It may be around 13 years and counting since the release of the second film, but there’s still a lot more National Treasure being planned – for both big and small screens.
Not only is there a third National Treasure film in the works, there’s now a television series heading to Disney+! Big-time producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Bad Boys, Armageddon) told the folks at Collider that a National Treasure series is in the works for Disney’s streaming service, saying that the show would have “the same concept but a young cast.”
Bruckheimer revealed that there is already a script ready for the show’s pilot and “an outline of the future episodes” has also been completed. Deadline confirmed the news, reporting that the series is expected to be produced under ABC Studios.
While we’d prefer to have a series with Nicolas Cage back as historian Benjamin Franklin Gates, we’ll take solace in the fact Cage is still expected to lead the third film, which has been in development for quite a while now. “The one for theatrical would be the same cast,” Bruckheimer has confirmed. Bad Boys for Life screenwriter Chris Bremner was brought on to pen National Treasure 3 in January.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Meg), National Treasure and its sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets were big hits for Bruckheimer and Disney, bringing in over $US806 million in worldwide box office receipts combined.
Take a look back at their trailers…