• This city has layers upon layers of caverns, streets, fortresses, temples and other structures that were built around and on top of each other as different civilizations conquered the city throughout the ages.
  • The BIBLE is no ordinary book. It's a labyrinth. If you don't fully understand its language, you'll be lost in the labyrinth, and you won't find your way to the truths that the GREAT BOOK conceals.
  • BEN-ASHER decided to create more than just the most accurate text of the BIBLE. He also created a key to unlocking its secrets.
  • In this moment it's not who I am that matters, DR. JONES. It's what I am. I'm your only chance of saving your friend's life.
  • Apparently, the person who held the TORAH of the CODEX in his hands would be protected from all worldly harm. This is why Hitler wanted it.
  • Ben-Asher's margin notes are one of the things that make the CODEX so valuable. The legend says they're a guidebook to the language of the Bible... a kind of access code that unlocks the Bible's true secrets.
  • Ten stones, INDY! Let's go!
  • You will be the one who suffers through the most danger, and you will be the one who will have to rely on God's strength to survive.
  • The legend says it will be revealed to the RIGHTEOUS MAN at the chosen hour.
  • Your grandfather wasn't the only person who knew the secret of the ALEPPO CODEX. He learned that secret from someone, as you know.
  • Let us not say arrivederci to each other, JONES. Let us simply say, goodbye.
  • This is DR. INDIANA JONES, the third generation in a line of great archaeologists.
  • That's right, DR. JONES. You hold the last piece of the puzzle.
  • Gentleman, and my lady. Take it from a retired MOSSAD officer. We're all being watched.
  • It's DOCTOR JONES, pal.

The Story of
Indiana Jones and the Aleppo Codex

Screenplay by: Robert A. Musiala Jr.
Copyright © 2014

Date    :   March 2011
Setting    :   Aleppo, Syria
Genre    :   Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Adventure
Length    :   145 pages
Age    :   12+

Based on the true story of the mystery surrounding the lost Aleppo Codex, this film launches the iconic character of Indiana Jones, America's favorite action hero, back into the present day. Set in 2011 in Aleppo, Syria, the young Indiana Jones, who just recently completed his Ph.D. in Archeology, arrives in Aleppo as a member of the World Monuments Fund excavation team. Following the unfinished work of his grandfather, Indy uncovers the mysteries of the Aleppo Codex, the very first written version of the Bible that according to legend carries magical properties. Indy's efforts to find the "Crown of Aleppo" run into difficulties as the Arab Spring and Syrian Civil war explode in the Spring of 2011. With the help of his friends, Indy races to find and save the Aleppo Codex before it either falls into the wrong hands, or is lost forever!

Proposed Trilogy Cycle

  1. Indiana Jones and the... Takes place in 2002 in Iraq. Indiana Jones, who graduated college in the ROTC program in 1997, is deployed to serve in the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. While serving in a remote part of the Iraqi desert, Indy finds himself discovering and struggling to save a long lost artifact from the Babylonian empire. This will be the second movie in the series.
  2. Indiana Jones and the Aleppo Codex. The first movie in the series.
  3. Indiana Jones and the... Takes place in 2020 in the jungle of Bolivia. Indy goes on a quest to search for his Father, who went missing in action years ago during an attempt to discover a long lost Mayan treasure. This will be the third and final movie in the series.


History of the Aleppo Codex

According to oral tradition, early in the sixth century, a group of sages in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee, undertook the task of creating a formal and final text of the Holy Scriptures. The use of codex technology — a method that made it possible to record information on both sides of a page, in book form, as a cheaper alternative to scrolls — had already evolved in Rome. Around A.D. 930, the sages in Tiberias assembled all 24 holy books and completed the writing of the ALEPPO CODEX, the first definitive and complete Hebrew Bible.

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The goal of this website is to get the screenplay into the hands of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Lucasfilm, and Disney, for consideration as the next Indiana Jones film. If Lucasfilm and Disney choose not to consider this screenplay, I reserve the right to sell the screenplay to a third party to be produced as a non-Indiana Jones film.

About the Author

Robert A. Musiala Jr.

Robert A. Musiala Jr. is a writer who was born and raised, and still lives, on Chicago's North side. When asked what he does for a living, Robert often describes himself as "an attorney and accountant who works as a consultant and wishes he was a fiction writer." Robert graduated from Northwestern University in 2000 with a dual degree in Creative Writing and International Studies. He went on to earn degrees in law and accounting, and he currently supports himself as a consultant while finding time to write whenever his demanding schedule allows.

In 2011, while struggling to find time to finish his (still) half-complete literary novel, Robert stumbled upon the idea for Indiana Jones and the Aleppo Codex. He completed the full script in December 2014. As a great fan of the Indiana Jones franchise, Robert has always dreamed of writing a new, modern series of Indiana Jones scripts to establish Indiana Jones as an ongoing, perpetual cinematic action series, much like the James Bond movies. Indiana Jones and the Aleppo Codex is Robert's script for the first movie in this new series. Robert hopes to work with Disney and Lucas Films to produce Indiana Jones and the Aleppo Codex, and to begin working on the next script in the Indiana Jones series.


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