29/09/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Del Rey Books has announced today that it will publish tie-in books based on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which will premiere May 22nd 2008.
Del Rey Books was the publisher of the original movie novels, and this new adventure will be penned by author James Rollins (The Judas Strain, Black Order, Map of Bones and Sandstorm).
Del Rey will also be publishing The Making of Indiana Jones by Laurent Bouzereau and J. W. Rinzler, a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, technology, and events that went into the creation of all four Indiana Jones movies, beginning with Raiders of the Lost Ark and culminating with a look at the new movie.
"We're very excited to be working with Del Rey on the new Indiana Jones books," Carol Roeder, Lucasfilm's Director of Publishing, told SFcrowsnest.com. "Del Rey was there with the first Star Wars novel, and the first Indiana Jones novel, so it's wonderful to be able to continue the great adventure together."
"The Indiana Jones movies have attained legendary status in the world of film, and the character of Indiana Jones is a legend in his own right," added Del Rey editor Shelly Shapiro. "We are thrilled to be a part of his return, and to have the opportunity to show an entire new generation of readers how exciting these novels can be."
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