In addition to a confirmed third film for the franchise, Disney+ is reportedly also developing a National Treasure TV series!
The National Treasure threequel film was first announced in January, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Bad Boys For Life screenwriter Chris Bremner is officially signed on to pen the script for the third movie.
Now, in a recent interview with Collider, National Treasure producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who revealed that in addition to the previously reported National Treasure threequel, Disney+ has likewise ordered a TV series that is now currently in development.
According to statements from Jerry Bruckheimer, the TV series will feature a new, younger cast. In the interview with Collider, Bruckheimer said:
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…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.
Since all live-action production has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we don’t know when we will see either the movie or the TV series; however, it looks like we might see the TV series a little bit earlier than the third film in the franchise.
The first National Treasure, which hit theaters in 2004, scored big at the box office raking in a whopping $347 million worldwide. 2007’s follow up, Book of Secrets, outdid its predecessor, grossing $457 million worldwide.
There’s been no word as to whether Nicolas Cage — the star of the first two films — will appear in either the new movie or the TV show.