Earlier this year, reports surfaced that a third National Treasure film was in the works for the big screen. However, fans may be getting more historical adventures.
While speaking with Collider, franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) shared that a series featuring a new, younger cast is in the works for Disney+.
“We’re certainly working on one [National Treasure] for streaming and we’re working on one for the big screen. Hopefully, they’ll both come together and we’ll bring you another National Treasure, but they’re both very active….The one for Disney+ is a much younger cast. It’s the same concept but a young cast. The one for theatrical would be the same cast.”
As for the third film, which still has franchise director Jon Turtletaub attached with Bad Boys For Life scribe Chris Bremner writing is still in the script process, according to Bruckheimer, and even revealed the series is further along in development.
“The film version is being written right now. The television version is in process. We have a pilot script done and an outline of the future episodes.”
Released in 2004, National Treasure followed Ben Gates (Cage) and his team (Bartha and Krueger) as they race to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries. The film grossed $347 million at the worldwide box office. This led Disney to release a sequel in 2007 titled Book of Secrets which grossed an astounding $447 million worldwide.