Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer are moving ahead with a third “National Treasure.” The scriptwriter will be ” Bad Boys For Life” writer Chris Bremner.
Bremner has also signed to write a fourth “Bad Boys” for Sony with Bruckheimer producing. Bruckheimer produced the three “Bad Boys” and the two “National Treasure” movies.
About National Treasure 1&2:
The National Treasure franchise was a solid performer for Disney. The movie earned $347 million worldwide for 2004 original and $457 million for 2007’s “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.”
The movie starred Nicolas Cage, who played the role of an amateur cryptologist. His name was Benjamin Franklin Gates.
While the first film revolved around a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence, the second focused on missing pages in John Wilkes Booth’s diary.
National Treasure 4 :
Disney chief Bob Iger addressed the prospects for “National Treasure 3”. He said, “I know that Jerry Bruckheimer who produced National Treasure 1 And 2 would like to make a third movie and I know that discussions about that film have gone on, probably since 2016, with our studio, but I know that they have not greenlit such a film,”
“They have talked about a number of different possibilities both on the creative side and from a timing perspective, and I just don’t have anything to announce, though I did speak with Mr. Bruckheimer not long ago about it and I know his passion for that franchise remains pretty strong,” Iger added. “We love those first two films too, but we’re not quite there yet.”
So once again, Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) may once again go through a puzzle-filled film as he rips through pages of American history along with his best friend Riley Poole (played by Justin Bartha).
No final release dates have been declared yet.