It's 2004. You're a wee middle schooler who begged your parents to take you and some friends to see the newest Disney flick, National Treasure. In 131 minutes it does what school failed to: It makes history fun. This movie is all you can talk about for weeks because it KICKS ASS.
Cut to 2007. You sit in the movie theater, this time a little older and wiser, to watch National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. What's Ben Gates gonna steal now? you think to yourself. THE PRESIDENT?! You've peaked.
It's 2010. You're in high school now, but age is just a number. Nothing's going to stop you from finding out what's on page 47 of the president's secret book. Only...there's no National Treasure 3?!
"That's OK," you say. You can wait a little longer; it takes time to make greatness.
Well, Treasures, it's finally our time. I'm elated to say that after 12 LONG YEARS, National Treasure 3 is officially (!!!!!!!) in the works.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Chris Bremner — who recently wrote Bad Boys for Life — is working on an NT3 script for Disney, and Jerry Bruckheimer will produce.
Just a few months ago, Disney President Bob Iger revealed:
“I know that Jerry Bruckheimer who produced National Treasure 1 And 2 would like to make a third movie and I know that discussions about that film have gone on, probably since 2016, with our studio, but I know that they have not greenlit such a film” ...
“They have talked about a number of different possibilities both on the creative side and from a timing perspective and I just don’t have anything to announce, though I did speak with Mr. Bruckheimer not long ago about it and I know his passion for that franchise remains pretty strong,” Iger added. “We love those first two films too, but we’re not quite there yet.”