It might sound as crazy as stealing the Declaration of Independence, but we’ve just received word that filming for the highly anticipated reboot of the National Treasure franchise is slated to begin early next year!
Now, when we say early, we mean January! Sources close to the project have confirmed to The DisInsider.
Previously, it was revealed that rather than a (much-desired) third entry, the story would be reimagined as a series for Disney+. Earlier this year, it was reported that the series would follow a latin female lead named Jess Morales and that the torch would be metaphorically passed from Nicolas Cage’s Benjamin Gates to her.
An earlier plot synopsis released by major trades indicated that Jess would be a twenty-something DREAMer who set off on the treasure hunt of a lifetime connected to her family history.
While we hear that the plot will be set into motion when Jess is handed a key by a dying FBI agent. As a result, she’ll be thrust into a dangerous and deadly race to find the titular treasure before a corrupt and conniving billionaire beats her to it.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first two films will return to oversee the project alongside original writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. Mira Nair will direct the pilot. Nair previously helmed Disney’s Queen of Katwe.
So far, there are no actors attached. However, with filming right around the corner, we expect that to change soon.