Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer are moving ahead with a third “National Treasure” movie.
“Bad Boys for Life” screenwriter Chris Bremner will be working on the script of the movie, reports variety.com.
Bremner has also signed to write a fourth “Bad Boys” for Sony with Bruckheimer producing. Bruckheimer produced the three “Bad Boys” and the two “National Treasure” movies.
The “National Treasure” franchise featured Nicolas Cage as amateur cryptologist Benjamin Franklin Gates. The franchise was a hit for Disney with $347 million worldwide for the 2004 original and $457 million for 2007’s “National Treasure: Book of Secrets“. The first film was about a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence; the second focused on missing pages in John Wilkes Booth’s diary.
Jon Turtletaub directed both films. It also featured Justin Bartha, Diane Kruger, Harvey Keitel, Armando Riesco and Jon Voight.