Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt has emerged as the latest frontrunner to lead the cast in a planned Disney remake of INDIANA JONES.

Movie studio bosses are working with Star Trek reboot director J.J. Abrams to relaunch the franchise and are keen to land Pratt as its lead star, taking over Harrison Ford's iconic role as the daredevil archaeologist, according to

Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson previously dismissed rumours linking him to the job last summer (14), while Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper's name has also been put forward as a favourite to tackle the George Lucas-created character.

The first three films in the Indiana Jones franchise became box office hits in the 1980s, while a fourth instalment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008 with Shia LaBeouf as Ford's co-star.

All four movies were directed by Steven Spielberg.