04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT
After this week's news that Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron are revving up their old "terminator" engines for a third installment of the action series, and that Paul Hogan will start shooting "Crocodile Dundee 3" in August, could a new Indiana Jones adventure be far behind? Get ready, says Variety, which cites the success of "Mission: Impossible 2" as the source of all this sequel-mania. The trade publication reports that Oscar-nominated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense") has been meeting with "Indy" series producer George Lucas, director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford about fashioning the script for the fourth installment of the series, which Spielberg would direct in 2002. The last Indy movie, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," was a hit in 1989, and the Lucas-Spielberg-Ford triumvirate reportedly agreed to revisit the character as far back as 1993.