Film producer Jerry Bruckheimer has recently stated that the script for National Treasure 3 so far is really good, and the team was sending a copy to Nicolas Cage to receive his take on it. In the interview, Bruckheimer pointed out that they were still working on the script and shared his hopes that cage would like it.
There Has Been Talks and Rumors About National Treasure 3 Since 2007
While talks about National Treasure 3 started right after the sequel was released in 2007, the movie never saw the light of day. Back then, Cage had an interesting idea for the course the story might take, saying that National Treasure could become more of an International Treasure, hinting at a plot with an even larger significance. Apparently, Cage was happy to see the characters of the movie go to London and Paris, but he wished to see the movie go even wider and go to Egypt, Africa, and Asia and keep going. He hoped that the film’s lead character could be recruited to go on artifact hunts in other countries on some agency’s behalf.
Nicolas Cage Will Not Join the Cast of the National Treasure TV Series
While such a concept would have been fun for a lot of people, Cage has had a change of heart since then. During a recent interview, he was asked if he thought National Treasure 3 could happen and was rather pessimistic about the idea. However, it seemed that he understood that there was a priority to follow the movie with a TV show and was not into the idea.
Since then, there has been a TV series in development called National Treasure: Edge of History. It started production this year, and the crew wants to get Cage on the small screen. The show’s co-creator, Marianne Wibberley, shared in an interview that they planned to beg and plead with Cage until he gives in. Apparently, he was their favorite actor and first choice.
The National Treasure TV series would follow the same concept as the films and have a younger cast. So far, it is unclear when the show will premiere or if Cage will join the cast. Despite that, there is much hope for National Treasure 3, and fans will soon see if the sequel will actually happen.
A good movie has the power to bring you back in time, revisit old memories, and even reimagine history. As fans are impatiently awaiting the release of Kenneth Branagh’s highly-personal upcoming film Belfast, here are three movies you can watch in the meantime. They offer a unique glimpse into their creator’s pasts and inspirations and will likely bring a twinge of nostalgia about your own childhood.
Lady Bird (2017) — the Turbulence of Adolescence
Directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird follows the senior year of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson and her strained relationship with her mother. The plot is a natural reflection of Gerwig’s own experience and how that affected the crucial moment in time when childhood grows into adolescence. Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan (who plays Lady Bird) have a lot in common in real life, which has led many to believe it was one of the reasons the director chose her for the lead role.
Boyhood (2014) — a Unique Representation of Childhood and Its Brevity
When director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood came out in 2014, it revealed an entirely new form of cinema. The coming-of-age film traced the life of an ordinary Texan boy and how his life unraveled from age six through 18. Instead of using traditional tricks to show time passing, Linklater did something extraordinary — he shot the same cast year after year, from 2002 through 2013, to show the real passage of time. The effect, as everyone agreed, was surprisingly profound, and it made everyone quite nostalgic about their own childhood memories.
Almost Famous (2000) — Reminiscent of Road Trips and Sing-Alongs
There’s something undeniably charming about Almost Famous and its unassuming storyline. Told through the eyes of a teenage rock journalist who goes on tour with the most popular band of the day. Stillwater (the name of the band) may be fictional, but it is a collective representation of the many famous bands that director Cameron Crowe toured with back in the day. These include Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and the Allman Brothers Band.