Yesterday, my oldest son, Nicholas, informed me trending on Twitter was the movie, National Treasure 3.
Now, I’d heard rumors and rumblings about the production and efforts to put together a decent script and even a couple of scenes acted out and finished, over the past decade.
But nothing ever materialized.
Supposedly now, Disney is willing to get this movie going. Looks like Jerry Bruckhemier will also produce this one, as he had the first two. That’s always good to keep as many people from the original series as possible.
The script is being rewritten by a screenwriter I’ve not heard of (but then again, I’m so out of who’s who in Hollywood these days, it’s no surprise), Chris Bremner, who apparently wrote the script for a movie called “Bad Boys For Life”.
You can see how in tune I am with what’s going on in the movie realm.
BUT…my ears perked up and my eyes homed in on this bit of news because I was and am still a big fan of the National Treasure movies. They are clean, so much fun, entertaining, and I really like Nicolas Cage and Jason Bartha.
But, I admit, I had to laugh. Would Nicolas Cage be a grandfather now?
I mean, he was no spring chicken in the second movie in the series. All that running around may be too much for Nicolas this go around, but maybe he’ll be propping a tent in the local gym for the next several months to prepare himself for the rigorous adventures of someone twenty years younger. Poor thing.
Why’d it take so long for the creators to come together for the third installment of this fun movie?
Apparently, Disney didn’t want to do the third one but only now just agreed to do so. I believe I’d read it had to do with Disney not liking the script that had been written a decade before.
I mean, the fans of this movie have been waiting a decade to find out what is on page 47 of the president’s secret book. That’s a long time to leave people in the lurch.
In any case, I’m cautiously optimistic because too many times I’ve heard the creators were going to get this movie out, but nothing happened. Not getting my hopes up too much. However, I’ll be following this news to see if anything truly develops.
Are you excited that National Treasure 3 may actually come about, or were you never a fan? Or perhaps you are maybe feeling like me… You’ll believe it when you see it?