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Jerry Bruckheimer Says ‘National Treasure 3’ Is Still In Development

It’s been over two years since Disney announced that a third National Treasure movie had been greenlit for production.  At that time, it was reported that Chris Bremner, who worked on Bad Boys for Life, had been tapped to pen the script and Jerry Bruckheimer was set to produce the third installment once again however there was no word on whether Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger would be back as Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase.

Since then, no details have been revealed about the project which left fans wondering if the film was still in development.

Diane Kruger recently revealed that she had never been contacted for a third movie and star Nicolas Cage recently gave an interview with GQ which cast doubt on the third film moving forward.

Now, franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer has offered an update on the project saying a Nicolas Cage-led “National Treasure 3” is still in development.  During a recent AMA on Top Gun‘s Reddit account, one fan asked producer Jerry Bruckheimer whether he plans to work with Nicolas Cage any time soon.  You can see what Bruckheimer said below:

“Absolutely. I love Nicolas, he’s a brilliant actor and we are currently working on a script for National Treasure.”

Disney+ is also currently working on a series that is a reimagining of the National Treasure franchise.  The show follows a character named Jess Morales (Alexis), a twenty-year-old dreamer who, with her diverse group of friends, sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover her mysterious family history and recover lost treasure.

As previously announced, the series stars multiple award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Ocean’s Twelve”) as Billie, a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert and treasure hunter who lives by her own code; Zuri Reed (“Flatbush Misdemeanors”) as Tasha, Jess’ ride-or-die friend who joins the treasure hunt but is forced to reevaluate her belief system to help her best friend; Jordan Rodrigues (“Lady Bird”) as Ethan, Jess’ childhood best friend who has loved her since the day they met; Antonio Cipriano (“Jagged Little Pill” on Broadway) as Oren, a loveable but self-obsessed goofball with an encyclopedic knowledge of conspiracy theories that attempts to win back Tasha’s affections; Jake Austin Walker (“Rectify”) as Liam, a swoon-worthy struggling musician, with a permanent chip on his shoulder, who comes from a long line of treasure hunters. Jess recruits her friends to help uncover the truth about her parents and their connection to the treasure. Lyndon Smith (“Parenthood”) stars as FBI Agent Ross, who assists in the quest.

It was also recently announced that actor Justin Bartha is returning to guest star and reprise the character of Riley Poole from the hit “National Treasure” franchise.

Director and cinematographer Nathan Hope (Lucifer, Titans) has signed on to direct an episode of the series. Hope joins previously announced director Mira Nair.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed executive produce the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Mira Nair is directing and executive producing.

A Disney+ release date for the “National Treasure” series has not been announced yet.

 

Source: ScreenRant

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