Disney+ Developing National Treasure TV Series
Collider is reporting that Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney+ are developing a National Treasure TV series, which will feature a new, younger cast.
“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,” said Bruckheimer.
The award-winning producer added that the TV series “is in process” and that they “have a pilot script done and an outline of the future episodes.” He also gave an update on Jon Turteltaub’s National Treasure 3, saying the movie is “being written right now,” with Chris Bremner (Bad Boys for Life, Bad Boys 4) penning the script.
National Treasure, starring Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock) and Diane Kruger (In the Fade, Inglourious Basterds), was released in 2004 and earned $347 million at the worldwide box office. The follow-up, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, made an additional $457 million worldwide for Disney.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the story left off with National Treasure: Book of Secrets, following treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) as he once again sets out on an exhilarating, action-packed new global quest to unearth hidden history and treasures. When a missing page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth surfaces, Ben’s great-great grandfather is suddenly implicated as a key conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s death. Determined to prove his ancestor’s innocence, Ben follows an international chain of clues that takes him on a chase from Paris to London and ultimately back to America. This journey leads Ben and his crew not only to surprising revelations – but to the trail of the world’s most treasured secrets. The movie also starred Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Ed Harris, Harvey Keitel, and Helen Mirren.