According to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a National Treasure television series is now in development at Disney Plus.
The National Treasure films aren’t what anyone would call classics but they are a fun duo of films none the less. The first film involved Nicholas Cage’s Benjamin Franklin Gates who searches for treasure hidden away by the country’s founding fathers. Its main selling point was, of course, that the map to this treasure was on the back of the Declaration of Independence which Gates had to steal and keep it out of the hands of Sean Bean’s villainous Ian Howe. The second film involved an old conspiracy regarding Gates’ family and their connection to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Neither film was a critical success but they both raked in a respectable box office haul. A third film has been in development for years and progress is being made on it but it seems that Disney may have another home for the National Treasure series. While speaking to Collider, producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that there was a National Treasure series in development at Disney Plus. The new Disney Plus series would have the same premise but focus on a younger cast of character:
“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.”
Jerry Bruckheimer also stated that the pilot script for the National Treasure Disney Plus series was complete and that they were already outlining future episodes:
“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.”
What do you all make of this news? Are you glad to hear that National Treasure is getting another shot at life on Disney Plus? What did you think of the first two films? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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