There are new National Treasure projects in the works for both theatrical release and Disney+ producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed. The news comes out of an interview Bruckheimer did with Collider.
In the interview, Bruckheimer shared, “We’re certainly working on one [National Treasure] for streaming and we’re working on one for the big screen.” The movie would include the original cast. The Disney+ series would feature a younger cast.
If all goes as planned, Jon Turteltaub will be returning to the director’s chair for the third National Treasure film. The movie is currently being written by Chris Bremner. The Disney+ series is actually further down the road though. It has both the pilot script finished and future episodes are already outlined Bruckheimer shared. While there is a younger cast expected to be in this series, it is unknown if Nicolas Cage will be making any appearances as Benjamin Franklin Gates.
The National Treasure movies follow the adventures of historian and adventurer Benjamin Franklin Gates as he seeks out treasures hidden in America. The first two movies were directed by Jon Turtletaub. They are a unique blend of adventure, humor, history, and a whole lot of fun. As the franchise appears to be expanding, it will be interesting to see if the charm of the movies can be replicated with a new cast and a television format, instead of full movie length.
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