessors and the serials that inspired the series.

In addition to the Ark, the staff carried by Moses in The Ten Commandments also makes a cameo in the warehouse sequence.

For the film's opening scene shot in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, one mile of old highway was freshly paved and then aged with truckloads of dirt.

To create the “Doom Town” sequence, a huge miniature set was built and destroyed, augmented by CGI.