The National Treasure franchise is gearing up for a huge comeback.
During a recent interview with Collider for his new Starz series Hightown, Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that National Treasure 3 and a Disney+ series based on the Nicolas Cage-led movies are both in development.
“We’re certainly working on one [National Treasure] for streaming and we’re working on one for the big screen,” said Bruckheimer, who produced the first two National Treasure films. “Hopefully, they’ll both come together and we’ll bring you another National Treasure, but they’re both very active.”
Bruckheimer pointed out that the new National Treasure movie would feature the same core cast from the first two movies while the Disney+ series will star a much younger cast. “It’s the same concept but a young cast,” Bruckheimer said of the series for the streaming service.
While both projects have no release dates yet, Bruckheimer revealed that the Disney+ series is further along in development compared to the movie. “The film version is being written right now,” said Bruckheimer. “The television version is in process. We have a pilot script done and an outline of the future episodes.”
Jon Turtletaub, the director of the first two National Treasure movies, will be back to the director’s chair for National Treasure 3. Meanwhile, Bad Boys for Life scribe Chris Bremner, who has been attached to the big-screen project since January, is the one writing the movie.
Bruckheimer’s update on National Treasure 3 is great news for fans, especially after Turtletaub revealed to ComicBook.com back in 2018 that Disney had no plans for a third movie. “It’s a no,” Turteltaub said of Disney’s initial decision on the third movie at the time. “I would love there to be. Nic is like, in wardrobe right now. Jerry Bruckheimer is ready to go. We would love to.” Apparently, the film studio had a change of heart, and the movie is now moving forward.