This the beginning of the adaption of Indiana Jones 4 from an older fans persepective. Now read. FADE IN: EXT. SOUTH AFRICA - BROWN RIVER - DAY The PARAMOUNT LOGO dominates the screen and FADES into a large black, river rock, also dominating the screen. The brown waters of the muddy river cut through jungle life of green spanning into the seemingly endless distance. Sounds and noises, of all types of animals show from the thick trees. Thick mists infect the area, blocking out much of the sun. TITLE: SOUTH AFRICA 1937. BEGIN TITLES. A large white and brown vessel makes it way out from the fog along the muddy water. The white, hull comes into view and reveals the name RIVER PRIDE. The ship is a typical British steamer operated by white, British crews of the day. It appears to be aged, rusted ship. A single smock stack emanates from the center allowing out white smoke. The vessel comes closer to keep revealing the passengers aboard. About thirty tourists line the decks of the ship dressed in the traditional garments of wealthy European tourists visiting from all nations that line Europe, primarily Britain. The tourists rest in deck chairs, take a stroll in pairs along the bow of the deck, several children and their parents are curious about the river and examine it over the railings. Overall, the passengers are enjoying the trip along the river. We PAN to the upper deck and reveal the one man who is not a tourist. He is an American. He wears a male fedora that completely covers his face and is taking a deserved rest in a deck chair. A brown sack full of valuables sits to his right, which contains his belongings and several valuable artifacts not yet seen. EXT. LOWER DECK - DAY The sound of a loud TOOT comes over the whole ship and reverberates all across the decks. The tourists are slightly startled by the huge noise and many peek up at the origin of the sound. EXT. UPPERDECK The man in the fedora is startled by the sound and jumps. He is INDIANA JONES, famous archeologist. His hat falls off his face and onto the floor in his motion. Indiana picks it up and readjusts it on his head, now alert and awake. He PEERS OVER to his sack next to him and examines it for a brief moment to checks that its contents are still there. He reaches in and takes out an ivory tribal head, clearly from an expedition that he recently was at and examines it for a brief moment. He puts it back, stands, and slings the sack over his shoulder. DR. JONES leaves his chair and stretches his back, his arms spry out wide. He relaxes his poise again and moves to the deck railings and looks over the vast jungle and the tourists below. End TITLES: EXT. CANYON CLIFF - JUNGLE - DAY Five raggedy dressed black river pirates appear and gaze over the river below and see the vessel steaming ahead. Several of them give a smirk and look greedily at it. Each of them have some sort of gun or blade in their grasp for their pillaging. The leader approaches from behind the men and can be clearly identified as on top from his superior size, he is called KUTUILI, infamous pirate. He uses his hand and signals others apparently behind him to come see the prize down below for themselves. REVEAL: About twelve more of the same clan of river pirates are waiting in the back and smiling to answer the call. They too are armored with the same amounts of weapons. EXT. RIVERBOAT - LOWER DECK -DAY The tourists continue to enjoy their afternoon in the same activities they have been for the last several minutes. The peace is disturbed when a metal spike guiding a long rope pierces the side of the vessel. Suddenly, the THUD of a river pirate lands on the ship. He is the first of many stringing down from a rope. The tourists look up to see something we dont and begin to panic and become flustered. They all run in all directions trying to clear the deck. Three more of the pirate clan slide down off the rope and all at once begin moving for the tourists. More and more pirate members come raining down on the boat in the same manner. Seven crewmen run from the upperdeck in the alarm of the screams from the tourists. All are dressed in a same blue and white uniform and are a rugged crew, not as quite as the pirates though. They all are unarmed and run down to try and defend the vessel in the best way they can. Two of them grab brooms and try to fight off one invading pirate. The pirate merely smirks and uses the bud of his rifle to knock one out cold onto the floor. The other crew member raises his broom to fight, but meets his match when another pirate sneaks up from behind and takes him out as well. The remaining five rush at the two, manage to them down, but are outnumbered when six of the river pirates surround them with the rifles pointed to fire. They back down at once. EXT. UPPERDECK - DAY Indiana is now at the stern of the ship and is not yet aware of the chaos up front because of the long distances between them. He keeps looking over at the river scene as they steam along. All remains as it was. Two of the pirate crew have won their way up on deck and find Dr. Jones along against the railing. They gleam at the bag over his shoulder and see the ivory head shining in the sunlight and greed overtakes them. While INDY is distracted, one of them decides to shoot him in the back of the head with his pistol. He aims at his head and prepares to pull the trigger, but... the WHACK! of a bullwhip is heard and the gun flies into the air over the railing. Indiana uses his famous bullwhip to snatch the gun from his hand! Indiana is now fully facing them and smirks at what he just did. The pirates are shocked at what has just happened. Nevertheless, they decide to continue fighting. One snatches a machete from his belt and charges at Jones. Indy meets him there as they struggle for control of the blade in the air. The other pirate takes advantage of this and snatches the bag off Joness shoulder. Using this move and the urgency of losing his bag, Indy gives a hard blow to the pirate in the stomach and knocks him out onto the floor. INDY Hey! That belongs in a museum! The pirate then takes off for a speedy run down the deck, Indiana is fast after him. The young pirate makes his way to the closest door he can find and immediately goes in his panic. Indy follows at once. INT. CREW QUARTERS The room is dark, the only light comes from two small port holes on the right wall. What can be seen are about two dozen poorly made bunks for the crew, as well as some clothes and other assorted belongings scattered across the room. Crates and luggage are everywhere. Indiana approaches cautiously and waits for any movement. It comes! Two of the river pirates have made their way in also and have been hiding in the room waiting for him. Neither is the bags thief. One gives Jones a quick hit in the jaw, while the other gets him in the ribs. Indiana is stunned for a few quick seconds, but quickly recovers and dodges an incoming blow from the opponent on the right. He then gives a quick fist to the first pirate that attacked him leaving him stunned in return. The other takes out a pair of machetes and goes for him. Indy once again grapples with the blades now only inches from his face. The pirate begins to win the standoff, until!... Jones sees a crate next to him and kicks it off a side table causing an avalanche of various heavy objects onto the thief to give him a distraction he needed to push the pirate off him. Indy then gives him a gut wrenching hit to the face knocking him out for the fight. The other pirate rises and manages another hit in the forehead to Jones. Indy repulses back and then gives an irritated blow right in the jaw and knocks him onto a bed. The pirate rebounds for another hit, Indy, in return, sends him to the floor with a launch at the eye socket. Jones looks exhausted and adjusts his hat, which was messed up in the brawl. Suddenly, a door in the other end of the room opens and light shows... its the thief! Indy resumes pursuit of this one and follows out the door. INT. CREW HALLWAY The chase continues through a bare hall way with many doors. A stack of boxes lines one of the corners of the room. The pirate pushes over the stack hoping to stop Indy his tracks as he just did one of the pirates. The man with the hat simply runs through it without a budge. Both then continue their pursuit through the door at the end right of the long hallway. They dodge into the room after each other. INT. CAPTAINS QUARTERS The room is the most elegant of the ship and befitting of a sea captain. Two portholes let in light. Several pictures and paintings of classical British jungle props line the room. A very luxurious bed adorned with side tables compared to the crew bunks sits in the rooms middle. A luxury compared to the rest of the ship in all. The pirate grabs a bottled wooden ship lying on a side table to the bed and gives it a toss at Indy. He lowers his head and it misses. The bottle shatters against the wall in the background. The lone pirate then spots a stack of records sitting next to an ancient record player that was next to the ship and begins lowering the stack as his tosses them at Jones. Indiana must duck as dozens of records come his way. Each one shatters against the wall behind him and they only bounce off him as a minor distraction. Now desperate, the pirate thug jumps out one of the two portholes lining the walls and disappears. Indy fails to stop him and runs out of the room for the hall. He then hears a commotion to his right. It comes from a door at the end of the hall and Dr. Jones gives fast chase into the... INT. MESS HALL PANTRY The room is stacked with food stuffs of all types. Flour, cans, fruits, vegetables, grains, some meats. Indy flashes by as he makes his way through two doors and into the next room. INT. MESS HALL PANTRY Both come to rest in a mess hall. They pant for a few seconds as the chase takes a breather. It is filled to the brim with counters, cabinets, soup spoons and pots and pans hanging from the ceiling. It also matches with a black and white tile floor. The thief goes for a hot, broiling pan that has been left on the stove next to him. He sends hot water at Indy hoping to hit him in the face! It misses and spills onto the floor. Jones strikes back with arming himself with a large pot from the hanging clan and charging at the thief. The pirate panics and as fights back. Indy gives him a hit in the head with the pot with little response. It is forced from his hand as the two begin to then brawl for a moment and struggle across the kitchen. They wrestle each other and roll over the cabinets of the mess hall. They pass over the room and knock assorted objects off the shelves and counter tops as they go at it. This continues for a few seconds until... Indiana pushes the annoying thief away and which causes the pirate to rip the sack off of him. The pirate falls to the floor and quickly recovers. He pulls a pistol from his belt that he has been too busy to uses and waves his hand in a threatening motion to stand back. Not wanting to get shot, Indy must comply. The pirate gets smart and smiles back with a proud smirk and pulls back the pistol in the air for a brief second. That is right opportunity when Indy rushes at him and sends him into a back wall line with wooden shelves with dozens of white plates lining them. Indy and the pirate brawl for a brief moment more. The plates fall around them and shatter on the floor into hundreds of pieces. Each delivers minor punches to each other in duration. Now Indy distracts the thief and sends him a final blow as he snatches a plate falling in midair and shatters it over the head of the thief and knocks him out cold. Jones steps back and catches his breathe as the fight ends. He looks into the bag to examine the contents. We see everything still remains that had been inside. He looks at the knocked out pirate and gives a nod as if to say: Good day, and walks away. He then places the bag over his shoulder and heads for the nearest exit. He presses open a door which leads to the outside deck where the sun is shining and it seems completely peaceful from the mess hall. EXT. UPPERDECK He finds it the complete opposite as it is guarded by three of the pirate crew just as he thought the trouble was over. They surround him with large rifles at him threateningly and he has no choice but to stop. One motions for Jones to follow him, while the other jabs him to obey. Jones moves begins to move with a bitter expression. At the same time, one of the pirates takes the sac from over his shoulder. They begin a walk towards the steamers bow. CUT TO: INT. CONTROL ROOM - UPPER DECK The pirates escort Jones up to the control room where Kutili. The control room is full of levers, buttons, and steerage of a classical steamer. It is adorned with a traditional wooden wheel to guide the rudder and a glass window view which extends out to the lower deck and bow. Out the window, we can see the tourist passengers and many members of the crew tied up and gathered in a circle on the lower deck of the vessel. Pirate guards are heavily armed and are watching over them closely. A white bearded man, CAPTAIN, and two blue-uniformed CABIN BOYS are tied and gagged in the corner. The ship has apparently been easily taken by the overpowering pirates. Kutili smiles as if he is familiar with Dr. Jones his guards approach. The pirate then raises a machete from his pocket and smiles as puts the blade to Indys chin. The remaining pirates that escort Jones remain in the same position. The pirate with the bag hands it to Kutili. The big leader of the group peers in and slowly empties its contents onto the floor. Out falls several pieces of clothing, an aged revolver, a bullwhip, several pieces of paper wrapped local cuisine, a compass and two maps, and three ivory heads onto the floor, which land without shattering. Kutili motions to the ground with his one free hand,and picks one of them up to intimidate Dr. Jones. KUTILI: Ah, Dr. Jones once again I find you in my gorgeous part of the jungle. I know when youre abound I now you have taken from my ancestors lands and emptied the treasures from culture. How long has it been since I grew accustomed to your greedy travels? (JONES: Sarcastically) About nine years. Tell me have any good cowardly thefts on innocent tourists lately payed off? (Looking over at the tourists together below.) Oh wait, I guess this qualifies. Kutili gives a smart smirk at the remarks. He replaces the machete with a pistol from his belt to the head of Dr. Jones and smiles with an even larger grin. KUTILI: (CONTD) I see youre enjoying your visit to South Africa Dr. Jones. Taking my artifacts gives you the name among the white men as a collector, as usual. A thief who calls himself a collector in my mind deserves death and believe me, many like you have suffered at my hands, as you well know. JONES: (SARCASTICALLY) Only if the one he considers a thief is stopping the sale of his own relics for cowardly acts of pirating and losing to the ones doing honest work. KUTILI: Enough of your pathetic distractions! You will die by my hand for your thefts of sacred ruins of the my proud heritage. Goodbye Dr. Jones. Kutili pulls back the trigger of the gun, prepared to fire. He raises it to Indys forehand and... BAM! The gun goes off! We think the worst, but it turns out the direct opposite! Jones has moved out of the way just as the bullet left the gun because Kutilis loose grasp. The bullet hits one of the henchmen in the head, he falls to the ground bleeding. Jones then lunges Kutili and wrestles the gun out of his hands and out of the room. A struggle ensues. Kutili and Jones take turns giving one another blows to the jaw and face. The fighting is fierce and neither is relentless. EXT. LOWER DECK Downstairs, seven of the pirates hear the struggle and respond to their leader upstairs. They raise their rifles and raise to fire at Jones and take careful aim to do so. INT. CONTROL ROOM They both endure the blows take their tolls one another. Indy gives a quick hit to the face and misses. Kutili gives a blow to the jaw that causes Indy to stumble backwards for a moment. Gunfire takes shape from the crew down below, which bounces across the room. Indy and Kutili must move along the room to avoid the gunfire. The captain and his cabin boys move as best they can to avoid being hit. Kutilis men appear at the stairs and open fire. In a rush of adrenaline, Jones moves towards the door and tosses Kutili out of the room onto his men and knocking several of them down. He then seals the door shut with his bullwhip. EXT. OUTSIDE OF CONTROL ROOM - DAY Kutili recovers and motions his hand for the rest of his crew to begin breaking down the door. They begin using the buds of guns to pound on it trying to get it open. They finally resort to the option and load their guns to fire. INT. CONTROL ROOM Dr. Jones looks over the panels of switches, buttons, and levers in front of him and looks around for anything that could start the vessel. As he gazes across the levers he looks out the window to see a large sandbar in close distance and he eyes the pirates along the deck below as if it is some brilliant solution. He has a dazed look of confusion on his face and then looks to the crewmen tied up in the corner and smiles hoping for some help in a stupid question. INDY: Know how to work this thing? At the same time, bullets go through the door and send several holes through, although not enough to open it. Indiana motions over to his bag and picks it up, leaving the contents there. He moves to the tied up crew in the room with him and pulls out a machete, the one remaining thing in his bag. He quickly cuts them all loose. They stand with expressions of gratitude and much relief. The captain opens his mouth to speak, but Indy his raises his hand and motions to the control panels to start the steamer up. The captain and crew start at once by pressing several levers and buttons. More gunshots erupt from below and go through the glass in a swift manner. None of the shots hit, but bounce off into the wall behind. The captain and his crew look back at Indy as if hes crazy. Indy only responds with a smile for that is all he can provide. A loud starting noise of the engines vibrates the ship. The captain and cabin boys begin steering the boat out and look. They look at Indy in another confused state as why they are starting the boat up in the first place. He simply points ahead at a distant object, which we know is the sandbar. The crewmen do not see it and look back confused and just continue working. The sound of a gunshot is heard and the door of the control room opens with two of the thugs trying make their way by firing their pistols in random points. They both miss everyone and go through the window. Indy gleams at the sandbar again and decides he must act quickly. Indiana slams the door on both their hands and takes alertness forward. He grabs the wheel from the dull captain and crew and rearranges a dial next to him to read: FULL STEAM AHEAD In a moment of desperation, Jones jumps through the window in front onto the thin piece of deck in front of him. The glass shatters all around him and onto the deck below. EXT. LOWER DECK - DAY The engines under the bow of the ship go into a hard furry as the give in to the orders give by the command up ahead. The ship heads straight forward. CUT TO: INT. CONTROL ROOM Indy launches at the door and slams it shut on the thieves. He motions his hand warningly at the crewmen to stay away from the control panel. They stare at him as if hes crazy, but he responds with a reassuring smirk that he has a plan.