After years of rumored development, a third film in the beloved National Treasure franchise may finally be on the verge of actually happening, at least according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
During a recent interview with ComicBook, the veteran Hollywood producer said that the script for the film is “really good” and that it’ll be sent to star Nicolas Cage — who’s in the midst of a career renaissance following Pig, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and his role as Dracula in the upcoming Renfield — “shortly.”
National Treasure producer Jerry Bruckheimer says the script for the third film is “really good” and that it’ll be sent to Nicolas Cage “shortly”
“Let’s hope we’re working on the script right now. Hopefully [Cage] likes it, but it’s really good. So I think we’ll get it to him shortly,” Bruckheimer said.
Cage cutting a check from Disney for a third National Treasure would well and truly prove that the Academy Award winner is back on Hollywood’s A-list. His upcoming role as Dracula in Chris McKay’s (The Lego Batman Movie, The Tomorrow War) Renfield, for example, marks Cage’s first time starring in a live-action Hollywood blockbuster since 2011’s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
This third theatrical film isn’t the only National Treasure property in the works as a new series on Disney+ titled National Treasure: Edge of History is set to hit the streaming service next year.
The previous National Treasure movie (subtitled Book of Secrets) was released back in 2007 and made $452 million at the global box office despite subpar reviews. In the years since, given Cage’s career arc, the franchise has become something of a cult hit amongst Millenials which perhaps explains Disney’s interest in resurrecting the property.
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