Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Encourages Fans to Not Rule Out NATIONAL TREASURE 3

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Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Encourages Fans to Not Rule Out NATIONAL TREASURE 3

By Movieguide® Staff

After years of waiting, fans of the original NATIONAL TREASURE movies, starring Nicolas Cage and Jon Voight, received a series in the same universe called, NATIONAL TREASURE: EDGE OF HISTORY.

Many saw the new series as a sign that there would no longer be a third movie added to the franchise.

However, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently encouraged fans to not count out the prospect of another movie, starring Nicolas Cage.

“We said we’d like to make another National Treasure and they said, ‘Sure, let’s come up with a new cast,'” Bruckheimer said of their new relationship with Disney. “At the same time, we were developing National Treasure for the theaters with Nicolas Cage—which we still are. So, that’s ongoing.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

Disney recently announced a new original series based in the same universe as the popular NATIONAL TREASURE movies.

According to a Disney+ press release, the series is “centered on a young heroine, Jess (Lisette Alexis), a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.”

The show features a familiar face, as well. Jess will go toe-to-toe with a billionaire treasure hunter, played by Academy Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

“Billie, [is] a…billionaire, black-market antiquities expert, and treasure hunter who lives by her own code,” Disney shared. “She transformed herself from a penniless orphan to a shrewd, stylish businesswoman and adventurer. Billie’s used to getting what she wants—and she wants the Pan-American treasure. But not just for the money. This treasure has deeper stakes for her.”

The show will also feature Zuri Reed, Jordan Rodrigues, Antonio Cipriano, and Jake Austin Walker as Jess’ friends who help her treasure hunt.

Movieguide®’s review of NATIONAL TREASURE reads:

NATIONAL TREASURE is a rollicking, witty adventure mystery starring Nicolas Cage as a contemporary Indiana Jones hero hunting clues to a treasure hidden for hundreds of years. Cage plays Benjamin Franklin Gates. Ben’s family has been looking for clues to secret ancient treasure hidden by some of the Founding Fathers, led by the real Benjamin Franklin, who also happened to be Freemasons, a powerful, secret society. Ben discovers the Declaration of Independence may contain a map to the treasure. He has to steal the Declaration to keep it, and the treasure, out of the hands of the villain, a criminal mastermind.

Rated PG, NATIONAL TREASURE uses at least a couple Masonic symbols to help locate the treasure, but it avoids the occult, ritualistic, Non-Christian ideas of the Masons. Instead, the movie concentrates on honoring early American history, the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and ideals such as liberty, traditional family values, bravery, honor, patriotism, loyalty, and justice. All in all, NATIONAL TREASURE provides loads of family-friendly fun. The actors are great, the adventure is exciting, the mystery is intriguing, the suspense is taut, and the humor is full and almost entirely squeaky clean.

Quality: - Content: +3
Quality: - Content: +3